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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - XXI Commonwealth Games - Share the Dream

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XXI Commonwealth Games - Share the Dream) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XXI Commonwealth Games - Share the Dream) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2018
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.41 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Selective gold plating)
Weight 31.104 g
Diameter 40.00 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

XXI Commonwealth Games - Gold Coast

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2018
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

With the Gold Coast’s sun radiating a range of athletic skills, the spectacular rays of the sun take the form of the nations and territories competing in the Games. The spirit of the Commonwealth Games Federation values harmony, equality and destiny feature proudly on this coin.

Lettering:
Gold Coast
2018
XXI COMMONWEALTH GAMES
HUMANITY EQUALITY DESTINY

Engraver: B. King

Edge

Gilded continuous reeding

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XXI Commonwealth Games - Share the Dream) -  obverse

© Richard Thomas

Comments

The Commonwealth Games Federation values of Humanity, Equality and Destiny beats proudly at the heart of the Games and the athletes whose stories unfold before a worldwide audience.
The Gold Coast sun, radiating warmth and beauty epitomises the XXI Commonwealth Games host city, its gilded rays a symbol of the athletes' quest for precious gold. As a fitting memento of these Games, this sun is also at the heart of this exquisite coin. Adorned in selective gold plating, the spectacular rays of the sun take the form of 70 figures, symbolising all the nations and territories competing in the games.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2018  3,500 Proof

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