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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Polar Series

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Polar Series) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Polar Series) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 5 Dollars
5 AUD = 3.42 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 36.310 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

International Polar Year 2007-2008

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
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

A special hologram inset reflects the changing colours of the Aurora Australis above a map of Antarctica with a logo of the International Polar Year on the left of the coin half way down.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC TERRITORY
MAWSON
DAVIS
CASEY
INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR 2007-2008
AURORA AUSTRALIS

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

Reeded

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009  12,500 Proof

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