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5 New Pence - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait

5 New Pence - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  obverse 5 New Pence - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Common coin
Years 1968-1981
Value 5 New Pence (0.05 GBP)
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23.59 mm
Thickness 1.78 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 31-12-1990
References KM# 911, Sp# D1
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Second 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·1970

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

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

The Badge of Scotland, a thistle royally crowned, legend above, denomination below

Lettering:
NEW PENCE
5

Engraver: Christopher Ironside

Christopher Ironside FSIA 1970, OBE 1971, FRBS 1977 was an English painter and coin designer, particularly known for the reverse sides of the new British coins issued on decimalisation in 1971.

Edge

Milled

Comments

(former Spink ref. 4233)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1968  98,868,250 0.22 0.24 1.18 1.46
1969  120,270,000 0.22 0.32
1970  225,948,525 0.10 0.21 0.16 0.23
1971  81,783,475 0.22
1971  350,000 Proof
1972  150,000 Proof
1973  100,000 Proof
1974  100,000 Proof
1975  141,539,000 0.15 0.24 0.22
1975  100,000 Proof
1976  100,000 Proof
1977  24,308,000 0.23
1977  194,000 Proof
1978  61,094,000 0.16 0.14 0.21
1978  88,000 Proof
1979  155,456,000 0.15 0.15
1979  81,000 Proof
1980  220,566,000 0.17 0.17
1980  143,000 Proof
1981  100,000 Proof

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