1986 & 1991 One Pound Coin

Flax Plant and royal diadem representing Northern Ireland

Flax Plant and royal diadem representing Northern Ireland

Issued 1986, 1991
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
1986 Arnold Machin
1991 Raphael Maklouf
Reverse Designer Leslie Durbin
Edge Inscription DECUS ET TUTAMEN
Edge Milled
  1986: 10,409,501
1991: 38,443,575*

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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