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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Sir Donald Bradman

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Sir Donald Bradman) -  obverse 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Sir Donald Bradman) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1996-1997
Value 5 Dollars
AUD = 3.39 USD
Composition Bimetallic: aluminium-bronze center in stainless steel ring
Weight 10.60 g
Diameter 28.12 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape Polygonal (24-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 311
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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

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

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

Lettering:
SIR DONALD BRADMAN
5 DOLLARS

Engraver: Valadimir Gottwald

Edge

Smooth 24-sided

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Sir Donald Bradman)

© Mike Bentley

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 2nd of January 1997 with two 45 cent stamps.


The link below will take you to the different design proof version of the coin.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1996  547,941 8.33 UNC in Coincard
1997  275,000 13.75 PNC Issue

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