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5 Pence - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait; small type

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

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1990-1997
Value 5 Pence
0.05 GBP = 0.07 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 3.25 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 937b, Sp# D4
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing 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

Milled

Comments

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


© Amer Salmeh

Reports have also been received regarding obverse varieties for the 1992 issues but these are yet to be confirmed.

normal - L points to left of dot, I between dots, A to right of dot
1992      - L points at the dot, I to left of dot, A to right of dot



(former Spink ref. 4372)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1990  1,634,976,005 0.12 0.19 0.14 0.19 0.50 0.22
1990  102,600 BU
1990  79,050 2.65 Proof
1991  724,979,000 0.17 0.17 0.17 0.29 0.17
1991  74,900 BU
1991  55,140 Proof
1992  453,173,500 0.15 0.15 0.17 0.18 0.24 0.16
1992  78,400 BU
1992  62,320 Proof
1993  56,945 BU
1993  66,080 Proof
1994  93,602,000 0.20 0.26
1994  177,900 BU
1994  66,720 Proof
1995  183,384,000 0.19 0.13 0.24
1995  105,600 BU
1995  60,635 Proof
1996  302,902,000 0.09 0.18 0.23
1996  86,500 BU
1996  67,580 Proof
1997  236,596,000 0.14 0.16 0.23
1997  109,500 BU
1997  80,745 Proof

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