Five Cents 1988 Australia Mule, Coin from Cook Islands - detailed information

Five Cents 1988 Australia Mule, Coin from Cook Islands
CoinFive Cents 1988 Australia Mule

MintRoyal Australian Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintageunknown

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing pearls (effigy known as the "Third portrait"). Around ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 1988. In tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II COOK ISLANDS 1988

Reverse of an Australian five cent coin: 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 and the artist's initials SD (for Stuart Devlin) are below the numeral.

Reverse Inscription 5
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone

Only two examples of this error coin are known.

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Five Cents 1988 Australia Mule: Details
CountryCook Islands
CurrencyCook Islands Dollar
Coin TypeFive Cents
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait, by Raphael Maklouf
Face Value5 (x Cent)
Total Mintageunknown
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Size19.4100 mm
Mass2.8300 g
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