Five Pence (Dent design, Steel), Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

Five Pence (Dent design, Steel), Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 2012 - 2022)
Coin TypeFive Pence (Dent design, Steel)

The five pence coin is a small circulating denomination of the British (decimal) Pound Sterling. 5 pence equal 1/20th of a pound.

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. In a world-first concept, 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 was featured on the £1 coin (now discontinued).

This 5p coin design, which replaced the earlier 5p design by Christopher Ironside, depicts the centre of the Royal shield, showing the meeting point of the four quarters, with the value and denomination FIVE PENCE in the middle. 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.

The five pence coin was originally minted from cupronickel, but in January 2012 it changed to nickel-plated steel due to the increasing price of metal. From January 2013, the Royal Mint began a programme to gradually remove the previous cupro-nickel coins from circulation with replacement by the nickel-plated steel versions.

This design was issued until 2022, after which it was superseded by new coinage re-designed for the reign of King Charles III.

Five pence and ten pence coins are legal tender only up to the sum of £5; this means it is permissible to refuse payment of sums greater than this amount in 5p and 10p coins to settle a debt.

Obverse
United Kingdom / Five Pence (Dent design, Steel) - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin), date.

This coin type was only issued during the reign of Queen Elizabeth II, and the obverse featured:
- the Fourth Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (by Ian Rank-Broadley), 2012 - 2015
- the Fifth Portrait of Queen Elizabeth II (by Jody Clark), 2015 - 2022

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch
Reverse
United Kingdom / Five Pence (Dent design, Steel) - reverse photo

The reverse depicts the centre of the Royal shield, showing the meeting point of the four quarters, with the value and denomination FIVE PENCE in the middle. Unlike the earlier (Ironside) reverse, there is no beading (ring of dots) around the coin's circumference.

Reverse Inscription FIVE PENCE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Coin Type: Five Pence (Dent design, Steel) - (12) Coins
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Five Pence 2012 339,906,152 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Five Pence 2013 378,847,687 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
Five Pence 2014 885,047,114 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
Five Pence 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 163,045,762 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2015
Five Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 536,625,285 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
Five Pence 2016 305,788,830 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
Five Pence 2017 220,568,481 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Five Pence 2018 (mint sets only) 33,086 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
Five Pence 2019 92,844,158 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Five Pence 2020 49,256,468 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2020 ·
Five Pence 2021 28,052,674 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2021 ·
Five Pence 2022 42,901,120 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2022 ·
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Five Pence (Dent design, Steel): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Sub-type ofFive Pence
From2012
To2022
Face Value5 (x Penny)
CurrentYes
MaterialNickel-plated steel
DesignerMatthew Dent
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size18.0000 mm
Thickness1.8900 mm
Mass3.2500 g
Five Pence (Dent design, Steel): Photos
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Five Pence (Dent design, Steel): Photo Coin, Great Britain, 5 New Pence, 2015 Coin, Great Britain, 5 New Pence, 2015
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Five Pence (Dent design, Steel): Photo Coin, Great Britain, 5 New Pence, 2015 Coin, Great Britain, 5 New Pence, 2015
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