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

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.59 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
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

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

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

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

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 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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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2006  31,652 77% UNC in Coincard
2006  22,552 31% UNC in PNC
2006  2,500 15% UNC in Three Coin Set

Frequencies show the percentage of Numista users who own each year or variety among all the users who own this coin. Since some users own several versions, the sum may be greater than 100%.

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