Designed by Eric Sewell, Chief Engraver at The Royal Mint, it has become one ofthe most famous images on British coinage. The coin's edge inscription is inLatin: DECUS ET TUTAMEN, which may be translated as an "ornament tosafeguard". This design, representing the United Kingdom as a whole, wasissued until 2015 in rotation with other designs representing England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, alternating each year.
This is the firstof six issues (the others being in 1993, 1998, 2003, 2008 and 2015). The UnitedKingdom was also represented by the Shield Pound of 1988, the Shield Pound of2008, the Shield Pound of 2009, the Shield Pound of 2010, the Shield Pound of2012, the Shield Pound of 2013 and the Shield Pound of 2015, as well as the limitededitions (not for regular circulation) of the Shield Pound of 2015 carrying theQueen's Fifth Portrait, the Shield Pound of 2016 and the Last Round Pound(2016). Coins issued in 1983 circulated for 34 years until they weredemonetised in 2017 and replaced with the current bimetallic one pound coin. This item is in the category "Coins\Coins\British\Decimal Coinage (c. The seller is "arrlouc-0" and is located in this country: GB.This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.