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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

Reverse

An inner circle containing the Chinese character for Good Fortune and Good Luck.
Surrounded by the 12 Lunar Animals with the Lunar Rat at 12 o'clock

Lettering:

BK

Translation: 福 = Good fortune & Good Luck

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 right of the coincard and has the 12 Chinese Lunar animals surrounding the Chinese Symbol for Good Fortune & GoodLuck..  

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.

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