5 Pence - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait; small type

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

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Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1990-1997
Value 5 Pence
0.05 GBP = USD 0.07
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 3.25 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 875
Numista type number (https://numista.com)
References KM# 937b,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# D4
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

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·1992
RDM

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

Reeded

Comments

There were no business strikes issued for circulation in 1993; coins bearing this date were available in BU and Proof sets only.

Obverse die varieties:

Obverse A (1990) 92 pearls, last I in II at a pearl, E in REG at a pearl;
Obverse B (1991) 91 pearls, last I in II at a pearl, E in REG between pearls;
Obverse C (1992-97) 92 pearls, last I in II between pearls, E in REG at a pearl;



There is evidence to suggest that the dies used for the BU mint sets of 1990-92 and 1995-97 were Type C but this is yet to be confirmed by any official sources.

Rounded/square edge varieties

Reports have been received regarding rounded/wire edge and squared/flat edge varieties for the 1992 issues. The existence of this variation is common knowledge for the 10 pence but is less well documented for this type.


© Amer Salmeh

(former Spink ref. 4372)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1990  102 606 $ 0.57 $ 1.24 1.1% BU
1990  1 634 976 005 $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.12 $ 0.19 $ 0.56 $ 0.22 66% Obv A (see comments)
1990  79 052 $ 1.24 1.3% Proof
1991  74 975 0.6% BU
1991  724 979 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.12 $ 0.11 $ 0.17 $ 0.25 $ 0.46 $ 0.22 49% Obv B (see comments)
1991  55 144 $ 2.93 1.0% Proof
1992  78 421 $ 1.26 0.6% BU
1992  453 173 500 $ 0.09 $ 0.11 $ 0.11 $ 0.17 $ 0.19 $ 0.33 $ 0.39 38% Obv C (see comments)
1992  62 326 $ 2.19 0.9% Proof
1993  56 945 $ 2.23 0.8% BU
1993  66 080 0.7% Proof
1994  177 971 $ 0.54 0.5% BU
1994  93 602 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.08 $ 0.11 $ 0.16 $ 0.22 $ 0.76 14% Obv C (see comments)
1994  66 720 $ 2.23 0.7% Proof
1995  105 647 0.5% BU
1995  183 384 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.12 $ 0.11 $ 0.13 $ 0.28 $ 0.17 20% Obv C (see comments)
1995  60 639 $ 2.48 0.7% Proof
1996  86 501 $ 1.05 0.5% BU
1996  302 902 000 $ 0.09 $ 0.14 $ 0.11 $ 0.14 $ 0.22 $ 0.33 $ 0.28 27% Obv C (see comments)
1996  67 581 $ 2.48 0.8% Proof
1997  109 557 0.4% BU
1997  236 596 000 $ 0.07 $ 0.08 $ 0.10 $ 0.14 $ 0.22 22% Obv C (see comments)
1997  80 748 $ 2.46 0.9% Proof

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