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5 Pence - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Royal Shield, magnetic

5 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Royal Shield, magnetic) -  obverse 5 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Royal Shield, magnetic) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2011-2015
Value 5 Pence
0.05 GBP = 0.06 USD
Composition Nickel plated steel
Weight 3.25 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 1109d, Sp# D7
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Fourth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, legend around

Lettering:
ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·2012
IRB

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

Centre section of the Royal Shield of Arms, denomination central

Lettering: FIVE PENCE

Engraver: Matthew Dent

Matthew Dent (born in 1981 in Bangor, Wales) is a British graphic designer known for the new reverse sides of seven coins of the 2008 pound sterling. He conceived the coins by dividing the shield of the Royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom among the pence coins, so that when they are placed together they show the entire shield. The full shield appears on his pound coin.

Edge

Reeded

5 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Royal Shield, magnetic)

© Cyrillius

Comments

Information received from the Royal Mint circulating coin team:

‘The issue date for nickel-plated steel 5 and 10 pence pieces was originally intended to be January 2011, however this was deferred to January 2012 to allow additional time for automatic vending machines to be updated to accept the coins. As a result, the 2011 dated 5 and 10 pence pieces were issued into circulation in 2012 instead.’

Variants found by Steve Leach

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I have found similar variants in the 2015 version

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
2011  50,400,000 0.08
2011  BU
2011  40,000 Proof
2012  339,802,350 0.12 0.22 0.13 0.84
2012  BU
2012  25,000 Proof
2013  378,800,750 0.19 0.21 0.21
2013  BU
2013  12,450 Proof
2014  885,004,520 0.11 0.17 0.18 0.22 0.24 0.36
2014  BU
2014  34,500 Proof
2015  163,000,000 0.10 0.10 0.21
2015  BU
2015  15,000 Proof

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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