Five Pence 2005, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Five Pence 2005, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFive Pence 2005

The British decimal five pence (5p) coin - often pronounced five pee - is a unit of currency equalling 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 in 1990 together with the shilling and replaced by the smaller version, which retained the original design by Christopher Ironside.

These small five pence coins were minted from cupronickel (75% Cu, 25% Ni). In 2008, a new 5p design by Matthew Dent was introduced, initially in copper-nickel as well, then in nickel-plated steel after 2012. However, the old-type small coins are still legal tender; coins issued in 2005 have now been circulating for 15 years. The 5p coin is legal tender for amounts up to £5.

From January 2013, the Royal Mint began a programme to gradually remove the previous cupro-nickel coins (of both designs) from circulation with replacement by the nickel-plated steel versions.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage236,334,263 (236.3 million), Rarity: C (Common)
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Obverse
United Kingdom / Five Pence 2005 - obverse photo

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2005. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith 2005.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2005
Reverse
United Kingdom / Five Pence 2005 - 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 value and denomination in words: FIVE PENCE around above the thistle.

Reverse Inscription 5 FIVE PENCE
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Five Pence 2005: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 81,700 (included in total)
In Set 2005 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Collection, mintage 51,776
10 coins: £2 Technology, £2 Gunpowder Plot, £1 Menai Bridge, 50p Britannia, 50p Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: 2005 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Collection (Baby Gift Set), mintage 29,924 (not included in the above set)
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 40,563 (included in total)
In Set 2005 United Kingdom Proof Set, mintage 21,374
12 coins: £5 Trafalgar, £5 Nelson, £2 Technology, £2 Gunpowder Plot, £1 Menai Bridge, 50p Britannia, 50p Samuel Johnson's Dictionary, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: 2005 United Kingdom Proof Set (Deluxe), mintage 14,899 (not included in the above set)
- variety: 2005 United Kingdom Executive Proof Set, mintage 4,290 (not included in the above set)
Five Pence 2005: References to Information Used
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Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Proof and sets mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proofs, mint sets
All (56) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: Five Pence
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
Five Pence 1968 98,868,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1968
Five Pence 1969 120,270,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1969
Five Pence 1970 225,948,525 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1970
Five Pence 1971 82,133,475 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1971
Five Pence 1972 (Proof only) 150,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972
Five Pence 1973 (Proof only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1973
Five Pence 1974 (Proof only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1974
Five Pence 1975 141,639,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1975
Five Pence 1976 (Proof only) 100,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1976
Five Pence 1977 24,501,800 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1977
Five Pence 1978 61,180,100 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1978
Five Pence 1979 155,537,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1979
Five Pence 1980 220,709,400 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1980
Five Pence 1981 (Proof only) 100,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1981
Five Pence 1982 (mint sets only) 311,800 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1982
Five Pence 1983 (mint sets only) 744,900 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1983
Five Pence 1984 (mint sets only) 265,340 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
Five Pence 1985 (mint sets only) 280,390 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1985
Five Pence 1986 (mint sets only) 271,821 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1986
Five Pence 1987 48,481,084 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1987
Five Pence 1988 120,957,991 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1988
Five Pence 1989 101,569,273 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1989
Five Pence 1990 (Large, mint sets only) 181,658 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
Five Pence 1990 (Small) 1,635,157,663 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
Five Pence 1991 725,109,119 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1991
Five Pence 1992 453,314,247 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
Five Pence 1993 (mint sets only) 123,025 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1993
Five Pence 1994 93,824,127 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1994
Five Pence 1995 183,550,286 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1995
Five Pence 1996 303,056,082 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1996
Five Pence 1997 236,786,305 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1997
Five Pence 1998 217,535,862 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998
Five Pence 1999 195,706,840 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1999
Five Pence 2000 388,702,219 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000
Five Pence 2001 338,037,113 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2001
Five Pence 2002 219,379,309 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2002
Five Pence 2003 333,386,512 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2003
Five Pence 2004 271,929,637 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2004
Five Pence 2005 236,334,263 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2005
Five Pence 2006 317,834,798 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2006
Five Pence 2007 246,850,093 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2007
Five Pence 2008 (Ironside design) 93,052,577 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
Five Pence 2008 (Dent design) 165,292,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
Five Pence 2009 133,101,070 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
Five Pence 2010 396,335,500 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
Five Pence 2011 50,484,981 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
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 220,515,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
Five Pence 2018 (mint sets only) unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
Five Pence 2019 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
Five Pence 2020 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2020 ·
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Five Pence 2005: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeFive Pence (Small, Ironside design)
Issued2005
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value5 (x Penny)
Circulation Mintage236,212,000 (236.2 million)
Total Mintage236,334,263 (236.3 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerChristopher Ironside
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size18.000 mm
Thickness1.700 mm
Mass3.250 g
OCC IDXGAV-PEXA-CMYN-OMDY
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