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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Lesser Bilby

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.37 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

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2019
5 DOLLARS

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

Lesser Bilby depicted in gold in harsh dry grassland.

Lettering: LESSER BILBY

Engraver: B. King

Edge

Continuous reeding

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Lesser Bilby)

© Richard Thomas

Comments

This NCLT Silver (.999) Proof coin was released by the RAM to commemorate Australian Fauna. Australia's driest deserts were once home to a tenacious little marsupial that lurked in sandy burrows by day and emerged after dark to hunt for small prey. The lesser bilby, which sported a long tail and ears, along with a fierce temperament, was declared extinct in the 1950s.

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

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