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Australia Sydney Town Hall

2012  Five Dollar reverse 2012  Five Dollar obverse

2012 Five Dollar

Reverse Designer:Wojciech Broadley Obverse Designer:Ian Rank Broadley Size:39mm Weight:20g Edge:Reeded Composition:92% Copper
6% Aluminium
2% Nickel


Sales History


In 2012 the Royal Australian Mint produced a four coin set that features the town halls of Perth, Brisbane, Melbourne and Sydney. The coins are of a five dollar denomination and are produced from bronze with an antiqued finish. This piece was released at the ANDA Money Expo in Sydney and features the Sydney Town Hall. The reverse features an elegant front view of the Sydney Town Hall with the legend "SYDNEY TOWN HALL" and the denomination "FIVE DOLLARS." The obverse features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II with the legend "ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012."

During the 1880s the Sydney Town Hall was built on the site of the former Old Sydney Burial Ground. The building was designed by unknown Tasmanian architect JH Willson who drew on Victorian/Beaux-Arts design concepts. Key to the building was the installation of a substantial organ in the Centennial Hall. (Sydney Town Hall, 2017) The organ was constructed in London between 1886 and 1889 by Messrs William Hill and Sons. The organ consists of nearly 9,000 pipes and was described as "the finest organ ever built by an English organ builder." (Sydney Town Hall, 2017)

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