1 Pound - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Welsh Dragon

Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2000
Value 1 Pound (1 GBP)
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Nickel brass
Weight 9.5 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Thickness 3.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized 10-15-2017
Number N# 1396
Numista (https://numista.com)
References KM# 1005,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA.
And 4 more volumes.
Sp# J15
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Coins of England & the United Kingdom : Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 1 more volumes.

Commemorative issue

Wales

Series: Heraldic Emblems series

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH·II·D·G REG·F·D·2000
IRB

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

Engraver: Ian Rank-Broadley

Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.

Reverse

A Welsh dragon passant above denomination.

Lettering: ONE POUND

Engraver: Norman Sillman

Norman Henry Sillman, ARCA, FRBS was a British sculptor and a coin designer, including the one pound coins for the Royal Mint.

Edge

Milled with incuse lettering

Lettering: PLEIDIOL WYF I'M GWLAD

Translation: True am I to my country

1 Pound - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Welsh Dragon) -  obverse

© ZacUK

Comments

The Norman Sillman heraldic emblem of the 'Welsh Dragon' reverse was originally introduced in 1995 with the Maklouf third portrait on the obverse.

This second edition was issued for circulation and can also be found in the Annual Proof and Brilliant Uncirculated sets. While also being struck in silver proof, reverse frosted proof and piedfort.

© The Royal Mint, 2000

(former Spink ref. 4592)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2000  109 496 500 1.35 1.42 1.59 1.65 1.64 1.57 4.18 98%
2000  117 750 7.09 1.4% BU
2000  72 469 10.26 1.6% Proof

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