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5 Dollars - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - 100th Anniversary of Birth of Sir Donald Bradman

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 100th Anniversary of Birth of Sir Donald Bradman) -  obverse5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 100th Anniversary of Birth of Sir Donald Bradman) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2008
Value 5 Dollars
5.00 AUD = 3.61 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# 1084
  • 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

100th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Donald Bradman

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2008
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

Depiction of Sir Donald Bradman giving his customary salute to the crowd after scoring yet again another century.

Lettering:
SIR DONALD BRADMAN
ANOTHER CENTURY
FIVE DOLLARS

Engraver: Vladimir Gottwald

Vladimir Gottwald was a member of the Royal Australian Mint's Design and Engraving Section. His portrait, designed following the British Royal Mint's invitation for a new effigy in 1996, was among the three designs submitted to Her Majesty for approval. Although Rank-Broadley's design was eventually chosen, Gottwald's design was approved for a once only use to commemorate the Royal Visit in 2000.

Edge

Reeded

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - 100th Anniversary of Birth of Sir Donald Bradman) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Mint

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

Comments

This NCLT Aluminium-bronze uncirculated finish coin was released in a coincard by the RAM in 2008 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Sir Donald Bradman.


Still revered as the greatest cricket batsman of all time, Sir Donald Bradman was committed to playing entertaining and attacking cricket. Australians relish the story of how he developed his skills as a boy, hitting a golf ball against a water tank with a cricket stump. During his 20 year career he was a popular hero, overcoming illness and England's controversial "Bodyline" tactics to set new standards for the game. After World War II, he made a dramatic comeback and in his final season captained an unbeaten Australian team known as "The Invincibles".

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
2008  30,604 UNC in Coincard

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