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

8 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Dragon - Silver Bullion Coin) -  obverse8 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Dragon - Silver Bullion Coin) -  reverse

Obverse © CanadaTuzi

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 8 Dollars
8.00 AUD = 5.83 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 ↑↑
References KM# 1794
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Year of the Dragon

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
5 OZ 999 SILVER 2012 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

A Chinese Dragon with a pearl of wisdom, Chinese character for Dragon to right.

Lettering:

P
Year of the Dragon

Translation: 龙 = Dragon

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

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

This coin came in three versions, Proof, Uncirculated standard and Uncirculated colourised.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2012 P 10,762 0% Colourised
2012 P 4,526 0% Proof
2012 P 31,664 100% UNC

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