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8 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - "Lunar Year Series II" Silver Bullion Coinage

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2013
Value 8 Dollars
8 AUD = 5.39 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 155.673 g
Diameter 65.60 mm
Thickness 5.80 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1994
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Lunar Year Series II - Year of the Snake

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
IRB
5 OZ. 999 SILVER 2013 8 DOLLARS

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

A snake curled around a tree branch. The Chinese character for ‘snake’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Snake’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

Lettering:

P
Year of the Snake

Edge

Reeded

Comments

The Perth Mint Lunar silver series are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act of 1965.

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2013 P 1,985 Proof

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