5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Parliament House
5.00 AUD = 3.42 USD
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Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Image of New Parliament House in Canberra with the Australian Flag flying high above.
© Mike Bentley
In 1988 the Royal Australian Mint produced it’s first 5 dollar coin commemorating the opening of New Parliament House in Canberra. Three million of these uncirculated aluminium bronze 5 dollar coins were commissioned and distributed by the Commonwealth Bank at face value in 1988 in celebration of the opening of New Parliament House.
They were issued in 2 types of similar packaging, a sealed cellophane type and a pvc flip. Because they were so easy to obtain from any Commonwealth Bank branch and quite special at the time these were collected and talked about, sparking interest in collecting that has spanned decades.
A special 1988 Bicentenial Coin and Note Collection was issued by the Reserve Bank. It contained a $2 coin, this $5 coin, a $10 Silver coin, a $2 Note, a $5 Note and a special commemorative $10 note.
A few were released in a limited edition AGC Presentation Box as part of a special mint run for the Australian Guarantee Corporation.
copyright Hayden Draman
A Sterling Silver (.925) version of the coin was also released in a plush box.
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|1988||25,000||Proof 3 Coin - 3 Note Bicentennial Collection|
|1988||UNC in AGC Gift Box|
|1988||3,001,127||6.30||5.02||UNC in Plastic Flip|
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