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

The Fifth Circulating Coinage Portrait - First Edition (Silver Proof Set)
Set NameThe Fifth Circulating Coinage Portrait - First Edition (Silver 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 struck in Proof FDC grade with frosted finish, in Sterling Silver.

MintRoyal Mint Mintage1,876
PackagingIn black box with coins sealed in plastic
Notes

Issued on its own, and in a combined set called "Fourth and Fifth Definitive Coinage Portrait Coin Collection" (two sets boxed together).

Separate mintage: 1,487
Additional mintage in the double set: 389

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Royal Mint
Royal Mint
Coin Set Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Issued2015
Coins8
Mintage1,876
Mintage Limit7,500
Coins GradeProof FDC
Material0.925 Silver
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Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United KingdomPSS63-2015