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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Sirius

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Sirius) -  obverse 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Sirius) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2002
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.38 USD
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 36.310 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 655
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Voyages into History - Masterpieces in Silver

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2002
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

Representation of HMS Sirius

Lettering:
HMS SIRIUS
5 DOLLARS
VOYAGES INTO HISTORY

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

HMS Sirius was the flagship of the First Fleet, commanded by Captain Arthur Phillip RN who was also to be the first Governor. The First Fleet had 1500 convicts, marines, officers and sailors packed into 11 ships. It left England on 13 May 1787 and arrived at Botany Bay on the 18 January 1788. The settlement was moved a few days later to Sydney Cove (26 January 1788).

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2002  10,000 Proof

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