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Coin: Five pence 1998
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value5 (x Penny) TypeFive Pence (CuproNickel, Ironside design)
Year1998 CurrentYes
Mintage217,376,000 (217.4 million)
MintRoyal Mint
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerChristopher Ironside
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)18 Thickness (mm)1.7000
Mass (g)3.2500
Obverse

Obverse inscription

ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·

Reverse

The original reverse of the coin, designed by Christopher Ironside, and used from 1971 to 2008, is a crowned thistle (formally, The Badge of Scotland, a thistle royally crowned), with the numeral "5" below the thistle and FIVE PENCE above the thistle.

Reverse inscription

5 FIVE PENCE

Edgemilled Edge inscription

Five pence 1998: Known varieties
VarietyMintageRarityDetails
Frosted Proof 10,000
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