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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 inscriptionELIZABETH 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 inscription5
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Five Cents: Photos

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