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Type II

1985 - 98

The Type II five cent was issued from 1985 until 1998 and featured the new Raphael Maklouf portrait of her majesty Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse, with Stuart Devlin's echidna design on the reverse. Devlin's initials (SD) can be found directly underneath the denomination (see image below).

The series was struck exclusively at the Royal Australian Mint in a cupro-nickel alloy with an additional silver proof produced in 1991 as part of the year's Masterpieces in silver set. An unknown number of extremely rare business strike mules were also minted in 1988 and a unique 1991 proof mule was also minted.

The initials of the designer Stuart Devlin (SD) on a 1987 five cent piece.

The heads side of the coinThe tails side of the coinA substance composed of several metalsA coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulationa facility that produces coins

 MintageMS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS691985 170,00030303158702701986 180,0001819243146921987 73,700,00020202031381901988 103,724,4402323232846791988 MuleUnknown      1989 95,903,90218181825632701990 33,355,76619202223442101991 30,036,90020202223343201992 51,677,02830303031401901993 93,947,16020202232462101994 146,799,90019191928391101995 85,123,26928282949851101996 79,346,50025252729431201997 100,778,44334353536602501998 88,637,9182121212251220 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1985 Proof74,089263649672609701986 Proof67,00022252526412001987 Proof69,68419222630381101988 Proof104,51827272727344701989 Proof72,61821212121282501990 Proof53,00021232528303601991 Silver Proof25,0003737383839781991 Proof41,5902222222331691991 Proof MuleUnique      1992 Proof56,3672525252534861993 Proof46,00024252525251501994 Proof39,00434343535361801995 Proof55,24134343535372801996 Proof45,52035363637371701997 Proof36,16025303644541301998 Proof37,494343535366575Values 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.