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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait

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

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Features

Country New Zealand
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1986-1998
Value 5 Cents (0.05 NZD)
Metal 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
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)

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These coins were demonteized and withdrawn from circulation in 2006 and many will have been melted down.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 have been given special protection by an Act of Parliament.

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1986  18,000,000
1986  18,000 BU
1986  10,000 Proof
1987  40,000,000 0.30 0.24
1987  18,000 BU
1987  10,000 Proof
1988  15,000 BU; Flat topped numerals
1988  9,000 Proof
1988  16,000,000 0.67 Round-topped numerals
1989  15,000 BU
1989  36,000,000 0.22 0.62 Ottawa Mint
1989  8,500 Proof
1990  18,000 BU
1990  10,000 Proof
1991  20,000 BU
1991  9,000 Proof
1992  15,000 BU
1992  9,000 Proof
1993  15,000 BU
1993  10,000 Proof
1994  26,026,000 0.64
1994  10,000 Proof
1995  40,010,000 0.65 0.53 Llantrisant Mint
1995  4,000 Proof
1996  19,008,000 0.39
1996  4,000 Proof
1997  14,000,000
1997  2,500 Proof
1998  8,000,000
1998  2,000 Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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