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The obverse portrait of the Queen is by (Mr) Jody Clark. The portrait was changed from the fourth bust of the Queen in March 2015, which has led to their being two different Pound coins in the same year, both with the same reverse. This coin has the 5th portrait.

The reverse design shows the shield of the Royal Arms by Matthew Dent. Matthew (Matt) Dent won the competition to design the all-new 2008 coinage. He grew up in Wales and studied Graphic design at the University of Brighton.

The edge inscription ‘DECUS ET TUTAMEN’ is Latin for ‘An ornament and safeguard’.

2015 Shield of the Royal Arms 5th Portrait

  • None, this coin was issued in sets only.

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