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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Southern Sky - Crux - Domed Silver

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.59 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Pad Printed - Curved Planchet)
Weight 33 g
Diameter 39.62 mm
Shape Round (Domed)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1853
  • 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

Southern Sky - Crux

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA . 2012
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

Depiction of the Constellation of the Southern Cross set within a compass

Lettering: Southern Sky - RA 12 h 20 mn 00 s - Crux - DEC - 60° 00' 00"

Edge

Smooth

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Southern Sky - Crux - Domed Silver) -  obverse

© Royal Australian Mint

Mint

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

Comments

This is the first in a series of coins released by the RAM to celebrate the Southern Night Skies. Pad Printed on a curved planchet this coin depicts the constellation "Crux", also known as the Southern Cross. It is one of the smallest brightest constellations in the Southern sky.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  10,000 Proof

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