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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Koala - Platinum Proof

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1990
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.57 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Platinum (.9995)
Weight 1.571 g
Diameter 14.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Koala Bullion Coin Series

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA
RDM
5 DOLLARS

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Koala clutching a limb of a gum tree looking back

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA
1/20 OZ 9995 PLATINUM
JB
1990

Edge

Milled

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1990 P 1,182 Proof

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