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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Meteorite - Silver Proof

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.56 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 36.31 g
Diameter 38.75 mm
Thickness 3.5 mm
Shape Round with a round hole
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

International Year of Astronomy

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
5 DOLLARS
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley; Wojciech Pietranik

Reverse

Sky time-lapse with heads with real meteorite fragments inside

Lettering: INTERNATIONAL YEAR OF ASTRONOMY 2009

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

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Meteorite - Silver Proof) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

Released by the RAM in 2009 to celebrate the International Year of Astronomy is this Fine Silver (.999) Proof $5 coin. Fragments of a meteorite are set in the middle of the coin.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009  10,000 Proof

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