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New Pound Coin “Flora” Series Offered in Gold and Silver

The Royal Mint have launched (16th July) the valuable metals versions of the lately released “Flora” style series for the reverse side of the circulating pound coins.

The Pound coin, which celebrates a 30th anniversary this year, has been the featured coin in the United Kingdom for numerous emblem and landmark designs very first initiated in 1984. This year, two coins issued in the 4 coin set represent England on a single coin and Wales on the other – and next year, the two designs will include those for Northern Ireland and Scotland, finishing the series.

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The “Flora” coin series is the perform of Timothy Noad, renowned numismatic and medallic artist and Fellow of the Society of Scribes and Illuminators. The coin for England is represented by an oak branch with acorn along with a Tudor-inspired rose, the oak being indicative of integrity and strength, and the rose symbolizing beauty and majesty. The coin has the Latin edge inscription DECUS ET TUTAMEN meaning ‘an ornament and a safeguard’, which was initial observed on the coins of Charles II.

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The design and style for the Wales £1 coin, contains the leek with the daffodil. The leek has long symbolized Wales, and is said to have been used by Welsh patron saint, St David, to distinguish his guys in battle. It is these days utilised as the Badge of the Welsh Guards. It is believed that the daffodil came to symbolize Wales by indicates of a easy translation error, because its name in Welsh, Cenhinen Pedr, is comparable to the Welsh for leek, Cenhinen. The edge inscription in Welsh reads PLEIDIOL WYF I’M GWLAD meaning ‘True am I to my country’. The obverse of the flora series £1 coins attributes the current portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS.

England / Wales coin issues

Denomination

Metal

Weight

Diameter

Good quality

Mintage

1Pound

.916 gold

19.six grams

22.five mm.

Proof

500 pieces

1 Pound

.925 silver

9.five grams

22.5mm.

Proof

7500 pieces

1 Pound

.925 silver

19 grams

22.five mm.

Proof

3000 pieces

Various presentation possibilities supplied, For a lot more details on this and other coins presented by the royal Mint, such as additional coins celebrating the launch of the pound coin and its 30th anniversary, please visit the site of the Royal Mint at: http://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/ranges/floral-1-pound-coin-series Details offered in English, international orders fulfilled.

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