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1 Pound - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Menai Bridge

1 Pound - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Menai Bridge) -  obverse1 Pound - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Menai Bridge) -  reverse

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2005
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
References KM# 1051,
Standard Catalog of World Coins
by George S. Cuhaj
(Krause Publications)
Sp# J19
Coins of England & the United Kingdom
by Philip Skingley
(Spink)

Commemorative issue

Regional Bridge series - Wales

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·2005
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 Menai Bridge inside a border of railings and stanchions.

Lettering: ONE POUND

Engraver: Edwina Ellis

Edge

Reeded with a decorative pattern symbolising bridges and pathways

1 Pound - Elizabeth II (4th portrait; Menai Bridge) -  obverse

© ZacUK

Comments

Representing Wales the Menai Suspension Bridge (Welsh: Pont Grog y Borth) is a suspension bridge that carries road traffic between the island of Anglesey and the mainland of Wales. The bridge was opened on 30 January 1826 and on 28 February 2005 the bridge was promoted to UNESCO as a candidate World Heritage Site.
(former Spink ref. 4596)

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2005  99,429,500 1.25 1.25 1.27 1.51 1.51 2.61 3.24 99%
2005  24,800 0.8% BU
2005  40,500 10.28 1.6% Proof

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