Summary

Australia
Five Cent coin 1979
Mint: Royal Australian, Canberra

The Canberra mint struck 44,533,000 five cent pieces in 1979

Physical 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 1979. 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..

Obverse Description

Diademed bust of Elizabeth II right; around, ELIZABETH II AUSTRALIA 1979

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

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