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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 200 Years of Postal Services in Australia - Silver Proof

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 200 Years of Postal Services in Australia - Silver Proof) -  obverse 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 200 Years of Postal Services in Australia - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.39 USD
Composition Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)
Weight 36.31 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

200th Anniversary of Australia Post

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

Pad printed image of the first Post Office being the house of Isaac Nichols, Australia's first Postmaster of New South Wales.

Lettering:
200 years OF POSTAL SERVICES IN AUSTRALIA
M BROS
MERCHANTS

Edge

Reeded

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 200 Years of Postal Services in Australia - Silver Proof)

© Mike bentley

Comments

The RAM issued a special two coin set which includes this Fine Silver (.999) Pad Printed Proof $5 coin and which depicts first Post Office being the house of Isaac Nichols, Australia's first Postmaster of New South Wales. Image is pad printed from the "History of the Post Office in New South Wales" by Andrew Houison. The set also features an Aluminium-bronze $1 coin depicting an early Post Box.


    

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009  7,200 Proof in 2 Coin Set

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