Five Cents 2002, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Five Cents 2002, Coin from Australia
CoinFive Cents 2002

The 5 cent coin was first introduced with decimalisation on 14 February 1966, when it replaced the pre-decimal Australian sixpence (to which it is equal in size and mass). The original reverse design has not been changed since the introduction. After the withdrawal of the one cent and two cents denominations from circulation in February 1992, the five cent coin is now the smallest circulating coin of the Australian dollar.

Coins issued in 2002 have now been in circulation for 18 years.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Mintage148,970,062 (149.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
Australia / Five Cents 2002 - obverse photo

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
Reverse
Australia / Five Cents 2002 - reverse photo

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; the artist's initials SD (for Stuart Devlin) are below the numeral in (very) tiny letters.

Reverse Inscription 5
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage figure includes:
68,560,000 circulation coins dated 2002, minted in the 2001/2002 financial year (ending 30 June)
80,252,000 circulation coins dated 2002, minted 2002/2003
85,306 brilliant uncirculated coins in sets, minted 2001/2002
19,247 brilliant uncirculated coins in sets, minted 2002/2003
44,025 proofs, minted 2001/2002
9,484 proofs, minted 2002/2003

Sources of original information:

Royal Australian Mint, Annual Report 2001 - 2002 (2002), pp 53, 55. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)
Royal Australian Mint, 2002-03 Annual Report Supplement (2003), pp 2, 4. Retrieved from https://www.ramint.gov.au/annual-reports (PDF)

Five Cents 2002: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage 104,553 (included in total)
Details

Brilliant uncirculated coins issued in mint sets (minted during 2001/2002 financial year + minted 2002/2003):
2002 Year of the Outback Six Coin Uncirculated Set - issued in folder with external hard envelope; six coins, incl. the Outback 50 cents and the Outback $1 - 60,812 + 7,940
2002 Year of the Outback Australian Baby Coin Set - as above, but in a box with matching illustrated cover - 22,542 + 9,937
Australian Wedding Coin Collection 2002 - "specimen"-grade uncirculated coins, in a burgundy coloured holder, boxed - 1,952 + 1,370

Variety Proof FDC Australia / Five Cents 2002 / Proof FDC - obverse photo Australia / Five Cents 2002 / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage 53,509 (included in total)
Details

Proof coins issued in mint sets (minted during 2001/2002 financial year + minted 2002/2003):
2002 Year of the Outback Six Coin Proof Set - issued in rigid plastic case within a folder and encased in an outer shipper box; six coins, incl. the Outback 50 cents and the coloured Outback $1 - 34,313 + 5,200
2002 Year of the Outback Australian Baby Coin Set - Proof - as above, but in a box with matching illustrated cover - 9,712 + 4,284

Five Cents 2002: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Australian Mint 2002, 2003 Mint link
Royal Australian Mint 2002, 2003 Mintage link
All (58) Coins of Country: Australia, Type: Five Cents
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Five Cents 1966 75,445,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966
Five Cents 1967 62,144,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1967
Five Cents 1968 67,336,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1968
Five Cents 1969 38,183,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1969
Five Cents 1970 46,073,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1970
Five Cents 1971 39,526,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1971
Five Cents 1972 8,236,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1972
Five Cents 1973 48,826,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1973
Five Cents 1974 64,259,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1974
Five Cents 1975 44,279,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1975
Five Cents 1976 113,201,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1976
Five Cents 1977 108,855,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1977
Five Cents 1978 25,249,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1978
Five Cents 1979 44,569,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1979
Five Cents 1980 115,110,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1980
Five Cents 1981 162,350,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1981
Five Cents 1982 139,568,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1982
Five Cents 1983 131,648,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1983
Five Cents 1984 43,500,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1984
Five Cents 1985 (mint sets only) 245,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1985
Five Cents 1986 (mint sets only) 247,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1986
Five Cents 1987 73,570,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1987
Five Cents 1988 103,400,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1988
Five Cents 1988 Cook Islands Mule 2 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 1988
Five Cents 1989 95,800,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1989
Five Cents 1990 33,253,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1990
Five Cents 1991 29,900,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1991
Five Cents 1992 52,600,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1992
Five Cents 1993 93,886,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1993
Five Cents 1994 146,708,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1994
Five Cents 1995 85,035,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1995
Five Cents 1996 79,251,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1996
Five Cents 1997 100,712,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1997
Five Cents 1998 88,564,000 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1998
Five Cents 1999 179,044,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999
Five Cents 2000 97,457,153 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2000
Five Cents 2001 174,776,896 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2001
Five Cents 2002 148,970,062 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2002
Five Cents 2003 115,509,090 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2003
Five Cents 2004 147,708,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2004
Five Cents 2005 194,333,520 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2005
Five Cents 2006 306,500,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006
Five Cents 2007 59,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2007
Five Cents 2008 200,200,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2008
Five Cents 2009 83,900,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009
Five Cents 2010 55,100,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010
Five Cents 2011 44,800,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2011
Five Cents 2012 68,900,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2012
Five Cents 2013 78,700,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2013
Five Cents 2014 58,200,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2014
Five Cents 2015 21,200,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2015
Five Cents 2016 34,400,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016
Five Cents 2016 Changeover 4,888,661 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2016 FIFTY YEARS
Five Cents 2017 18,600,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Five Cents 2018 unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2018
Five Cents 2019 (Fourth Portrait) unknown Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Five Cents 2019 (Fifth Portrait) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2019
Five Cents 2020 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2020
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Five Cents 2002: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeFive Cents
Issued2002
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value5 (x Cent)
Mintage148,970,062 (149.0 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerStuart Devlin
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)19.5300
Mass (g)2.8300
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Five Cents 2002: Photos
ImageDetails
2002 5c CuNi Proof for the Proof Year Set
Copyright: Downies
Notes: Proof.
Source
2002 5c CuNi Proof for the Proof Year Set
Copyright: Downies
Notes: Proof.
Source
Coin, Australia, Elizabeth II, 5 Cents, 2002
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Coin, Australia, Elizabeth II, 5 Cents, 2002
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Five Cents 2002: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsAustralia KM# 401