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5 Dollar - Elizabeth II 100th Anniversary of Birth of Sir Donald Bradman

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

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Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2008
Value 5 Dollars
5 AUD = 3.42 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Aluminium-bronze
Weight 20 g
Diameter 38.74 mm
Thickness 2.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1084
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of the Birth of Sir Donald Bradman

Obverse

4th Portrait Queen Elizabeth II facing right

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

Comments

This NCLT Aluminium-bronze uncirculated finish coin was released in a coin card by the RAM in 2008 to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the birth of Sir Donald Bradman. Still revered as the greatest 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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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2008  30,604 UNC

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