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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Tasmania Bicentenary

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Tasmania Bicentenary) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Tasmania Bicentenary) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2004
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.58 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# 728a
  • 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

Bicentenary of European settlement in Tasmania

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2004
IRB
· 5 DOLLARS ·

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 Lady Nelson brig in full sail superimposed on a map of Tasmania. Blossoms of the Leatherwood plant, endemic to Tasmania to the left and right.
Counterstamped with (H)

Lettering:
BICENTENARY OF TASMANIA
(H)

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

Milled

Lettering: No Lettering

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Tasmania Bicentenary) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This $5 NCLT coin was issued by the RAM to commemorate a significant event in Australian history, the Bicentenary of European settlement in Tasmania. The coin was issued in a large square coincard inside a large square slipcase.
Front of Slipcase & Coincard (They were identical design)

Rear of Slipcase

Inside of Coincard

Inside of Coincard

Inside of Coincard


The Bicentennial Year also marked the previous explorations of Dutch, French and British explorers, which led to permanent settlement in 1803 - 1804. The (H) counterstamp is included on the reverse design to recognise that the coin was specifically minted for Hobart. Coins that were minted in Hobart on the RAM's Mobile Press have a shallower counterstamp (2,841 Copies).

A Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of the coin was also released without the (H) Counterstamp.

See also

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2004 (H) 18,561 73% UNC in Coincard
2004 (H) 2,841 27% UNC Mobile Press Issue

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