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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002) -  obverse 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2002
Value 5 Dollars
AUD = 3.38 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 650
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Manchester Commonwealth Games 2002

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

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

Nine 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

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. Two coins in the set depict the 17 sports being played at these games. This particular coin has 9 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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2002  20,000 3 Coin UNC Set

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