Elizabeth II (1952-date)
0.05 AUD = 0.039 USD
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40 Yrs Decimal Currency
Series: Fine Silver Set
2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara
Short-beaked Echidnas or Spiny Ant Eater (Tachyglossus aculeatus) and denomination in cents
© Mike Bentley
This Fine Silver (.999) Proof 5 cent coin was released as part of the annual Fine Silver Proof Year Set in 2006. This set celebrated 40 years since decimalisation and included all eight Australian Decimal coins issued since then. The set also featured the original 1966 Arnold Machin obverse on each coin.
The Royal Australian Mint began releasing Fine Silver Year Sets in 2003 and have continued to do so since then. The Echidna standard reverse 5 cent coin has been included in the Fine Silver Proof Year set every year since 2003.
The Fine Silver Proof Set for 2006 also included a, 1 cent, 2 cent, 10 cent, 20 cent, Round 50 cent, $1 and $2 coin as well as this 5 cent coin. The set was issued in a jarrah wood presentation case.
The standard Copper-nickel version of the 5 cent coin which this Silver coin is based on was introduced into circulation in Australia in 1966 to replace the old £sd Sixpence.
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