Circulating mintage: 134,935,450
Years of issue:
1 - Common
The second series of £1 coin designs used heraldic emblems to represent the United Kingdom and its four constituent countries. This coin features three lions to represent England. The three lions date back to Richard the Lionheart (1189-1199) who used three golden lions on a scarlet background as a powerful symbol of the English throne.
Edge Inscription: DECUS ET TUTAMEN