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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse 5 Cents - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Common coin
Years 1966-1984
Value 5 cents
0.05 AUD = 0.038 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.4 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 64, Schön# 51
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Weltmünzkatalog
by Gerhard Schön, Günter Schön
(Battenberg Gietl Verlag)

Obverse

2nd portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara

Lettering: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1966

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Short-beaked Echidnas or Spiny Ant Eaters (Tachyglossus aculeatus) and denomination in cents; designer mark below

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

Comments

NOTE: 1966 varieties:
5 cents 1966 Canberra Mint (left picture) with a short spine on the right shoulder of the echidna.
5 cents 1966 London Mint (right picture) with a much larger spine there:

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Year Mintage VG F VF XF UNC Exchange
1966  45,427,000 Canberra Mint
1966  30,000,000 London Mint
1966  18,000 Proof year set
1966  Uncirculated year set
1967  62,144,000
1968  67,336,000
1969  38,170,000
1969  13,000 Proof year set
1969  Uncirculated year set
1970  46,058,000
1970  15,000 Proof year set
1970  Uncirculated year set
1971  39,516,000
1971  10,000 Proof year set
1971  Uncirculated year set
1972  8,256,000
1972  10,000 Proof year set
1972  Uncirculated year set
1973  48,816,000
1973  10,000 Proof year set
1973  Uncirculated year set
1974  64,248,000
1974  11,000 Proof year set
1974  Uncirculated year set
1975  44,256,000
1975  23,000 Proof year set
1975  Uncirculated year set
1976  113,180,000
1976  21,000 Proof year set
1976  Uncirculated year set
1977  108,800,000
1977  55,000 Proof year set
1977  Uncirculated year set
1978  25,210,000
1978  39,000 Proof year set
1978  Uncirculated year set
1979  44,533,000
1979  36,000 Proof year set
1979  Uncirculated year set
1980  115,042,000
1980  68,000 Proof year set
1980  Uncirculated year set
1981  62,000,000 Canberra Mint
1981  86,000 Proof year set
1981  50,000,000 Royal Canadian Mint
1981  50,300,000 Royal Mint Llantrisant
1981  Uncirculated year set
1982  139,468,000
1982  100,000 Proof year set
1982  Uncirculated year set
1983  131,568,000
1983  80,000 Proof year set
1983  Uncirculated year set
1984  35,436,000
1984  61,000 Proof year set
1984  Uncirculated year set

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