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Coin - 5 Cents, Australia, 1973 Numismatics Reg. No: NU 16356

Summary:
Australia
Five Cent coin 1973
Mint: Royal Australian, Canberra

The Canberra mint struck 48,816,000 five cent pieces in 1973
Description:
A cupro-nickel coin (19.4 mm diameter) featuring on the obverse a diademed bust of Elizabeth II facing right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1973. The reverse features an echidna (also known as a spiny ant-eater) seen from below as it rolls into a protective ball. The denomination numeral 5 is above the lower half of the animal and the artist's initials SD are below the numeral..
Acquisition Information:
Transfer from Royal Australian Mint, 1976
Discipline: Numismatics
Dimensions: 19.4 mm (Diameter)
Weight: 2.853 g (Weight)

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Tagged with: australian native animals, echidnas
Themes this item is part of: Dr Stuart Devlin, Coin Designer & Jeweller (1931-?), Numismatics & Philately Collection, Royal Australian Mint, Deakin, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Primary Classification: COINS
Secondary Classification: Australia
Tertiary Classification: working strikes
Series: Decimal
DateEra: 1973 AD
Denomination: 5 Cents
Obverse Description: Diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1973
Reverse Description: An echidna (also known as a spiny ant-eater) seen from below as it rolls into a protective ball. The denomination numeral 5 is above the lower half of the animal and the artist's initials SD are below the numeral..
Edge Description: Milled
Inscriptions: Obverse: ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1973
Reverse: 5 SD
Shape: Round
Material: Cupro Nickel
Issued By: Australia, 1973
Mint: Royal Australian Mint
Artist: Arnold Machin
Artist: Dr Stuart Devlin

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