1 Pound (UK, 2000) – Wales

1 Pound – UK, 2000 Dragon passant representing Wales

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Date of Issue & Mintage

1995  : 34,503,501
2000 : 109,496,500

Dragon passant representing Wales designed by Norman Sillman

Edge Inscription:
PLEIDIOL WYF I’M GWLAD

Designed by:
Norman Sillman

Obverse Designers Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen
1995 Raphael Maklouf
2000 Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Norman Sillman

About the design

The strength, fire and spirit of the Welsh national character are expressed in the emblem of the dragon, the design selected for the 1995 £1 coin – the second in a series of four featuring the constituent parts of the United Kingdom. Modelled by Norman Sillman from a drawing provided by the College of Arms, the familiar dragon passant appears on the reverse of the coin. The obverse shows Raphael Maklouf’s portrait of Her Majesty The Queen, while on the coin’s edge are the words PLEIDIOL WYF I’M GWLAD, ‘true am I to my country’ taken from the national anthem of Wales.

 

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