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Coin: Five Cents 1988
Description

CountryAustralia CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Face value5 (x Cent) TypeFive Cents
Year1988 CurrentYes
Mintage103,400,000 (103.4 million)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Australian Mint No mint mark 103,400,000 (103.4 million)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerStuart Devlin
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.4100 Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)2.8300
Obverse

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing pearls (effigy known as the "Third portrait"). Around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988. In tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
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

Krause lists combined mintage of 106,100,000 which includes 106,000 proofs.

Five Cents 1988: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof 106,000 (included in main number)
Five Cents 1988: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 80
Five Cents 1988: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2016 Mintage link
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Mintage Proof mintage
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Proof
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