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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Three Explorers - Silver Proof

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2009
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.59 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Silver (.999)
Weight 36.31 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 3.2 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

International Polar Year 2007 - 2008

Obverse

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

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Explorers Mawson, Davis and Casey at the South pole with a British flag (over the top of a map of Antarctica)

Lettering:
AUSTRALIAN ANTARCTIC TERETORY
MAWSON
DAVIS
CASEY
90ºW 90ºE
INTERNATIONAL POLAR YEAR 2007 - 2008 Sth. MAGNETIC POLE-1909

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 - Three Explorers - Silver Proof) -  obverse

Mint

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

Comments

Three different coin designs were minted by the RAM in 2008 & 2009 to Commemorate the International Polar Year - issued in Boxed case and capsule with C.O.A

A special version of this coin was issued with Gold Plate, 500 Copies only.

Australia Post released a folder containing this coin , a stamp minisheet and a cover, 500 folders were issued.


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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2009  5,508 Proof
2009  500 Proof Gilded
2009  500 Proof in Australia Post Folder

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