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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Phar Lap

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Phar Lap) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Phar Lap) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2000
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.57 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# 478
  • 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

70th Anniversary Phar Lap's Melbourne Cup win

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2000
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

Jockey atop Phar Lap racing, right, within a circle, divides date, value below the circle

Lettering:
PHAR LAP
19 30
FIVE DOLLARS

Engraver: 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 (4th Portrait - Phar Lap) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This was the fourth NCLT Bi-Metalic coin struck by the RAM and released in a coin card in 2000 to commemorate 70 years since Phar Lap won the Melbourne Cup in 1930.
 

The link below will take you to the proof version of the coin which is a different design and not Bi-metallic.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2000  97,804 8.80 UNC in Coincard

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