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1972 Five Cent

Type I

Australia

1972 Five Cent Reverse1972 Five Cent Obverse Mintage8,295,065Reverse DesignerStuart DevlinObverse DesignerArnold MachinWeight2.83 gramsSize19.4 mmCountryAustraliaDateMM1972DenominationFive CentVarietyType IPrefixMSWeight2.83000007503Size19.41EdgeReededFace CurrencyAUDFace Value0.05Mintage8295065CompositionCopper75.0%0.75Nickel25.0%0.25Bullion Value$0.03
The Type I five cent was issued from 1966 to 1984 with an additional A coin struck from specially prepared dies to strike a superior quality coin not intended for circulationproofproof striking in silver in 2006 as part of the 40th anniversary of Currency in equivalent units of base 10decimaldecimal coinage set. It features an echidna on the The tails side of the coinreversereverse and her majesty, Queen Elizabeth II on the The heads side of the coinobverseobverse.

The issue was struck at the Royal Australian mint in all years with additional assistance provided by the Royal mint London in 1966 to assist with the huge demand for new currency with a vast amount of Denominations without base 10 equivalentspre-decimalpre-decimal currency withdrawn, and by the Wales and Canadian a facility that produces coinsmintsmint in 1981 to help the additional demand for circulation currency brought about by the economic boom of the 1980s.

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