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Coin: One Pound 2003
Description

CountryUnited Kingdom CurrencyPound Sterling
Face value1 (x Pound) TypeOne Pound (Royal Arms)
Year2003 CurrentYes
Mintage61,753,012 (61.8 million) RarityC (Common)
Mints
NameMint markMintage
Royal Mint No mint mark 61,753,012 (61.8 million), Rarity: C (Common)
MaterialNickel Brass DesignerEric Sewell
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II EffigyPortrait by Ian Rank-Broadley (Fourth Portrait)
Production technologyMilled (machine-made) ShapeRound
Size (mm)22.5000 Thickness (mm)3.1500
Mass (g)9.5000
Obverse

Crowned head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (effigy known as the "Fourth portrait"). In tiny letters below head the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley). Around, the legend and date ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2003 (Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith).

Obverse inscription ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 2003
Reverse

Royal Arms representing the United Kingdom. In its standard variant used outside of Scotland, the shield is quartered, depicting in the first and fourth quarters the three passant guardant lions of England; in the second, the rampant lion and double tressure flory-counterflory of Scotland; and in the third, a harp for Ireland. The crest is a statant guardant lion wearing the St Edward's Crown, himself on another representation of that crown. The dexter supporter is a likewise crowned English lion; the sinister, a Scottish unicorn. In the ground below, a thistle, Tudor rose and shamrock are depicted, representing Scotland, England and Ireland respectively. The motto of English monarchs, "Dieu et mon Droit" (God and my Right), which has descended to the present royal family is in a ribbon below, while a Garter circlet which surrounds the shield is inscribed with the Order of the Garter's motto, "Honi soit qui mal y pense" (Shame on he who thinks evil).

Around below is the denomination, ONE POUND.

Reverse inscription

ONE POUND

Edgeinscribed Edge inscription

DECUS ET TUTAMEN

Notes

DECUS ET TUTAMEN means "An ornament and a safeguard", a quote from Virgil's Aeneid.

One Pound 2003: Known varieties
VarietyMintageDetails
In Brilliant Uncirculated mint sets 62,741 (included in main number)
In Baby Gift mint sets 43,128 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in standard set 23,650 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in red leather case 14,863 (included in main number)
Silver Proof FDC 14,235 (hover mouse for text)
Silver Proof Piedfort FDC 9,508
In Wedding Collection mint sets 7,130 (included in main number)
Proof FDC in Executive set 5,000 (included in main number)
One Pound 2003: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom4590
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 993, 993a (Silver)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# P41 (Piedfort)
One Pound 2003: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Mint 2016 Mint link
Royal Mint 2016 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Mintage Proof and sets mintage
Spink, Coins of England and the United Kingdom Varieties Proofs, mint sets
Royal Mint 2016 Design link
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