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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - King Brown Snake

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - King Brown Snake) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - King Brown Snake) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2008
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.66 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Gold (.999)
Weight 1.235 g
Diameter 14.1 mm
Thickness 1.1 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

Discover Australia

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2008
5 DOLLARS
IRB

Designer: 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

A King Brown Snake with grass tufts surrounding.

Lettering:
DISCOVER AUSTRALIA
2008
KING BROWN SNAKE
1/25 oz 9999 GOLD

Edge

Continuous reeding

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

A King Brown Snake (Pseudechis australis), also known as the Mulga Snake because of its common occurrence in mulga woodlands. A member of the black snake family, it grows to three metres, eating a diet of rival snakes, lizard and mammals. Capable of injecting venom in much larger quantities than other species, it is regarded as one of the world's deadliest snakes.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2008  1,308 Proof

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