1 Pound – 1985, Leek and royal diadem representing Wales
1985 : 228,430,749
|Leek and royal diadem representing Wales.
|Obverse Designers||Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen
1985 Arnold Machin
1990 Raphael Maklouf
|Reverse Designer||Leslie Durbin|
About the design
In 1985 the first new Royal portrait in nearly two decades was introduced on the coins of the United Kingdom. The reverse design of the 1985 £1 features the national emblem of Wales – the leek – encircled by the Royal Diadem. It was the second in a series of four issued to represent the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom; Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England.