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25 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Year of the Tiger - Gold Bullion Coin

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1998
Value 25 Dollars
25.00 AUD = 18 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.9999)
Weight 7.78 g
Diameter 25.1 mm
Thickness 1.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Tiger

Series: Lunar Series 1

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
25 DOLLARS
RDM

Designer: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Tiger springing to the right, Chinese character for Tiger above.

Lettering:

1
9
9
8
1/4 OZ 9999 GOLD

Translation: 虎 is Simplified Chinese for tiger (hū)

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

Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Issued by the Perth Mint  - $25 One Quarter Ounce Gold Lunar Series 1 Coin.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1998  916 Proof
1998  5,683 UNC

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