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 This inscription first appeared in 1662 when thicker; machine struck coins superseded the hammered coinage of former centuries.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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