Brand new £1 Gold Proof coin to celebrate the majesty of England.
Many people will remember the introduction of the £1 coin into British currency. It has been 30 years since the weighty coin replaced the £1 note, and is now one of the most-used British coin and an iconic symbol of the UK around the world. Bearing the image of Her Majesty on the obverse and a variety of different designs on the reverse, it has always perfectly encapsulated the grandeur and dignity of the British monarchy and coinage.
To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the coin’s initial circulation, The Royal Mint are releasing a Floral £1 Coin Series. It will ultimately contain four British coins, each representing one of the four countries of Great Britain: England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
To start this wondrous collection is the floral £1 coin for England. The pair of floral emblems has been carefully chosen to represent this historic nation: the rose symbolises beauty and majesty, while the oak is indicative of integrity and strength. Available to buy now, the £1 flora coin is the perfect way to begin the collection that you will not want to miss out on. The corresponding coin for Wales will be released in mid-2013, while the ones for Scotland and Northern Ireland will follow in 2014.
This coin has been minted to Gold Proof standard, making it the ultimate opulent coin of the collection. The 22-carat gold coin weighs over 19g, and is absolutely breathtaking to look at. Only 500 of these Gold Proof £1 coins have been minted, and so anybody craving an exclusive and premium product need look no further. A truly exquisite example of The Royal Mint’s craftsmanship, the coin will make a wonderful addition to any coin collection. It is also the perfect gift for a loved one to celebrate a special occasion.
Designed by Timothy Noad, these commemorative £1 coins are the first to be designed with a floral theme since the best-selling series of 1984. Each coin comes with a certificate of authenticity, which marks it as an official coin of The Royal Mint.