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5 Pence - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Crowned thistle

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

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Common coin
Years 1998-2008
Value 5 Pence
0.05 GBP = 0.06 USD
Metal Copper-nickel
Weight 3.25 g
Diameter 18 mm
Thickness 1.7 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# 988, Sp# D5
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·2004
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

Milled

Comments

(former Spink ref. 4670)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1998  217,376,000 0.17 0.24
1998  96,100 BU
1998  63,600 Proof
1999  195,490,000 0.17 0.21
1999  136,600 BU
1999  80,100 Proof
2000  388,512,000 0.10 0.23 0.65
2000  117,700 BU
2000  72,400 Proof
2001  337,930,000 0.13 0.08 0.21 0.17
2001  57,700 BU
2001  49,300 Proof
2002  219,258,000 0.08 0.21
2002  60,500 BU
2002  60,700 Proof
2003  333,230,000 0.10 0.23
2003  62,700 BU
2003  43,500 Proof
2004  271,810,000 0.15 0.19
2004  46,000 BU
2004  35,000 Proof
2005  236,212,000 0.15 0.18 0.17
2005  51,700 BU
2005  40,500 Proof
2006  317,697,000 0.19 0.17 0.72
2006  74,200 BU
2006  37,600 Proof
2007  246,720,000 0.15 0.20
2007  91,800 BU
2007  38,200 Proof
2008  92,880,000 0.07 0.26
2008  79,100 BU

Values in the table above are expressed in USD. They are based on evaluations by Numista users and sales realized on Internet platforms. They serve as a measure, but they are not intended to be relied upon for buying, selling or exchanging coins. Numista does not buy or sell coins.

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