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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Distinctly Australian

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Distinctly Australian) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Distinctly Australian) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.56 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-zinc-bronze (Pad Printed)
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Distinctly Australian

Obverse

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

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Distinctly Australian) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

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. It was issued in a coincard.


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

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