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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Saltwater Crocodile - Gold Proof

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Saltwater Crocodile - Gold Proof) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Saltwater Crocodile - Gold Proof) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.57 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.9999)
Weight 1.1340 g
Diameter 14.6 mm
Thickness 1.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 950
  • 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

Discover Australia Fauna

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
· 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

Saltwater Crocodile in shallow water, lilypad in front.

Lettering:
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA
SALTWATER CROCODILE
1/25 OZ 9999 GOLD
2006 P

Edge

Milled

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

A coin from the first Discover Australia gold proof coin series, depicting Australian fauna.

The coin´s reverse depicts a Saltwater Crocodile (Crocodylus porosus). The world´s largest reptile, a ´saltie´ is capable of growing to between six and seven metres and weighing up to 1,000 kilograms. Distributed across tropical northern Australia, this fearsome creature inhabits fresh and salt water, and will stalk any human foolish enough to swim in its vicinity.
The reverse design includes the year-date and The Perth Mints´s traditional ´P´ mintmark.

Two pictures from a Certificate of Authenticity from the Mint of Finland (Suomen Rahapaja).
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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006 P 4,812 Proof

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