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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - AFL - Australia's Own Game

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - AFL - Australia's Own Game) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - AFL - Australia's Own Game) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2004
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.61 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999) plated copper-nickel
Weight 27.25 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 3.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 855
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

AFL - Australia's Own Game

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2004
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadly

Reverse

Within an oval shape the Premiership Cup that is awarded to the winning AFL Team each year. To the right and left set within the Gold Plated part of the coin, two AFL Football's.

Lettering:
Australia's Own Game
AFL AFL
AUSTRALIAN FOOTBALL LEAGUE
PREMIERSHIP CUP
Five Dollars

Engraver: Royal Australian Mint

Edge

Milled

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - AFL - Australia's Own Game) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This NCLT selectively gold plated copper-nickel coin was released by the Royal Australian Mint in proof finish in 2004. The coin was issued in a capsule in a plush red case shaped like an Australian Rules Football. This was enclosed inside a cardboard box with a numbered certificate.


The coin celebrated 130 years of AFL Football. July 1858 saw the birth of Australia's own game, Australian Football, when talented cricketer Thomas Wentworth Wills initiated the game as a winter fitness activity. By the late 1800's clubs had been formed throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area and extended to Geelong. The ubiquitous oval and four goal posts were becoming a familiar sight and the rules were developing with a new code drawn up in 1874. One hundred and thirty years on, Australia's own football code sees 420,000 participants with an annual aggregate of over 6.6 million spectators attending AFL matches. The Grand Final culminates with the winning team being presented with the Australian Football league Premiership Cup. This coveted silver trophy has been incorporated in the design of this limited edition NCLT $5 coin.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2004  14,350 Proof in Case - Gold plated

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