5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Koala - Platinum

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Koala - Platinum) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Koala - Platinum) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1991-1992
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.89 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Platinum (.999)
Weight 1.55675 g
Diameter 13.1 mm
Thickness 1.32 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 145
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Commemorative issue

Koala

Series: Platinum Issues

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
5 DOLLARS
RDM

Designer: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Koala sitting facing out in crook of a gum tree.

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA
1/20 OZ. 9995 PLATINUM
P 1991

Edge

Continuous reeding

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Issued by the Perth Mint as a Proof Coin in 1991
Issued by the Perth Mint as a UNC Bullion Coin in 1992

One of the ways to acquire this coin was to purchase the set of 3 coins comprising 1oz Silver Kookaburra, a 1/20 oz Platinum Koala and the Gold Kangaroo.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1991 P 669 Proof
1991 P 1,424 Proof - In 3 Coin Mixed Metal Set
1991 P 328 Proof - In 5 Coin Set
1992  6,501 UNC

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