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.
This coin design was issued in the baby mint sets of the year only; three of the coins in the set are re-imagined versions of the "definitive" types and are designed as baby toys. The five-cent coin shows a wooden "posable" echidna - a popular children's toy made of wood and pieces of rope.
These coins are Non-Circulating Legal Tender (collector issue). No coins of this type have been released into circulation.
|Variety||In mint sets|
Brilliant Unirculated coins in RAM mint sets.
Baby Coins Uncirculated Year Set - 2021 Uncirculated Year Set, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Aboriginal Elder, $1 Kangaroo Toys, 50 Cents, 20 Cents Platypus Toy, 10 Cents, 5 Cents Echidna Toy, Baby Set Medal
Proof coins in RAM mint sets.
Baby Coins Proof Year Set - 2021 Proof Year Set, mintage unknown
6 coins: $2 Aboriginal Elder, $1 Kangaroo Toys, 50 Cents, 20 Cents Platypus Toy, 10 Cents, 5 Cents Echidna Toy
|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|
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|Coin Type||Five Cents (NCLT)|
|Monarch||Queen Elizabeth II|
|Effigy||Queen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Australian version)|
|Face Value||5 (x Cent)|
|Orientation||Medal Alignment (Axis 0)|
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