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

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

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.41 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 37.13 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 813a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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

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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006 [ ] 8,500 Proof
2006 [ ] 4,000 Proof; Two-coin set

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