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1 Pound - Elizabeth II Northern Irish Flax; Silver Piedfort

Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Year 1986
Value 1 Pound
1 GBP = 1.25 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 19 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# P6,
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248979.
  • Michael, Thomas & Tracy L. Schmidt; 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1601-1700 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248573.
  • Michael, Thomas (editor); 2016. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1701-1800 (7th edition). Krause Publications, Iola, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440247064.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1801-1900 (9th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248955.
  • Schmidt, Tracy L. (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins, 1901-2000 (47th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, USA. ISBN 9781440248962.
Sp# J4
  • 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

Royal Diadem series - Northern Ireland

Obverse

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

Lettering:
ELIZABETH II D·G·REG·F·D·1986
RDM

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.

Reverse

A flax plant representing Northern Ireland, encircled by the Royal Diadem

Lettering: ONE POUND

Engraver: Leslie Durbin

Edge

Milled with incuse legend

Lettering: DECUS ET TUTAMEN

Translation: An ornament and a safeguard

Comments

In 1986 the Royal Mint released the third one pound coin in the 'Royal Diadem' series.
(former Spink ref. 4332)

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Year Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC
1986  15,000 Proof

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Coins United Kingdom 1 Pound - Elizabeth II (Northern Irish Flax; Silver Piedfort)