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Coin: Five Pence 2011
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value5 (x Penny) TypeFive Pence (CuproNickel, Dent design)
Year2011 CurrentYes
Mintage50,440,000 (50.4 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 50,440,000 (50.4 million), Rarity: C (Common)
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

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 and date ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2011 (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2011
Reverse

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 reverse of 5p coin depicts the centre of the Royal shield, showing the meeting point of the four quarters. The denomination is in the middle: FIVE PENCE.

Reverse inscriptionFIVE PENCE
EdgeMilled Edge inscriptionNone
Notes

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
VarietyMintageDetails
Proof FDC in standard set 20,000 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in black leather case 15,000 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in Executive set 5,000 (included in main number)
Silver Proof FDC 2,500 (hover mouse for text)
In 13-coin mint sets unknown
In 8-coin mint sets unknown
Silver Proof Piedfort FDC 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
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 Proofs, mint sets
Krause, Standard Catalog of World Coins Varieties Piedfort
Royal Mint 2016 Composition link
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