1 Pound Coin (UK)

1 Pound – 2005, Menai Bridge

Date of Issue & Mintage

2005 : 99,429,500

A representation of the Menai Bridge inside a border of railings and stanchions.

Edge Detail:
Decorative pattern symbolising bridges and pathways

Designed by:
Edwina Ellis


Obverse Designers Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen
2005 Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Edwina Ellis

About the design

The one pound coin for 2005 depicts Thomas Telford’s spectacular Menai Bridge and, honouring Wales, is the second in a series of four one pound reverse designs. In a refreshing departure from the more traditional heraldic approach, the series features famous bridges in each of the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom and makes for a fascinating tribute to British architecture and engineering achievement.






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