5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - International Year of Space
5 AUD = 3.44 USD
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Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
International Year of Space
3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
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
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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|1992||25,006||7.93||Proof in Case|
|1992||239,555||6.72||UNC in Coincard|
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