2010 and 2011 UK Cities 4 Coin Gold Proof One Pound Set


The 2010 and 2011 UK Cities 4 Coin Gold Proof One Pound Set celebrates the capital cities of the United Kingdom.

The set contains:

  • 2010 London £1
  • 2010 Belfast £1
  • 2011 Cardiff £1
  • 2011 Edinburgh £1

In 2010/2011, four one-pound coins were issued to represent the 4 capital cities of the United Kingdom.

London

The reverse shows the Coat of arms of the City of London, representing England, and below official badges of the capital cities of the United Kingdom. The design is by Stuart Devlin.

The Obverse is the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.

The edge inscription is DOMINE DIRIGE NOS which means 'Lord, guide us'.

Belfast

The reverse shows the Coat of arms of Belfast, representing Northern Ireland, and below official badges of the capital cities of the United Kingdom. The design is by Stuart Devlin.

The Obverse is the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.

The edge inscription is PRO TANTO QUID RETRIBUAMUS which means 'For so much, what shall we give in return?'.

Cardiff

The reverse shows the Coat of arms of Cardiff, representing Wales, and below official badges of the capital cities of the United Kingdom. The design is by Stuart Devlin.

The Obverse is the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.

The edge inscription is Y DDRAIG GOCH DDYRY CYCHWYN which means 'The red dragon will give the lead'.

Edinburgh

The reverse shows the Coat of arms of Edinburgh, representing Scotland, and below official badges of the capital cities of the United Kingdom. The design is by Stuart Devlin.

The Obverse is the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Ian Rank-Broadley.

The edge inscription is NISI DOMINUS FRUSTRA which means 'In vain without the Lord'.

Each gold proof one pound piece weighs 19.61 grams, and is made of 22 carat gold (0.916 fine).

The four coins come in a Royal Mint wooden presentation box, with each coin having its own individual certificate of authenticity.

Image credit: M J Hughes Coins



Mintage: Not known
Minted at The Royal Mint.
Remember 2010 ?
In 2010 there was a General Election in the UK and David Cameron replaced Gordon Brown as Prime Minister. The Conservatives and Lib-Dems formed a coalition. The Winter Olympics was held in Vancover, Canada. 33 Chilean miners were successfully rescued after being trapped 2000 feet underground for 69 days. Barack Obama was US President and Queen Elizabeth II was in her 58th year as Monarch. Spain beat Netherlands 1-0 to win the FIFA World Cup.
Elizabeth II (1952-Present)
Queen Elizabeth II is the current and longest reigning monarch ever. Born on 21 April 1926 to King George VI and Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, she became Queen in 1952 and her Coronation was on 2 June 1953.

Queen Elizabeth II has issued many coins and was monarch during decimalisation.
General Description: Gold 4-Coin Sets
Which Mint: The Royal Mint
The Royal Mint is the designated place for the UK to mint coins. It dates back well over 1000 years and is a Government-owned company. 

Formed in the reign of Alfred the Great about the year 886, during the period 1279-1812 it was generally referred to as The Tower Mint as it was housed at the Tower of London. The Master of The Royal Mint has included famous figures such as Sir Isaac Newton.

Since 2010 it has operated as Royal Mint Ltd, a company owned by HM Treasury, under an exclusive contract to supply all coinage for the UK although it also produces medals and coins for other countries. It is currently located at Llantrisant, Wales.

There is also an on-line shop at The Royal Mint Shop.
Country of Origin: United Kingdom
The United Kingdom (UK) is the Union of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It is often refered to as Great Britain (GBR). It has a long, rich history.

The orignal coinage was Pounds, Shillings and Pence but since decimalisation on 15 February 1971, it is £1 = 100p, that is One Pound = 100 pence. The coinage of the UK is also a long history, the Royal Mint being established as long ago as 886AD when coins were hammered. Today there is perhaps 30 billion coins in circulation, and many (numismatic) collectors coins and sets are issued frequently in gold, silver and other metals.
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