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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Distinctly Australian

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Distinctly Australian) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Distinctly Australian) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 5 Dollars
5 AUD = 3.41 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-zinc-bronze
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Distinctly Australian

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right
Set within an outer ring of Wattle Tree flowers and leaves
Cockatoo in flight to the top
Frill Neck Lizard to the bottom

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2015
5 DOLLARS
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadly

Reverse

Pad printed inner circle with famous Australian Icons on display topped by the Australian Flag.
Outer ring has further die pressed Australian Icons surrounding the inner circle.

Lettering: DISTINCTLY AUSTRALIAN

Engraver: J. Tsinganos/A. Stokic

Edge

Milled

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint collaborated with Australian Geographic to produce illustrator Jim Tsinganos' 100 Aussie Icons design on a NCLT Coloured Frosted Uncirculated coin. From the 100 distinct and individual icons that were artfully woven into Jim's design, the RAM has selected a few icons to create one meticulous coin design. Included on the coin are .....
Anzac day, Alice Springs camel Cup, Arnott's Biscuits, Australian Flag, 'Banjo' Paterson, Boiling the Billy, The Boomerang, The Bushranger, Captain Starlight, Charles Kingsford smith, The Convict, Corroboree, The Didgeridoo, Douglas Mawson, Dot Paintings, Drought, Flies, Frilled-Neck Lizard, Gallipoli, Gold, Kookaburra, The Ghan, The Gold Miner, Nancy Bird-Walton, My Country, Ned Kelly, QANTAS, Road Train, Royal Flying Doctor Service, Two-Up, The Swagman, Sydney Harbour Bridge, Surfing, Surf Lifesaver, Sydney Opera House, Waltzing Matilda, Wattle, Zinc Sunscreen

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  30,000 UNC in Coincard

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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Distinctly Australian)