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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Sunda Strait

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sunda Strait) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sunda Strait) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2002
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# 601
  • 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

60th Anniversary of the Battle of Sunda Strait

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

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

Engraver: Royal Australian Mint

Edge

Smooth 24-sided

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sunda Strait) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This is the fifth NCLT Bi-Metalic coin struck by the RAM and released in a coincard 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 one coincard that has two different slip cases, one for HMAS Perth and another for U.S.S. Houston.

 Front of HMAS Perth Slipcard       

Front of USS Houston Slipcard

Rear of both Slipcards

Front of Coincard                      

Rear of Coincard


The link below will take you to the different design Aluminium-bronze Proof Coin commemorating the same WWII event.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2002  40,983 8.25 Unc in Coincard

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