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

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2020
Value 1 Dollar
1 AUD = 0.66 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 13.50 g
Diameter 30.60 mm
Thickness 3.0 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Lunar Series III Year of the Mouse

Obverse

6th Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation and a necklace. The initials JC (for Jody Clark) are incused in tiny letters in the left field of the effigy on the Queen's right shoulder.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2020
JC
• 1 DOLLAR •

Engraver: 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.

Lettering:

MOUSE
2020
IJ
P

Engraver: Ing Ing Jong

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Australia Post has also issued these coins in Postal Numismatic Covers. 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.

Main issue


ANDA Perth Money Expo

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2020 P UNC in Folder
2020 P 9,000 UNC PNC
2020 P 400 UNC PNC ANDA Perth Money Expo

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