1 Pound - Elizabeth II 4th portrait; Egyptian Arch Bridge

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

© Mike Bentley

Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Circulating commemorative coin
Year 2006
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# 1059,
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Thomas Michael (editor), Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Thomas Michael (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# J20
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

Commemorative issue

Regional Bridge series - Northern Ireland

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·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

Milled with a decorative pattern symbolising bridges and pathways

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

© ZacUK

Comments

The third of four Edwina Ellis bridge designs, 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.

As well as being for circulation, the 2006 strike was issued as part of the Annual Coin Sets for 2006, in both Brilliant Uncirculated & Proof versions.

Above - 2006 Executive Proof Set
(former Spink ref. 4597)

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2006  38,938,000 3.80 1.46 1.64 1.82 1.81 2.73 98%
2006  123,965 10.83 1.5% BU
2006  37,689 11.04 2% Proof

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