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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 400th Anniversary of Duyfken's Exploration of Australia - Silver Proof

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 400th Anniversary of Duyfken's Exploration of Australia - Silver Proof) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 400th Anniversary of Duyfken's Exploration of Australia - Silver Proof) -  reverse

© Richard Thomas

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.58 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 37.13 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 813a
  • 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

400th Anniversary of Duyfken's Exploration of Australia

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2006
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

Features the Duyfken ("Little Dove") ship which captain William Janzoon sailed when he discovered the Australian coast. In conjunction with the Royal Dutch Mint, the Royal Australian Mint has placed the Dutch mintmastersign (course setting sail) and a special sign in the form of a tulip on the coin to the left of the main sails. A compass rose to the right.

Lettering:
VOYAGE OF DISCOVERY
DUYFKEN 1606 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

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 400th Anniversary of Duyfken's Exploration of Australia - Silver Proof) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

This coin was released in a wooden case accompanied by a Royal Dutch Mint 5 Euro silver coin also marking this occasion.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2006  8,500 50% Proof
2006  4,000 50% Proof - Two Coin Set

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