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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Southern Sky - Orion - Domed Silver

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2014
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.58 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999) (Pad Printed)
Weight 31.1 g
Diameter 39.62 mm
Shape Round (Domed)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Southern Sky - Orion

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2014
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

Depiction of the Constellation of Orion set within a compass

Lettering: Southern Sky RA 05h 40M 0s Orion DEC - 05° 0' 0"

Edge

Smooth

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Southern Sky - Orion - Domed Silver) -  obverse

© Royal Australian Mint

Mint

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

Comments

This is the second in a series of coins released by the RAM to celebrate the Southern Night Skies. Pad Printed on a curved planchet this coin depicts the constellation "Orion", also known as the Hunter.  It is a prominent constellation located on the celestial equator and visible throughout the world. It is one of the most conspicuous and recognizable constellations in the night sky.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2014  10,000 Proof

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