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1996 Northern Ireland Celtic Cross One Pound Piedfort Silver Proof Coin

1996 Northern Ireland Celtic Cross £1 Piedfort Silver Proof Boxed

Buy a 1996 Northern Ireland Celtic Cross One Pound Piedfort Silver Proof Coin

This piedfort Celtic Cross £1 coin is the third in a four part series from The Royal Mint, which was begun in 1994 with a lion design representing Scotland and finished in 1997 with an English lion design. This double thickness Pound represents the nation of Northern Ireland. The design, by Norman Sillman, brings together the Celtic Cross, Broighter collar, and pimpernel in a stylish design representing the nation. The Celtic Cross is a cross with a circle of light, or halo intersecting it. It is a Christian symbol primarily, but it has strong links with paganism. The Broighter collar was found by a ploughman in Londonderry in 1896. It is just one of numerous discoveries from the Iron Age in Ireland. The beautiful pimpernel is a yellow flower which grows around the banks of Lough Neagh. The design features the Celtic Cross intersected by the Broighter collar, with a pimpernel in the centre. The denomination, 'ONE POUND' is inscribed below while around the edge an inscription reads 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN' which translates to 'an ornament and a safeguard.' On the obverse is Raphael Maklouf's third official portrait of The Queen. In 1999, the series was begun again with the new Royal effigy by Ian Rank-Broadley, cycling again through the four Home Nation designs. This coin has a diameter of 22.50 milimetres and a weight of 19.00 grams. This double weight silver proof version is struck in .925 sterling silver is one of 10,000 issued in this presentation. It comes in its original presentation from The Royal Mint with its certificate of authenticity.
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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 · 1996'.


Celtic cross design by Norman Sillman to represent Northern Ireland featuring pimpernel flower and Broighter collar. Part of a four part series using heraldic emblems for each of the Home Nations.


Edge inscription: 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN'.


Piedfort proof coin from The Royal Mint. Struck in 19.00 grams of .925 sterling silver. Diameter: 22.50 millimetres. Face value: £1 / One Pound.


One of 10,000 in this presentation. Presented in the original box with certificate of authenticity.


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