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

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

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2014
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.71 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Horse

Series: Lunar series II

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2014
1 DOLLAR
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

Horses head inside inner circle with authentic Chinese symbols all in a symetrical design, Chinese character for horse to right

Lettering:
2014

YEAR OF THE HORSE

Translation: 馬 = Horse

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 Horse - 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 one dollar coins depicting each Lunar year and their representative animals. The series ran until 2018. This 2014 dated eighth coin in the series 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 Horse" are good to be around because of their high spirits and energy.  However they can sometimes be selfish, cunning and egotistical. They are impatient and not to be trusted with a secret.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014  10,000 Cased Proof

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