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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 3rd Portrait - The Enfranchisement of Women - Proof

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - The Enfranchisement of Women - Proof) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - The Enfranchisement of Women - Proof) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1994
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.58 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 28 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 3.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 224a
  • 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

100th Anniversary of Enfranchisement of Women in South Australia

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
RDM

Engraver: 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

Depiction of the eminent South Australian suffragist , Mary Lee. Surrounded by words relating to Enfranchisement and Politics.

Lettering:
1894 WOMEN'S ENFRANCHISEMENT S.A. 1994
100 YEARS ACT OF THE CONSTITUTION 1894 1984 WOMEN'S SUFFRAGE LEAGUE & POLITICAL EQUALITY - VOTE WOMEN FOR PARLIAMENT ON THE SAME TERMS AS MAN. DEMOCRACY
MARY LEE 1821 - 1909
5 DOLLARS

Engraver: Royal Australian Mint

Edge

Reeded

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - The Enfranchisement of Women - Proof) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

20,006 of these NCLT coins were struck by the RAM in Aluminium-bronze Proof Finish in 1994. This coin commemorates the 100th Anniversary of the enfranchisement of women in South Australia. The efforts of Australian suffragists such as Mary Lee, led to Australia adopting fair and equal electoral opportunity for all citizens at the time of Federation.

The coin was released in a capsule in a plush case with certificate.
  
 

A bi-metal version of the coin commemorating the same achievement was also released in a credit card style coincard.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1994  20,006 Proof in Case

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