The Fifth Circulating Coinage Portrait - First Edition (Definitive Proof Set), Coin Set from United Kingdom - detailed information

The Fifth Circulating Coinage Portrait - First Edition (Definitive Proof Set)
Set NameThe Fifth Circulating Coinage Portrait - First Edition (Definitive Proof Set)

In 2015, the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the coinage of the United Kingdom was updated from her official Fourth Effigy to her Fifth Portrait by Jody Clark. This set is the first set containing all the regular circulating denominations from £2 down to 1p carrying the new Fifth Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.

At the same time that the portrait was change, a new "definitive" £2 coin was also issued; this set features the newly issued Britannia-type £2 and not the Technology £2 as the "Fourth Portrait" set did.

The coins are in Proof FDC grade with frosted finish.

MintRoyal Mint Mintage3,205
PackagingIn black box with coins sealed in plastic

Issued on its own, and in a combined set with the respective Final Edition with the Fourth Portrait called "Fourth and Fifth Definitive Coinage Portrait Coin Collection" (Royal Mint Product code: DW15BP).
Separate mintage: 1,563
Additional mintage in the double set: 1,642

There is some confusion about this set...

Sets listed at the Royal Mint sales page for 2015 include "Annual" final/first sets with a) no mention of grade, and b) no mention what they contain. On the other hand, there are also "definitive" sets listed. Given that there were no final/first sets containing all 13 coins from the full annual sets, but on the other hand there were 8-coin proof sets and 8-coin BU sets of both persuasions, we have assumed that the sets called "definitive" are BU and those called "annual" are the 8-coin Proof sets.

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Coin Set Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Mintage Limit7,500
Coins GradeProof FDC
Product Code5PFE15BP
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Spink, Coins of England and the United KingdomPS116-2015