United Kingdom: Coin Five Pence 2008 (Dent design) - detailed information

United Kingdom: Coin Five Pence 2008 (Dent design)
CoinFive Pence 2008 (Dent design)

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.

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 is featured on the £1 coin.

The 5p coin depicts the centre of the Royal shield, showing the meeting point of the four quarters. 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.

MintRoyal Mint
Obverse
United Kingdom / Five Pence 2008 (Dent design) - obverse photo

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, the legend and date ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2008 (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2008
Reverse
United Kingdom / Five Pence 2008 (Dent design) - reverse photo

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 is featured on the £1 coin.

The reverse of 5p coin depicts the centre of the Royal shield, showing the meeting point of the four quarters. The denomination is in the middle: FIVE PENCE.

Reverse Inscription FIVE PENCE
EdgeMilled
Edge InscriptionNone
Five Pence 2008 (Dent design): Known varieties
Variety In The Royal Shield of Arms mint sets
Mintage 100,000 (included in total)
Variety Proof FDC, The Royal Shield of Arms set
Mintage 20,000 (included in total)
Variety Silver Proof FDC, The Royal Shield of Arms set
Mintage 10,000
Material0.925 Silver
Variety Silver Proof Piedfort FDC, The Royal Shield of Arms set
Mintage 3,000
Material0.925 Silver
Variety Gold Proof FDC, The Royal Shield of Arms set
Mintage 886
Material0.9167 Gold
Variety Platinum Proof FDC, The Royal Shield of Arms set
Mintage 184
Five Pence 2008 (Dent design): References to Information Used
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Royal Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Mint 2016 Mintage link Circulation mintage
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 (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 ·
Five Pence 2008 (Dent design): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeFive Pence (CuproNickel, Dent design)
Issued2008
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Face Value5 (x Penny)
CurrentYes
Mintage165,292,000 (165.3 million)
RarityC (Common)
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerMatthew Dent
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
Size (mm)18
Thickness (mm)1.7000
Mass (g)3.2500
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Five Pence 2008 (Dent design): Photos
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Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 5 Pence, 2008
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Great Britain, Elizabeth II, 5 Pence, 2008
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Five Pence 2008 (Dent design): Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1109, 1109a (Silver)
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4671
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1109b (Gold), 1109a (Platinum)