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5 Cents - Elizabeth II 50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency

5 Cents - Elizabeth II (50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency) -  obverse 5 Cents - Elizabeth II (50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency) -  reverse

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Features

Country Australia
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2016
Value 5 Cents
0.05 AUD = 0.034 USD
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 2.83 g
Diameter 19.4 mm
Thickness 1.3 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑

Commemorative issue

50th Anniversary of Decimal Currency

Obverse

Small version of the 4th portrait of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland Tiara,
Reproduction of 1953-1964 1 Penny Coin with Kangaroo

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II
AUSTRALIA 2016
FIFTY YEARS
AUSTRALIA (Within the Penny)

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Short beaked Echidna (Tachyglossus aculeatus)

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

This coin was released as part of the RAM 2016 Mint and Proof Sets and commemorates the Changeover 50 years ago to decimal currency in Australia. It is the very first Australian 5 cent Commemorative coin. It is unusual in that the Reverse of the coin is the same as a standard definitive 5 cent coin. The Obverse of the coin has a miniature Ian Rank-Broadly Queens Head and a representation of an Australian Penny coin as issued between 1953 to 1964. This coin has been released as a circulation coin in 2016 alongside the normal definitive version.

Folder distributed by the Royal Australian Mint for the circulating coins:

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2016  100,000
2016  5,000,000 0.99 1.11 Circulating
2016  Circulating; Sealed Mint Bag
2016  1,200 In Mint UNC Set; World Money Fair
2016  Proof

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