5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - Koala - Platinum

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Koala - Platinum) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - Koala - Platinum) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1994-1995
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.88 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Platinum (.9995)
Weight 1.55675 g
Diameter 13.1 mm
Thickness 1.32 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 278
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Koala

Series: Platinum Issues

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA
5 DOLLARS
RDM

Designer: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Koala in fork of tree facing, date below

Lettering:
THE AUSTRALIAN KOALA
1/20 OZ. 9995 PLATINUM
1994 P

Edge

Reeded

Mint

P Perth Mint, Australia

Comments

Issued by the Perth Mint as a Proof Coin in 1994 (Only in a Set)
Issued by the Perth Mint as a UNC Bullion Coin in 1995

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1994 P 200 Proof - In 5 Coin set
1995  11 931 UNC

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