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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Year of the Pig

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Pig) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Pig) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2007
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 9 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 809
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Lunar Year Series - Year of the Pig

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
IRB
· 1 DOLLAR ·

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

Picture of a Pig with chinese characters for pig below

Lettering:
2007
YEAR OF THE PIG

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

7 shorter smooth segments between 7 reeded segments (11 grooves each)

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Pig)

Comments

In 2007 the RAM launched an on-going series of NCLT one dollar coins depicting each Lunar year and their representative animals. The series ran until 2018, links below to each coin.



The Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve year cycle, each year being represented by an animal. Intended as a collectors coin this 2007 $1 marks the birth of a special little one or a birthday gift for others born in the Year of the Pig 1923, 1935, 1947, 1959, 1971, 1983 or 1995. A dominant trait of those born into the year of the pig is generosity so returning the favour with this coin as a gift was the marketing strategy for the RAM in 2007.

A Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of the coin was also issued in a capsule in a plush red box.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2007  22,349 UNC in Coincard

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