The 2014 Floral £1 coins continue the age-old tradition of incorporating rousing national symbols on the coinage, completing the series begun in 2013 by Timothy Noad in style. Coins have long communicated a nation’s heritage and what better canvas could there be than the majestic Piedfort – one of The Royal Mint’s premier coins? Struck to the gleam of our own Proof finish, the pinnacle of minting art, the delicate details of the coin’s design are heightened beautifully.
The £1 coin for Scotland features the familiar thistle – prickly defender and representative of Scotland for centuries - joined by the less well known bluebell, a romantic symbol of the nation. The coin is finished with the stirring inscription, NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT or ‘No one will attack me with impunity. Supplied in a sophisticated case, each elegant coin is accompanied by an informative booklet that explores the use of national emblems on coinage and the symbolism of the flowers that decorate it, along with a certificate to confirm its authenticity and extremely low mintage of just 1,000.