2006 One Pound

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One £1 coin was issued in 2006. The theme is Northern Ireland.

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


Reverse Type 13 (design by Edwina Ellis):


Edge: Decorative pattern.

Mintage for Circulation: 38,938,000.

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 Egyptian Arch bridge, one of the bridge series by Edwina Ellis. The Egyptian Arch railway bridge in Newry, Northern Ireland was completed in 1851: