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8 Dollars - Elizabeth II "Lunar Year Series II" Silver Bullion Coinage

8 Dollars - Elizabeth II ("Lunar Year Series II" Silver Bullion Coinage) -  obverse 8 Dollars - Elizabeth II ("Lunar Year Series II" Silver Bullion Coinage) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 8 Dollars
AUD = 5.50 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 155.670 g
Diameter 65.60 mm
Thickness 5.80 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1794
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Lunar Year Series II - Year of the Dragon

Obverse

Bust of Elizabeth II

The Perth Mint Lunar silver series are issued as legal tender under the Australian Currency Act of 1965.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
IRB
5 OZ. 999 SILVER 2012 8 DOLLARS

Engraver: 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

The reverse of 2012 silver dragon coin depicts a long, scaled, serpentine dragon, a symbol of power, strength and good luck. The reverse also includes a depiction of a “pearl of wisdom. The Chinese character for “dragon” and the inscription “Year of the Dragon” also appear in the design with the Perth Mint’s traditional “P” mintmark.

Lettering:

P
Year of the Dragon

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012 P 31,664 Brilliant Uncirculated
2012 P 4,942 Proof

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