One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge, Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 2017)
CoinOne Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge

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.

The £1 coin in base metal (as opposed to the gold sovereign, which has a nominal face value of one pound too), nickel-brass was introduced in 1983, as a replacement for the £1 banknote. The reverse design of the first £1 coin showed a depiction of the Royal Coat of Arms, representing the United Kingdom as a whole. It was issued until 2015 in rotation with other designs representing Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England, alternating each year in that order.

Initially, Northern Ireland was represented by the Flax and Diadem type of one pound coins, then by the Celtic Cross One Pound.

The Egyptian Arch Bridge One Pound was the third of four coins in a new series featuring bridges. In a refreshing departure from the more traditional heraldic approach, the series features famous bridges in each of the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom and makes for a fascinating tribute to British architecture and engineering achievement. Showing Sir John Macneill's Egyptian Arch Railway Bridge on the Dublin-Belfast railway line in Northern Ireland, the 2006 £1 coin was designed by wood engraver Edwina Ellis.

Northern Ireland was later represented by the 2010 Belfast One Pound and the 2014 One Pound with the floral emblem of Northern Ireland.

Coins issued in 2006 circulated for 11 years until they were demonetised in 2017 and replaced with the current bimetallic one pound coin.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage39,099,654 (39.1 million), Rarity: C (Common)
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Obverse
United Kingdom / One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge - obverse photo

The obverse shows the crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (her effigy known as the "Fourth Portrait"). The Queen wears the "Girls of Great Britain and Ireland" diamond tiara, a wedding gift from Queen Mary (Her Majesty's grandmother) in 1947 - which she also has on the Machin and the Gottwald portraits.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials IRB (for Ian Rank-Broadley).

Around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2006. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith 2006.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2006
Reverse
United Kingdom / One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge - reverse photo

A representation of the Egyptian Arch Railway Bridge inside a border of railway station canopy dags. Around below, the denomination and value ONE POUND.

The designer's initials EE (for Edwina Ellis) are hidden in the brickwork of the right base of the bridge.

Reverse Inscription ONE POUND
EdgeDecorative pattern symbolising bridges and pathways.Edge InscriptionNone
Notes

Mintage figure comprised of:
38,938,000 coins released into circulation
100,109 brilliant uncirculated in sets
23,856 specimen grade issued in presentation folder
37,689 proofs

The design was initially issued as a pattern in 2003.
An alternative design which was not approved was also issued as a pattern; see White Hart of Northern Ireland Pattern £1 2004.

The design was re-issued in 2008 as a collector coin (in silver and gold) as part of a 14-coin commemorative set marking the 25th Anniversary of the £1 coin.

One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge: Known varieties
Variety Specimen in presentation folder
Mintage Issued: 23,856 (included in total)
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 100,109 (included in total)
In Set 2006 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Collection, mintage 74,231
10 coins: £2 Brunel - Portrait, £2 Brunel - Achievements, £1 Egyptian Arch Bridge, 50p Victoria Cross - Award, 50p Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: 2006 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Collection (Baby Gift Set), mintage 25,878 (not included in the above set)
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 37,689 (included in total)
In Set United Kingdom 2006 Proof Coin Set, mintage 17,689
13 coins: £5 Queen's 80th Birthday, £2 Technology, £2 Brunel - Portrait, £2 Brunel - Achievements, £1 Egyptian Arch Bridge, 50p Britannia, 50p Victoria Cross - Award, 50p Victoria Cross - Heroic Acts, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: United Kingdom 2006 Proof Set (Deluxe), mintage 15,000 (not included in the above set)
- variety: United Kingdom 2006 Executive Proof Set, mintage 5,000 (not included in the above set)
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 14,765
Material0.925 Silver
Details

9.50 g sterling silver (0.2825 ASW), 22.50 mm. 14,765 issued from 20,000 edition limit.
Krause lists one variety with milled and ornamented edge, and another one with milled and lettered edge, with estimated mintages of 20,000 each.

In Set The Queen's 80th Birthday Collection - A Celebration in Silver, mintage 6,394
13 coins: £5 Queen's 80th Birthday, £2 Technology, £1 Egyptian Arch Bridge, 50p Britannia, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p, Maundy Fourpence, Maundy Threepence, Maundy Twopence, Maundy Penny
Variety Silver Proof Piedfort
Images United Kingdom / One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge / Silver Proof Piedfort - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 5,129
Material0.925 Silver
Details

19.00 g sterling silver (0.5650 ASW), 22.50 mm. 5,129 issued from 7,500 edition limit.

