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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Rabbit - Silver Proof) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Rabbit - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2011
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = USD 0.75
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 167770
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 1661a
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Year of the Rabbit

Series: Lunar series II

Obverse

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

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2011
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

Rabbit with authentic Chinese Characters all in a symmetrical design,
Chinese symbol for Rabbit to the right.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
2011

YEAR
OF
THE RABBIT

Translation: 兔 = Rabbit

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 Rabbit - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

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 Rabbit" was the fifth 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 Rabbit" are thought to draw their life energy from the moon. They are peaceful souls, affectionate, obliging and always pleasant.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2011  5 570 Cased Proof

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