Five Cents 2017 Bananas in Pyjamas, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Five Cents 2017 Bananas in Pyjamas, Coin from Australia
CoinFive Cents 2017 Bananas in Pyjamas

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.

The denomination is occasionally used by both the Royal Australian Mint and the Perth Mint to issue collector coins, which are legal tender in Australia - such as this one.

This coloured non-circulating commemorative was issued to mark the 25th anniversary of Bananas in Pyjamas.

Bananas in Pyjamas is an Australian children's television series that first aired on 20 July 1992 on ABC. It has since been syndicated in many countries and dubbed into other languages (in the United States, the "Pyjamas" in the title was modified to reflect the American spelling "pajamas"). It aired in syndication from 1995 to 1997 as a half-hour series, then became a 15-minute show paired with a short-lived 15-minute series The Crayon Box, under a 30-minute block produced by Sachs Family Entertainment titled Bananas in Pajamas & The Crayon Box. Additionally, the characters and a scene from the show were featured in the Kids for Character sequel titled Kids for Character: Choices Count. The pilot episode was Pink Mug.

No coins of this type were issued into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown
Australia / Five Cents 2017 Bananas in Pyjamas - obverse photo

The obverse shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her 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 small 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 2017.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
Australia / Five Cents 2017 Bananas in Pyjamas - reverse photo

The reverse is coloured and shows characters from the Bananas in Pyjamas children's TV show, on a background decorated with geometric motifs. The two "bananas" characters are within a large figure 25, under which the inscription YEARS.

Above left, the value 5 [cents].

Reverse Inscription 5 25 YEARS
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Included in Set
Bananas in Pyjamas 25 Years, mintage unknown
2 coins: 20 Cents (coloured) Bananas in Pyjamas, 5 Cents (coloured) Bananas in Pyjamas
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Five Cents 2017 Bananas in Pyjamas: Details
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeFive Cents, NCLT
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Cent)
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size19.5300 mm
Mass2.8300 g
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2017 5 cents Bananas in Pyjamas
Copyright: Downies
2017 5 cents Bananas in Pyjamas
Copyright: Downies