The reverse designs show; a thistle for the 1984 Scotland coin, the 1985 Wales coin shows a leek, the 1986 Nortehrn Ireland coin shows a flax plant, and the 1987 England coin shows an oak tree. The obverse of each coin bears the Raphael Maklouf portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, except the Scotland coin which bears the Machin portrait. Each coin weighs 19.00g and is 925 Sterling Silver. Manufactured by the Royal Mint.Piedfort coins struck to Proof finish. VAT Free and CGT exempt. Coins are encapsulated and supplied in Royal Mint presentation box, with certificate of authenticity. 1984 - 1987 One Pound Coins.
1984 saw an innovation on United Kingdom pound coins. The nickel-brass pound had only been introduced in 1983, but it was decided to produce four different national reverse designs in a four year cycle, plus a "Royal" design in the fifth year. The obverse of the 1984 coin shows the Arnold Machin portrait of The Queen which was adopted for decimalisation, and was used on nearly all UK coinage from 1968 to 1984. The obverse on the remaining three coins feature an effigy of The Queen by the sculptor Raphael Maklouf. The reverse of the coins represent England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.
The 1984 pound shows a Scottish thistle, 1985 shows a Leek to represent Wales, 1986 honours Northern Ireland with a flax plant, and finally 1987 shows an oak tree to represent England, all these plants are encircled by the Royal Diadem (crown). The reverse designs are by renowned silversmith Leslie Durbin, CBE. The edge is not only milled but also inscribed with a motto or inscription. This inscription in Latin reads.
Which may be translated as "No-one provokes me with impunity". The inscription in Welsh reads. PLEIDIOL, WYF I'M GWLAD.
The inscription in Latin reads. 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", and was used on the first pound coin in 1983. Due to troubles in the past. The item "1984-1987 UK One Pound £1 Silver Proof Piedfort Set!Mintage 15,000" is in sale since Sunday, May 10, 2020. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Proof Sets/Coins\1980s".
The seller is "beaner87" and is located in Corsham. This item can be shipped worldwide.