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Australian $5 Coins

1990 ANZAC 75th Anniversary UNC $5

Aluminum Bronze

Commemorating the historic achievement of Australian and New Zealand troops that started 25 April 1915, when the ill fated Gallipoli landings started a legend that survives to this day.
The design of the Australian coin depicts one of the most famous stories of courage and selflessness to come out of the Gallipoli campaign. It is based on a sculpture by Peter Corlett simply called "Simpson and His Donkey".
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II features on the obverse.




It was distributed mounted on a colourful see-both-sides cardboard card protected by a plastic sleeve. The coin is not protected from the elements at all and most are quite toned.

From cities, towns and rural communities they went as volunteers, young and confident. They fought as comrades, clinging grimly to the toehold won at such cost. They forged a reputation for courage and endurance, then withdrew with honour. They bequeathed the two young nations a new image of themselves.

Nominal Specifications
Denomination: $5
Metal: Aluminium Bronze
Mass: 28.0 grams
Diameter: 38.74 mm
Reverse: Wojciech Pietranik
Obverse: Raphael Maklouf


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