Variety Gold Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge / Gold Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge / Gold Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: 728
Material0.9167 Gold
Details

19.61 g of 22 carat gold (0.5779 AGW), 22.50 mm. 728 issued from 1,500 edition limit.

One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge: References to Information Used
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Royal Mint 2016 Coin description link
Royal Mint 28th March 2019 Mint link
Royal Mint 28th March 2019 Mintage link Circulation mintage
Royal Mint Mintage link Proofs and sets mintage
All (53) coins of type: One Pound
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Pound 1983 Royal Arms 444,283,310 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1983
One Pound 1984 Thistle and Diadem 146,549,801 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
One Pound 1985 Leek and Diadem 228,735,989 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1985
One Pound 1986 Flax and Diadem 10,701,230 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1986
One Pound 1987 Oak Tree and Diadem 39,632,193 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1987
One Pound 1988 Shield 7,361,756 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1988
One Pound 1989 Thistle and Diadem 70,743,774 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1989
One Pound 1990 Leek and Diadem 97,450,960 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
One Pound 1991 Flax and Diadem 38,573,694 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1991
One Pound 1992 Oak Tree and Diadem 36,461,234 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
One Pound 1993 Royal Arms 114,867,525 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1993
One Pound 1994 Lion Rampant 29,997,217 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1994
One Pound 1995 Dragon 34,669,787 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1995
One Pound 1996 Celtic Cross 90,040,082 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1996
One Pound 1997 Three Lions 57,364,751 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1997
One Pound 1998 Royal Arms 159,862 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998
One Pound 1999 Lion Rampant 216,840 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1999
One Pound 2000 Dragon 109,686,719 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000
One Pound 2001 Celtic Cross 64,075,178 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2001
One Pound 2002 Three Lions 77,939,309 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2002
One Pound 2003 Royal Arms 61,776,772 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2003
One Pound 2004 Forth Railway Bridge 39,320,042 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2004
One Pound 2005 Menai Bridge 99,576,565 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2005
One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge 39,099,654 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2006
One Pound 2007 Millennium Bridge 26,315,579 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2007
One Pound 2008 Royal Arms 4,100,913 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2008 Shield 43,947,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2009 Shield 27,897,014 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
One Pound 2010 Shield 57,220,033 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
One Pound 2010 London 2,732,157 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
One Pound 2010 Belfast 6,303,899 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
One Pound 2011 Shield 25,499,981 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
One Pound 2011 Cardiff 1,691,907 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
One Pound 2011 Edinburgh 935,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
One Pound 2012 Shield 35,803,832 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
One Pound 2013 Shield 13,137,437 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
One Pound 2013 England 5,308,194 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
One Pound 2013 Wales 5,308,194 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
One Pound 2014 Shield 79,347,794 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
One Pound 2014 Northern Ireland 5,811,821 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
One Pound 2014 Scotland 5,216,821 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
One Pound 2015 Shield (Fourth Portrait) 29,625,762 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2015
One Pound 2015 Shield (Fifth Portrait) 25,285 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
One Pound 2015 Royal Arms 129,616,985 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015
One Pound 2016 Shield (mint sets only) 48,830 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
One Pound 2016 Last Round Pound 250,182 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
One Pound 2016 Bimetallic 648,946,386 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2016 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2017 749,697,050 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2017 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2018 130,593,086 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2018 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2019 138,635,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2019 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2020 55,840,169 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2020 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2021 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2021 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2022 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2022 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
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One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeOne Pound (One year types)
Issued2006
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Pound)
Circulation Mintage38,938,000 (38.9 million)
Total Mintage39,099,654 (39.1 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2017
MaterialNickel Brass
DesignerEdwina Ellis
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.500 mm
Thickness3.150 mm
Mass9.500 g
OCC IDZQRA-PEBN-CXNL-EYJD
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One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge: Photos
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2006 UK Coin £1 Gold Proof Egyptian Arch Bridge
Copyright: Chards
Notes: Gold Proof.
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2006 UK Coin £1 Gold Proof Egyptian Arch Bridge
Copyright: Chards
Notes: Gold Proof.
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2006 Silver Proof Piedfort One Pound (£1) Egyptian Arch Bridge
Copyright: Chards
Notes: Silver Proof Piedfort.
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Coin, Great Britain, Pound, 2006
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Coin, Great Britain, Pound, 2006
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One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United KingdomJ20 (was 4597)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1059
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1059a.2 (Silver, reeded edge)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1059a (Silver, lettered edge)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1059b (Gold)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# P55 (Silver Piedfort)