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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Finale - Year of the Outback

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Finale - Year of the Outback) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Finale - Year of the Outback) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2002
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.41 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 36.31 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 662
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Year of the Outback

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2002
IRB
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

Holograph on top half of coin. The struck design below is an image of The Olgas as if they are being reflected in rainwater.

Lettering: YEAR OF THE OUTBACK

Edge

Continuous reeding

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Finale - Year of the Outback) -  obverse

© Richard Thomas

Comments

The scene on the holograph part of the coin is based on photographs of The Olgas. With the wonder of modern Optically Variable Device technology you can see The Olgas bathed in the soft morning light. Moving the coin, it's almost as if the sun is rising higher because The Olgas redden in the deat of the day and late afternoon. Then moving the coin again, they darken into the outback twilight.
This is the second hologram coin issued by the Mint.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2002  15,000 Proof

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