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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Sunda Strait

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Sunda Strait) -  obverse 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Sunda Strait) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2002
Value 5 Dollars
AUD = 3.39 USD
Composition Bimetallic: aluminium-bronze center in stainless steel ring
Weight 10.52 g
Diameter 27.8 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape Polygonal (24-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 601
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

60th Anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
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

"U.S.S. HOUSTON" written on a bell

Lettering:
· BATTLE OF SUNDA STRAIT ·
1942 · USS HOUSTON HMAS PERTH · 2002
5 DOLLARS
U.S.S.
HOUSTON
1930

Edge

Smooth 24-sided

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Sunda Strait)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This is the fifth NCLT Bi-Metalic coin struck by the RAM and released in a coin card in 2002 to Commemorate 60 years since the Battle of Sunda Strait which occurred on 28th of February and 1st of March 1942.
It was available in two different coin cards, one for HMAS Perth and another for U.S.S. Houston. The link below will take you to the different design Aluminium-bronze Proof Coin commemorating the same event.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2002  40,983 8.84 Coincard

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