Coins and Australia - Five cent 1966 to 1984 - Australian coins price guide and values

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Five cent - 1966 to 1984 - Price Guide

Five cent Australian coins showing an Echidna on reverse were released for the first time in circulation on February 14, 1966. Also called spiny anteaters, echidnas are the only living mammals that lay eggs and live in Australia and New Guinea. The echidnas are named after Echidna, a creature from Greek mythology who was half-woman, half-snake, as the animal was perceived to have qualities of both mammals and reptiles.

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Variety MS-60 MS-61 MS-62 MS-63 MS-64 MS-65
1966 - Long spine (l) --$6.50$6.50$7.60$13.20
1966 - Short spine (c) --$6.50$6.50$7.60$17.70
1967 --$5.70$6.50$7.60-
1968 --$7.20$8.00$9.10$19.40
1969 --$5.70$6.50$7.60$13.00
1970 --$3.00$3.30$3.70$6.40
1971 --$3.80$4.60$6.10$10.80
1972 - High Echidna --$29.90$32.20$34.40$67.00
1972 - Low Echidna --$38.00$43.10$67.50$69.30
1973 --$3.80$4.60$6.10$6.30
1974 --$2.70$3.40$4.60$7.00
1975 --$2.70$3.40$4.60$5.10
1976 --$2.70$3.40$4.60$7.10
1977 --$2.30$2.70$3.80$9.00
1978 --$2.70$3.40$4.60$7.00
1979 ---$1.90$2.30$5.00
1980 --$2.30$2.70$3.80$6.60
1981 --$2.30$2.70$9.40$9.90
1982 --$2.30$2.70$3.80$7.40
1983 --$2.30$2.70$3.80$5.60
1984 - High Echidna --$2.70$3.00$3.80$4.00
1984 - Low Echidna ------

Mint state (MS) defines business strike coins that barely or never has been in circulation.

Values of NBU, specimen and proof coins are grouped under not intended for circulation tab. Select a date or variety to find the values and prices of all grades available.

Variety MS-66 MS-67 MS-68 MS-69 MS-70
1966 - Long spine (l) $18.80$65.00$125--
1966 - Short spine (c) $20.60$23.40$220--
1967 -$27.50$54.80--
1968 $22.40$25.40$35.50--
1969 $22.50----
1970 $9.10$74.30---
1971 $16.60$77.50---
1972 - High Echidna $101$126$334--
1972 - Low Echidna $143----
1973 $10.80$22.50---
1974 $13.40$19.90---
1975 $8.40$22.20---
1976 $12.20$27.50---
1977 $13.20$19.50---
1978 $9.90----
1979 $14.50$16.40---
1980 $15.50$22.80---
1981 $10.30----
1982 $14.20$16.40---
1983 $10.80----
1984 - High Echidna $19.10$37.70---
1984 - Low Echidna -----

Mint state (MS) defines business strike coins that barely or never has been in circulation.

Values of NBU, specimen and proof coins are grouped under not intended for circulation tab. Select a date or variety to find the values and prices of all grades available.

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