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

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 8 Dollars
8.00 AUD = 5.86 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 155.5 g
Diameter 60.3 mm
Thickness 5.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Dog

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

An Alsatian Dog sitting and staring, and the Chinese character for dog to the right.

Lettering:

2
0
0
6
5 OZ 999 SILVER

Translation: 狗 = Dog

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Issued by the Perth Mint  - $8 Five Ounce Silver Lunar Series 1 Coin.

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 an image of the Coloured version of this coin.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  20,000 Proof - Colourised
2006  5,080 UNC

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