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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Year of the Dog

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Year of the Dog) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Year of the Dog) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.40 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 15.37 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Tetradecagonal (14-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Lunar Year Series

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Dog sitting on a rock, Chinese symbol for Dog below. Hills in the background

Lettering:
50
SMS

Engraver: S. Stojanovic

Edge

14 Sided Smooth

Comments

As the Chinese Lunar Calendar ushers in the Year of the Dog, the innovative tetra-decagon series continues with its seventh annual release. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is a twelve-year cycle. Each cycle is represented by a different animal, each with its own distinct personality. People born within each lunar year are believed to possess the qualities of that year’s animal, using those traits to achieve success and happiness throughout life.

This NCLT Royal Australian Mint coin is the seventh 50 cent Lunar Year commemorative and is also a 14 sided Tetra-Decagon coin. This is the only series with this shaped coin.
Previous Years  releases are:-
2012: Year of the Dragon
2013: Year of the Snake
2014: Year of the Horse
2015: Year of the Goat
2016: Year of the Monkey
2017: Year of the Rooster

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