8 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Year of the Rooster - Silver Bullion Coin

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2005
Value 8 Dollars
8.00 AUD = 6.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999) plated silver (.999) (Selectively Plated)
Weight 155.5 g
Diameter 60.3 mm
Thickness 5.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Rooster

Series: Lunar Series 1

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
8 DOLLARS
IRB

Designer: 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

Rooster standing proud, Chinese character for Rooster to the right

Lettering:
2
0
0
5
5 OZ 999 SILVER

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Issued in Plain Silver, Silver Coloured and Silver Gilded & Coloured  versions.  The coin above is the Gilded & Colourised version

The Five Ounce $8 Silver Lunar coins from Series 1 were only issued from 2004-2007 hence only 3 more coins in the links below.

This is the Colourised version.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2005  5,585 UNC
2005  8,800 UNC - Coloured
2005  4,665 UNC - Gilded & Coloured

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