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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait

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

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Features

Country New Zealand
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1986-1998
Value 5 Cents (0.05 NZD)
Currency Dollar (1967-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.43 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 11-01-2006
References KM# 60
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.

Obverse

Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, legend around, date below.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II NEW ZEALAND
1990

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

A Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus), denomination. The Tuatara is an endangered, lizard-like reptile endemic to New Zealand.

Lettering: 5

Engraver: George James Berry

Reginald George James Berry OBE was a New Zealand artist, noted for creating a large number of postage stamp and coin designs. He was born in London in 1906, and emigrated to New Zealand in 1925.

Edge

Reeded

Comments

These coins were demonetized and withdrawn from circulation in 2006 and many will have been melted down.

The tuatara is a native lizard to New Zealand and one of the oldest of all living reptiles. It grows up to 0.6m in length and can be traced back 180 million years. The tuatara has been given special protection by an Act of Parliament.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1986  18,000,000 0.34 0.34 18%
1986  18,000 0.5% BU
1986  10,000 0.5% Proof
1987  40,000,000 0.19 0.28 0.30 29%
1987  18,000 0.6% BU
1987  10,000 0.4% Proof
1988  15,000 0.7% BU; Flat topped numerals
1988  9,000 0.4% Proof
1988  16,000,000 0.34 0.40 0.68 0.48 16% Round-topped numerals
1989  15,000 0.8% BU
1989  36,000,000 0.22 0.28 0.60 28% Ottawa Mint
1989  8,500 0.6% Proof
1990  18,000 0.7% BU
1990  10,000 0.6% Proof
1991  20,000 0.9% BU
1991  9,000 0.4% Proof
1992  15,000 2.59 0.7% BU
1992  9,000 0.4% Proof
1993  15,000 0.9% BU
1993  10,000 0.3% Proof
1994  26,026,000 0.18 0.35 1.05 21%
1994  10,000 0.5% Proof
1995  40,010,000 0.34 0.53 28% Llantrisant Mint
1995  4,000 0.3% Proof
1996  19,008,000 0.40 0.57 15%
1996  4,000 0.3% Proof
1997  14,000,000 0.57 10%
1997  2,500 0.2% Proof
1998  8,000,000 0.35 7%
1998  2,000 0.6% Proof

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