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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Steam Locomotive - Masterpieces in Silver

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Steam Locomotive - Masterpieces in Silver) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Steam Locomotive - Masterpieces in Silver) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1997
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.59 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 35.79 g
Diameter 38.9 mm
Thickness 3.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 546
  • 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

Opening of a Continent - Masterpieces in Silver

Series: Opening of a Continent

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA 1997
ELIZABETH II
RDM

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Depiction of a Steam Locomotive as a means of transportation with the
denomination above.

Lettering:
5 DOLLARS
HILLTOP
WP

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 (3rd Portrait - Steam Locomotive - Masterpieces in Silver) -  obverse

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Mint

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

Comments

The Royal Australian Mint issued in 1997 an Opening of a Continent Masterpieces in Silver Proof $5 Dollars, Five Coin Set with reverse designs paying tribute to the early forms of transport from camels to steam trains which opened up the vast continent of Australia. This particular coin celebrates Steam Trains.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1997  10,000 Proof in Masterpieces in Silver Set

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