Five Pence 1990 (Large, proof and sets only), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Five Pence 1990 (Large, proof and sets only), Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFive Pence 1990 (Large, proof and sets only)

The British decimal five pence (5p) coin - often pronounced five pee - is a unit of currency equaling five one-hundredths of a pound sterling.

The coin was first issued in 1968 before the currency was decimalised, to circulate in parallel with the one shilling coin it eventually replaced. Its dimensions were the same as those of the shilling, and the shilling remained current after 1970, re-denominated as five new pence.

After a review of the United Kingdom coinage in 1987, the Government announced its intention to issue a smaller 5p coin, which was first issued on 27 June 1990. The original (large) version of the five pence coin was demonetised together with the shilling and replaced by the smaller version, which retained the original design by Christopher Ironside. The large five pence coins were minted from cupronickel (75% Cu, 25% Ni).

All circulation 5p coins for 1990 were minted to the new standard. However, the uncirculated and proof mint sets issued this year had both the old and the new 5 pence pieces (102,606 brilliant uncirculated and 79,052 proofs, including some in standard and some in a red leather case). Additionally, a small silver set was issued with both sizes in silver, with mintage of 35,000.

MintRoyal Mint Mintage181,658
Obverse
United Kingdom / Five Pence 1990 (Large, proof and sets only) - obverse photo

Crowned bust of Queen Elizabeth II wearing a pearl necklace, facing right (effigy known as the "Third Portrait"); incuse in tiny letters on neck truncation, the designer's initials RDM (for Raphael David Maklouf).

Around, the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith 1990.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
Reverse
United Kingdom / Five Pence 1990 (Large, proof and sets only) - reverse photo

The original design by Christopher Ironside features a crowned thistle (formally, The Badge of Scotland, a thistle royally crowned), with the numeral value 5 below the thistle, and the denomination and value in words: FIVE PENCE around above the thistle.

Reverse Inscription 5 FIVE PENCE
EdgeMilledEdge InscriptionNone
Five Pence 1990 (Large, proof and sets only): Known varieties
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage 79,052 (included in total)
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Mintage 35,000
Material0.925 Silver
Five Pence 1990 (Large, proof and sets only): References to Information Used
All (54) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Five Pence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Five Pence 1968 98,868,250 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1968
Five Pence 1969 120,270,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1969
Five Pence 1970 225,948,525 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1970
Five Pence 1971 82,133,475 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1971
Five Pence 1972 (Proof only) 150,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972
Five Pence 1973 (Proof only) 100,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1973
Five Pence 1974 (Proof only) 100,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1974
Five Pence 1975 141,639,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1975
Five Pence 1976 (Proof only) 100,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1976
Five Pence 1977 24,501,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1977
Five Pence 1978 61,180,100 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1978
Five Pence 1979 155,537,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1979
Five Pence 1980 220,709,000 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1980
Five Pence 1981 (Proof only) 100,300 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1981
Five Pence 1982 (Proof and mints sets only) 311,800 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1982
Five Pence 1983 (Proof and mints sets only) 744,900 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1983
Five Pence 1984 (Proof and mints sets only) 265,340 Portrait by Arnold Machin (Second Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
Five Pence 1985 (Proof and mints sets only) 280,390 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1985
Five Pence 1986 (Proof and mints sets only) 271,821 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1986
Five Pence 1987 48,481,084 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1987
Five Pence 1988 120,957,991 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1988
Five Pence 1989 101,569,273 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1989
Five Pence 1990 (Large, proof and sets only) 181,658 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
Five Pence 1990 (Small) 1,635,157,663 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
Five Pence 1991 725,109,119 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1991
Five Pence 1992 453,314,247 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
Five Pence 1993 (Proof and mints sets only) 123,025 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1993
Five Pence 1994 93,824,127 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1994
Five Pence 1995 183,550,286 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1995
Five Pence 1996 303,056,082 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1996
Five Pence 1997 236,786,305 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1997
Five Pence 1998 217,535,862 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998
Five Pence 1999 195,706,840 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1999
Five Pence 2000 388,702,219 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000
Five Pence 2001 338,037,113 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2001
Five Pence 2002 219,379,309 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2002
Five Pence 2003 333,386,512 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2003
Five Pence 2004 271,929,637 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2004
Five Pence 2005 236,334,263 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2005
Five Pence 2006 317,834,798 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2006
Five Pence 2007 246,850,093 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2007
Five Pence 2008 (Ironside design) 93,052,577 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
Five Pence 2008 (Dent design) 165,292,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
Five Pence 2009 133,100,300 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Five Pence 2010 396,335,500 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
Five Pence 2011 50,440,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
Five Pence 2012 339,835,850 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
Five Pence 2013 378,834,750 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
Five Pence 2014 885,039,020 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
Five Pence 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 163,000,000 Portrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait) ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2015
Five Pence 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 536,600,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
Five Pence 2016 308,200,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
Five Pence 2017 220,515,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Five Pence 2018 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
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Five Pence 1990 (Large, proof and sets only): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeFive Pence (Large)
Issued1990
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait)
Face Value5 (x Penny)
Mintage181,658
CurrentNo (demonetised 1990)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerChristopher Ironside
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationSame (Medal Alignment, Axis 0 / Axis 12)
Size (mm)23.5900
Thickness (mm)1.7000
Mass (g)5.6500
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Five Pence 1990 (Large, proof and sets only): Photos
ImageDetails
Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 5 Pence, 1990
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Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 5 Pence, 1990
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Five Pence 1990 (Large, proof and sets only): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4371
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 937, 937a (Silver proof)