The want to stop making the 5 cent piece because it cost 6 cents to make. The 5 cent coin was made in 1966, it was also the time when we introduced gold coins. Before that we used British money. Now in Australia we have 5 cents, 10 cents, 20 cents, 1 dollar and 2 dollars but before that e also had 1 cent and 2 cent coins. In 1992 the were stopped being made because they were also expensive to make. Now because everything is more expensive you cant really buy many things with 5 cents and aren’t as used full as they once were. Because the price for everything has gone up.