For the first time ever, two floral emblems are emblazoned on the reverse of the £1 coin. Struck in brilliant silver to Proof standard, this coin is part of the beautiful new series from The Royal Mint. The £1 Flora Coin Series has been specially designed to commemorate 30 years of the £1 coin – a coin which now stands as a symbol of Great Britain across the world. It is also the first time that the £1 coin has borne a floral design since 1984; and so promises to be a set of coins that all collectors, old and new, will want to possess.
The first coin of the series to be released is the coin for England. The two emblems have been chosen to represent certain characteristics of the nation. The rose and the oak combined are symbolic of the majesty, honour, strength and pride of England and its people. The emblems chosen for the other three coins will also be reflective of the countries that they are celebrating: Wales, Northern Ireland and Scotland.
This exquisite silver coin is a wonderful start to the collection, or can stand alone as a beautiful memento. It is a symbol of heritage that can be treasured for years to come.