Collection, United Kingdom, 1983, UNC
Collection, United Kingdom, 1983, UNC
Collection, United Kingdom, 1983, UNC
Collection, United Kingdom, 1983, UNC
Collection, United Kingdom, 1983, UNC
Collection, United Kingdom, 1983, UNC
Collection, United Kingdom, 1983, UNC
Collection, United Kingdom, 1983, UNC

Collection, United Kingdom, 1983, UNC

Royal Mint, United Kingdom, UNC Collection, 1983

Includes the new 1 Pound Coin

This uncirculated collection of 1983 dated United Kingdom coinage includes the historic one pound, which is the latest addition to the Nation’s range of circulation coins. His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales visited the Royal Mint and struck the very first one pound coin. 

 

Appropriately the reverse design depicts the Royal coat of Arms whose origin can be traced back many centuries. There is an inscription on the edge of the coin “Decus et Tutamen” which is a Latin motto which may be translated as ‘an ornament and a safeguard’. This inscription first appeared in 1662 when thicker; machine struck coins superseded the hammered coinage of former centuries. In the years to come special designs will be used to represent England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

DESIGNS AND SPECIFICATIONS

  

One
  Pound

Shows the Royal Coat of Arms and is struck in Nickel Brass

Designer

Christopher Ironside

Alloy

Nickel Brass

Weight

9.50gms

Diameter

22.50mm

Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by
  Raphael Maklouf.

  

FIFTY PENCE

The seated figure of Britannia, approved for the fifty pence coin at
  the time of decimalisation. This is the first coin of any country to have this
  7-sided shape.

Designer

Christopher Ironside

Alloy

Cupro-Nickel

Weight

13.50gms

Diameter

30.00mm

Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by
  Raphael Maklouf.

 

TWENTY PENCE

A new denomination issued in 1982 this cupro-nickel coin features the
  Badge of England, the Tudor rose, in stylised from and royally crowned.

Designer

William Gardner

Alloy

Cupro-Nickel

Weight

5.00 gms

Diameter

21.40mm

Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by
  Raphael Maklouf.

 

TEN PENCE

Slows part of the Crest of England, a lion passant guardant royally
  crowned.

Designer

Christopher Ironside

Alloy

Cupro-Nickel

Weight

11.31gms

Diameter

28.50

Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by
  Raphael Maklouf.

 

FIVE PENCE

Depicts the Badge of Scotland, which is a thistle royally crowned.

Designer

Christopher Ironside

Alloy

Cupro-Nickel

Weight

5.655gms

Diameter

23.595mm

Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by
  Raphael Maklouf.

 

TWO PENCE

Features the badge of the Prince of Wales, comprising three ostrich
  feathers enfiling a coronet of crosses pattee and fleur-de-lys with the motto
  ICH DIEN(I Serve)

Designer

Christopher Ironside

Alloy

Bronze(97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin)

Weight

7.128gms

Diameter

25.91mm

Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by
  Raphael Maklouf.

 

One Penny

Shows a portcullis with chains royally crowned, being an adaptation of

the Badge of King Henry VII.

Designer

Christopher Ironside

Alloy

Bronze(97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin)

Weight

3.564gms

Diameter

20.32mm

Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by
  Raphael Maklouf.

 

Half Penny

Shows the Royal Crown.

Alloy

Bronze(97% Copper, 2.5% Zinc, 0.5% Tin)

Weight

1.782gms

Diameter

17.14mm

Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by
  Raphael Maklouf.

 

The coins in this collection are of uncirculated quality and have been handled carefully to avoid damage.  They are legal tender in the United Kingdom.

 

Credits: Above text was taken from the 1982, United Kingdom Brilliant UNC Coin collection brochure – Royal Mint, P.O. Box 500, Cardiff CF1 1HA, 1993

 

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