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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Lion Dance

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lion Dance) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lion Dance) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.71 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40.6 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Chinese New Year

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2015
1 DOLLAR
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

The reverse of the coin features a coloured representation of the Chinese lion dance, with a firecracker and two lanterns in the background.  The design also features the Chinese character for ‘prosperity’ and The Perth Mint’s ‘P’ mintmark.

Lettering:
1 OZ 999 SILVER
P

Engraver: Natasha Muhl

Edge

Continuous reeding

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

The Chinese lion dance is a form of traditional dance in Chinese culture dating back to the Han Dynasty (205 BCE to 220 CE) in China. The dance is performed during Chinese New Year and other traditional, cultural and religious festivals, and is thought to bring good luck and fortune.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015 P 5,000 Proof

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