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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Royal Flying Doctor Service

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Royal Flying Doctor Service) -  obverse 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Royal Flying Doctor Service) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1998
Value 5 Dollars
AUD = 3.40 USD
Composition Bimetallic: aluminium-bronze center in stainless steel ring
Weight 10.53 g
Diameter 28.12 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape Polygonal (24-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 374
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

70th Anniversary of the Royal Flying Doctor Service

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
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

Logo of the Royal Flying doctor Service above a depiction of a very early Royal Flying Doctor Service bi-plane

Lettering:
70 YEARS OF THE ROYAL FLYING DOCTOR SERVICE
1928-1998
5 DOLLARS

Edge

Smooth 24-sided

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Royal Flying Doctor Service)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This third NCLT Bi-Metalic coin was struck by the RAM in 1998 and released in a coincard that included a Telstra $2 phonecard. It commemorates 70 Years of the Royal Flying Doctor Service in Australia which commenced in Cloncurry, Queensland in 1928. A different design proof coin exists which can be accessed on the link below.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1998  49,556 11.14 Coincard

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