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50 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Year of the Dog

50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Dog) -  obverse50 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Dog) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 50 cents
0.50 AUD = 0.36 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 28 g
Diameter 31.9 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Dog

Series: Lunar Series

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
50 CENTS
IRB

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

Chinese symbol for Dog
A sitting dog with hills in background

Lettering:

2006

Translation: 狗 (gǒu) = chien

Edge

Reeded

Mint

Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Coin struck by the Perth Mint issued exclusively in an Australia Post PNC Issued 5/1/2006
 

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Date VG F VF XF AU UNC
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