Includes the one pound; 50 , 20, 10, 5 & 2 pence; and 1 & 1/2 penny coins. Each coin in this collection reflects, in part, the history of the United Kingdom.
One Pound — the Scottish one pound, the first of four new reverse designs for the one pound coin, shows a thistle eradicated entiling a representation of the Royal Diadem. The milled edge has a Latin inscription which reads 'Nemo Me Impune Lacessit' (No-one provokes me with impunity). Struck in nickel brass, measures 22.50mm diameter and weighs 9.50g.
50 Pence — the first coin of any country to have this seven-sided shape. The design shows the seated figure of Britannia, originally a symbol of Roman Britain, who has appeared on UK coinage for over 300 years. Struck in cupro-nickel, it measures 30mm and weighs 13.50g.
20 Pence — a new denomination first issued in 1982, this cupro-nickel coin features the Badge of England, the royally crowned double rose. Measures 21.40mm and weighs 5.00g.
10 Pence — shows part of the Crest of England, a lion passant guardant royally crowned. Struck in cupro-nickel, it measures 28.50mm and weighs 11.31g.
5 Pence — depicts the Badge of Scotland, which is a thistle royally crowned. Struck in cupro-nickel it measures 23.59mm and weighs 5.65g.
2 Pence — features the Badge of The Prince of Wales with the motto Teh Dien' (I Serve). Struck in bronze, it measures 25.91mm and weighs 7.12g.
1 Penny — shows a portcullis with chains, royally crowned, which is an adaptation of the Badge of Henry VII. Struck in bronze, it measures 20.32mm and weighs 3.56g.
1/2 Penny — shows the Royal Crown. Struck in bronze, it measures 17.14mm, and weighs 1.78g.
The common obverse design shows the famed portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II created by Arnold Machin, and has appeared on nearly all UK coins since 1968. The reverse of the Scottish one pound coin was designed by the renowned silver-smith Leslie Durbin. The 20p coin was designed by William Gardner and the 50p, l0p, 5p, 2p, 1p and 1/2 penny coins are the work of Christopher Ironside. Up to a maximum of only 125,000 United Kingdom proof coin base metal collections dated 1984 have been authorized.
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