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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Queen's Baton Relay - Silver Proof

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Queen's Baton Relay - Silver Proof) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Queen's Baton Relay - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.61 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 36.31 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 786a
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Commonwealth Games - Queen's Baton Relay

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2006
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

Stylized baton runner. Melbourne's Princess Bridge in background 18 Batons to the left Commonwealth Crown to the right

Lettering:
QUEEN'S BATON RELAY
MELBOURNE 2006
5 DOLLARS
XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES

Engraver: Peter Soobik

Edge

Reeded

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Queen's Baton Relay - Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT coin was minted in 2006 by the RAM to mark the significant Queens Baton Relay event in Australia as part of the build up to the Commonwealth Games to be held in Melbourne.
The Queen's Baton Relay has been a much loved tradition of the Commonwealth Games since 1958. The baton carries Her Majesty's message to the athletes from Buckingham Palace, London, to the opening ceremony. The coin was issued in a capsule in a plush case.


An Aluminium-bronze version of the coin was also issued by the RAM in a large coincard. It was also released by Australia Post in a PNC and was included in a special 18 coin folder.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  9,100 Proof in Case

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