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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 170,00030313740623101986 180,0001013243036831987 73,700,00013161924462301988 103,724,44012151820311501988 MuleUnknown      1989 95,903,90214172123343001990 33,355,76614171929421801991 30,036,90013162226304201992 51,677,02819243036472401993 93,947,16012142126562801994 146,799,90013141624451001995 85,123,26914182632421201996 79,346,50014172123461201997 100,778,44312151820643201998 88,637,9181215182238190 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1985 Proof74,08919242932482401986 Proof67,00018202225311501987 Proof69,68420212427303701988 Proof104,51815192325335301989 Proof72,6189.40111323365601990 Proof53,00013162025332701991 Silver Proof25,0002628303336711991 Proof41,59011141721262601991 Proof MuleUnique      1992 Proof56,36711141721331901993 Proof46,00016202425301801994 Proof39,00413161923296001995 Proof55,24113162024303301996 Proof45,52015182324322001997 Proof36,16013161921281401998 Proof37,494131620253196Values 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.