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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Sydney to Athens 2004 - Silver Proof

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2004
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.56 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (With Holograph)
Weight 36.31 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 4 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 727
  • 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

Sydney to Athens - Olympics 2004

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2004
. 5 DOLLARS .
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

Parthenon, Sydney Opera House and shield with colour holographic flag and rings.

Lettering:
SYDNEY TO ATHENS
2000-2004

Edge

Reeded

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Sydney to Athens 2004 - Silver Proof) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

This NCLT Fine Silver (.999) $5 was minted by the RAM and issued in a plush case.

The design considers the 2700 year history of the Olympic Games as well as uniting the Australian and Greek cultures through architecture. The depiction of the ancient Greek Parthenon and The Sydney Opera House emphasises and highlights the ancient cultures of Greece and the newer modern culture of Australia.

The first Modern Olympic games were held in Athens, Greece in 1896 and return again in 2004. Sydney to Athens is a pertinent reminder of the continuing journey undertaken by the Australian Olympic team. Australia is one of only two nations, Greece being the other, to have competed at every one of the Modern Summer Olympic games and has been fortunate to have hosted the event twice: Melbourne in 1956 and Sydney in 2000.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2004  14,350 Proof

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