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

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

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.71 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 13.5 g
Diameter 30.6 mm
Thickness 3.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Mouse

Series: Lunar Series III

Obverse

6th 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
1 DOLLAR
JC

Designer: 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

Two mice feeding on corn husks, Chinese character for Mouse to the right.

Lettering:

MOUSE
2020
IJ
P

Translation: 鼠 = Mouse

Designer: Ing Ing Jong

Ing graduated from Perth’s Central TAFE School of Art and Design in 2006 with an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design, having specialized in illustration and multimedia. She designed the coins for the Perth Mint in Australia, including the Lunar series in 2013.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Struck by the Perth Mint and issued exclusively by Australia Post in PNC Issue 1 of 2020.  


ANDA Perth Money Expo version


While the coin shows mice and the word MOUSE on it, the PNC is labelled YEAR OF THE RAT. The Year of the Rat is also called the Year of the Mouse. The lucky flowers for those born in  the Year of the Rat are lilies and African violets, and lucky numbers include two and three.  
The Rat symbolises good luck and wealth. Those born in the Year of the Rat are said to be imaginative, generous, quick-tempered and intelligent. Rat years over the last century were 1900, 1912, 1924, 1936, 1948, 1960, 1972, 1984, 1996 and 2008.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020 P 9,000 UNC in PNC
2020 P 400 UNC in PNC - ANDA Perth Money Expo
2020 P 120 UNC in PNC - Gold Foil Postmark

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