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1 Pound - Elizabeth II 3rd portrait; Royal Arms

1 Pound - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; Royal Arms) -  obverse 1 Pound - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; Royal Arms) -  reverse

Obverse © nalaberong - Reverse © Mike Bentley

Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1993
Value 1 Pound (1 GBP)
Metal Nickel-brass
Weight 9.5 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Thickness 3.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 15-10-2017
References KM# 964, Sp# J8
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Commemorative issue

Heraldic Emblems series - UK

Obverse

Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II D·G·REG·F·D·1993
RDM

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

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.

Reverse

Royal Shield of Arms above denomination

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

1 Pound - Elizabeth II (3rd portrait; Royal Arms)

© ZacUK

Comments

The second edition of the one pound coin in the 'Heraldic Emblems' series. The Eric Sewell 'Royal Arms' reverse design was used four other times, earlier in 1983, and later in 1998, 2003, 2008, making a total of 5 times it was issued. This is the only version of the coin with the Maklouf third portrait on the obverse.  
(former Spink ref. 4336)

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1993  114,744,500 1.21 1.43 1.49 1.53
1993  56,900 BU
1993  66,080 Proof

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