Five Dollars 2018 Sea, Land and Air, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Five Dollars 2018 Sea, Land and Air, Coin from Australia
CoinFive Dollars 2018 Sea, Land and Air

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 coloured coin is the final triangular issue in the Royal Australian Mint's ANZAC Centenary Coin Program and is dedicated to the "Tri-Services". It features a design inspired by the spectacular stained glass artwork of Napier Wall in the Hall of Memory at the Australian War Memorial.

Having previously operated independently from each other, in 1976 each of the three services (Navy, Army and Air Force - Sea, Land and Air) were grouped under a single headquarters command known as the Australian Defence Force (ADF).

The coins were released in Proof FDC grade, in special gift packaging with a numbered Certificate of Authenticity. Issue price: A$90.00. No coins of this type were released into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Five Dollars 2018 Sea, Land and Air - 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 2018.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Reverse
Australia / Five Dollars 2018 Sea, Land and Air - reverse photo

The reverse design of the coin shows a coloured representation of a stained-glass window, featuring yellow sun rays and blue and grey sky.

In the centre, and superimposed on the coloured stained-glass window, a semicircular border and a semicircle, below which a pice of not coloured stained-glass window.

In the foreground, a composition of: an Australian Army cap positioned in front of two crossed swords; an Australian Navy cap positioned on an anchor and rope; an Australian Airforce cap, with goggles, positioned in front of an airplane engine cowling and propeller.

The designer's initials AS (for Aleksandra Stokic) are below right, next to a propeller blade.

The value and denomination 5 DOLLARS are below.

Reverse Inscription 5 DOLLARS
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin designs were approved by the Assistant Minister to the Treasurer in Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 1) 2018 on 26 February 2018.

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 2018 Sea, Land and Air: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeFive Dollars, Triangular
Issued2018
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 IDDKLM-OMKC-PZRB-ONZB
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$5 Sea, Land and Air (Triangular, Coloured), 2018
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$5 Sea, Land and Air (Triangular, Coloured), 2018
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