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1 Pound - Elizabeth II 2nd portrait; Scottish Thistle

1 Pound - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait; Scottish Thistle) -  obverse 1 Pound - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait; Scottish Thistle) -  reverse

© Tony K

Features

Country United Kingdom
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 1984
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# 934, Sp# J2
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Commemorative issue

Royal Diadem series - Scotland

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·1984

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

Scottish thistle encircled by Royal Diadem, denomination below

Lettering: ONE POUND

Engraver: Leslie Durbin

Edge

Milled with incuse legend

Lettering: NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT

Translation: No one provokes me with impunity

1 Pound - Elizabeth II (2nd portrait; Scottish Thistle)

© ZacUK

Comments

In 1984 the Royal Mint released the first 1 pound coin in the 'Royal Diadem' series. This Leslie Durbin reverse design was repeated one more time on a second edition in 1989 with the later Maklouf third portrait on the obverse.
(former Spink ref. 4222)

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1984  146,256,500 1.29 1.48 1.48 1.69
1984  27,960 BU
1984  106,520 Proof

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