5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - International Year of Space - Silver Proof
5.00 AUD = 3.40 USD
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Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
International Year of Space
3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
Depiction of the outline of Australia as seen from Space
Superimposed by a stylised version of the stars of the Southern Cross.
Lettering: 5 DOLLARS
Engraver: John Skillington
© Mike Bentley
This NCLT Silver $5 coin was minted by the RAM in 1992 to commemorate the International Year of Space. The coin also commemorates Australia's invaluable and ongoing role in space technology and research.
The reverse design was the result of a nationwide design competition, the winner being John Skillington. The obverse features the Raphael David Maklouf 3rd Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II.
Aluminium-bronze versions of the coin in UNC & roof finish were also released by the RAM.
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