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Coin: Five Pence 1999
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value5 (x Penny) TypeFive Pence (CuproNickel, Ironside design)
Year1999 CurrentYes
Mintage195,706,840 (195.7 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 195,706,840 (195.7 million), Rarity: C (Common)
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

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, the legend ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1999 (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1999
Reverse

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

Reverse inscription

5 FIVE PENCE

EdgeMilled Edge inscription

None

Five Pence 1999: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
In mint sets 136,696 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in standard case 40,317 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in red leather case 39,827 (included in main number)
Five Pence 1999: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 988
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4670
Five Pence 1999: 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 and sets mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proofs, mint sets
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