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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Year of the Tiger - Silver Proof

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Tiger - Silver Proof) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Tiger - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2010
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1659a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Lunar Year Series - Year of the Tiger

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
IRB
· 1 DOLLAR ·

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

Tiger with authentic Chinese Characters all in a symmetrical design

Lettering:
2010

YEAR
OF
THE TIGER

Translation: 虎 = Tiger

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Tiger - Silver Proof)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

In 2007 the RAM launched an on-going series of Fine Silver (.999) NCLT Proof 25mm one dollar coins depicting each Lunar year and their representative animals. The series ran until 2018. The "Year of the Tiger" was the fourth coin in the series and was issued in a capsule in a plush square red box..



An Aluminium-bronze UNC version of the coin was also released in a long coincard.

The Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve year cycle, each year being represented by an animal. People born in the "Year of the Tiger" are alive to opportunity, with a competitive streak that lets no-one stand in their way. Despite this, they never trample on others' feelings and have a considerate and forgiving spirit.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2010  3,900 Cased Proof

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