Australia 2015 Lighthouse Aid to Navigation $5 Silver Frosted Uncirculated Coin
From the Royal Australian Mint: Traditionally, the lamps in early lighthouses were powered by kerosene but with the introduction of solar power, all ‘off grid’ beacons were converted to electricity. From the 1980s, there was a concerted effort to automate the remaining 41 manned lighthouses – a task which was completed on 22 August 1996. Despite advancements in satellite navigation systems, these lighthouses are still operational. When the Commonwealth of Australia officially accepted responsibility for all landfall and coastal lights around Australia, it comprised of 167 lighthouses, 103 of which were manned. Since 1991, the function of maritime aids to navigation has been the responsibility of the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.
Obverse: The design features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. The inscription reads: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015.
Reverse: The reverse design features a lighthouse standing silent vigil over the shores of the Australian coast. Ten beams of light shine from the lighthouse lamp. The denomination 1 DOLLAR is located to the left. Below the denomination is inscribed 1 OZ .999 AG. The designer’s initial “S” can be seen along the rocky shore to the right.
Designer(s): Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait of Queen Elizabeth II is one of the most widely-circulated designs in modern coinage. View Designers Profile
|Year Of Issue:||2015|
|OBV Designer||Ian Rank-Broadley|