2008 First Year Royal Shield Piedfort £1 Pound Silver Proof Coin Box Coa No:807
The 2008 Shield of Arms one pound coin is the first time that this design by Matthew Dent was used on British £1 coins. This silver proof piedfort £1 is struck in 0.925 fineness.
This coin comes in a presentation box with a certificate of authentication.
The modern round pound coin was issued between 1983 to 2016.
The edge is not only milled but also inscribed with a Latin inscription "DECUS ET TUTAMEN" which may be translated as "an ornament and a safeguard". This inscription dates back to the first machine-struck coins minted in 1662 and was a device to prevent "clipping".
Llantrisant Mint Mark
On the milled edge of the coin is the Llantrisant mint mark - a cross crosslet. The 1983 pound was the first United Kingdom coin to be struck with this distinctive feature. The shape of the cross alluding to Llantrisant, which translated from the Welsh means "Church or Parish of the Three Saints".
Silver proof piedfort coins are double the thickness of standard coins.
Number 807 of 5000