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1 Pound - Elizabeth II Royal Arms; Silver Piedfort

Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1983
Value 1 Pound
1 GBP = 1.23 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 19 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# P3,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# J1
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Series: Heraldic Emblems series - UK

Obverse

Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, legend around.

Lettering: ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·1983

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Arnold Machin

Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. was a British artist, sculptor, coin and stamp designer.

Reverse

Royal Arms with supporters, denomination below.

Lettering:
HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE
DIEU ET MON DROIT
ONE POUND

Translation:
Evil unto him who thinks evil of it
God and my right

Engraver: Eric Sewell

Edge

Milled with incuse legend

Lettering: DECUS ET TUTAMEN

Translation: An ornament and a safeguard

Comments

The first round pound coin to replace the old pound note. The Eric Sewell 'Royal Arms' reverse design was used three more times on piedforts in the subsequent years, 1993, 1998 and 2003.
(former Spink ref. 4221)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1983  10,000 41.51 Proof

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