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

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1990-1997
Value 5 Pence
0.05 GBP = 0.07 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Copper-nickel
Weight 3.25 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 937b,
  • 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# D4
  • 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·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;



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 1.32 0.9% BU
1990  1,634,976,005 0.07 0.12 0.12 0.14 0.21 0.68 0.24 66% Obv A (see comments)
1990  79,052 1.32 1.3% Proof
1991  74,975 0.5% BU
1991  724,979,000 0.07 0.14 0.12 0.18 0.26 0.49 0.24 49% Obv B (see comments)
1991  55,144 3.13 1.0% Proof
1992  78,421 1.85 0.5% BU
1992  453,173,500 0.07 0.12 0.15 0.18 0.21 0.48 0.19 38% Obv C (see comments)
1992  62,326 2.33 1.0% Proof
1993  56,945 2.38 0.7% BU
1993  66,080 0.7% Proof
1994  177,971 0.55 0.4% BU
1994  93,602,000 0.07 0.08 0.12 0.17 0.26 14% Obv C (see comments)
1994  66,720 2.38 0.7% Proof
1995  105,647 0.4% BU
1995  183,384,000 0.07 0.12 0.14 0.14 0.30 0.18 20% Obv C (see comments)
1995  60,639 2.64 0.7% Proof
1996  86,501 1.05 0.5% BU
1996  302,902,000 0.07 0.15 0.12 0.17 0.24 0.36 0.30 27% Obv C (see comments)
1996  67,581 2.38 0.9% Proof
1997  109,557 0.4% BU
1997  236,596,000 0.07 0.08 0.08 0.15 0.24 23% Obv C (see comments)
1997  80,748 2.63 0.9% Proof

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