Five Cents 2019 Moon Landing, Coin from Australia - detailed information

Five Cents 2019 Moon Landing, Coin from Australia
CoinFive Cents 2019 Moon Landing

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 coin was issued in the 2019 Royal Australian Mint six-coin annual mints sets (uncirculated and proof). The theme of the sets is the 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing by the Apollo 11 mission. The sets feature two one-year type Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) coins: this five cent coin showing the lunar landing site on the Sea of Tranquility, and a one dollar coin showing the Honeysuckle Creek Tracking Station in Australia, which broadcast the historic moonwalk to the entire world.

No coins of this type were issued into circulation.

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mintageunknown
Obverse
Australia / Five Cents 2019 Moon Landing - 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 2019.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2019
Reverse
Australia / Five Cents 2019 Moon Landing - reverse photo

The obverse of the coin represents, within a circle, the surface of the Moon pockmarked by craters and lines radiating from a large crater; a stylised representation of a mark left by a boot is over a terminator line dividing the lighter from darker part of the surface. The number 5 [cents] represent the value.

The designer's signature AWB (for Adam Ball) is hidden in the dark part of the surface in the left field.

Reverse Inscription 5
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

The coin design was approved by the Assistant Treasurer in Currency (Royal Australian Mint) Determination (No. 3) 2018 on 18 June 2018.

Issued in 6-coin mint sets 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, uncirculated (RAM Product Code: 10091, issue price: AU$25) and proof (RAM Product Code: 10076, issue price: AU$100).

Five Cents 2019 Moon Landing: Known varieties
Variety Proof Australia / Five Cents 2019 Moon Landing / Proof - obverse photo Australia / Five Cents 2019 Moon Landing / Proof - reverse photo
Mintage unknown
Details

In 6-coin proof mint sets 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, RAM Product Code: 10076, issue price: AU$100.

Variety Brilliant Uncirculated Australia / Five Cents 2019 Moon Landing / Brilliant Uncirculated - obverse photo
Mintage unknown
Details

In 6-coin uncirculated mint sets 50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing, RAM Product Code: 10091, issue price: AU$25.

Five Cents 2019 Moon Landing: Details
CountryAustralia
CurrencyAustralian Dollar
Coin TypeFive Cents (NCLT)
Issued2019
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value5 (x Cent)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerAdam Ball
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)19.5300
Mass (g)2.8300
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50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing
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50th Anniversary of the Moon Landing - 5 Cents Proof
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