One Pound 2013 Wales, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

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

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, Wales was represented by the Leek and Diadem type of one pound coins, then by the Dragon One Pound, the 2005 Menai Bridge One Pound and the 2011 Cardiff One Pound.

The last "home countries" £1 coin series depicts pairs of floral emblems of each part of the United Kingdom. This 2013 coin shows the leek and the daffodil to represent Wales; another one issued the same year represented England.

Coins issued in 2013 circulated for only four years until they were demonetised in 2017 and replaced with the current bimetallic one pound coin.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage5,308,194 (5.3 million), Rarity: C (Common)
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Obverse
United Kingdom / One Pound 2013 Wales - 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 · 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
United Kingdom / One Pound 2013 Wales - reverse photo

A depiction of the floral emblems of Wales, the leek and the daffodil. Around below, the value and denomination ONE POUND.

Reverse Inscription ONE POUND
EdgeMilled and inscribed (incuse lettering)Edge InscriptionPLEIDIOL WYF I'M GWLAD
Notes

Mintage figure comprised of:
5,270,000 coins released into circulation
19,615 brilliant uncirculated in sets
18,579 proofs
Off-metal strikes not included (see mintages below).

The edge inscription PLEIDIOL WYF I'M GWLAD means "True am I to my country" and is from the Welsh National Anthem.

One Pound 2013 Wales: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Mintage Issued: 19,615 (included in total)
In Sets 2013 United Kingdom Annual Coin Set - Mint condition coins of the year, mintage 13,503
15 coins: £5 Coronation, £2 Technology, £2 Gold Guinea, £2 London Underground - The Roundel, £2 London Underground - The Train, £1 Royal Shield, £1 England, £1 Wales, 50p, 50p Christopher Ironside, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p

The Floral 2013 UK £1 Two-Coin Set England and Wales, mintage 6,112
2 coins: £1 England, £1 Wales
Variety Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 18,579 (included in total)
In Sets The 2013 United Kingdom Proof Coin Set - Collector Edition, mintage 8,493
15 coins: £5 Coronation, £2 Technology, £2 Gold Guinea, £2 London Underground - The Roundel, £2 London Underground - The Train, £1 Royal Shield, £1 England, £1 Wales, 50p, 50p Christopher Ironside, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
- variety: The 2013 United Kingdom Premium Proof Coin Set, mintage 3,965 (not included in the above set)

The 2013 United Kingdom Proof Coin Set - Commemorative Edition, mintage 6,121
7 coins: £5 Coronation, £2 Gold Guinea, £2 London Underground - The Roundel, £2 London Underground - The Train, £1 England, £1 Wales, 50p Christopher Ironside
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 4,079
Material0.925 Silver
Details

9.50 g sterling silver (0.2825 ASW), 22.50 mm. 1,618 individual coins, plus coins in sets.

In Sets The 2013 United Kingdom Silver Proof Coin Set, mintage 985
15 coins: £5 Coronation, £2 Technology, £2 Gold Guinea, £2 London Underground - The Roundel, £2 London Underground - The Train, £1 Royal Shield, £1 England, £1 Wales, 50p, 50p Christopher Ironside, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p

The Floral 2013 UK £1 Two-Coin Silver Set England and Wales, mintage 1,476
2 coins: £1 England, £1 Wales
Variety Silver Proof Piedfort
Mintage Issued: 1,346
Material0.925 Silver
Details

19.00 g sterling silver (0.5650 ASW), 22.50 mm. 860 individual coins, plus coins in sets.

In Set The 2013 United Kingdom Silver Piedfort Proof Set, mintage 486
7 coins: £5 Coronation, £2 Gold Guinea, £2 London Underground - The Roundel, £2 London Underground - The Train, £1 England, £1 Wales, 50p Christopher Ironside
Variety Gold Proof FDC
Mintage Issued: 333
Material0.917 Gold
Details

19.61 g of 22 carat gold (0.5779 AGW), 22.50 mm. 175 individual coins, plus coins in sets.

In Sets The 2013 United Kingdom Gold Proof Coin Set, mintage 59
15 coins: £5 Coronation, £2 Technology, £2 Gold Guinea, £2 London Underground - The Roundel, £2 London Underground - The Train, £1 Royal Shield, £1 England, £1 Wales, 50p, 50p Christopher Ironside, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p

The United Kingdom Floral Collection, mintage unknown
4 coins: £1 England, £1 Wales, £1 Northern Ireland, £1 Scotland

The Floral 2013 UK £1 Two-Coin Gold Set England and Wales, mintage 99
2 coins: £1 England, £1 Wales
One Pound 2013 Wales: References to Information Used
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Royal Mint Mintage link Varieties 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 2013 Wales: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeOne Pound (One year types)
Issued2013
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley
Face Value1 (x Pound)
Circulation Mintage5,270,000 (5.3 million)
Total Mintage5,308,194 (5.3 million), Rarity: C (Common)
CurrentNo; demonetised 2017
MaterialNickel Brass
DesignerTimothy Noad
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
ShapeRound
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size22.500 mm
Thickness3.150 mm
Mass9.500 g
OCC IDXYRV-POVR-CWWB-ODQG
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One Pound 2013 Wales: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United KingdomJ33
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1238
Krause, Standard Catalog of World CoinsGreat Britain KM# 1238a (Silver), KM# 1238b (Gold)