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Coin: Five pence 2011

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value5 (x Penny) TypeFive Pence (CuproNickel, Dent design)
Year2011 CurrentYes
Mintage50,400,000 (50.4 million)
MintRoyal Mint
MaterialCuproNickel DesignerMatthew Dent
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 inscription



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.[8] 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.

Reverse inscription


Edgemilled Edge inscription


Krause lists the 2011 five pence coins as nickel-plated steel. However, the Royal Mint (and Spink) list them as cupro-nickel, with the transition to steel being "since January 2012".

Five pence 2011: Known varieties
Proof 40,000
Silver Proof unknown (hover mouse for text)
Silver Proof Piedfort unknown
Five pence 2011: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1109d, 1109a (Silver)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4671
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# P79 (Piedfort)
Five pence 2011: References to Information Used
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proof, Silver Proof
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Piedfort
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