2014 One Pound

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Three different £1 coins were issued in 2014. The new standard annual (unchanging) shield of the Royal Arms design and two coins representing Northern Ireland and Scotland as part of the floral symbols series.

The Standard Annual design:

Obverse Type 4 (bust design by Ian Rank-Broadley):

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Reverse Type 15 (design by Matthew Dent):

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Edge: DECUS ET TUTAMEN.

Mintage for Circulation: 79,305,200

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. The new 2008 – 2015 coins have no rim beading on either side.

The reverse design shows the shield of the Royal Arms by Matthew Dent. The edge inscription is ‘DECUS ET TUTAMEN’, as above. Matthew (Matt) Dent won the competition to design the all-new 2008 coinage. He grew up in Wales and studied Graphic design at the University of Brighton.

 

The Floral Symbols designs:

Both use Obverse Type 4 (bust design by Ian Rank-Broadley):

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Reverse Type 22 (design by Timothy Noad):

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Edge: NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT. (no one provokes me with impunity – as used on the original Scottish £1)

Mintage for Circulation: 5,185,000

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

Reverse Type 23 (design by Timothy Noad):

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Edge: DECUS ET TUTAMEN. (an ornament and safeguard – see above)

Mintage for Circulation: 5,780,000

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. The new 2008 – 2015 £1 coins have no rim beading on either side.

The reverse designs in the floral symbols series by Timothy Noad show one of each of the four floral symbols of the countries of the United Kingdom. The two coins issued in 2014 show a thistle and bluebell for Scotland and for Northern Ireland a flax and shamrock.

 

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