2006 PNC $5 Melbourne Commonwealth Games

November 24, 2010

2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games $5 PNC

In 2006 Melbourne, Australia hosted the XVIII Commonwealth Games. There were many many coin issues marking this event including an NCLT one dollar and a 50c coin into circulation in the Royal Australian Mint's Melbourne 2006 Commonwealth Games Coin Program.

To celebrate the Games the RAM released two uncirculated collector $5 coins. One of these was included in this Australia Post coin and stamp cover.The reverse coin design depicts 71 figures surrounding the Commonwealth Crown and the Games logo and was designed by Wojciech Pietranik. The obverse is the standard Ian Rank- Broadley effigy of Queen Elizabeth II with the words 5 dollars on the obverse.

The coin is aluminium-zinc-bronze and is legal tender for five dollars. It weighs 20g and is 38.74mm in diameter.

The PNC features a 50c stamp and is postmarked 12th January 2006 at Melbourne Victoria. The PNC was issued for $14.95 by Australia Post and has a mintage of 22,552.

2006 Melbourne Commonwealth Games $5 PNC

Posted by harrisk at November 24, 2010 9:39 AM
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