Five Dollars 2015 ANZAC Day Centenary, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Five Dollars 2015 ANZAC Day Centenary, Coin from Australia
CoinFive Dollars 2015 ANZAC Day Centenary

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 second issue 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.

Anzac Day (25th April) is a national day of remembrance in Australia and New Zealand that broadly commemorates all Australians and New Zealanders "who served and died in all wars, conflicts, and peacekeeping operations" and "the contribution and suffering of all those who have served".

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

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Australia / Five Dollars 2015 ANZAC Day Centenary - 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 2015.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Australia / Five Dollars 2015 ANZAC Day Centenary - reverse photo

The reverse design of the coin depicts two soldiers, each carrying a rifle; they are carrying a wounded soldier across a battlefield.

In the background, a map showing part of Western Turkey with AEGEAN SEA marked on the left, TURKEY on the right and ANZAC COVE above.

Incuse on the ground beneath the soldier's feet, ANZAC DAY 1915-2015.

Below, the value and denomination 5 DOLLARS

Reverse Inscription 5 DOLLARS ANZAC DAY 1915-2015
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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

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Five Dollars 2015 ANZAC Day Centenary: Details
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeFive Dollars, Triangular
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Mintage Limit10,000
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size33.920 mm
Thickness2.800 mm
Mass22.230 g
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