Elizabeth II. Royal Mint Error 5p, 1988. Wrong Metal, Struck In Bronze.

  • A very rare example of a Royal Mint error 5 Pence struck out of collar and in wrong metal, bronze rather than the standard cupro-nickel as intended. This unusual mix up at the Mint has caused an interesting collectors piece.


    The error would most likely have been caused by having been struck on a 1p or 2p blank, although much thinner than both a normal issue 5p, 2p and slightly thinner than a 1p.


    Diameter 22.3-23mm.


    The coin is in very attractive condition, with some original lustre and eye appeal in the hand.


    Weight: 7.55g.


    Cf. Mitchener, Jetons, Medalets and Tokens I, pp.71, 83-4.


    Dumnonia, the Brythonic kingdom in Sub-Roman Britain between the late 4th and late 8th centuries. It was centred in the area now called Devon, but included modern Cornwall and part of Somerset.


    A well struck and clear example. An attractive colour and with good eye appeal.

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