5 Pence - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait; large type

5 Pence - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; large type) -  obverse5 Pence - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; large type) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1985-1990
Value 5 Pence (0.05 GBP)
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 5.65 g
Diameter 23.59 mm
Thickness 1.78 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 12-31-1990
References KM# 937,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# D3
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

Obverse

Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around.

Lettering: ELIZABETH II D·G·REG·F·D·1989

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

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

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

Lettering:
FIVE 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

No 5p coins were issued for circulation from 1981 until 1987, this was due to the fact that pre-decimal shillings were still circulating as part of the decimalisation process having a value of 5p. Shillings were finally demonetised in 1990 alongside this larger 5p issue type when the smaller 5p coin was introduced.

(former Spink ref. 4371)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1985  102,015 3.17 4% BU
1985  102,015 3.55 4% Proof
1986  167,224 1.47 4% BU
1986  104,597 3.25 3% Proof
1987  48,220,000 0.16 0.33 0.36 1.20 26%
1987  172,425 0.8% BU
1987  88,659 2.87 2% Proof
1988  120,744,610 0.14 0.24 0.25 0.32 0.55 1.90 41%
1988  134,067 0.7% BU
1988  79,314 3.26 2% Proof
1989  101,406,000 0.13 0.24 0.26 1.20 29%
1989  77,569 0.4% BU
1989  85,704 2.87 2% Proof
1990  102,606 0.12 0.72 0.72 1.11 3.17 22% BU
1990  79,052 2.67 11% Proof

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