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 by Stuart Devlin has not been changed since its introduction.
In 2006, the Royal Australian Mint produced some for mint sets (brilliant uncirculated coins and proofs), celebrating the 40th anniversary of the decimal currency. The silver proofs (only) have Her Majesty's "Second Portrait" (by Arnold Machin), which was last used in Australia in 1984.
The 8-coin Fine Silver Proof 2006 Year Set contains 1 cent, 2 cents, 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 50 cents (round), $1 and $2 coins - all with the Queen's Second Portrait by Arnold Machin, as the initial decimal coins released in 1966.
The coins were made of 99.9% silver. No coins of this type were released into circulation.
|Five Cents 1999 (Silver, Half Penny)||15,000||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1999 · FIVE CENTS ·|
|Five Cents 2006 (Silver, Second Portrait)||5,829||Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2006|
|Five Cents 2009 Decimal Pattern||7,500||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2009|
|Five Cents 2010 (Gold, Gottwald Portrait)||500||Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Gottwald||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2010|
|Five Cents 2019 Moon Landing (NCLT)||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019|
|Five Cents 2019 (First Portrait)||20,000||Queen Elizabeth II - First Portrait||ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019|
|Five Cents 2021 Echidna Toy||unknown||Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark||ELIZABETH II · AUSTRALIA 2021|
|Coin Type||Five Cents (NCLT)|
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Effigy||Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin|
|Face Value||5 (x Cent)|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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