50 Cents - Elizabeth II Lunar Year of the Dragon
|Type||Non circulating coin|
0.50 AUD = 0.40 USD
|Shape||Tetradecagonal (14 sided)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
Lunar Year Series - Year of the Dragon
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadly
Oriental Dragon, Chinese character to the right
14 Sided Smooth
As the Chinese Lunar Calendar ushers in the Year of the Dragon, the innovative tetra-decagon series begins with its first annual release. The Chinese Lunar Calendar is a twelve-year cycle. Each cycle is represented by a different animal, each with its own distinct personality. People born within each lunar year are believed to possess the qualities of that year’s animal, using those traits to achieve success and happiness throughout life.
This NCLT Royal Australian Mint coin is the first 50 cent Lunar Year commemorative and is also a 14 sided Tetra-Decagon coin. This is the only series with this shaped coin.
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