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10 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Year of the Dog - Gold Proof

10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Dog - Gold Proof) -  obverse10 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Dog - Gold Proof) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 10 Dollars
10 AUD = 6.84 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.9999)
Weight 3.11035 g
Diameter 17.53 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Lunar Series - Year of the Dog

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
IRB
· 10 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

Dog standing at attention in front of a tree, Chinese symbol for Dog at right, year of issue to the left

Lettering:
2018
YEAR
OF THE
DOG

Translation: 狗 (Dog)

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

Reeded

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint released the first of this gold proof lunar coins in 2007. This particular coin depicted the Lunar Dog of the Chinese Zodiac Calendar and was the twelfth coin of the series. The Dog is the eleventh sign of twelve in the Chinese Zodiac Calendar. People born under this sign are faithful, courageous and warm-hearted. They can be communicative, serious and responsible when others need their help.

Struck in 1/10oz 99.99 fine gold and minted as a proof coin, the coin is issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act 1965. Worldwide mintage is limited to 1,500. Each coin is encapsulated and presented in a wooden two-piece presentation case held closed by magnets. A numbered Certificate of Authenticity is included.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018  1,500 Proof in Case

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