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1 Dollar - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Year of the Rooster - Silver Proof

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 1 Dollar
AUD = 0.68 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 11.66 g
Diameter 25 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Lunar series - Year of the Rooster

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
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

Rooster sitting on a branch, Chinese symbol for Rooster at right

Lettering:
2017
公鸡
YEAR OF
THE
ROOSTER

Translation: 公鸡 - = Rooster

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 Rooster - Silver Proof)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

In 2007 the RAM launched an on-going series of Fine Silver (.999) NCLT Proof one dollar coins depicting each Lunar year and their representative animals. The series ran until 2018. This eleventh coin in the series was issued in a capsule in a plush square red box.

An Aluminium-bronze UNC version of the coin was also released in a long coincard.

The Chinese Zodiac is based on a twelve year cycle, each year being represented by an animal. People born in the "Year of the Rooster" are hard workers, shrewd and definite in decision making. Famous Roosters are "Martin Luthor King III", "Jennifer Lopez" & "Fan Bingbing".

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  10,000 Cased Proof

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