Australia 1984 5 cents
The specimen shown is from a type struck for Australia 1966-84. This type was struck in large numbers and no dates are rare altho the 1972 is scarce. The succeeding type (KM 80) used the Maklouf bust of the queen 1985-98. This denomination superseded the old sixpence.
Recorded mintage: 35,436,000 plus 61,000 proofs.
Specification: 2.83 g, copper-nickel, 19.41 mm diameter.
Catalog reference: KM 64.
- Michael, Thomas, and Tracy L. Schmidt, Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000, 47th ed., Iola, WI: Krause Publications, 2019.
- McDonald, Greg, The Pocket Guide to Australian Coins and Banknotes, 23rd ed., Lavington, Australia, 2017.