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Five Cent

1966 - 2016

The Australian five cent piece was first put into circulation with the introduction of decimal currency in 1966 and continues to be circulated today. During these years three standard types have been issued, the first (1966 - 1984) featured the Arnold Machin portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II, the second (1985 - 1998) featured the Raphael Maklouf portrait, and the third (1999 - Present) features the Ian Rank-Boardley portrait. Some additional uncirculated varieties of these types have been produced as part of the Masterpieces in Silver collection. Despite changes to the obverse the reverse of these types has remained as the same Echidna design by Stuart Devlin. Devlin's initials (SD) can be found below the denomination.

In addition to these three main types, another three non-circulating commemorative five cent pieces have been released. The first was issued in 1999 as part of the masterpieces in silver collection and commemorated the design of the 1939 Half Penny, the second was a golden miniature piece issued in 2012, and the final type was a 2016 piece that commemorated fifty years since the introduction of decimal currency in Australia.

Currency in equivalent units of base 10A coin struck differing from the standard design to commemorate an eventThe tails side of the coin

Type I1966 - 2006Type II1985 - 98Type III1999 - 2016Pre-Decimal Restrikes1999Gold Miniature2012Decimal Currency2016
  MintageMS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS69Type I1966 Long spine30,067,250323539813001,000Type I1966 Short spine45,422,6593341465185310Type I1967 62,144,00029313335180500Type I1968 67,336,0004655652601,0003,300Type I1969 38,201,17641424351230950Type I1970 46,098,23017171746330720Type I1971 39,544,5722331374367270Type I1972 8,295,065474792180540960Type I1973 48,846,928252525462301,000Type I1974 64,273,4752223313181300Type I1975 44,286,1212020203767270Type I1976 113,220,0042730343857240Type I1977 108,928,01020222432530950Type I1978 25,280,0062122321708703,900Type I1978 MuleUnknown      Type I1979 44,603,00630303131200530Type I1980 115,142,000273237487801,200Type I1981 112,384,00022232539200910Type I1981 Wavy hair curls50,000,000      Type I1982 139,763,95019202233160470Type I1983 131,723,7002020321708703,900Type I1984 35,586,01419192840200910Type II1985 170,0003132326174290Type II1986 180,000192025324897Type II1987 73,700,0002121213339200Type II1988 103,724,440242424304883Type II1988 MuleUnknown      Type II1989 95,903,9021919192666280Type II1990 33,355,7662021232547220Type II1991 30,036,9002121232536330Type II1992 51,677,0283131323242200Type II1993 93,947,1602121233349220Type II1994 146,799,9002020202941120Type II1995 85,123,2692930305290120Type II1996 79,346,5002626283145130Type II1997 100,778,4433636373863260Type II1998 88,637,9182222232354240Type III1999 176,121,7854040405663260Type III2000 97,528,3943738383940200Type III2001 174,702,3161921293048220Type III2002 148,916,553272828282944Type III2003 115,221,509242424252948Type III2004 145,371,758343535363737Type III2005 194,404,026242525253446Type III2006 306,650,254222222283656Type III2007 59,140,463222223242662Type III2008 120,136,516222223252643Type III2009 84,059,455192021242846Type III2010 59,225,70326262630160860Type III2011 44,905,05127333956240970Type III2012 68,845,63823232431170860Type III2013 44,861,452221408104,10019,00082,000Type III2014 Unknown1920211308004,200Type III2015 Unknown18262830160860Type III2016 Unknown282929293418050 Yrs Decimal Currency2016 Unknown606263652601,000Type III2007 Double HeadedUnknown3,9004,3004,8005,3005,8006,400  MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAMType I1966 Proof18,066414662150480890Type I1966 London Mint ProofUnknown1003601,2003,5009,40022,000Type I1969 Proof13,056343944993401,000Type I1970 Proof15,3684040414242200Type I1971 Proof10,0662021212950230Type I1972 Proof10,2724759751905001,300Type I1973 Proof10,0905859606263260Type I1974 Proof10,9182629324460250Type I1975 Proof23,0212222222731510Type I1976 Proof21,2002626263246310Type I1977 Proof55,0062931333586310Type I1978 Proof38,5191718181940200Type I1979 Proof36,0061821242838260Type I1980 Proof68,0003131323274160Type I1981 Proof86,1002527293172220Type I1982 Proof100,00020242833110380Type I1983 Proof80,000232629323556Type I1984 Proof61,0001820212435150Type I2006 Silver Proof5,829      Type II1985 Proof74,089273751702801,000Type II1986 Proof67,0002326272743210Type II1987 Proof69,6842023273140120Type II1988 Proof104,5182828282935500Type II1989 Proof72,6182222222230260Type II1990 Proof53,0002224272931370Type II1991 Silver Proof25,000393940404181Type II1991 Proof41,590232323243372Type II1991 Proof MuleUnique      Type II1992 Proof56,367262626273690Type II1993 Proof46,0002626262627150Type II1994 Proof39,0043536363737190Type II1995 Proof55,2413536363738300Type II1996 Proof45,5203737383939180Type II1997 Proof36,1602631384757140Type II1998 Proof37,494363637376879Type III1999 Proof34,7633334343535160Type III2000 Proof85,5612525262626180Type III2001 Gold Proof650      Type III2001 Proof74,580333334343583Type III2002 Proof53,5103232323333110Type III2003 Proof53,889434344454673Type III2003 Silver Proof6,5003435353536180Type III2004 Proof66,00039404041418812Values are in AUD and are retail price estimations based on past sales of coins certified by PCGS or NGC and as such values only related to such graded coins. Uncertified coins or coins graded by other services would likely be worth significantly less. For wholesale pricing please refer to the Red Sheet. While all attempts to ensure accurate pricing, data entry errors can occur and as such no warranty is expressed or implied as to the accuracy of any information published on this website. It is important to verify all published sales to ensure the accuracy of the pricing when making any purchase decision. Any personal information provided to us is protected by the Privacy Act 1988.