Menu

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 6th Portrait - Year of the Rat

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Year of the Rat) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Year of the Rat) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
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 Rat

Obverse

Sixth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem and the Victorian Coronation Necklace

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2020
JC

Engraver: Jody Clark

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

A rat balancing on a curve in front of a branch with 6 leaves and 6 nuts.
Chinese Symbol for Rat below, text to the right.

Lettering:

YEAR OF THE RAT
BK

Translation: 鼠 = Rat

Engraver: Bronwyn King

Bronwyn King is a coin designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Year of the Rat) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint continues the Lunar Year Aluminium-bronze NCLT $1 coin releases this time with a two coin set issued in a dual coincard to celebrate the Chinese Year of the Rat in 2020.


This particular coin is the one on the left of the coincard and has a Rat balancing on a curve.  

The Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve year cycle, each year being represented by an animal. People born in the "Year of the Rat" are sensitive, imaginative and charming. they are generous to their loved ones, but can be quick-tempered. Those born in 2008, 1996, 1984, 1972, 1960, 1948, 1936 or 1924 were born into the year of the rat.

See also

Manage my collection

To manage your collection, please log in.


Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020  30,000 UNC in CoinCard

Get this coin

No member from this site currently wants to exchange this coin.

Numista Rarity index: 94 Search tips
This index is based on the data of Numista members collections. It ranges from 0 to 100, 0 meaning a very common coin and 100 meaning a rare coin among Numista members.

» Buy coins from Australia

Contribute to the catalog

Modify or add information about this coin
Match coins from past online sales
1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Year of the Rat)