|Queen||Elizabeth II (1952-date)|
|Type||Standard circulation coin|
|Value||1 Pound (1 GBP)|
|Currency||Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)|
|Orientation||Medal alignment ↑↑|
|References||KM# 933, Sp# J1|
Second crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the Girls of Great Britain and Ireland tiara, legend around.
Lettering: ELIZABETH·II D·G·REG·F·D·1983
Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)
Royal Arms with supporters, denomination below.
HONI SOIT QUI MAL Y PENSE
DIEU ET MON DROIT
Shame on he who thinks evil of it
God and my right
Milled with incuse legend
Lettering: DECUS ET TUTAMEN
Translation: An ornament and a safeguard
The first round pound coin to replace the old pound note. The Eric Sewell ‘Royal Arms’ reverse design was used four more times for circulation issues in subsequent years, 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008, making a total of 5 editions of this type. This issue was part of the Annual Coin Sets in both Brilliant Uncirculated & Proof versions.
Above – Proof Set