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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Fossilized Clam Shell

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Fossilized Clam Shell) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Fossilized Clam Shell) -  reverse

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Features

Country Solomon Islands
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1977-1983
Value 5 Dollars
5 SBD = 0.62 USD
Currency Dollar (1977-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 28.28 g
Diameter 40 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 7
  • 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.

Obverse

Young bust right

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II SOLOMON ISLANDS
1978

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Denomination with ring and fossilized clamshell

Lettering:
5
DOLLARS

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1977 FM 15,000 29.36 62% Proof
1977 FM 200 8% Special Uncirculated
1978 FM 5,148 6% Proof
1979 FM 2,845 19% Proof
1980 FM 1,031 4% Proof
1981 FM 448 0% Proof
1983 FM 339 4% Proof

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