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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Rugby World Cup Gold Plated Silver Proof

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Rugby World Cup Gold Plated Silver Proof) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Rugby World Cup Gold Plated Silver Proof) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2003
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.59 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999) plated silver (.999)
Weight 31.104 g
Diameter 40 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 810
  • 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

2003 Rugby World Cup, Sydney

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2003
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

The gold plated oval in the middle of the coin shows the William Webb Ellis Cup, the trophy awarded to the winning team of the Rugby World Cup. This is surrounded by silver showing the IRB (International Rugby Board) logo of a leaning football and the word iRB above it and Rugby World Cup 2003 below the football.

Lettering:
The World in Union Five Dollars
iRB RUGBY WORLD CUP 2003
The Webb Ellis Cup

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 continuous

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Rugby World Cup Gold Plated Silver Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This Fine Silver (.999) Selectively Gold Plated Proof NCLT coin was issued by the RAM to commemorate the hosting of the Rugby World Cup by Australia in 2003.  

It was at the 1985 meeting that the International Rugby board (IRB) approved for the inaugural Rugby World Cup to be jointly staged in Australia and New Zealand in 1987. Subsequent Tournaments have been held every four years. The UK & France in 1991, South Africa in 1995, Wales in 1999. Australia was the sole host in 2003 with the final being played at the Telstra Stadium in Sydney.

A different design Aluminium-bronze $5 coin was also issued to commemorate the 2003 Rugby World Cup (See link)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2003  20,501 Proof Gold Plated in Case

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