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

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2008
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 Mouse

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
IRB
5OZ 999 SILVER 2008 8 Dollars

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

Two mice on straw with pumpkins in background, Chinese symbol for mouse to right.

Lettering:
P

Year of the Mouse

Translation: 鼠 = Mouse

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.

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Issued by the Perth Mint  - $8 Five Ounce Silver Lunar Series 2 Coin.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2008 P 3,005 UNC
2008 P 7,858 UNC - Colourised

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