5 Cents - Elizabeth II 1st portrait
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Effigies over Time
1st portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing a laurel
Short beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)
This Copper-nickel NCLT Coin was issued by the RAM as part of a six coin set to commemorate the six different effigies of Queen Elizabeth II used on Australian coinage. This coin displays the 1st effigy by Mary Gillick used on the first Australian coins to be minted with Queen Elizabeth II.
According to centuries-old tradition, Australia's coins bear an effigy of the reigning monarch on their obverse. Queen Elizabeth II is Australia's longest-serving monarch. Although new effigies are introduced rarely, there have been five previous effigies of the Queen on Australia's coins prior to the latest one by Jody Clark.
Mary Gillick (1953), Arnold Machin (1966), Raphael Makleouf (1985), Vladimir Gottwald (used once on the 50c Royal Visit coin in 2000), Ian Rank-Broadly (1998) and the latest Jody Clark effigy introduced in 2019.
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