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5 Dollars - Queen Elizabeth II Rugby World Cup Gold Plated Silver Proof

5 Dollars - Queen Elizabeth II (Rugby World Cup Gold Plated Silver Proof) -  obverse 5 Dollars - Queen Elizabeth II (Rugby World Cup Gold Plated Silver Proof) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2003
Value 5 Dollars
AUD = 3.40 USD
Composition Gold plated silver (.999)
Weight 28.34 g
Diameter 40.00 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

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

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

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2003  20,000 Proof Gold Plated in Case

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