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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Century of the Battle of Beersheba - Silver Proof

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.60 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 28.35 g
Diameter 40 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Century of the Battle of Beersheba

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2017
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

Three soldiers in uniform on horseback with their military equipment, each holding a bayonet. In the background, positioned above a horizontal line, a representation of a mosque

Lettering:
BATTLE
OF
BEERSHEBA
2017
EJ.L
5 DOLLARS
1OZ .999 Ag

Engraver: EJ. Llewellen

Edge

Milled

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Century of the Battle of Beersheba - Silver Proof) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

Marking the 100th anniversary of the Battle of Beersheba and honouring the courage and sacrifice shown during the charge of the Light Horsemen, a moving design has been portrayed in fine silver with a limited mintage of only 5000 released in a plush case.


In 1917 Australian troops from the 4th and 12th Light Horse Regiments attacked Ottoman positions at Beersheba in one of the most gallant actions of the First World War. The bold engagement of Ottoman defences on this day has moved Australians for generations, this story now immortalised in books, many artworks, and even films. In 2017 the Charge of the Light Horsemen has inspired this very limited and highly detailed Australian coin for you to collect.

An aluminium-bronze $1 coin with the same reverse design was also released in a coincard.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  5,000 Proof in Capsule

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