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1997 Three Lions Of England One Pound Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder


Buy a 1997 Three Lions Of England One Pound Brilliant Uncirculated Coin In Folder

The three lions of England have taken on a modern relevance in sport, coming to represent the English teams and inspire songs and chants. They were first adopted in the twelfth century by Richard III, or Richard the Lionheart. In 1340, Edward III continued to use the emblem when he quartered the Royal Arms to include the national emblem of France alongside the lions of England. In 1994, The Royal Mint began a new series of One Pound coin designs, using the heraldic emblems of each of the four Home Nations in turn, beginning with Scotland and ending with this English design by Norman Sillman. This brilliant uncirculated coin features the three lions passant guardant with the denomination of 'ONE POUND' below. The edge inscription reads 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN' which translates to 'an ornament and a safeguard.' This £1 features Raphael Maklouf's elegant portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. In 1999, the series of heraldic designs was begun again featuring the new royal effigy by Ian Rank-Broadley. 56,996 of these 1997 BU coins were issued by The Royal Mint in this presentation, and this one comes in its original folder. It is struck in a nickel-brass alloy with a weight of 9.50 grams and a diameter of 22.50 milimetres. This coin makes a fantastic gift for an English sporting fan.
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Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Raphael Maklouf. Third official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1997'.


Design by Norman Sillman featuring three lions of England as part of series of heraldic designs, with denomination below.


Edge inscription: 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN'.


Brilliant Uncirculated (BU) coin, struck in 9.50 grams of nickel-brass alloy. Diameter: 22.50 millimetres. Face value: £1 / One Pound.


Offered in its original display folder from The Royal Mint. One of 56,996 issued in this presentation.


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