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

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

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2015
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.59 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 31.104 g
Diameter 40 mm
Thickness 3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 2198
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

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
AUSTRALIA 2015
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

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

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Australian Lighthouses Aids to Navigation - Silver Proof) -  obverse

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2015  5,000 Proof - Reverse Frosted

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