Five Dollars 2016 Remember the Fallen, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Five Dollars 2016 Remember the Fallen, Coin from Australia
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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 commemorative $5 coin is the second triangular 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.

The Mint says about the coin:
"As we commemorate the centenary of the First World War, we pay tribute to the 60,000 Australians who endured personal hardships, sacrifices and suffering for their country. Partnering with the Australian War Memorial, the Royal Australian Mint has produced this fine silver proof triangular coin representing part of the Memorial’s Hall of Memory striking mosaic in colour. The Hall of Memory at the heart of the Australian War Memorial features an impressive mosaic which was crafted over a period of 20 years, commencing in 1937, by a soldier who was wounded in the First World War, Napier Waller.

The hall of Memory now also houses the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier, one of the most visited areas in the Memorial. A portrait of one of the seemingly ordinary soldiers has been taken from the remarkable mosaic and features in the design. Radiating feelings of strength and endurance, the enlarged and intense eyes of the soldier are characteristic of the ancient Greek sculpture and Byzantine mosaic.

The Gallipoli peninsula where ANZAC troops fought is represented in this piece with sprigs of rosemary, which were commonly found growing wild on the battlefield. This coin is struck by The Royal Australian Mint in partnership with the Australian War Memorial to Remember the Fallen. The colour printed fine silver coin is finished to the Royal Australian Mint proof standard."

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

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Five Dollars 2016 Remember the Fallen - obverse photo

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (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 2016.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Reverse
Australia / Five Dollars 2016 Remember the Fallen - reverse photo

The reverse design of the coin shows a portrait in colour from the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial - a soldier from the 1st Light Horse Brigade, a mounted infantry brigade of the Australian Imperial Force (AIF), which served in the Middle Eastern theatre of World War I.

The Gallipoli peninsula where ANZAC troops fought is represented in this piece with sprigs of rosemary, which were commonly found growing wild on the battlefield.

In handwritten script below, Remember the Fallen, below which the value and denomination 5 DOLLARS.

Reverse Inscription 5 DOLLARS Remember the Fallen
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin designs were approved by the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer in Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination 2015 (No. 10) on 15 December 2015 and released on 4 April 2016.

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 2016 Remember the Fallen: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeFive Dollars, Triangular
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Dollar)
Mintageunknown
Mintage Limit7,500
CurrentYes
Material0.999 Silver
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeTriangle
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size33.920 mm
Thickness2.800 mm
Mass22.230 g
OCC IDBVYX-EWRC-JQDP-OJZN
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