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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Investigator

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Investigator) -  obverse 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Investigator) -  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# 656
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 Investigator

Lettering:
5 DOLLARS
VOYAGES INTO HISTORY
HMS SIRIUS

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

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

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