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1987 England Oak Tree One Pound Silver Proof Coin

1987 English Oak Tree £1 Silver Proof Boxed
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Taking inspiration from the national flora of each Home Nation and the stories they inspire, a new series of designs for the One Pound coin was introduced in 1983. The new coins, including this silver proof version, feature the leek for Wales, the thistle for Scotland or, as here, the oak tree for England. The oak tree is the national tree of England, as well as several other countries around the world. It symbolises strength, longevity and wisdom, and can be found across the British Isles. This coin marks the first time that an oak tree in its entirety has been featured on UK coinage. On the reverse, it shows a strong oak tree from branches to roots encircled by the Royal Diadem. Below the denomination 'ONE POUND' is transcribed. Around the edge of this silver proof coin is the inscription 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN' which translates to 'an ornament and a safeguard.' This design is paired with Rapahel Maklouf's portrait of Elizabeth II on the obverse, the third official effigy of The Queen. Comprised of .925 sterling silver and with a weight of 9.50 grams, this coin is finished to proof standard giving a better quality and definition. It has a diameter of 22.50 milimetres and is one of 50,000 issued. This £1 coin is presented in the original packaging from The Royal Mint, and comes with its certificate of authenticity.
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Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Raphael Maklouf. Third official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 1987'.

Reverse

Oak tree design representing England with the national flora. Tree is encircled by Royal Diadem with the denomination written below. Part of a series featuring the national plant of each Home Nation. Artist: Leslie Durbin.

Edge

 

Edge inscription: 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN'. 

Specification

Proof coin, struck in 9.50 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter: 22.50 millimetres. Face value: £1 / One Pound.

Presentation

Coin comes in its original presentation and packaging with certificate of authenticity. One of 10,000 issued in this format.

Condition

The images provided of this product are stock photos. The coin you receive will be from the same issue and will have the same specifications. Some modern UK coins naturally develop toning or milk spots over time and these features may be present on the coin you receive. We cannot exchange coins displaying toning or milkspots.

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