2 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Year of the Rat - Silver Bullion Coin


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2008
Value 2 Dollars
2.00 AUD = 1.46 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 62.22 g
Diameter 50.3 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Rat

Series: Lunar Series 1


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

1 DOLLAR 2007

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.


Depiction of a Rat standing on hind legs, chinese character for Rat to right

2 OZ 9999 SILVER

Designer: Ing Ing Jong

Ing graduated from Perth’s Central TAFE School of Art and Design in 2006 with an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design, having specialized in illustration and multimedia. She designed the coins for the Perth Mint in Australia, including the Lunar series in 2013.




Perth Mint, Australia


Issued by the Perth Mint  - $2 Two Ounce Silver Lunar Series 1 Coin.

This coin is part of the First Lunar Series, which on Silver only coins commenced in 1999, and continued until 2010 to enable the full 12 Chinese Calendar animals to be issued in this design.

The second series, Lunar Series II, which had a slightly different design commenced in 2008. This caused Series I and II to overlap during a two-year span from 2008 to 2010.

This is the reason this coin has an obverse dated 2007 and a reverse with a date of 2008.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2008  136 Proof
2008  75 Proof - In 3 Coin Set
2008  7,221 UNC

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