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Coin: Five Pence 1971
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value5 (x Penny) TypeFive Pence (Large)
Year1971 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Mintage82,133,475 (82.1 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 82,133,475 (82.1 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerChristopher Ironside
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)23.5900 Thickness (mm)1.7000
Mass (g)5.6500
Obverse

Draped bust of Queen Elizabeth II facing right wearing a tiara (effigy known as the "Second Portrait", by Arnold Machin); around, the legend and date ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1971 (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1971
Reverse

A crowned thistle (formally, "The Badge of Scotland, a thistle royally crowned"), with the numeral "5" below the thistle and the denomination NEW PENCE around above.

Reverse inscription

5 NEW PENCE

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Five Pence 1971: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof FDC 350,000 (included in main number) (hover mouse for text)
Five Pence 1971: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 911
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4233
Five Pence 1971: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Mint 2016 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Proof mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof FDC
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