5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Tasmanian Tiger


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.30 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Nickel plated silver (.999) (Selective gold plating on fauna)
Weight 31.135 g
Diameter 40.00 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Echoes of Australian Fauna


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.


Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger) depicted in gold plating in a lush forest.


Engraver: B. King


Continuous reeding

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Tasmanian Tiger) -  obverse

© Richard Thomas


This NCLT Silver (.999) Proof coin was released by the RAM to commemorate Tasmania's magnificent  and well-preserved environment was formerly the habitat of a shy, distinctively striped carnivorous marsupial. The thylacine, or Tasmanian Tiger may have become extinct in the 1930s, but it is still one of Tasmania's best known animals. Frequently represented in art and literature, the thylacine is a poignant reminder of Tasmania's unspoiled beauty.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019  5,000 Proof

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