Five Cents (NCLT), Coin Type from Australia - detailed information

Five Cents (NCLT), Coin Type from Australia (issued 1999 - )
Coin TypeFive Cents (NCLT)

The Australian 5 cent coin was first introduced with decimalisation on 14 February 1966 when it replaced the pre-decimal Australian sixpence. The original reverse design for the circulating coins (by Stuart Devlin) has not been changed since its introduction.

Occasionally, the Royal Australian Mint issues Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) 5 cent coins with different designs; however, they are not as numerous as the NCLT issues in the higher denominations such as the 50 cents, one dollar and two dollars.

Obverse

Effigy of the ruling monarch, legend, date.

Obverse InscriptionLegend of the ruling monarch, date
Reverse

Various reverse designs as separately described.

Reverse Inscription5
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
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Five Cents (NCLT): Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
From1999
Face Value5 (x Cent)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
Designer
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)19.5300
Mass (g)2.8300