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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Planetary Coins - Saturn

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Planetary Coins - Saturn) -  obverse 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Planetary Coins - Saturn) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 5 Dollars
AUD = 3.38 USD
Composition Bimetallic: aluminium-bronze center in stainless steel ring
Weight 10.6 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Planetary Coins - Saturn

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara set within a circle. Text outside of the circle.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
IRB
5 DOLLARS

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

Depiction of the Planet Saturn in pad printed Yellow.
Surrounded by Rocks representing the rings of Saturn.
Planetary Symbol of Saturn below.

Lettering:
SATURN

Engraver: Aaron Baggio

Aaron Baggio is a designer with the Royal Australian mint.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

This NCLT frosted proof type, colour pad printed coin is part of a 10 coin set released by the RAM. They are packaged within a coincard inside an information-filled pop-up book, featuring colour-printing and is the first time for a RAM collection to feature the bronze 1 and 2 cent blanks along with the aluminium bronze $1 and $2 blanks. The addition of two $5 blanks including a bi-metallic one to represent the rings of Saturn makes this set astronomical.

This particular $5 coin represents Saturn the 6th Planet and has the Planetary Symbol for Saturn on the reverse. It is the only Bi-metallic coin in the set and marks the return of Bi-metallic $5 coins which were last issued by the RAM in 2002.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  10,000 UNC in Coincard

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