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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Northern Sky - Ursa Major - Silver Domed

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Northern Sky - Ursa Major - Silver Domed) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Northern Sky - Ursa Major - Silver Domed) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2016
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.58 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 39.62 mm
Shape Round (Domed)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

The Northern Sky

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2016
IRB

Reverse

Constellation of Ursa Major in colour above a landscape. Location grid superimposed.

Lettering:
NORTHERN SKY - URSA MAJOR

FIVE DOLLARS

Engraver: B. King

Edge

Plain

Mint

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

Comments

This is the second coin in the three coin series The Northern Sky. Gracing the Northern Skies year round, Ursa Major has fascinated astronomers and storytellers for ages. The celestial Great Bear and her seven major stars comprising the "Big Dipper", are rich in folklore.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  5,000 Coloured Print Proof

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