One Penny 2015 (Fifth Portrait), Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

One Penny 2015 (Fifth Portrait), Coin from United Kingdom
CoinOne Penny 2015 (Fifth Portrait)

The one penny coin is currently the lowest circulating denomination of the British (decimal) Pound Sterling, after the half penny was demonetised in 1984. 1 penny equals 1/100th 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).

The new 1p coin design, which replaced the earlier 1p design by Christopher Ironside, depicts the left section between the first and third quarter of the shield, representing England and Northern Ireland. 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.

One penny and two pence coins are legal tender only up to the sum of 20p; this means that it is permissible to refuse payment of sums greater than this amount in 1p and 2p coins in order to settle a debt.

1p coins issued in 2015 have now been circulating for only five years.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage418,226,301 (418.2 million), Rarity: C (Common)
Obverse
United Kingdom / One Penny 2015 (Fifth Portrait) - obverse photo

Crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait"). Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

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

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
Reverse
United Kingdom / One Penny 2015 (Fifth Portrait) - reverse photo

A small section of the Royal Arms is visible (the left section between the first and third quarter of the shield, parts of the Lion and the Harp representing England and Northern Ireland). When put together, coins of the different denominations of British pennies add up to a whole shield with the full Royal Arms.

Around left, separated from the design by a vertical dotted line, the value and denomination ONE PENNY.

The designer's initials MD (for Matthew Dent) are incuse in small letters in the lower part of the vertical dotted line.

Reverse Inscription ONE PENNY
EdgePlainEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

On 2 March 2015 the Royal Mint revealed a new effigy of Queen Elizabeth II, which went into production that very day. This is only the fifth definitive portrait of The Queen to appear on British circulating coins since her accession to the throne in 1952, making it a very rare event indeed. It became the fourth portrait in circulation, joining those created in 1968, 1985 and 1998 (the effigy by Mary Gillick features on the pre-decimal coins which were demonetised in 1970, and on Maundy coinage which is not in normal circulation); together, the coins that carry them tell the story of Her Majesty’s lifetime and paint a compelling picture of the story of her reign.

The new portrait was designed by Jody Clark. He was the first Royal Mint engraver to be chosen to create a definitive royal coinage portrait in over 100 years.

One Penny 2015 (Fifth Portrait): Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage 22,080 (included in total)
In Set The Fifth Circulating Coinage Portrait - First Edition (Definitive BU Set), mintage 22,080
8 coins: £2 Britannia, £1 Royal Shield, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage 3,205 (included in total)
In Set The Fifth Circulating Coinage Portrait - First Edition (Definitive Proof Set), mintage 3,205
8 coins: £2 Britannia, £1 Royal Shield, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Mintage 1,876
Material0.925 Silver
In Set The Fifth Circulating Coinage Portrait - First Edition (Silver Proof Set), mintage 1,876
8 coins: £2 Britannia, £1 Royal Shield, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Gold Proof FDC United Kingdom / One Penny 2015 (Fifth Portrait) / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage 245
Material0.917 Gold
In Set The Fifth Circulating Coinage Portrait - First Edition (Gold Proof Set), mintage 245
8 coins: £2 Britannia, £1 Royal Shield, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Platinum Proof FDC
Mintage 10
Material0.999 Platinum
In Set The 2015 United Kingdom Platinum Proof Set, mintage 10
16 coins: £2 Technology, £1 Fourth Portrait, 50p Fourth Portrait, 20p Fourth Portrait, 10p Fourth Portrait, 5p Fourth Portrait, 2p Fourth Portrait, 1p Fourth Portrait, £2 Britannia, £1 Fifth Portrait, 50p Fifth Portrait, 20p Fifth Portrait, 10p Fifth Portrait, 5p Fifth Portrait, 2p Fifth Portrait, 1p Fifth Portrait
One Penny 2015 (Fifth Portrait): References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Mint 28th March 2019 Mint link
Royal Mint 28th March 2019 Mintage link Circulation mintage
All (52) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: One Penny
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Penny 1971 1,522,016,250 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1971
One Penny 1972 (Proof only) 150,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1972
One Penny 1973 280,296,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1973
One Penny 1974 330,992,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1974
One Penny 1975 221,704,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1975
One Penny 1976 300,260,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1976
One Penny 1977 285,623,800 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1977
One Penny 1978 292,856,100 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1978
One Penny 1979 459,081,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1979
One Penny 1980 416,447,400 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1980
One Penny 1981 301,900,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1981
One Penny 1982 100,603,800 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1982
One Penny 1983 243,746,900 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1983
One Penny 1984 155,024,965 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
One Penny 1985 200,885,635 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1985
One Penny 1986 370,260,951 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1986
One Penny 1987 500,207,084 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1987
One Penny 1988 793,705,381 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1988
One Penny 1989 658,305,273 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1989
One Penny 1990 529,229,158 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
One Penny 1991 206,587,719 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1991
One Penny 1992 254,007,747 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
One Penny 1993 602,713,025 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1993
One Penny 1994 844,078,692 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1994
One Penny 1995 303,480,286 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1995
One Penny 1996 723,994,142 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1996
One Penny 1997 397,064,305 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1997
One Penny 1998 739,929,862 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998
One Penny 1999 891,608,840 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1999
One Penny 2000 1,060,610,219 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000
One Penny 2001 928,805,113 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2001
One Penny 2002 601,567,309 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2002
One Penny 2003 539,592,512 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2003
One Penny 2004 739,883,637 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2004
One Penny 2005 536,440,263 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2005
One Penny 2006 524,742,798 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2006
One Penny 2007 548,132,093 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2007
One Penny 2008 (Ironside design) 180,772,577 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Penny 2008 (Dent design) 508,072,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Penny 2009 556,553,570 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
One Penny 2010 609,693,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
One Penny 2011 431,088,981 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
One Penny 2012 227,304,802 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
One Penny 2013 260,846,937 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
One Penny 2014 464,836,020 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
One Penny 2015 (Fourth Portrait) 154,645,762 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2015
One Penny 2015 (Fifth Portrait) 418,226,301 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
One Penny 2016 368,530,830 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
One Penny 2017 241,042,256 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2017 ·
One Penny 2018 (mint sets only) unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2018 ·
One Penny 2019 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2019 ·
One Penny 2020 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2020 ·
Advertising
American Bullion Inc. - Start a Gold IRA
American Bullion Inc. - Start a Gold IRA
One Penny 2015 (Fifth Portrait): Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeOne Penny (Dent design)
Issued2015
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value1 (x Penny)
Circulation Mintage418,201,016 (418.2 million)
Total Mintage418,226,301 (418.2 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialCopper-plated steel
DesignerMatthew Dent
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)20.3000
Thickness (mm)1.6500
Mass (g)3.5600
OCC IDYMXK-DOKQ-CMRB-OWQJ
Advertising (helps this site)
Buy coins at Amazon
Share or Bookmark this Page
One Penny 2015 (Fifth Portrait): Photos
ImageDetails
One Penny 2015 Fifth Portrait
Copyright: Royal Mint
Source
One Penny 2015 (Fifth Portrait): Catalogue Reference IDs