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50 Cents - Elizabeth II Lunar Series Year of the Horse

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Lunar  Series Year of the Horse) -  obverse 50 Cents - Elizabeth II (Lunar  Series Year of the Horse) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non circulating coin
Year 2014
Value 50 Cents
0.50 AUD = 0.40 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 15.37 g
Diameter 31.51 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Tetradecagonal (14-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Lunar Series Year of the Horse

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2014

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

Jumping horse on field with Chinese symbol in the sky

Lettering:
Chinese symbol
50

Engraver: Alex Vorodeyev

Edge

14 Sided Smooth

Comments

As the Chinese Lunar Calendar ushers in the Year of the Horse, the innovative tetra-decagon series continues with its third 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 third 50 cent Lunar Year commemorative and is also a 14 sided Tetra-Decagon coin. This is the only series with this shaped coin.
Previous Years  releases are:-
2012: Year of the Dragon
2013: Year of the Snake

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