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Coin type: Five Pence
Description

The British decimal five pence (5p) coin - often pronounced five pee - is a unit of currency equalling five one-hundredths of a pound sterling. Its obverse has featured the profile of Queen Elizabeth II since the coin’s introduction in 1968, replacing the shilling in preparation for decimalisation in 1971. Three different portraits of the Queen have been used, with the latest design by Ian Rank-Broadley being introduced in 1998. The second and current reverse, featuring a segment of the Royal Shield, was introduced in 2008.

Five pence and ten pence coins are legal tender only up to the sum of £5; this means it is permissible to refuse payment of sums greater than this amount in 5p and 10p coins to settle a debt.

The five pence coin was originally minted from cupronickel (75% Cu, 25% Ni), but since 2012 it has been minted in nickel-plated steel due to the increasing price of metal. From January 2013, the Royal Mint began a programme to gradually remove the previous cupro-nickel coins from circulation with replacement by the nickel-plated steel versions. This will have the side effect of leaving only one circulating reverse and observe combination.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type of Sub-types Five Pence (Large)
Five Pence (CuproNickel, Ironside design)
Five Pence (CuproNickel, Dent design)
Five Pence (Steel, Dent design)
Face value5 (x Penny)
Years produced1968 - ? CurrentYes
Material Designer
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm) Thickness (mm)
Mass (g)
Obverse

Obverse inscription

Reverse

Reverse inscription

Edge Edge inscription

List of 51 coins of type: Five Pence from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Five pence 1968 98,868,250 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1969 120,270,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1970 225,948,525 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1971 81,783,475 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1972 (Proof only) 150,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1973 (Proof only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1974 (Proof only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1975 141,539,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1976 (Proof only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1977 24,308,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1978 61,094,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1979 155,456,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1980 220,566,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1981 (Proof only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1982 (Proof and mints sets only) 107,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1983 (Proof and mints sets only) 108,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1984 (Proof and mints sets only) 108,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Five pence 1985 (Proof and mints sets only) 102,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Five pence 1986 (Proof and mints sets only) 125,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Five pence 1987 48,220,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Five pence 1988 120,744,610 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Five pence 1989 101,406,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Five pence 1990 (Large, proof and sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Five pence 1990 (Small) 1,634,976,005 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Five pence 1991 724,979,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Five pence 1992 453,173,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Five pence 1993 (Proof and mints sets only) 66,080 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Five pence 1994 93,602,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Five pence 1995 183,384,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Five pence 1996 302,902,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Five pence 1997 236,596,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Raphael David Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Five pence 1998 217,376,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 1999 195,490,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2000 388,512,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2001 337,930,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2002 219,258,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2003 333,230,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2004 271,810,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2005 236,212,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2006 317,697,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2007 246,720,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2008 (Ironside design) 92,880,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2008 (Dent design) 165,172,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2009 132,960,300 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2010 396,245,500 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2011 50,400,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2012 339,802,350 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2013 378,800,750 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2014 247,600,020 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five pence 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 163,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Five Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 536,600,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
Five Pence: Some useful external links
The Royal Mint Museum: Five pence coin