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

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = 7.16 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 Dragon

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2018
10 DOLLARS
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

Chinese dragon chasing flaming pearl in the centre, surrounded by authentic Chinese symbols in a symmetrical design. Chinese symbol for dragon at right.

Lettering:
2012

YEAR OF THE DRAGON

Translation: 龙 (Dragon)

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

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

In 2007 the RAM launched an on-going series of Fine Gold (.999) ten dollar coins depicting each Lunar year and their representative animals. The "Year of the Dragon" was the sixth coin in the series and was issued in a wooden box.

Aluminium-bronze & Fine Silver (.999) $1 versions of the coin were also issued.

The Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve year cycle, each year being represented by an animal. People born in the "Year of the Dragon" wear the crown of destiny and are capable of great achievements if they know how to harness their tremendous energy, intelligence and talent.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  2,500 Proof in Case

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