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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006) -  obverse 5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 5 Dollars
AUD = 3.39 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 783
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

XVIII Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2006
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

71 Stylised athletes surrounding an inner circle containing the Commonwealth Crown, Melbourne games logo and text

Lettering:
XVIII COMMONWEALTH GAMES
MELBOURNE 2006
COMMONWEALTH NATIONS

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 Aluminium-bronze $5 coin was minted by the RAM in 2006 to celebrate the holding of the XVII Commonwealth games in Melbourne that year. The reverse of the coin displays the graceful and attractive figures representing both the spirit and sports of the games. These figures are repeated 71 times to represent the 71 competing nations and surround the Commonwealth Crown and Melbourne 2006 Games logo.

The coin was released as follows ....
In a Coincard - mintage 9,100


In an Australia Post PNC - Mintage 22,552


In a RAM Three Coin Set with a Silver (.999) Proof $5 and a Multi Colour Bi-metal $50 - Mintage  2,500

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2006  22,552 PNC Issue
2006  31,652 UNC in Coincard
2006  2,500 UNC in Three Coin Set

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