5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Phar Lap

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Phar Lap) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Phar Lap) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2000
Value 5 Dollars
5 AUD = 3.42 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Bimetallic: aluminium-bronze center in stainless steel ring
Weight 10.52 g
Diameter 28.12 mm
Thickness 2.6 mm
Shape Polygonal (24-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 478
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

70th Anniversary Phar Lap's Melbourne Cup win


4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right


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.


Phar Lap and Jockey in racing pose

19 30

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.


Smooth 24-sided

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Phar Lap) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2000  97,804 9.61 coincard

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