People have lived in Edinburgh since the Bronze Age, and its early recorded history includes a siege in AD 638 at Din Eidyn, the Gododdin Castle Rock hill fort. By the end of the sixteenth century the city became the capital of Scotland.
The 2011 Edinburgh £1 coin pays tribute to Edinburgh's rich history. Featuring a white shield, holding an imposing black castle sitting on a rock, the coat of arms is blazoned:
'Argent a castle triple-towered and embattled sable masoned of the first topped with three fans gules windows and portcuillis shut of the last situate on a rock proper'.
Denomination - £1
Alloy - 0.925 Ag
Weight - 9.50g
Diameter - 22.50mm
Quality - Proof
Limited Edition Presentation - 7,500
The coin is encapsulated and presented in the original Royal Mint packaging, accompanied with a certificate of authenticity.