5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Night Parrot
|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
5.00 AUD = 3.65 USD
|Composition||Nickel plated silver (.999) (Selective gold plating on fauna)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
Echoes of Australian Fauna
4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Night Parrot depicted in gold in semi-arid spinifex grassland.
Lettering: NIGHT PARROT
Engraver: B. King
© Richard Thomas
MintRoyal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)
This NCLT Silver (.999) Proof coin was released by the RAM to commemorate Australian Fauna. Australia's arid and semi-arid spinifex grasslands have long harboured a secret, the existence of a beautiful and fragile little bird that for nearly 100 years was feared extinct. The night parrot was believed to be lost forever, but a second chance for the species came when it was rediscovered in 2013.
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