The Five Pound Coin was first issued in 1990, in earlier years the coins were known as crowns and had a face value of just 25 pence.
In the first 10 years of production, seven commemorative 5 pound coin designs were issued by The Royal Mint. During the next decade (2000 - 2009) there were 14 new designs released.
The Royal Mint then began producing £5 coin series - starting with the countdown to the London 2012 Olympic games. The number of £5 coins produced has increased dramatically in recent years, which have included the Queen's Beasts Coin Series, Tower of London and Music Legends.
In the 3 years 2018 to 2020, The Royal Mint have issued 40 new £5 coins at a rate of about 1 per month.
Mintage figures shown on this page are courtesy of The Royal Mint and Change Range Crown's & £5 coins. Images shown on this page are courtesy of The Royal Mint and Change Checker.