Thistle and royal diadem representing Scotland

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Specifications

Issued 1984, 1989
Diameter 22.5mm
Weight 9.5g
Composition Nickel-Brass 70% copper, 5.5% nickel, 24.5% zinc
Obverse 1984 Arnold Machin, 1989 Raphael Maklouf
Reverse Leslie Durbin
Edge Milled
Inscription NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT
Mintage 1984: 146,256,501, 1989: 70,580,501
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Design details:


Tuesday 24 April 1984 saw the beginning of a new chapter in the history of United Kingdom coinage with the introduction into circulation of the Scottish 1 coin. Designed by renowned silversmith Leslie Durbin, the reverse appropriately depicts the Scottish thistle encircled by the Royal Diadem.

text source and credit Royal Mint

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