This1996 Celtic Cross silver proof one pound coin designed by Norman Sillman symbolises Northern Ireland. This is the third series of national emblem one pound coins issued between 1994 to 1997. This proof coin is struck in sterling silver and comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.
The edge is not only milled but also inscribed. The Latin inscription DECUS ET TUTAMEN translates to "an ornament and a safeguard". This inscription dates back to the first machine-struck coins minted in 1662 and was a device to prevent "clipping", and was used on the first pound coin in 1983.
Wales has a population of approximately 2.75 million and covers about one twelfth of the land area of the The edge is not only milled but also inscribed. The inscription in Welsh reads:-PLEIDIOL, WYF I'M GWLAD. Which means "True am I to my country".
On the milled edge of the coin is the Llantrisant mint mark - a cross crosslet. The shape of the cross alluding to Llantrisant, which translated from the Welsh means "Church or Parish of the Three Saints".
On 28 March 2017, the circulated round pound was replaced by the 12 sided £1 coin. On the 15 October the round £1 coin will cease to be legal tender. Read more about the pound coin in our blogs:
The obverse bears the third portrait of The Queen, used from 1985 to 1997, by Raphael David Maklouf.
A representation of the Broighter collar over a Celtic cross with a pimpernel at its centre.
The design is the work of engraver Norman Sillman.
According to the information published by the Royal Mint which accompanies the 1996 proof coin sets:-
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We are grateful for information we found at "http://www.argonet.co.uk/users/tudor/english/gold.html" a website entitled "Welcome to Limavday and the Roe Valley", by Jochen Lueg, a surprisingly un-Irish name!:-
This appears to throw into doubt the accuracy of the Royal Mint's version of the story!
|Version||Diameter (mm)||Weight (grams)||Metal||Alloy||Actual Metal Weight (troy ounces)||Issue Limit|
|Uncirculated in Folder||22.50||9.50||Nickel-brass|
|Silver Proof||22.50||9.50||Silver||0.925 Silver||0.2825||25,000|
|Piedfort Silver Proof||22.50||19||Silver||0.925 Silver||0.5650||10,000|
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