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2008 Royal Shield Of Arms One Pound Silver Proof Coin

UK08MDSP 2008 Shield Royal Of Arms £1 Silver Proof Boxed
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. This 2008 silver proof One Pound coin features the Royal Shield on the reverse, around which is the denomination 'ONE POUND.' It is part of a bold new series which was introduced by The Royal Mint in 2008. The reverses of coins between 50p and 1p were designed by Matthew Dent in such a way to reveal a single image when arranged together. Each of the six coins featured part of the Royal Shield, with the Pound Coin depicting the entire shield. From 2008 until 2016, this Royal Shield £1 was released annually, beginning with this silver proof version from 2008. An edge inscription is also used on this coin, 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 5,000 £1 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'.


Full Royal shield which has four quarters representing England twice, Scotland once, and Ireland once. Artist: Matthew Dent.


Edge inscription: 'DECUS ET TUTAMEN'.


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


One of 5,000 issued by The Royal Mint 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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