1985 & 1990 One Pound Coin

Leek and royal diadem representing Wales

Leek and royal diadem representing Wales

Issued 1985, 1990
Specifications  
Diameter 22.5mm
Weight 9.5 g
Thickness 3.15mm
Composition Nickel-Brass
(70% copper, 5.5%
nickel, 24.5% zinc)
Obverse Designers Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen
1985 Arnold Machin
1990 Raphael Maklouf
Reverse Designer Leslie Durbin
Edge Inscription PLEIDIOL WYF I'M GWLAD
Edge Milled
Mintages    

1985: 228,430,749
1990: 97,269,302*

 

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Since its launch on 21 April 1983 the £1 has always represented the United Kingdom and its constituent parts; England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 

*Mintage figure based on UK decimal coins issued into general circulation up to 31/12/12