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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 100th Mens Champion Australian Open

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (100th Mens Champion Australian Open) -  obverse 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (100th Mens Champion Australian Open) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2012
Value 5 Dollars
AUD = 3.43 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1739
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

100th Mens Champion Australian Open

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right in Miniature at top of coin
Stylised version of a Tennis Ball

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2012
AUSTRALIAN OPEN 2012

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadly/W. Pietranik

Reverse

Outline of a Tennis player about to serve the ball

Lettering:
100th men's champion
FIVE DOLLARS

Engraver: Wojciech Pietranik

Wojciech Pietranik, born 25 March 1950, is a Polish artist and sculptor best known for his design work for coins and medals.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

This NCLT Aluminium-bronze $5 coin was minted by the RAM in 2012 in recognition of the 100th Australian Open Men's Champion in 2012. The coin design is a replica of the Championship Medal and a fitting commemoration of a momentous event and Australia's oldest tennis tournament.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2012  10,000 BU in Coincard

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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (100th Mens Champion Australian Open)