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1997 Three Lions Of England One Pound Piedfort Silver Proof Coin

1997 Three Lions Of England £1 Piedfort Silver Proof Boxed

Buy a 1997 Three Lions Of England One Pound Piedfort Silver Proof Coin

Richard III, or Richard the Lionheart was the first to adopt the three lions to represent England in the twelfth century. 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. They have taken on a modern importance in football and cricket, coming to represent the English teams and inspire songs and chants. 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. This piedfort silver proof coin designed by Norman Sillman 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 double thickness £1 features Raphael Maklouf's elegant portrait of Queen Elizabeth II on the obverse. In 1999, the series of heraldic designs was begun again, this time featuring the new royal effigy by Ian Rank-Broadley. 10,000 of these 1997 silver proof coins were issued by The Royal Mint in this presentation, and this one comes in its original packaging with the certificate of authenticity. It is struck from .925 of sterling silver with a weight of 19.00 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 featuring three lions of England as part of series of heraldic designs, with denomination below. Artist: Norman Sillman.


Edge inscription: 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN'.


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


One of just 10,000 offered in this presentation. Offered in its original box with certificate of authenticity.


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