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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 170,00032323362752901986 180,0002020253348981987 73,700,00021212133402001988 103,724,4402424243049841988 MuleUnknown      1989 95,903,90219202026672901990 33,355,76620212325472201991 30,036,90021222325363401992 51,677,02831323233422101993 93,947,16021222434492201994 146,799,90020202030421201995 85,123,26930303053911201996 79,346,50026262931461301997 100,778,44336373838642601998 88,637,9182223232355240 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1985 Proof74,089283852712801,0001986 Proof67,00023262728442101987 Proof69,68420232732401201988 Proof104,51828282929365001989 Proof72,61822222222302601990 Proof53,00022242730323801991 Silver Proof25,0003940404141831991 Proof41,5902324242433731991 Proof MuleUnique      1992 Proof56,3672626272736911993 Proof46,00026262627271601994 Proof39,00436363737381901995 Proof55,24136363737393001996 Proof45,52037383839401801997 Proof36,16026323947571401998 Proof37,494363737386980Values 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.