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2010 Capital Cities Belfast Northern Ireland One Pound Piedfort Silver Proof Coin

UK10NIPF 2010 Capital Cities Belfast £1 Piedfort Silver Proof Boxed
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As part of a series celebrating each of the capital cities in the United Kingdom, The Royal Mint has focused on Belfast's nautical heritage in its 2010 design. The area in and around Belfast has been occupied since the Bronze Age, but it was in 1613 that Sir Arthur Chichester established it as a town. From the linen and shipping industries, to Nazi bombings and The Troubles, Belfast has a rich and complicated history. This piedfort silver proof One Pound displays the Belfast Coat or Arms in a circle, with 'BELFAST' inscribed above and the denomination 'ONE POUND' written either side. Three small circles representing Edinburgh, London, and Cardiff sit below. Belfast's Coat of Arms is divided horizontally, with a ship at sea on the bottom half. The top half is divided by a large triangle, usually blue and white, with an interlocking pattern representing fur. A small canton in the top left corner features a bell, in reference to the city's name. However, the name 'Belfast' does not historically refer to a bell, but derives from the Gaelic 'Beal Feirste' which means 'mouth of the sandbars.' The reverse was designed by Stuart Devlin while the obverse features Ian Rank-Broadley's popular portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, the fourth official effigy to feature on circulating coins. Around the edge is an inscription reading 'PRO TANTO QUID RETRIBUAMUS' which translates to 'what shall we give in return for so much.' This double thickness coin is struck to proof standard in .925 sterling silver and comes with its certificate of authenticity. It is one of 1,922 in this presentation, with a standard weight of 19.00 grams and diameter of 22.50 millimetres. This Belfast £1 has its original packaging from The Royal Mint.
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Obverse

Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley. Fourth official effigy. Legend around: 'ELIZABETH · II · D · G · REG · F · D · 2010'.

Reverse

Part of a series representing the capitals of the Home Nations. Design by Stuart Devlin featuring the Coat of Arms of Belfast, including a ship and a bell. The name 'Belfast' is inscribed above. The denomination and symbols for the other capitals are featured below.

Edge

Edge inscription: 'PRO TANTO QUID RETRIBUAMUS'.

Specification

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

Presentation

Offered in its original box with certificate of authenticity. One of just 1,922 in this presentation.

Condition

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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