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2013 One Pound Coin

A depiction of the floral emblem of England

A depiction of the floral emblem of England

Issued 2013 
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 
2013 Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Timothy Noad
Edge Inscription DECUS ET TUTAMEN
Edge Milled
Mintage  5,270,000*

About This Design

Depicting pairs of floral emblems, it is part of the first floral series since the 1984 floral series started. This 2013 coin shows the rose and the oak to represent England.

History Of The £1

By 1980 it had become apparent that with the general decline in purchasing power, the £1 unit of currency was more appropriate to a coin than a banknote. After consultation with many groups including retailers and special interest groups, the Government announced on 31 July 1981 that a new £1 coin that was to be issued on 21 April 1983. Since its launch the £1 has always represented the United Kingdom and its constituent parts; England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

2013 England Coin original drawing