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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 1812 A New Map of the World: Captain Cook's Tracks - Silver Domed

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2019
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.56 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 31.104 g
Diameter 39.62 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round (Domed)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

1812 A New Map of the World: Captain Cook's Tracks and Discoveries

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
IRB

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

Depicts the features the delicate artistry of a richly-decorated 1812 map and traces the three voyages by Captain Cook.

Lettering:
1812 A NEW MAP OF THE WORLD
CAPTAIN COOK'S TRACKS
1oz .999 Ag

Engraver: B. King

Edge

Plain

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 1812 A New Map of the World: Captain Cook's Tracks - Silver Domed) -  obverse

© Royal Australian Mint

Comments

Cook's great voyages revealed many of the mysteries of the Southern Hemisphere, including the Great Southern Land of Australia. The 1812 map is a superlative example of the cartographer's art.

Kind permission of the Royal Australian Mint

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2019  5,000 Proof - Domed

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