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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) -  obverse5 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country Australia
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1985-1998
Value 5 Cents
0.05 AUD = 0.033 USD
Currency Dollar (1966-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.25 mm
Thickness 1.30 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 80,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Schön# 67
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

3rd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the King George IV State Diadem

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1985
RDM

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Echidna (Spiny Anteater)

Lettering:
5
SD

Engraver: Stuart Devlin

Stuart Leslie Devlin, AO, CMG is a significant contemporary gold and silversmith. Australian-born, he has designed coins for countries around the world, and became especially well known as London-based designer of gold and silver collector's items in the 1970s and 80s.

Edge

Reeded

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait) -  obverse

© Mike Bentley

Comments

This is the second version of the standard Australian 5 Cent Echidna coin displaying the Raphael David Makleouf 3rd portrait of the Queen. Although initially minted in 1985 in the Year Proof and Uncirculated Sets it was not released into circulation until the 1987 issue.

A Fine Silver (.999) Proof version of this coin was released in the 1991 Masterpieces in Silver Set.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1985  74,089 0.7% Proof Year Set
1985  170,000 0.9% UNC Year Set
1986  67,000 0.5% Proof Year Set
1986  180,000 1.0% UNC Year Set
1987  73,500,000 0.16 0.24 0.24 0.57 20% Circulation
1987  69,684 0.6% Proof Year Set
1987  200,000 0.11% UNC Year Set
1988  106,423,500 0.19 0.27 0.35 0.61 24% Circulation
1988  101,518 0.8% Proof Year Set
1988  10,000 0% UNC Sydney International Coin Fair
1988  240,000 0.11% UNC Year Set
1989  95,753,000 0.27 0.32 0.32 0.47 21% Circulation
1989  5,000 0% Proof International Coin Fair Set
1989  67,618 0.6% Proof Year Set
1989  150,602 0.13% UNC Year Set
1990  33,252,000 0.30 0.31 1.08 12% Circulation
1990  1,985 0% Proof International Coin Fair Set
1990  51,015 0.3% Proof Year Set
1990  103,766 0.11% UNC Year Set
1991  29,889,000 0.17 0.54 10% Circulation
1991  1,000 0% Proof Singapore Coin Fair Set
1991  41,490 0.3% Proof Year Set
1991  200 0% UNC Singapore Coin Fair Set
1991  148,000 0.4% UNC Year Set
1992  52,558,500 0.20 0.20 14% Circulation
1992  56,367 0.5% Proof Year Set
1992  118,528 0.09% UNC Year Set
1993  93,838,000 0.30 0.30 0.52 21% Circulation
1993  40,255 0.4% Proof Year Set
1993  27,000 0% UNC Gumnut Baby Set
1993  86,068 0.09% UNC Year Set
1994  146,668,000 0.20 0.20 0.64 28% Circulation
1994  39,004 0.4% Proof Year Set
1994  39,958 0% UNC Gumnut Baby Set
1994  91,942 0.09% UNC Year Set
1995  84,991,000 0.27 0.34 0.61 20% Circulation
1995  6,704 0% Proof Gumnut Baby Set
1995  48,537 0.4% Proof Year Set
1995  36,190 0% UNC Gumnut Baby Set
1995  96,079 0.04% UNC Year Set
1996  79,212,000 0.17 0.27 0.85 18% Circulation
1996  3,985 0% Proof Gumnut Baby Set
1996  33,350 0.4% Proof Year Set
1996  25,727 0% UNC Gumnut Baby Set
1996  108,773 0.02% UNC Year Set
1997  100,680,000 0.24 0.24 0.39 0.86 22% Circulation
1997  3,617 0% Proof Gumnut Baby Set
1997  32,543 0.3% Proof Year Set
1997  27,421 0% UNC Gumnut Baby Set
1997  71,022 0.07% UNC Year Set
1998  88,532,000 0.17 0.17 0.92 21% Circulation
1998  5,269 0.09% Proof Koala Baby Set
1998  32,225 0.6% Proof Year Set
1998  31,810 0% UNC Koala Baby Set
1998  74,108 0.11% UNC Year Set

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