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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Year of the Monkey

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 13.8 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Thickness 3.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Monkey

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 2016
1 DOLLAR
IRB

Designer: 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

The reverse of the coin depicts an adult monkey and a baby monkey sitting in a peach tree. The baby is holding a peach, which is symbolic of longevity and immortality. The Chinese character for ‘monkey’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Monkey’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

Lettering:
P
Year of the Monkey

Edge

Continuous reeding

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Struck by the Perth Mint but issued exclusively by Australia Post in a PNC.
 

Each coin is housed in a beautifully designed card with a circular window revealing the coin’s reverse and obverse designs. Affixed to the envelope are two official Australia Post $1 and $3 stamps.  The stamps are postmarked for the first day of issue and the envelope includes Australia Post’s Seal of Authenticity and official number. The stamps depict a stylised monkey image and the Chinese character for monkey.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016 P 11,000 UNC PNC
2016 P 500 UNC PNC ANDA Perth Money Expo

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