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  • 5 Cents 1986, KM# 77, Malta
  • 5 Cents 1986, KM# 77, Malta

Depicts the coat of arms between 1975 and 1988, the new name of the Republic of Malta and the date below.

The coat of arms was adopted on 11 July 1975, seven months after Malta became a republic. It showed a coastal scene with the rising sun, a traditional Maltese boat (Luzzu), a shovel and a pitchfork, and an Opuntia. The emblem was controversial since it was not heraldic, and it was replaced by the current coat of arms soon after the Nationalists won the 1987 election. It was proposed that the 1964 coat of arms be readopted, but eventually a simplified version of it was chosen.



Depicts the Maltese freshwater crab (known as the Qabru in Maltese) and denomination.

The Maltese freshwater crab is a subspecies of freshwater crab, endemic to certain areas within the Maltese Islands. It is very rare and its numbers have been decreasing in recent years. It is a decapod (a crustacean with 10 legs) and can grow up to 80 millimetres (3 in) in width. It is greenish-grey with some occasional orange-yellow patches, and an overall purple hue on the legs.



5 Cents

KM# 77 Schön# 82
Material Cupronickel
Weight 3.51 g
Diameter 20 mm
Thickness 1.61 mm
Shape round
Alignment Medal
Royal Mint

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Cupronickel, 3.51 g, ⌀ 20 mm