5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2002
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.89 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 97237
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References KM# 649
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

Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2002
. 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

Eight sportspersons arms in a circle, each representing a sport played at the Games.

Lettering: THE XVII COMMONWEALTH GAMES MANCHESTER 2002

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 - Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This NCLT coin is part of a three coin set minted by the RAM in 2002 to commemorate the XVII Commonwealth games played in Manchester, England in 2002. The coins were issued in capsules in a rectangular plush case which was inside a cardboard box.


Two coins in the set depict the 17 sports being played at these games. This particular coin has 8 sports depicted on it. The third coin has the Australian Commonwealth Games Association logo on it pad printed in blue.
The Commonwealth Games is a quadrennial, world class sports competition held midway between the Summer Olympic Games. First held in 1930 in Hamilton, Ontario, Canada. Except for 1942 & 1946 the Commonwealth Games have been held at regular four-year intervals in a different British Commonwealth country or dependency.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2002  20 000 UNC in 3 Coin Set

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