1966 5c Mintmark Pair Uncirculated

1966 5c Mintmark Pair Uncirculated

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  • Comprises two 1966 5c coins – struck at the Royal Australian Mint and Royal Mint, London respectively!
  • The two coins each carry a unique mintmark, used to identify the issuing mint.
  • The Royal Australian Mint 1966 5c has a Short Spine mintmark, and also a portrait of the Queen with two eyelashes.
  • The Royal Mint, London 1966 5c has a Long Spine, with a portrait featuring only one eyelash!
  • Available in strictly mint-state Uncirculated quality. Click add to cart now!

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1966 – Australia’s first 5c date!

Several mints were needed to produce the huge number of coins required to facilitate the smooth transition from predecimal to decimal currency in Australia in February 1966. To identify which coin had been struck by which mint, a series of subtle mintmarks were employed – as illustrated by the 1966 5c issues.

Unique mintmarks!

As well as mints in Australia, the Royal Mint in London helped the Royal Australian Mint with the production of the nation’s new decimal coins – including the 5c denomination. The 1966 5c coins struck at the Royal Australian Mint in Canberra are distinguished by an echidna with a Short Spine, while the 5c coins struck at the Royal Mint feature a Long Spine! In addition, the Royal Mint 1966 5c is also notable for the fact that the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II has only one eyelash. The portrait of the Queen on the Royal Australian Mint 1966 5c has two eyelashes!

Strictly Uncirculated, mint-state quality!

A fascinating memento of decimalisation, and an intriguing acquisition for the serious collector, we have the 1966 5c Mintmark Pair in mint-state Uncirculated condition. Click add to cart now!

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Country of IssueAustralia
Year of Issue1966
Weight (g)2.8300
MetalCupro Nickel
Diameter (mm)19.41
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