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  • 2008 UK Coin £1 Gold Proof Royal Coat of Arms 21921
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  • 2008 UK Coin £1 Gold Proof Royal Coat of Arms 21920
  • 2008 UK Coin £1 Gold Proof Royal Coat of Arms 21921
  • 2008 UK Coin £1 Gold Proof Royal Coat of Arms 21919
  • 2008 UK Coin £1 Gold Proof Royal Coat of Arms 21920
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2008 UK Coin £1 Gold Proof Royal Coat of Arms

In 2008, The Royal Mint issued a gold proof one pound coin featuring the Royal Coat of Arms by Eric Sewell. This marks a farewell to this design which was introduced with the first modern £1 coin in 1983. This coin comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authenticity.

Struck in 22 carat gold, this proof coin is British legal tender and is exempt from Capital Gains Tax. 


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

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Two 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. The Royal Arms design used on the original one pound coin entered circulation on 21st April 1983.

Struck in 22 carat gold, the coin has a substantial weight of 19.619g, which is almost three times the weight of a sovereign. Each coin is accompanied with a Certificate of Authenticity attesting to the worldwide issue limit of just 1,000, which is signed by the Deputy Master of The Royal Mint. Out of this limit, only 860 coins were minted.

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:

One Pound Coin Designs, The Complete Collection 1983 - 2017

Introducing the New 12 Sided One Pound Coin

One Pound Coin Specifications

Why Did They Make 2016 12 Sided £1 Coins?

What is a 2016 Twelve Sided New £1 Pound Coin Worth?


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


The 2008 one pound reverse is known as the Farewell to Royal Arms. The Royal Arms engraving was designed by Eric Sewell. The crown topped shield flanked by the English lion and the Scottish unicorn is surrounded by the motto of the Order of the Garter HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE.


Diameter 22.50mm
Weight 19.61g
Alloy 22 carat gold
Fineness 0.916
Actual Gold Weight 0.5779 Troy oz
Obverse Designer Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Eric Sewell
Mint Royal Mint
Mintage 860 issued from 1,000 limit
Finish Proof


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. 
  • International - Royal Mail International Signed / Royal Mail International Tracked / Royal Mail International Tracked and Signed For. Items sent via this method will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £15.

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.
  • International - Royal Mail International Standard. Your order will normally arrive between 3-7 working days. Delivery starts from £6.

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.

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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 < £1500 there is no additional fee
  • Orders > £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.