Five Pounds 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

Five Pounds 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinFive Pounds 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy

At the time of decimalisation in 1971, the United Kingdom Crown coin (equal to 5 shillings) was redenominated as a 25p coin and pieces struck prior to 1990 - all the way back to 1818 - continue to be legal tender for that amount. The old denomination had been a regular circulating coin in the 19th century, but in the 20th century it became more of a commemorative denomination.

The Royal Mint continued issuing commemorative coins in the same format - using the traditional coin dimensions, but in copper-nickel. These were initially also denominated as 25 pence but the "Crown" was changed in 1990 to a commemorative Five Pound coin, having the same dimensions and weight but with a face value twenty times as great.

The denomination is used to mark special occasions, usually royal in theme, rather than for use in general circulation. Although not circulating, these coins are legal tender.

This £5 Crown-sized commemorative coin is part of a series of coins by the Royal Mint dedicated to Mr. Men characters and features Mr. Happy.

Initially inspired by the simple question of a child - "What does a tickle look like?" - the Mr. Men Little Miss characters have become some of the most instantly recognisable in the world. Featured in more than 90 books, as well as starring in films and TV series, their adventures have been translated into 17 different languages and followed by millions of fans. 2021 marks the 50th anniversary of the question that started it all and the book that answered that question: Mr. Tickle.

Created by prolific illustrator Roger Hargreaves in 1971, the Mr. Men books and their ever-growing world of "Happyland" were an almost instant success. They were soon joined by the characters of the Little Miss series and the exploits of both remain incredibly popular to this day, encouraging children to read and helping family generations to bond.

In 1988, the role of Mr. Men Little Miss illustrator was taken over by Adam Hargreaves - Roger's son and the same inquisitive boy who had asked what a tickle looked like. Adam has exclusively provided the reverse designs for all three of The Royal Mint coins celebrating the characters' 50th anniversary.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (her effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait").

In small letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend, followed by the date of issue and the face value: ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2021 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith, followed by the value and denomination in English and the year.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · D · G REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS · 2021 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy - reverse photo

Within a beaded border, the reverse of the coin shows a children's book illustration of Mr.Happy, on a background of flower-covered hills.

Around above, MR. MEN, below which on two lines 50 years Roger Hargreaves.

The face value and denomination are on the obverse.

Reverse Inscription MR. MEN 50 years Roger Hargreaves
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See also

Coins in the Mr. Men series include:
- 1oz Gold, Mr. Men - Mr. Happy
- 1/4oz Gold, Mr. Men - Mr. Happy
- 1oz Silver, Mr. Men - Mr. Happy
- 1/2oz Silver, Mr. Men - Mr. Happy
- £5 CuproNickel, Mr. Men - Mr. Happy

Five Pounds 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy: Known varieties
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder
Images United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy / Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder - obverse photo United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy / Brilliant Uncirculated in presentation folder - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated copper-nickel coin in presentation folder.

Royal Mint product code: UK21M1BU. Issue price: £13.00.

Variety Coloured Reverse
Images United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy / Coloured Reverse - obverse photo United Kingdom / Five Pounds 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy / Coloured Reverse - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown. Mintage limit: 15,050
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated copper-nickel coin in presentation folder.

Royal Mint Product Code: UK21M1BC1. Issue price: £22.50. Edition limit:15,000. Maximum Coin Mintage: 15,050.

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Five Pounds 2021 Mr. Men - Mr. Happy: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeCrown (Five Pounds)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value5 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialCuproNickel
DesignerAdam Hargreaves
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size38.610 mm
Thickness2.890 mm
Mass28.280 g
OCC IDLGVB-OLDC-YLKP-OMPX
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