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The new 5p

Posted on Thu, 12 October 2023 by Phil Mussell - General News, Coin News

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Oak tree leaf  

  • The UK 5p coin displays a leaf taken from an oak tree, signifying its role as a rich habitat for biodiversity in British woodland areas. 

Supporting more life than any other native tree species in the UK, the oak tree has a long association with monarchies, as ancient kings of Britain and Roman Emperors wore crowns of oak leaves. 


Image courtesy of the Royal Mint