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5 Dollar - Elizabeth II The Enfranchisement of Women

5 Dollar - Elizabeth II (The Enfranchisement of Women) -  obverse 5 Dollar - Elizabeth II (The Enfranchisement of Women) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1994
Value 5 Dollars
AUD = 3.40 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 28 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 3.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 224a
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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

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

Edge

Reeded

Comments

20,000 of these NCLT coins were struck by the RAM in Proof Finish in 1994. This Aluminium Bronze 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.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1994  2,500 Proof

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