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

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 10 Dollars
10.00 AUD = 7.17 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold
Weight 3.11035 g
Diameter 17.53 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Goat

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 2015
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

Three Goats standing on rocks next to a small tree with authentic Chinese symbols all in a symetrical design, Chinese character for Goat to right

Lettering:
2015

YEAR OF THE GOAT

Translation: 羊 = Goat

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) NCLT Proof ten dollar coins depicting each Lunar year and their representative animals. The series ran until 2018. This 2015 dated ninth coin in the series was issued in a capsule 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 Goat" are loving and gentle, with a strong creative streak. Famous Goats include Christopher Columbus, Thomas Edison, Mark Twain & Nat "King" Cole.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  1,500 Proof in Case

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