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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Rooster) -  obverse1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Rooster) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
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 Rooster

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 2017
IRB
· 1 DOLLAR ·

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 depicts a rooster, a hen, and three chicks standing amongst bamboo foliage and flowers. The Chinese character for ‘rooster’ and the inscription ‘Year of the Rooster’ also appear in the design with The Perth Mint’s traditional ‘P’ mintmark.

Lettering: Year of the Rooster

Edge

Continuous reeding

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

The birth dates for people ruled by the Chinese Lunar rooster include 1921, 1933, 1945, 1957, 1969, 1981, 1993, 2005, and 2017. Those born under the influence of this sign are said to be hardworking, loyal, honest, and sociable.



And at the ANDA Perth Money Expo, the envelope has a gilded overprint showing the ANDA logo and place and dates of the Expo. There is a green background rather than the purple of the standard release.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017 P 10,800 UNC PNC
2017 P 750 UNC PNC ANDA Perth Money Expo

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