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Phar Lap


In 1930 the legendary thoroughbred Phar Lap won the Melbourne Cup. The champion horse and his suspicious sudden death are key events in Australian cultural and sporting history. The Royal Australian Mint has celebrated the 70th anniversary of Phar Lap's Melbourne Cup victory with two five dollar commemorative coins. The first is a proof piece made from aluminium bronze to a limited mintage of 20,000. The second is a bi-metallic uncirculated piece made with an aluminium bronze centre and a stainless steel ring. Both coins were designed by Vladimir Gottwald and share an illustration of Phar Lap and his jockey.

 MintageAU50AU55AU58MS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS692000 Bi-Metal97,804          MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM2000 Proof18,813      Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.