1 Pound (UK, 1991)

1 Pound – 1991, Flax Plant and royal diadem representing Northern Ireland

Date of Issue & Mintage

1986 : 10,409,501
1991 : 38,443,575

Flax Plant and royal diadem representing Northern Ireland.

Edge Inscription:
DECUS ET TUTAMEN

Designed by:
Leslie Durbin

Obverse Designers Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen
1986 Arnold Machin
1991 Raphael Maklouf
Reverse Designer Leslie Durbin

About the design

The Northern Ireland £1, the third in the series of four, was introduced into circulation on 21 April 1986. Appropriately, Northern Ireland is represented by the flax plant, whose fibres have for centuries been woven into world famous linens. The coin carries the edge inscription DECUS ET TUTAMEN, ‘an ornament and a safeguard’. On the obverse is the Maklouf portrait of Her Majesty The Queen.

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