50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Snake
0.50 AUD = 0.34 USD
|Shape||Tetradecagonal (14 sided)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
Lunar Year Series - Year of the Snake
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Snake in grass, Chinese character to right 蛇
Translation: 蛇 = Snake
Engraver: Alex Vorodeyev
14 Sided Smooth
Released by the Royal Australian Mint is this NCLT Copper-nickel 14 sided coin. The coin was released in a folding coincard. This the second 50 cent Lunar Year commemorative and is also a 14 sided Tetra-Decagon coin. This is the only series with this shaped coin.
As the Chinese Lunar Calendar ushers in the Year of the Snake, the innovative tetra-decagon series continues with its second 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.
Previous Years releases are:-
2012: Year of the Dragon
A limited number were released in a special box encased in a numbered perspex stand in the shape of Australia.
- 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Dragon)
- 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Horse)
- 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Goat)
- 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Monkey)
- 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Rooster)
- 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Dog)
- 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Pig)
- 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (6th Portrait - Lunar Year of the Rat)
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|2013||28,000||UNC in Coincard|
|2013||UNC in Perspex Stand|
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