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2008 Royal Arms One Pound Silver Proof Coin

2008 Royal Arms £1 Silver Proof Boxed

Buy a 2008 Royal Arms One Pound Silver Proof Coin

In 2008, two different designs were released by The Royal Mint for the One Pound coin. One featured the Royal Shield which was part of a new series of coin designs, incorporating the 1p up to the 50p in a fractured shield design, while the other looked back to the first £1 coin and depicted the original Royal Arms design. One coin looked forward and one looked back. This silver proof coin is the latter, and would be one of the last coins of this denomination to feature the traditional Royal Coat of Arms first used in 1983. This emblem is used for the monarch's official flag, as well as by courts and governments around the Commonwealth. The arms itself depicts a quartered shield featuring, 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. It is crowned with standing lion wearing the St Edward's Crown. To the left of the shield is another crowned lion, while to the right is the unicorn of Scotland. The motto banner reads 'DIEU ET MON DROIT', or 'God and my right,' while around the edge of the coin is an inscription reading 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN' or 'an ornament and a safeguard.' The obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley's effigy of Her Majesty the Queen. A total of 9,134 One Pound coins were issued in this silver proof format, and yours will come with its original packaging and certificate of authenticity. It weighs 9.50 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 Ian Rank-Broadley. Fourth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2008'.


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


Edge inscription: 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN'.


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


One of 9,134 in this format. Coin comes in its original presentation and packaging with certificate of authenticity.


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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