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Five pence coin


Dimensions: 18.0mm diameter

Made out of: Copper, Nickel

Introduced: June 27th, 1990

The current five pence piece is physically the smallest coin in the UK's currency. Previous to 1990 a larger version had been in use.

On the front of the coin is a thistle wearing a crown, the badge of Scotland. On the back side is the Queen's head.