Five Dollars 2014 Lest We Forget, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Five Dollars 2014 Lest We Forget, Coin from Australia
CoinFive Dollars 2014 Lest We Forget

The five dollar denomination of the Australian dollar (written as $5) is served by a banknote for normal daily transactions.

From time to time, the Royal Australian Mint also issues $5 coins for collectors (Non-Circulating Legal Tender, or NCLT). Some special coins, such as this one, are made with a triangular shape.

This triangular commemorative coin is the first in the Royal Australian Mint's ANZAC Centenary Coin Program.

The Australian and New Zealand Army Corps (ANZAC) was a First World War army corps of the Mediterranean Expeditionary Force. It was formed in Egypt in December 1914, and operated during the Gallipoli campaign. General William Birdwood commanded the corps, which primarily consisted of troops from the First Australian Imperial Force and 1st New Zealand Expeditionary Force, although there were also British and Indian units attached at times throughout the campaign. The corps disbanded in 1916, following the Allied evacuation of the Gallipoli peninsula and the formation of I ANZAC Corps and II ANZAC Corps.

The coin features poppies known for flourishing amidst the desolation of war and between the graves of the fallen, set against a sunset over the low-rolling hills of the Western Front. The poignant words within read, “At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them" (a quote from For the Fallen, a poem by the English poet and writer Laurence Binyon).

The coins were released in frosted Proof FDC grade, in special gift packaging. No coins of this type were released into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Five Dollars 2014 Lest We Forget - obverse photo

The obverse shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Reverse
Australia / Five Dollars 2014 Lest We Forget - reverse photo

The reverse design of the coin shows flowering poppies in a field devastated by war, as the Sun sets in the background.

On several lines above, the inscription AT THE GOING DOWN OF THE SUN AND IN THE MORNING WE WILL REMEMBER THEM.

Below, the value and denomination 5 DOLLARS

Reverse Inscription 5 DOLLARS
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin designs were approved by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Treasurer in Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2014 (No. 1) on 30 January 2014 and were released on 27 March 2014.

See also

Coins issued under the ANZAC Centenary Coin Program include:
- $5 Lest We Forget (Triangular), 2014
- $5 ANZAC Day Centenary (Triangular), 2015
- $5 Remember the Fallen (Triangular, Coloured), 2016
- $5 Front Line Angels (Triangular, Coloured), 2017
- $5 Sea, Land and Air (Triangular, Coloured), 2018

Advertising
Wild Winds Ancient Coins
Wild Winds Ancient Coins
Five Dollars 2014 Lest We Forget: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeFive Dollars, Triangular
Issued2014
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit10,000
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
DesignerAleksandra Stokic
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeTriangle
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size33.920 mm
Thickness2.800 mm
Mass22.230 g
OCC IDRMKG-EZAC-BVAV-ONXQ
Share or Bookmark this Page
Five Dollars 2014 Lest We Forget: Photos
ImageDetails
2014 $5 Triangular Silver Proof Lest We Forget - Reverse
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
Source
2014 $5 Triangular Silver Proof Lest We Forget - Obverse
Copyright: Royal Australian Mint
Source