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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Melbourne City of Sport, Silver Proof

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Melbourne City of Sport, Silver Proof) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Melbourne City of Sport, Silver Proof) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.42 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 36.31 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 782
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

XVIII Commonwealth Games - Melbourne

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2006
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

Depicts the attractive Melbourne landscape along the famous Yarra River which flows through the heart of the city.

Lettering:
XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES
MELBOURNE 2006

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

Continuous reeding

Comments

The Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games mark the fourth occasion Australia has provided the venue for the games following on from Sydney (1938), Perth (1962) and Brisbane (1982). This coin released in a case with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Also released in a Three Coin Set with a Selectively Gold Plated $50 Tri-colour coin and a Commonwealth Nations $5 Uncirculated Coin.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  10,000 Proof
2006  2,500 Proofs & UNC; Three coin set

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