1983 UK BU £1 Coin – The Royal Arms – Maxwell House

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Your New One Pound Coin from Maxwell House, introduced 21st April 1983.

The first £1 coin was minted in 1489 by Henry VIIth.  It remained until the £1 note was established in 1915, although the first note had appeared briefly during the napoleonic wars.

Maxwell House presented a new £1 coin to many of their customers.

The year 1983 is significant for the United Kingdom as it heralds the introduction of the new one pound coin which entered circulation on 21st April 1983.

One of the most striking features of the new coin is the inscription on its milled edge "Decus et tutamen", quite unique on British coins.  Roughly translated this means "An ornament and a safeguard".


Diameter – 22.5mm
Weight – 9.5g
Alloy – Nickel-brass

Presented in a colourful card.

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