Australian 5 Cent Coins

The five cent coin was first introduced with decimal currency on 14 February 1966. The original reverse design of the echidna on standard circulating coins has not been changed since the introduction. The obverse design was altered in 2016 to mark the 50th anniversary of decimal currency, but the reverse design of the echidna has remained constant.

All of the first issue of five cent coins in 1966 were produced at the Royal Mint, London. Since the first production from London, five cent coins have been produced by the Royal Australian Mint, the Royal Mint, Llantrisant and the Royal Canadian Mint.

Nominal Specifications

Composition: 75% Copper - 25% Nickel
Shape: Circular
Edge: Milled
Mass: 2.83 grams
Diameter: 19.41 millimetres