Leek and royal diadem representing Wales

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Specifications

Issued 1985, 1990
Diameter 22.5mm
Weight 9.5g
Composition Nickel-Brass 70% copper, 5.5% nickel, 24.5% zinc
Obverse 1985 Arnold Machin, 1990 Raphael Maklouf
Reverse Leslie Durbin
Edge Milled
Inscription PLEIDIOL WYF I'M GWLAD
Mintage 1985: 228,430,749, 1990: 97,269,302
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Design details:


In 1985 the first new Royal portrait in nearly two decades was introduced on the coins of the United Kingdom. The reverse design of the 1985 1 features the national emblem of Wales the leek - encircled by the Royal Diadem. It was the second in a series of four issued to represent the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom; Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England.

text source and credit Royal Mint

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