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

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 1 Dollar
1.00 AUD = 0.72 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 31.1 g
Diameter 40 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Year of the Rooster

Series: Lunar series II

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2017
1 DOLLAR
IRB

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

Reeded

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

Comments

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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