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

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - XVIII Commonwealth Games Melbourne 2006) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley


Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.42 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
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


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


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.


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


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.



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

© Mike Bentley


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 in three different ways 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

Sixteen NCLT 50 Cent coins to celebrate the Games were released in coincards, plus a NCLT $1 coin and another different $5 coin.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2006  31,652 91% UNC in Coincard
2006  22,552 18% UNC in PNC
2006  2,500 9% UNC in Three Coin Set

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