£1: UK: Royal Arms Shield

Mintage:

189,687,930

Years of issue:

2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015

Scarcity Index:

1 - Common More info

Coin Information:

In 2008 a new reverse design for the £1 was issued featuring the Royal Shield of Arms - designed by Timothy Noad. The edge inscription in Latin reads DECUS ET TUTAMEN which translates as; An Ornament and a Safeguard. This dates back to the first machine struck coins minted in 1662 and refers to the inscription itself which was intended to prevent people scraping valuable metal off the edge of the coin - a process known as 'clipping'.
Edge Inscription: DECUS ET TUTAMEN

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