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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Constellation L749 - Masterpieces in Silver

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Constellation L749 - Masterpieces in Silver) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Constellation L749 - Masterpieces in Silver) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.57 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 36.31 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1509
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Flying through History - Aviation : Masterpieces in Silver

Series: 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 2009
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

Constellations in flight with wording around the top half of the circumference and denomination in the bottom half

Lettering:
AVIATION HISTORY - CONSTELLATION L749
5 DOLLARS

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

Reeded

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Constellation L749 - Masterpieces in Silver) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint issued in 2009 a Flying through Time Masterpieces in Silver Proof $5 Dollars, Two Coin Set with reverse designs paying tribute to Aviation History of the twentieth century. The coin was also released in a Six Coin Set.

These days a flight on the 'Kangaroo Route' from Sydney to London takes fewer than 24 hours. In 1947 the Lockheed Constellation L749 took 4 days to reach London, with six stops and 55 hours in the air.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009  3,000 Proof - Six Coin set
2009  1,590 Proof - Two Coin set

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