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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - International Year of Space

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - International Year of Space) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - International Year of Space) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1992
Value 5 Dollars
5 AUD = 3.40 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 28 g
Diameter 38.9 mm
Thickness 3.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 190
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

International Year of Space

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
RDM

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Depiction of the outline of Australia as seen from Space
Superimposed by a stylised version of the stars of the Southern Cross.

Lettering: 5 DOLLARS

Engraver: John Skillington

Edge

Reeded

Comments

This NCLT Aluminium-bronze $5 coin was minted by the RAM in 1992 to commemorate the International Year of Space. UNC and Proof versions were released.
The coin also commemorates Australia's invaluable and ongoing role in space technology and research.

The reverse design was the result of a nationwide design competition, the winner being John Skillington. The obverse features the Raphael David Maklouf 3rd Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.

This coin is slightly thicker (3.5mm) and heavier (28g) than later NCLT $5 coins issued by the RAM

The ram also released 2,500 Sterling silver versions of the coin in a plush box.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1992  25,006 7.87 Proof in Case
1992  239,555 6.68 UNC in Coincard

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