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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Aurora Australis - Silver Proof

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Aurora Australis - Silver Proof) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Aurora Australis - Silver Proof) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.59 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (With Hologram)
Weight 36.31 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 3.2 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
5 DOLLARS
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

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

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Aurora Australis - Silver Proof) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

Three different coin designs were minted by the RAM in 2008 & 2009 to Commemorate the International Polar Year - issued in Boxed case and capsule with C.O.A

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009  8,504 Proof

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