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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri - Masterpieces in Silver

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri - Masterpieces in Silver) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri - Masterpieces in Silver) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2007
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.59 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)
Weight 36.31 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 862
  • 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

Australian Art of the Twentieth Century II

Series: Masterpieces in Silver

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2007
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

Partial colourised image of 'Yuelamu Honey Ant Dreaming' 1980. It reveals the story of the dreaming in mythological detail.

Lettering:
c 1934 - CLIFFORD POSSUM TJAPALTJARRI - 2002
YUELAMU HONEY ANT DREAMING

Edge

Reeded

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri - Masterpieces in Silver) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint issued in 2007 a second series Twentieth Century Art Masterpieces in Silver Proof $5 Dollars, Four Coin Set with reverse designs paying tribute to Outstanding Australian Artists of the twentieth century.

This coin highlights the work of Clifford Possum Tjapaltjarri (1934-2002) depicting "Yuelamu Honey Ant Dreaming".

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2007  3,975 Proof (Masterpieces in Silver Set)

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