• 2008 Royal Coat of Arms Gold Proof £1 Coin In Capsule Reverse
  • 2008 Royal Coat of Arms Gold Proof £1 Coin In Capsule Obverse
  • 2008 Royal Coat of Arms Gold Proof £1 Coin In Capsule Reverse
  • 2008 Royal Coat of Arms Gold Proof £1 Coin In Capsule Obverse
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2008 Royal Coat of Arms Gold Proof £1 Coin In Capsule

2008 Royal Coat of Arms Gold Proof One Pound Coin In Capsule

This gold proof £1 coin marks the farewell of the Royal Coat of Arms design which appeared on the modern £1 coins from their introduction in 1983 until 2008. Designed by Eric Sewell, the Royal Coat of Arms design was replaced by the Royal Arms.

This pound coin is struck from 22 carat gold (0.9167 fineness) to a proof finish and comes in a protective capsule. The coin has a substantial weight of 19.619g which is almost three times the weight of a sovereign. The coin contains 0.578 troy ounces of gold.

Only 860 of these coins were minted. 


(VAT Exempt)
Totals are approximate until metal prices are confirmed on the next LBMA fix.

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2008 Royal Coat of Arms and Shield of Arms £1 Coin Designs

There were two different designs of £1 issued in 2008; one featuring the coat of arms and the other with the shield of arms. 

Royal Coat of Arms

This 2008 coin is the last one pound to feature the Royal Coat of Arms design on the reverse. The Royal Coat of Arms was used on the modern one-pound coin when it entered circulation on 21st April 1983


The obverse features the fourth definitive UK coin portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by British sculptor, Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS. 


This 2008 gold one pound coin features the Royal Coat of Arms by Eric Sewell.

It shows a crown topped shield, flanked by the English lion and the Scottish unicorn. It is surrounded by the motto of the Order of the Garter "HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE" which is French for "EVIL BE TO HIM WHO EVIL THINKS THEREOF".


Diameter22.5 mm
Gold Weight Troy Ounces0.578
Fineness / Carat0.917 / 22
Mintage Figure860
Obverse DesignerIan Rank-Broadley
Reverse DesignerEric Sewell
Issuing Monarch Elizabeth II (1952 - Date)
Mint / BrandThe Royal Mint
CountryUnited Kingdom
Terms & Delivery

Terms of Sale - Key Points

You can find more information on payment and identification requirements.

Bullion coins are provided as is and on occasion may have some minor scratches or edge knocks. These are not regarded as faulty or damaged goods as their precious metal content and value as a bullion coin is not affected. Any coin sold for a value less than a 180% intrinsic is considered a bullion coin.

Gold investment products are VAT free. Silver investment products are inclusive of VAT at the current rate unless otherwise stated.

All investment products are based on the live precious metal price. Prices will be fixed once the item has been added to the basket and recalculates just before checking out. 

If your product is not a graded coin and is considered a bullion item, it should be noted that these are bought and sold on low premiums over their precious metal content and not solely for aesthetic purposes; therefore, some products may have edge knocks and/or marks. These edge knocks and marks do not alter the specifications of the coins.

Please note that all investment products are exempt from the Consumer Contracts (Information, Cancellation and Additional Charges) Regulations 2013 and therefore customers do not have the right to cancel their order once the order has been accepted. If customers no longer wish to go ahead with their investment purchase, there is an option to sell the products back to Chard (1964) Ltd instead. View our current buy back prices.

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Delivery Information

We aim to dispatch orders within 48 hours of receiving cleared funds. Our standard delivery methods are as follows.

Orders over £60 - Fully Insured Delivery.

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Next day fully insured and tracked. Delivery starts from £6. 

Orders under £60

  • Within the UK and BFPO - Royal Mail 2nd Class. Your order will normally arrive within 2-3 working days. Delivery starts from £3.50.

If you wish to have your order sent by an alternative method (e.g., Saturday Guaranteed) please contact +441253343081 for more information. Please note, we will not dispatch high value orders over a bank holiday weekend.

For international delivery, please check with your local customs office for more information on custom duty and taxes.

Full delivery information can be found by clicking here.

Postal Insurance

We offer fully insured delivery on all special delivery options. We do need to pass on the cost of this insurance as it soon adds up shipping high value gold and silver products. 

  • Orders under £1500 there is no additional fee.
  • Orders over £1500 we charge a fee in order to cover the increasing costs of insurance. For every £1500 we apply a £1 fee. 

If you require any assistance, please do not hesitate to call the showroom on +441253343081 and one of our team can discuss your purchase.