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

1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Monkey - Silver Proof) -  obverse 1 Dollar - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Year of the Monkey - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
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 Year Series - Year of the Monkey

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
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

Monkey with authentic Chinese symbols all in a symmetrical design

Lettering:
2016

YEAR OF THE MONKEY

Translation: 猴: Monkey

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 Monkey - Silver Proof)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) NCLT coin was released by the RAM in a plush red box. It continues the Chinese Lunar Calendar Series of animal coins which commenced in 2007 and was the 10th $1 coin in the Series.



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

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  10,000 Cased Proof

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