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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary Moon Landing

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary Moon Landing) -  obverse 5 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary Moon Landing) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 5 Cents
0.05 AUD = 0.034 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.4 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary Moon Landing 1969

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
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 Moon and Landing site
Large crater to top right
Moonboot footprint to left
Denomination to lower right

Lettering: 5

Edge

Reeded

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 50th Anniversary Moon Landing)

© Mike Bentley

Comments

Released by the Royal Australian Mint in the 2019 Mint and Proof Set is this Commemorative 5 cent coin. Celebrating 50 years since Apollo 11 landed on the moon on 20th July 1969.

Both the Mint and Proof sets  feature two unique coins, this 5 cent coin depicting the lunar landing site on the Sea of Tranquility, and the $1 coin depicting the historic NASA Honeysuckle Creek antenna in the ACT which was used to capture the first 8 minutes of the television images transmitted around the world to an audience of over 500 million people.

The coin has also been released in a Two Coin Australia Post PNC (with a Commemorative $1 coin) by Australia Post (7500 Copies). 500 Copies were available with a special Overprint at the ANDA Melbourne Money Expo Show..

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019  Mint Set
2019  500 PNC Issue ANDA Melbourne Show
2019  7,000 PNC Issue Aust Post
2019  Proof set

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