Oak Tree and royal diadem representing England

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Specifications

Issued 1987, 1992
Diameter 22.5mm
Weight 9.5g
Composition Nickel-Brass 70% copper, 5.5% nickel, 24.5% zinc
Obverse 1987 Arnold Machin, 1992 Raphael Maklouf
Reverse Leslie Durbin
Edge Milled
Inscription DECUS ET TUTAMEN
Mintage 1987: 39,298,502, 1992: 36,320,487
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Design details:

1987 saw the last in a four-year series of 1 coins, designed by renowned silversmith Leslie Durbin, to represent the four constituent parts of the United Kingdom. In 1987, England joined Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland with a reverse design that featured the distinctive Oak tree, long associated with England.

text source and credit Royal Mint

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