One Pound 2013 Royal Arms, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

One Pound 2013 Royal Arms, Coin from United Kingdom (demonetised 2017)
CoinOne Pound 2013 Royal Arms

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. A variety of designs were issued into circulation between 1983 and 2016, representing the United Kingdom and its constituent parts - England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland, rotating each year; they were all demonetised in 2017 and replaced by the current 12-sided bimetallic one pound coin.

The Royal Mint also uses the denomination to issue Non-Circulating Legal Tender (NCLT) coins for collectors, such as this one.

In 2013, the Royal Mint issued a three-coin set to celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the £1 coin denomination. The set contains:

- One Pound Royal Arms by Eric Sewell (this coin) - a re-issue of the first £1 design released in 1983, then again in 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2015

- One Pound Shield of the Royal Arms (Derek Gorringe design) - a re-issue of the design released in 1988

- One Pound Shield of the Royal Arms (Matthew Dent design) - the regular design released every year from 2008 to 2016

The set was issued in two precious metals version only: silver (1,311 struck of 3,500 edition limit) and gold (17 struck of 100 edition limit), in Proof FDC quality. There was no base metal version.

No coins of the above types were issued into circulation.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage1,311, Rarity: S (Scarce)
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Obverse

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 · 2013. Translated from Latin: Elizabeth the Second, by the grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith 2013.

Obverse Inscription ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
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 (right) supporter is a likewise crowned English lion; the sinister (left), 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 (from old French: Shame on he who thinks evil).

Around below is the denomination, ONE POUND.

Reverse Inscription ONE POUND
EdgeMilled and inscribed (incuse lettering)Edge InscriptionDECUS ET TUTAMEN
One Pound 2013 Royal Arms: Known varieties
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 1,311 (included in total)
Material0.925 Silver
Details

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

In Set The 30th Anniversary of the £1 Coin - Silver Proof Three-Coin Set, mintage 1,311
3 coins: £1 Royal Arms, £1 Shield (Gorringe), £1 Shield (Dent)
Variety Gold Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 17
Material0.917 Gold
Details

19.61 g of 22 carat gold (0.5779 AGW), 22.50 mm.

In Set The 30th Anniversary of the £1 Coin - Royal Arms Gold Set, mintage 17
3 coins: £1 Royal Arms, £1 Shield (Gorringe), £1 Shield (Dent)
One Pound 2013 Royal Arms: References to Information Used
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All (15) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: One Pound (NCLT)
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Pound 2008 Thistle and Diadem (NCLT) 5,074 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2008 Leek and Diadem (NCLT) 4,936 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2008 Flax and Diadem (NCLT) 4,935 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2008 Oak Tree and Diadem (NCLT) 4,894 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2008 Shield - Gorringe Design (NCLT) 4,792 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2008 Lion Rampant (NCLT) 4,867 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2008 Dragon (NCLT) 4,855 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2008 Celtic Cross (NCLT) 4,860 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2008 Three Lions (NCLT) 4,863 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2008 Forth Railway Bridge (NCLT) 4,820 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2008 Menai Bridge (NCLT) 4,813 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2008 Egyptian Arch Bridge (NCLT) 4,815 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2008 Millennium Bridge (NCLT) 4,821 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2013 Royal Arms 1,311 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
One Pound 2013 Shield, Gorringe Design 1,311 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
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One Pound 2013 Royal Arms: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeOne Pound (NCLT)
Issued2013
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Pound)
Circulation MintageNone
Total Mintage1,311, Rarity: S (Scarce)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2017
MaterialNickel-Brass
DesignerEric Sewell
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.500 mm
Thickness3.150 mm
Mass9.500 g
OCC IDGAVP-OXAC-AJBK-EMDY
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