1 Pound (UK, 1993)

£1 Pound – 1993, Royal Arms representing the United Kingdom

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Year of Issue & Amount Minted

1983 : 443,053,510
1993 : 114,744,500
1998 : Not issued
2003 : 61,596,500
2008 : 3,910,000

Royal Arms representing the United Kingdom

Edge Inscription:
DECUS ET TUTAMEN

Designed by:
Eric Sewell

Obverse Designers Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen
1983-1984 Arnold Machin
1985- 1997 Raphael Maklouf
1998 to date Ian Rank-Broadley

About the design

The £1 coin in base metal, nickel-brass was introduced in 1983, as a replacement for the £1 banknote. The reverse design of the first £1 coin showed a detailed and intricate depiction of the Royal Coat of Arms. Designed by Eric Sewell, Chief Engraver at The Royal Mint, it has become one of the most famous images on British coinage. The coin’s edge inscription is in Latin ‘DECUS ET TUTAMEN’ which may be translated as an ‘ornament to safeguard’.

 

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