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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II Year of the Pig

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Year of the Pig) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Year of the Pig) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Lunar Year Series - Year of the Pig

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
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

Happy Pig sitting surrounded by lucky hydrangea blooms.
Chinese Cash Coin to the right representing Fu (Happiness)
Chinese character for Pig to the left

Lettering:
ONE DOLLAR

福星高照
2019 YEAR OF THE PIG

Translation:
猪 = PIG
福星高照 = Happyness

Edge

Interrupted Reeding

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint completed its twelfth release of the Chinese Year $1 coins in 2018 with the release of the Year of the Dog coin. They are now starting the series again in 2019 but in a three coin set with the first set being for the Year of the Pig.

With this set of coins the RAM celebrates 2019, the Lunar Year of the Pig, which is the twelfth and final sign of the Chinese lunar zodiac. Anyone born under this sign are said to be warm-hearted, good-tempered and loyal. Each design features a happy pig with a Chinese coin depicting either Fu (Happiness), Lu (Wealth) or Shou (Longevity), and surrounded by lucky hydrangea blooms.

This particular coin in the three coin set features the Happy Pig sitting with the Chinese Coin for Fu (Happiness).

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