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1 Pound - Elizabeth II Egyptian Arch Bridge; Silver Proof

1 Pound - Elizabeth II (Egyptian Arch Bridge; Silver Proof) -  obverse1 Pound - Elizabeth II (Egyptian Arch Bridge; Silver Proof) -  reverse

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Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 2006
Value 1 Pound (1 GBP)
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 9.5 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Thickness 3.15 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Demonetized Yes
References KM# 1059a,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# J20
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Commemorative issue

Regional Bridge series - Northern Ireland

Obverse

Fourth 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·2006
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 representation of the Egyptian Arch railway bridge at Newry in Northern Ireland, inside a border of railway station canopy dags.

Lettering: ONE POUND

Engraver: Edwina Ellis

Edge

Reeded with a decorative pattern symbolising bridges and pathways

Comments

Representing  Northern Ireland the Egyptian Arch Bridge is a railway bridge in Newry, Northern Ireland. Locally known as the Egyptian Arch, the rail bridge passes over the Newry–Camlough Road, in the County Armagh half of Newry. The Egyptian Arch gained its name from its resemblance to the nemes headdress worn by Ancient Egyptian pharaohs.

(former Spink ref. 4597)

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Catalog United Kingdom 1 Pound - Elizabeth II (Egyptian Arch Bridge; Silver Proof)