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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Bicentenary of Tasmania; Silver Proof

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Bicentenary of Tasmania; Silver Proof) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Bicentenary of Tasmania; Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Lisa Callahan

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 36.3 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 728
  • 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

Bicentenary of European settlement in Tasmania

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II . 5 DOLLARS . AUSTRALIA 2004
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

Depiction of the Lady Nelson brig in full sail superimposed on a map of Tasmania. Blossoms of the Leatherwood plant, endemic to Tasmania to the left and right.

Lettering: BICENTENARY OF TASMANIA

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

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Bicentenary of Tasmania; Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Proof NCLT coin was released by the RAM in 2004 to commemorate a significant event in Australian history, the Bicentenary of European settlement in Tasmania. The Bicentennial Year also marked the previous explorations of Dutch, French and British explorers, which led to permanent settlement in 1803 - 1804.

An Aluminium-bronze version of the coin was also released in a coincard with a (H) for Hobart Counterstamp.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2004  7,500 34.35 Proof in Case

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