2004 One Pound

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One £1 coin was issued in 2004. The theme is Scotland.

Obverse Type 3 (bust design by Ian Rank-Broadley):

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Reverse Type 11 (design by Edwina Ellis):

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Edge: Decorative pattern.

Mintage for Circulation: 39,162,000.

Collectability/Scarcity: 1 (for scale details see here)

The story behind the design:

The obverse portrait of the Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley was used on all UK circulated coinage from 1998 to 2014 and on many coins dated 2015. It was the fourth portrait of the Queen used on coinage.

The reverse design shows the Forth railway bride, one of the bridge series by Edwina Ellis. The railway bridge over the Firth of Forth is 9 miles west of Edinburgh and was opened in 1890:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Forth_Bridge

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