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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Lunar Year Series II

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Lunar Year Series II) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Lunar Year Series II) -  reverse

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2008
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 15.6 g
Diameter 36.6 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Lunar Year of Mouse

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
IRB
1/2oz 999 SILVER 2008 50 CENTS

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

Lettering:

P
Year of the Mouse

Engraver: V. Gottwald

Edge

Milled

Comments

The Silver Perth Lunar Series II features a different animal every year, starting with the mouse coin in 2008 followed by the ox, tiger, rabbit, dragon, snake, horse, goat, monkey, rooster, dog and pig. The obverse features the profile of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II as captured by Raphael Maklouf. Although the Gold Perth Lunar Series II has also been released each year since 2008, the Gold and Silver editions feature differing designs.

The Lunar Series is based on the ancient 12-year Chinese lunar calendar, which dates back to 2,600 B.C. The Lunar Calendar is steeped in tradition and symbolism. Based on the appearance of the moon, the Lunar Calendar associates a different animal with each year in the 12-year cycle. These animals are said to have a profound influence on the personalities of people born under their rule.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2008 P 17,114 UNC

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