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Coin type: Five Cents
Description

The 5 cent coin was first introduced with decimalisation on 14 February 1966. The original reverse design has not been changed since the introduction.

Australian 5 cent coins have been produced by the Royal Australian Mint, the Royal Mint, Llantrisant and the Royal Canadian Mint.

Composition: 75% copper, 25% nickel.

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Sub-type of Sub-types
Face value5 (x Cent)
Years produced1966 - ? CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerStuart Devlin
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.4100 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8300
Obverse

Australian decimal coins have carried four portraits of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second.

The inclusion of an effigy of the Queen on the obverse of Australia's coinage is mandated by Regulation 4 (c) of the Currency Regulations made under the Currency Act 1965. Portraits of Her Majesty have all faced to the right in line with a convention, said to have commenced with Charles II (1660-1685), that the new Monarch's portrait would face in a direction opposite to that of their predecessor.

Obverse inscription

ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]

Reverse

An echidna (also known as a spiny ant-eater) seen from below as it rolls into a protective ball. The denomination numeral 5 [cents] is above the lower half of the animal and the artist's initials SD (for Stuart Devlin) are below the numeral.

Reverse inscription

5

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Notes

If you keep your coins in 2x2 cardboard holders, the best size for five cent coins is 20mm.

List of 54 coins of type: Five Cents from Australia
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Five Cents 1966 75,445,110 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1967 62,144,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1968 67,336,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1969 38,183,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1970 46,073,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1971 39,526,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1972 8,236,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1973 48,826,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1974 64,259,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1975 44,279,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1976 113,201,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1977 108,855,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1978 25,249,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1979 44,569,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1980 115,110,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1981 162,350,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1982 139,568,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1983 131,648,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1984 43,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1985 (mint sets only) 245,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1986 (mint sets only) 247,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1987 73,570,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1988 103,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1988 Cook Islands Mule unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS [year]
Five Cents 1989 95,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1990 33,253,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1991 29,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1992 52,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1993 93,886,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1994 146,708,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1995 85,035,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1996 79,251,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1997 100,712,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1998 88,564,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 1999 179,044,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2000 97,486,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2001 174,638,569 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2002 148,851,514 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2003 115,509,090 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2004 147,708,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2005 194,333,520 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2006 306,500,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2007 59,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2008 200,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2009 83,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2009 Decimal Pattern 7,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2010 55,100,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2011 44,800,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2012 68,900,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2013 78,700,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2014 58,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2015 21,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2016 unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA [year]
Five Cents 2016 Changeover unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
Five Cents: Some useful external links
Royal Australian Mint: Five Cents Wikipedia: Australian five-cent coin