Lion Rampant representing Scotland

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Specifications

Issued 1994, 1999
Diameter 22.5mm
Weight 9.5g
Composition Nickel-Brass 70% copper, 5.5% nickel, 24.5% zinc
Obverse 1994 Raphael Maklouf, 1999 Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Norman Sillman
Edge Milled
Inscription NEMO ME IMPUNE LACESSIT
Mintage 1994: 29,752,525 1999 BU Packs only
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Design details:

The second series of 1 coin designs used heraldic emblems to represent the United Kingdom and its four constituent countries. This coin features a Lion Rampant which is used to represent Scotland. The term 'rampant' refers to the position of the lion standing upright with forelegs raised and claws unsheathed, and this symbol was first used to represent the Scottish kingdom by King Alexander II in the 13th century.

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