The Trinidad and Tobago dollar is the official currency in Trinidad and Tobago since 1964, when the union’s currency was replaced after the nation’s independence two years before. The Central Bank of Trinidad and Tobago issued coins with denominations of 1, 5, 10, 25 and 50 cents, followed by a 1 dollar coin in 1969. There are coins of 5, 10, 100 and 200 dollars but can only be obtained from the Central Bank.
The 5 Trinidad and Tobago Cents coin front design feature the National Coat of Arms (consist of a palm tree, tree gold ships, a Scarlet ibis and a Cocrico, the Trinity Hills a rising island and the nation’s motto, “Together We Aspire, Together We Achieve”). The reverse coin design has a Greater Bird of Paradise and the denomination. This coin is part of the 1974 – 1976 series, its rim is plain, and its color is bronze.
Text: Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, Together We Aspire Together We Achieve, FM, 5 Cents, 1975.