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Coin type: Five Cents
Description

The New Zealand five-cent coin was the lowest denomination coin of the New Zealand dollar from 1990 to 2006. The five-cent coin was introduced when the New Zealand dollar was introduced on 10 July 1967, replacing the New Zealand sixpence coin. The composition was 75% copper and 25% nickel.

On 31 July 2006 it was eliminated as part of a revision of New Zealand's coins, and it was demonetised (no longer legal tender) as of 1 November 2006. Many were recalled and melted.

According to the Reserve Bank of New Zealand, a total of 616,546,000 (617 mln) circulation coins of the denomination were minted throughout its existence.

Counting proofs and coins in mint sets, a total of 617,508,200 (618 million) coins of the denomination were minted during its existence.

CountryNew Zealand CurrencyNew Zealand Dollar
Sub-type of Sub-types Five Cents 150th Anniversary
Face value5 (x Cent)
Years produced1967 - 2006 CurrentNo (demonetised 2006)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerReginald George James Berry
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.4300 Thickness (mm)1.2400
Mass (g)2.8300
Obverse

Effigy of the monarch (Queen Elizabeth II throughout the existence of the coin).

Obverse inscription

ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]

Reverse

The last surviving member of an otherwise extinct family of reptiles, the tuatara (a lizard-like reptile), native only to New Zealand, is shown sitting on a coastal rock. Above in the background, a gull flying. Below, the denomination 5.

Reverse inscription

5

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

List of 41 coins of type: Five Cents from New Zealand
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Five Cents 1967 26,300,010 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1968 (mint sets only) 75,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1969 10,310,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1970 11,172,020 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1971 11,540,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1972 20,023,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1973 4,051,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1974 18,023,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1975 32,025,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1976 (mint sets only) 27,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1977 (mint sets only) 32,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1978 20,038,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1979 (mint sets only) 41,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1980 12,044,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1981 20,043,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1982 50,043,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1983 (mint sets only) 43,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1984 (mint sets only) 40,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1985 14,032,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1986 18,028,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1987 40,028,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1988 16,024,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1989 36,023,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1990 (mint sets only) 28,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1990 (150th Anniversary) 17,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1991 (mint sets only) 29,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1992 (mint sets only) 24,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1993 (mint sets only) 25,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1994 26,730,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1995 33,290,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1996 19,015,719 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1997 14,006,282 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1998 8,006,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND [year]
Five Cents 1999 25,044,999 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II [year]
Five Cents 2000 26,004,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II [year]
Five Cents 2001 20,004,274 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II [year]
Five Cents 2002 40,504,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II [year]
Five Cents 2003 30,004,496 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II [year]
Five Cents 2004 15,004,550 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II [year]
Five Cents 2005 (mint sets only) 5,250 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II [year]
Five Cents 2006 (mint sets only) 5,100 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) NEW ZEALAND ELIZABETH II [year]
Five Cents: Some useful external links
Wikipedia: New Zealand five-cent coin