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1988 Royal Shield One Pound Piedfort Silver Proof Coin

1988 Royal Shield £1 Piedfort Silver Proof Boxed

Buy a 1988 Royal Shield One Pound Piedfort Silver Proof Coin

The Royal Shield is part of the Royal Coat of Arms which is used for the monarch's official flag, as well as by courts and governments around the Commonwealth. It features a quartered shield depicting, in two quarters, the three lions of England, in one quarter, the rampant lion of Scotland, and in the final quarter, the harp of Ireland. This Royal Arms has been in the current form since the reign of Queen Victoria. Between 1984 and 1987, The Royal Mint released a new series of One Pound coins. They featured designs representing each of the four Home Nations through their national flora, from the Oak Tree of England to the flax plant of Northern Ireland. For the 1988 £1, including this piedfort silver proof version, a new design was released representing the United Kingdom as a whole. Created by the Deputy Chief Engraver of the Royal Mint, Derek Gorringe, it displays the Royal Shield of The Queen, with the St Edward Crown on top. This crown is the centrepiece of the Crown Jewels, and was made for Charles II in 1661. Beneath the shield and crown design is the denomination 'ONE POUND' inscribed. An edge inscription is also used on this coin, reading 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN' or 'an ornament and a safeguard.' The obverse features Raphal Maklouf’s effigy of Her Majesty the Queen. A total of 15,000 One Pound coins were issued in this double thickness silver proof format, and yours will come with its original packaging and certificate of authenticity. It weighs 19.00 grams and has a diameter of 22.50 millimetres. Struck in .925 sterling silver, this Pound coin is finished to proof standard meaning it is of higher quality and has greater definition than circulating coins.
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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 · 1988'.


Royal Arms shield featuring three lions of England, Northern Irish harp, and Scottish lion rampant. Denomination written either side. Artist: Derek Gorringe.


Edge inscription: 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN'


Piedfort proof coin, struck in 19.00 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter: 22.50 millimetres. Face value: £1 / One Pound.


One of 15,000 in this presentation. Presented in the original box with certificate of authenticity.


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