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5 Dollars Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Adelaide to Darwin Railway - Silver Proof

5 Dollars Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Adelaide to Darwin Railway - Silver Proof) -  obverse5 Dollars Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Adelaide to Darwin Railway - Silver Proof) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2004
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.59 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 31.6 g
Diameter 40 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 729
  • 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

Adelaide to Darwin Railway - Commemorating the Inauguration of the AustralAsia Railway January 2004

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2004
. 5 DOLLARS .
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

Rail lines disappearing into the distance inside map of Australia, while linking Darwin, Alice Springs and Adelaide cities. Train and 2004 also displayed.

Lettering:
Darwin
Alice Springs
Adelaide
2004

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 - Adelaide to Darwin Railway - Silver Proof) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

$5 Fine Silver (99.9%), One Troy Ounce, presented with the inclusion of metal rails and sleepers mounted in the presentation box.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2004  12,500 Proof

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