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1 Pound - Elizabeth II Royal Arms; Silver Piedfort

1 Pound - Elizabeth II (Royal Arms; Silver Piedfort) -  obverse1 Pound - Elizabeth II (Royal Arms; Silver Piedfort) -  reverse

© The Royal Mint, 1998

Features

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Non-circulating coin
Years 1998-2003
Value 1 Pound
1 GBP = 1.31 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Silver (.925)
Weight 19 g
Diameter 22.5 mm
Shape Round
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References KM# P26,
  • 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# J13
  • 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

Heraldic Emblems series - UK

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·1998
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

Royal Arms with denomination below

Lettering:
HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE
DIEU ET MON DROIT
ONE POUND

Engraver: Eric Sewell

Edge

Milled with incuse legend

Lettering: DECUS ET TUTAMEN

Translation: An ornament and a safeguard

Comments

The third edition of the one pound coin in the 'Heraldic Emblems' series. The Eric Sewell 'Royal Arms' reverse design was used two more times on piedforts in the years, 1983 and 1993. Both the 1998 & 2003 coins were also struck in nickel-brass and silver proof.

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Date Mintage VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
1998  7,894 68% Proof
2003  9,871 42% Proof

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