Coin Information

GBP 5 Pence Decimal

Name of coin
Year(s) Issued
Countries Issued in
United Kingdom
Face Value
0.05 GBP
Copper, Nickel (Silver)

Not to be confused with the small modern GBP 5 Pence.

The Shilling is worth five hundredths of a Pound. These are the well known denomination of the pound in pre-decimalization, that they are the "cent" of the pound, adding that there are 12 pence in a shilling. Coins from 1947 onward are copper-nickel composition.


Henry VII's shillings are illegible, however, they read some Latin with the royal "illustrations". On the rear, the coat of arms is detailed- too detailed, in fact. A crown sits atop the symbol.

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