5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Rugby World Cup

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Rugby World Cup) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Rugby World Cup) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2003
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.89 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 19413
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References KM# 854
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

2003 Rugby World Cup, Sydney


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


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.


Depiction of a Rugby Union player leaning back about to kick a rugby football in an attempt at conversion. In the distance are some Rugby Football Posts. Between the posts is a stylised Rugby Ball logo set in a rectangle.

The World in Union



5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Rugby World Cup) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley


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


This Aluminium-bronze NCLT coin was issued by the RAM to commemorate the hosting of the Rugby World Cup by Australia in 2003. It was issued in a large square folding coincard inside a large square slipcase.
Front of Slipcard

Rear of Slipcard

Front of Folding Card

Rear of Folding Card

It was at the 1985 meeting that the International Rugby board (IRB) approved for the inaugural Rugby World Cup to be jointly staged in Australia and New Zealand in 1987. Subsequent Tournaments have been held every four years. The UK & France in 1991, South Africa in 1995, Wales in 1999. Australia was the sole host in 2003 with the final being played at the Telstra Stadium in Sydney.

A Fine Silver (.999) $5 Proof coin was also issued to commemorate the 2003 Rugby World Cup (See link).

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2003  43 802 9.65 UNC in Large Coincard

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