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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Women's Enfranchisement

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Women's Enfranchisement) -  obverse 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Women's Enfranchisement) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1994
Value 5 Dollars
AUD = 3.38 USD
Composition Bimetallic: aluminium-bronze center in stainless steel ring
Weight 10.60 g
Diameter 28.12 mm
Thickness 2.60 mm
Shape Polygonal (24-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 224
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of Women's Enfranchisement

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
RDM

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Portrait of Mary Lee, leading South Australian suffragist of the 1890's surrounded by words highlighting the suffrage movement

Lettering:
1894 WOMENS ENFRANCHISEMENT S.A. 1994
100 YEARS ACT OF THE CONSTITUTION 1894 1984 WOMENS SUFFRAGE LEAGUE & POLITICAL EQUALITY - VOTE WOMEN FOR PARLIAMENT ON THE SAME TERMS AS MAN. DEMOCRACY
MARY LEE 1821 - 1909
5 DOLLARS

Engraver: Horst Hahne

Horst Hahne PSM, is an Australian sculptor, medallist and designer. Signature: "HH"

Edge

Smooth 24-sided

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Women's Enfranchisement)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This coin was Australia's first NCLT bi-metal coin and was struck by the RAM as a tribute to Mary Lee, the leading South Australian Suffragist who was part of the movement to establish the Enfranchisement of Women in South Australia. The link below will take you to the slightly different proof version of the coin.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1994  250,328 9.33 Coin Card

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