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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait -Finale - Australia's Volunteers

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait -Finale - Australia's Volunteers) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait -Finale - Australia's Volunteers) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2003
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.39 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 36.31 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1017
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Australia's Volunteers - Making a Difference

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2003
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

Surrounding the hologram is an intricate combination of interlocking patterns, representative of our society working together.

Lettering:
AUSTRALIA'S VOLUNTEERS
MAKING A DIFFERENCE

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

Continuous reeding

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait -Finale - Australia's Volunteers) -  obverse

© Richard Thomas

Comments

This coin is the final coin in the three-coin 'Finale' series. It depicts the valuable work done by Australia's volunteers. The main hologram image of three ordinary Australians faces indicates that anyone can be a volunteer. Tilting the coin, an array of volunteer activities is seen through symbols, such as fire, SES tape, the Red Cross, child care and conservation. Too many volunteer activities exist to include all of them on a single coin.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2003  15,000 Proof

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