One Pound 2010 Shield, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

One Pound 2010 Shield, Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 2017)
CoinOne Pound 2010 Shield

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 and was issued until 2008 with no change, then with a re-design in 2015, in rotation with other designs representing England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, alternating each year. Before 2008, the Royal Mint only issued one design per year, but starting in 2008 it sometimes had more types during the same year.

In 2008 the common UK reverse was changed to this new design by Matthew Dent. In a world-first concept, and in a re-design of all circulating denominations, the designs for the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins were changed to depict sections of the Royal Shield that form the whole shield when placed together. The shield in its entirety is featured on the £1 coin.

Coins issued in 2010 circulated for seven years until 2017, when they were demonetised and replaced with the current 12-sided bimetallic one pound coin.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage57,220,033 (57.2 million), Rarity: C (Common)
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Obverse
United Kingdom / One Pound 2010 Shield - obverse photo

Crowned mature head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right (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 · 2010. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith 2010.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
Reverse
United Kingdom / One Pound 2010 Shield - reverse photo

The reverse features the Shield of the Royal Arms of the United Kingdom (and not the whole Royal Arms, as the earlier design). The Shield is divided into four parts; England is represented by the three lions passant guardant (walking to left, looking at the observer) in the first and fourth quarters, Scotland by the lion rampant in the second and Northern Ireland by the harp of Ireland in the third.

The value and denomination, ONE POUND, are around left and right, divided by the Shield.

Reverse Inscription ONE POUND
EdgeMilled and inscribed (incuse lettering)Edge InscriptionDECUS ET TUTAMEN
Notes

Mintage figure (incomplete) comprised of:
57,120,000 coins released into circulation
69,189 brilliant uncirculated in sets (mintage for some sets unclear)
30,844 proofs
Off-metal strikes not included (see mintages below).

The edge inscription DECUS ET TUTAMEN means "An ornament and a safeguard" and is a quote from Virgil's Aeneid.

One Pound 2010 Shield: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 69,189 (included in total)
Details

Mintage data is incomplete (mintage for the 12-coin set is unknown).

In Sets 2010 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Collection, mintage unknown, limited to 50,000
12 coins: £2 Technology, £2 Florence Nightingale, £1 Royal Shield, £1 London, £1 Belfast, 50p, 50p Girl Guiding, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: 2010 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Coin Collection (Baby Gift Set), mintage unknown (included in the above set)

Great British Coins 2010 - A celebration of Britain, mintage 69,189
8 coins: £2 Technology, £1 Royal Shield, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: Celebrating Your Wedding - Commemorative Coin Set (2010), mintage unknown (included in the above set)
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 30,844 (included in total)
In Set The 2010 UK Proof Coin Set, mintage 30,844
13 coins: £5 Restoration of the Monarchy, £2 Technology, £2 Florence Nightingale, £1 Royal Shield, £1 London, £1 Belfast, 50p, 50p Girl Guiding, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: The 2010 UK Proof Coin Set (Deluxe), mintage unknown (included in the above set)
- variety: The 2010 UK Executive Proof Coin Set, mintage unknown (included in the above set)
Variety Brilliant Uncirculated in Silver
Mintage Issued: 1,551
Material0.925 Silver
Details

9.50 g sterling silver (0.2825 ASW), 22.50 mm.

Variety Silver Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 1,241
Material0.925 Silver
Details

9.50 g sterling silver (0.2825 ASW), 22.50 mm.

In Set The 2010 UK Silver Proof Coin Set, mintage unknown, limited to 3,500
13 coins: £5 Restoration of the Monarchy, £2 Technology, £2 Florence Nightingale, £1 Royal Shield, £1 London, £1 Belfast, 50p, 50p Girl Guiding, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
One Pound 2010 Shield: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
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 Varieties mintage
All (51) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, 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 130,560,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2018 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2019 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2019 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2020 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2020 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
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One Pound 2010 Shield: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeOne Pound (Shield of the Royal Arms)
Issued2010
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
ReverseRoyal Coat of Arms of the United Kingdom
Face Value1 (x Pound)
Circulation Mintage57,120,000 (57.1 million)
Total Mintage57,220,033 (57.2 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2017
MaterialNickel Brass
DesignerMatthew Dent
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.500 mm
Thickness3.150 mm
Mass9.500 g
OCC IDJWMR-AOQP-CARY-EYPL
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One Pound 2010 Shield: Photos
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Coin, Great Britain, Pound, 2010
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One Pound 2010 Shield: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United KingdomJ27 (was 4604)
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1113, KM# 1113a (Silver)