5 Pence - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Crowned Thistle

5 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Crowned Thistle) -  obverse5 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Crowned Thistle) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 1998-2008
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 ↑↑
Number N# 876
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 988,
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# D5
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

Fourth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, legend around.

Lettering:
ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·2006
IRB

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

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

The Badge of Scotland, a thistle royally crowned, with legend above and 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

5 Pence - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Crowned Thistle) -  obverse

© CyrusPamelaOne

Comments

(former Spink ref. 4670)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1998  217 376 000 0.07 0.06 0.07 0.14 0.29 0.72 0.89 28%
1998  96 192 0.4% BU
1998  63 670 2.38 0.9% Proof
1999  195 490 000 0.07 0.08 0.14 0.19 0.54 24%
1999  136 696 1.38 0.5% BU
1999  80 144 1.40 0.9% Proof
2000  388 512 000 0.07 0.24 0.12 0.13 0.24 0.49 1.19 35%
2000  117 750 0.3% BU
2000  72 469 1.76 1.2% Proof
2001  337 930 000 0.07 0.06 0.12 0.24 0.27 0.42 31%
2001  57 741 2.15 0.3% BU
2001  49 372 0.8% Proof
2002  219 258 000 0.07 0.07 0.12 0.24 0.38 2.38 22%
2002  60 539 0.3% BU
2002  60 770 1.40 0.8% Proof
2003  333 230 000 0.07 0.08 0.12 0.26 0.18 1.54 29%
2003  62 741 0.3% BU
2003  43 513 1.32 0.8% Proof
2004  271 810 000 0.07 0.24 0.12 0.16 0.25 0.54 0.60 25%
2004  84 617 0.3% BU
2004  35 020 0.5% Proof
2005  236 212 000 0.07 0.12 0.18 0.20 0.21 22%
2005  51 776 0.3% BU
2005  40 563 1.14 0.6% Proof
2006  317 697 000 0.07 0.14 0.18 0.16 0.20 0.76 0.75 26%
2006  100 109 3.98 0.3% BU
2006  37 689 0.6% Proof
2007  246 720 000 0.07 0.08 0.13 0.24 0.95 0.42 21%
2007  91 878 0.2% BU
2007  38 215 1.32 0.6% Proof
2008  92 880 000 0.07 0.12 0.20 1.10 13%
2008  79 100 2.58 0.5% BU
2008  36 333 0.3% Proof

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