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5 Cents - Elizabeth II Bananas in Pyjamas

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (Bananas in Pyjamas) -  obverse 5 Cents - Elizabeth II (Bananas in Pyjamas) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 5 Cents
0.05 AUD = 0.034 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.4 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

25th Anniversary Bananas in Pyjamas

Obverse

4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 2017
IRB

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Depiction of the two Bananas & the Rat in a Hat

Lettering:
5
25
YEARS

Engraver: Royal Australian Mint

Edge

Reeded

Comments

This NCLT release by the Royal Australian Mint is Australia's first ever coloured 5 cent coin. It is part of a two coin set and has been paired up with a coloured 20 cent coin. Both coins commemorate 25 years of the "Bananas in Pyjamas" segment of the Australian children's television series "Play School". The two coins are frosted uncirculated and are packaged in coin capsules that are placed in a children's book type folder.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2017  30,000 UNC

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5 Cents - Elizabeth II (Bananas in Pyjamas)