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5 Dollar - Elizabeth II Sir Donald Bradman Tribute

5 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Sir Donald Bradman Tribute) -  obverse 5 Dollar - Elizabeth II (Sir Donald Bradman Tribute) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1996
Value 5 Dollars
AUD = 3.42 USD
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 28 g
Diameter 38.9 mm
Thickness 3.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 312
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

Sir Donald Bradman Tribute

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

In an inner circle the depiction of Sir Donald Bradman at the crease in characteristic pose preparing to drive through the offside. Cricket wickets in the background.

Lettering:
SIR DONALD BRADMAN
5 DOLLARS

Edge

Reeded

Comments

This NCLT Aluminium-bronze proof coin was released by the RAM in 1996 as a Tribute to Sir Donald Bradman. For decades Australians have enjoyed international recognition for achievements in sport. None more so than Sir Donald Bradman. Born in Cootamundra in 1908 and raised in Bowral, "The Don" is acknowledged as the greatest cricketer to ever play the game, and one of Australia's most respected sportsmen. Blessed with an unerring hand and eye coordination, his unwavering concentration was developed as a youth by hitting a golf ball with a stump in the backyard of his family home in Bowral. Debuting for NSW in the 1927-1927 season Sir Donald amassed 28,067 runs in first class matches including 117 hundreds. On average he made a century every third visit to the crease. His teat batting average of 99.94, established over a Test career of twenty years and 52 Tests stands not only as a record unlikely to ever be surpassed but as testimony to his pre-eminent standing in the game.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1996  22,523 Proof

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