5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Investigator - Masterpieces in Silver
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5.00 AUD = 3.59 USD
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Voyages into History - Masterpieces in Silver
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Representation of HMS Investigator
VOYAGES INTO HISTORY
© Mike Bentley
MintRoyal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)
The Royal Australian Mint issued in 2002 a Voyages into History Masterpieces in Silver Proof $5 Dollars, Four Coin Set with reverse designs paying tribute to four of the European vessels that were to sail the waters of "The Great South Land" long before the days of steam
Matthew Flinders sailed HMS Investigator around Australia one and a half times in 1801-1803. His charts were so accurate that some were used well into the 20th Century. He completed much of the charting of Terra Australis, recording its flora, fauna and geology, and proving that New Holland and New South Wales were one land mass. Flinders was the first to consistently call this continent Australia.
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