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Coin: Five Pence 1972 (Proof only)
Description

Proof FDC coins in mint sets only this year, none issued for general circulation.

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value5 (x Penny) TypeFive Pence (Large)
Year1972 CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
Mintage150,000 (150000)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 150,000 (150000)
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 · 1972 (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972
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 inscription5 NEW PENCE
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Five Pence 1972 (Proof only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 911
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4233
Five Pence 1972 (Proof only): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage
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