Neolithic inhabitants had settled in the Cardiff area at least 6,000 years ago, 1,500 years before Stonehenge, and an eight-acre Roman fort near the mouth of the River Taff marks the city's first historical presence.
Two national symbols dominate the 2011 Cardiff £1 coin: the instantly recognisable emblem of Wales, the red dragon; and the leek, a sign of patriotism for over 700 years. The coat of arms is blazoned:
'Argent on a mount vert growing therefrom a leek proper a dragon rampant gules supporting a banner gules charged with three chevrons argent'.
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.