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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Australian Lighthouses Aids to Navigation

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Lighthouses Aids to Navigation) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Lighthouses Aids to Navigation) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.43 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 31.104 g
Diameter 40.00 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 2198
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

100 Years of Commonwealth Government Management

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
IRB
AUSTRALIA 2015

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

Radiating beams of light from a lighthouse situated on a rocky crag with waves at bottom. Denomination and purity.

Lettering:
5 DOLLARS
1 oz .999 Ag

Engraver: B. King

Edge

Continuous reeding

Comments

On 1 July 1915, the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility from the state governments for all landfall and coastal lights including 167 lighthouses surrounding Australia's coastline. Today there are some 388 aids to navigation sites controlled by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  5,000 Frosted; Uncirculated

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