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Type III

1999 - 2016

The Type III five cent piece has been issued from 1999 and remains the annually issued type today. The type features the Ian Rank-Broadley portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth on the obverse and Stuart Devlin's iconic echidna design on the reverse. Devlin's initials (SD) can be found directly underneath the denomination (see image below). In addition to the large number of standard business and proof strikes a number of different strike types have been issued.

From 2001, the Royal Australian Mint has intermittently issued gold proof strikes, and from 2003 the Mint has issued silver proof strikes. In addition, from 2002 to 2009 the mint issued wedding coin sets containing deep mirror specimen strikes before being replaced by proof strikes in 2010. In 2007 a minting error resulted in the production of an unknown number of double headed business strikes.

The initials of the designer Stuart Devlin (SD) on a 2001 Proof Five Cent piece.

The tails side of the coinA coin struck from an early circulation die state, not intended for circulationA coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulationThe heads side of the coina facility that produces coins

 MintageMS64MS65MS66MS67MS68MS691999 176,121,78542454654603002000 97,528,39416202530331602001 174,702,31612142328452302002 148,916,5531519233135382003 115,221,5091718192334412004 145,371,7581518222834592005 194,404,0269.1011131629442006 306,650,2541418212340532007 59,140,4631113172226652007 Double HeadedUnknown      2008 120,136,5161316203437412009 84,059,4551924303438472010 59,225,703141822251301702011 44,905,051212335452303002012 68,845,638131620261301702013 44,861,4521416231201501702014 Unknown1214211101401602015 Unknown122021241201602016 Unknown1114182429150 MintagePR65DCAMPR66DCAMPR67DCAMPR68DCAMPR69DCAMPR70DCAM1999 Proof34,76315182227342302000 Proof85,56112151822321902001 Gold Proof650      2001 Proof74,58013162024301902002 Proof53,51012141719282002003 Proof53,88914172126321502003 Silver Proof6,50017181920221102004 Proof66,0001113162028972004 Silver Proof6,5001617171819992005 Gold Proof629      2005 Proof46,40415182227341702005 Silver Proof6,2003943465155832006 Gold Proof300      2006 Proof60,50014172125342102007 Silver Proof3,475      2007 Proof43,1331215192328862007 Gold Proof300      2008 Proof40,6121417212633792008 Silver Proof3,600      2009 Proof41,5641316202531842009 Silver Proof2,225      2010 Silver Proof1,600      2010 Gold Proof450      2010 Proof22,9461316192429492011 Proof26,89713161924292902011 Silver Proof2,072      2012 Proof31,44516202531371102012 Silver Proof1,400      2013 Proof23,94014172126593002015 ProofUnknown1114182330120Values 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.