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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Planetary Coins - The Sun

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Planetary Coins - The Sun) -  obverse 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Planetary Coins - The Sun) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 5 Dollars
AUD = 3.39 USD
Composition Aluminium-zinc-bronze
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Planetary Coins - The Sun

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 Sun in pad printed Yellow.
Surrounded by swirling shapes representing solar flares of The Sun.
Planetary Symbol of The Sun below.

Lettering:
SUN

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 The Sun at the centre of the Solar System and has the Planetary Symbol for The Sun on the reverse. This crown sized coin is the largest in the set as befits The Sun.

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

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