1 Pound - Elizabeth II Welsh Leek; Silver Piedfort


Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1985
Value 1 Pound
1 GBP = USD 1.38
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 19 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 56389
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References KM# P5,
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# J3
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


Series: Royal Diadem series


Third crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, legend around


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

Engraver: Raphael David Maklouf

Raphael David Maklouf is a sculptor, best known for designing the effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations. Maklouf was born in Jerusalem emigrating with his family to the United Kingdom after the Second World War. He attended the Camberwell School of Art until 1958, afterward becoming an academic lecturer for ten years. He was made an Associate of the Royal Society of British Sculptors in 1979. Raphael Maklouf was born to a Jewish family. His father is Samuel Maklouf, born in Safed, Raphael Makouf's mother is Leonie Maklouf.


A leek, the emblem of Wales, encircled by the Royal Diadem

Lettering: ONE POUND

Engraver: Leslie Durbin


Milled with incuse lettering


Translation: True am I to my country


In 1985 the Royal Mint released the second one pound coin in the 'Royal Diadem' series, the first with the Maklouf third portrait of HM The Queen. The coin was issued individually and later in a 4-coin set, while also being struck in nickel-brass and silver proof.

© The Royal Mint, 1985

(former Spink ref. 4331)

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC
1985  15 000 $ 27 Proof

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