5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Olympic Games Beijing

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Olympic Games Beijing) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Olympic Games Beijing) -  reverse

© Lisa Callahan


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2008
Value 5 Dollars
5 AUD = 3.40 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 15.554 g
Thickness 2.50 mm
Shape Rectangular
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

2008 Olympic Games Beijing


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


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.


Stamp shaped coin.
Top half silver with coloured Australian Flag above coloured Olympic Rings and 50c in lower left corner.
Bottom half coloured with Chinese Dragon, AUSTRALIA written vertically down right side with solid red strip, and Beijing 2008 written above the dragon.

Lettering: 50c Beijing 2008 AUSTRALIA


Perforation teeth (to mimic a Stamp)

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Olympic Games Beijing) -  obverse

© Lisa Callahan


Australia’s first legal tender Stamp-shaped Coin (“Stamp-Coin”) is issued with Australia Post’s 2008 Stamp release celebrating the Beijing Olympics. It is a copy of the 2008 Beijing Olympics 50c commemorative stamp designed by Lynda Warner.
The number 8 is auspicious for the Chinese, so the Stamp-Coin is appropriately limited to a lucky number - 8000.
The Stamp-Coin and matching Stamp are in a boxed presentation folder that forms a triangle desk display.
Issued by Perth Mint.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2008  8,000 Coin & Stamp Boxed Set

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