1986 United Kingdom Proof Coin Set with Presentation Case. Includes the two pound, one pound; 50, 20, 10, 5 & 2 pence; and 1 penny coins. Each coin in this collection reflects, in part, the history of the United Kingdom.
Each coin in this collection reflects, in part, the history of the United Kingdom.
Two Pounds — shows a Scottish thistle surrounded by a laurel.wreath and superimposed on St. Andrew's cross. The edge inscription reads XII] COMMONWEALTH GAMES SCOTLAND 1986. Struck in nickel-brass. it measures 28.40mm in diameter and weighs 15.98g.
One Pound — representing Northern Ireland, the third in a series of four new reverse designs for the one pound coin shows a flax plant eradicated entiling a representation of the Royal Diadem. The milled edge has the inscription DECUS ET TUTAMEN (An ornament and a safeguard). Struck in nickel-brass, it measures 22.50mm 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 — first issued in 1982,this cupro-nickel coin features the Badge of England, the royally crowned double rose. It 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 28.50 mm 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 ICH 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 20.32mmandweighs3.56g.The common obverse design shows the Maklouf portrait of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.
The reverse of the Northern Ireland one pound coin was designed by Leslie Durbin and the reverse of the 20p coin by William Gardner. The reverses of the 50p,10p, 5p, 2p and Ip coins are the work of Christopher Ironside.
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