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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 4th Portrait - Bananas in Pyjamas

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Bananas in Pyjamas) -  obverse5 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Bananas in Pyjamas) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2017
Value 5 Cents
0.05 AUD = 0.034 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel (Pad Printed)
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

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (4th Portrait - Bananas in Pyjamas) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

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.
 

The coin was also included in a 2 coin PNC released by Australia Post.
 

The was coin included in a different coloured limited edition 2 coin PNC at the ANDA Melbourne Money Expo.
 

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2017  30,000 93% UNC in 2 Coin Book Set
2017  7% UNC in 2 Coin PNC
2017  750 7% UNC in 2 Coin PNC ANDA Melbourne Money Expo

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