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

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 50 cents
0.50 AUD = 0.39 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 13.8 g
Diameter 30 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Dog

Series: Lunar Series


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


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.


Chinese symbol for Dog
A sitting dog with hills in background



Translation: 狗 (gǒu) = chien

Designer: Ing Ing Jong

Ing graduated from Perth’s Central TAFE School of Art and Design in 2006 with an Advanced Diploma in Graphic Design, having specialized in illustration and multimedia. She designed the coins for the Perth Mint in Australia, including the Lunar series in 2013.



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

© Mike Bentley


Perth Mint, Australia


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

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  14 000 UNC in PNC

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