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Coin type: Five Pence (Steel, Dent design)
Description

In August 2005 the Royal Mint launched a competition to find new reverse designs for all circulating coins apart from the £2 coin. The winner, announced in April 2008, was Matthew Dent, whose designs were gradually introduced into the circulating British coinage from mid-2008.

The designs for the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins depict sections of the Royal Shield that form the whole shield when placed together. The shield in its entirety is featured on the £1 coin. The 5p coin depicts the centre of the Royal shield, showing the meeting point of the four quarters.

The coin's obverse remains largely unchanged, but the beading (the ring of dots around the coin's circumference), which no longer features on the coin's reverse, has also been removed from the obverse.

Composition changed from copper-nickel to nickel-plated steel in January 2012.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type ofFive Pence Sub-types
Face value5 (x Penny)
Years produced2012 - ? CurrentYes
MaterialNickel-plated steel DesignerMatthew Dent
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)18 Thickness (mm)1.8900
Mass (g)3.2500
Obverse

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin).

Obverse inscriptionLegend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse

The designs for the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins depict sections of the Royal Shield that form the whole shield when placed together. The shield in its entirety is featured on the £1 coin.

The reverse of 5p coin depicts the centre of the Royal shield, showing the meeting point of the four quarters. The denomination is in the middle: FIVE PENCE.

Reverse inscriptionFIVE PENCE
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
List of 6 coins of type: Five Pence (Steel, Dent design) from United Kingdom
NameMintageReignEffigyLegend
Five Pence 2012 339,835,850 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2012
Five Pence 2013 378,834,750 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2013
Five Pence 2014 885,039,020 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2014
Five Pence 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 163,000,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2015
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 2016 308,200,000 Queen Elizabeth II Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·