Australia 1994 Five Dollars $5 Women’s Enfranchisement

Features

Issuer Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1994
Value 5 Dollars
5.00Β AUD = INR 267
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Bimetallic: aluminium-bronze centre in stainless steel ring
Weight 10.6Β g
Diameter 28.12Β mm
Thickness 2.6Β mm
Shape Icositetragonal (24-sided)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 14157
References KM# 224

This coin was Australia’s first NCLT bi-metal coin and was struck by the RAM as a tribute to Mary Lee, the leading South Australian Suffragist who was part of the movement to establish the Enfranchisement of Women in South Australia. It was released in a credit card style coincard.
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An Aluminium-bronze Proof version of the coin was released in a capsule in a plush case.

Image 1 - 1994 Australia $5 Proof Coin Women's Enfranchisement + Low 000797 Card /Case/Box

 

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Commemorative issue

100th Anniversary of Women’s Enfranchisement

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Script:Β Latin

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 1994
RDM

Designer:Β Raphael David Maklouf

 

Reverse

Portrait of Mary Lee, leading South Australian suffragist of the 1890’s surrounded by words highlighting the suffrage movement

Script:Β Latin

Lettering:
1894 WOMEN’S ENFRANCHISEMENT S.A. 1994
100 YEARS ACT OF THE CONSTITUTION 1894 1984 WOMEN’S SUFFRAGE LEAGUE & POLITICAL EQUALITY – VOTE WOMEN FOR PARLIAMENT ON THE SAME TERMS AS MAN. DEMOCRACY
MARY LEE 1821 – 1909
5 DOLLARS

Designer:Β Horst Hahne

 

Edge

Smooth 24-sided

5 Dollars - Elizabeth II (3rd Portrait - The Enfranchisement of Women) -  obverse

Mint

Royal Australian Mint, Canberra, Australia (1965-date)

 

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