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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

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2003
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.59 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 854
  • 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

2003 Rugby World Cup, Sydney

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2003
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

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.

Lettering:
The World in Union
5
Dollars
IRB
RUGBY
WORLD CUP
2003

Edge

Reeded

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

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

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 9.47 UNC in Large Coincard

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