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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Sir Donald Bradman Tribute - Bi-Metalic

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Sir Donald Bradman Tribute - Bi-Metalic) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Sir Donald Bradman Tribute - Bi-Metalic) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1996-1997
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.58 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Bimetallic: aluminium-bronze center in stainless steel ring
Weight 10.6 g
Diameter 28 mm
Thickness 2.4 mm
Shape Icositetragonal (24-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 311
  • 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

Tribute to Sir Donald Bradman

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1996
RDM

Designer: 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

Depiction of Sir Donald Bradman in typical "Bat raised" stance

Lettering:
SIR DONALD BRADMAN
5 DOLLARS

Designer: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

Smooth 24-sided

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Sir Donald Bradman Tribute - Bi-Metalic) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

Australia's second NCLT Bi-metallic coin was struck by the RAM in Tribute to Sir Donald Bradman, recognised as the greatest Cricket Batsman to ever play the game.
The 1996 dated coin was released by the RAM in a credit card type holder in a plastic wallet and also by the Westpac Bank  in a special outer case sleeve.


The 1997 dated coin was released in a PNC by Australia Post on 23rd of January 1997 with two 45 cent stamps.


A Copper-nickel 20 cent coin commemorating  Sir Donald was also released with a different design
An Aluminium-Bronze $5 coin commemorating  Sir Donald was also released with a different design
A Fine Silver (.999) $5 coin commemorating  Sir Donald was also released with a different design.
An Aluminium-Bronze $5 coin commemorating  Sir Donald was also released with a different design
A Bi-metalic $20 Fine Gold & Silver (.999) Proof coin was also released with a different design.
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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1996  547,941 9.73 90% UNC in Coincard
1997  275,000 10.97 20% UNC in PNC

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