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Pound Coin Types
Since the pound coin was introduced in 1983, it has had its reverse designs changed annually in five year cycles.
In addition to this, the obverse (head side) portrait has changed in 1985 and 1998, so that in its 18 years of issue, it has hardly ever repeated the same obverse and reverse designs in any years.

Year Obverse Reverse
1983Second PortraitRoyal Arms
1984Second PortraitScottish Thistle
1985Third PortraitWelsh Leek
1986Third PortraitNorthern Ireland Flax Plant
1987Third PortraitEnglish Oak
1988Third PortraitRoyal Arms
1989Third PortraitScottish Thistle
1990Third PortraitWelsh Leek
1991Third PortraitNorthern Ireland Flax Plant
1992Third PortraitEnglish Oak
1993Third PortraitRoyal Arms
1994Third PortraitScottish Lion
1995Third PortraitWelsh Dragon
1996Third PortraitNorthern Ireland Celtic Cross
1997Third PortraitEnglish Three Lions
1998Fourth PortraitRoyal Arms
1999Fourth PortraitScottish Lion
2000Fourth PortraitWelsh Dragon
2001Fourth PortraitNorthern Ireland Celtic Cross
2002Fourth PortraitEnglish Three Lions
2003Fourth PortraitRoyal Arms
2004Fourth PortraitScotland Forth Railway Bridge
2005Fourth PortraitWales Menai Straits Bridge
2006Fourth PortraitNorthern Ireland Sir John MacNeill's Millennium Bridge
2007Fourth PortraitEngland Gatehead Millennium Bridge
2008Fourth PortraitRoyal Arms
2008Fourth PortraitShield of Arms
2009Fourth PortraitShield of Arms
2010Fourth PortraitUK Cities - London
2010Fourth PortraitUK Cities - Belfast
2011Fourth PortraitUK Cities - Edinburgh
2011Fourth PortraitUK Citites - Cardiff
2012Fourth PortraitShield of Arms
2013Fourth PortraitFloral Emblems - English Oak and Rose
2013Fourth PortraitFloral Emblems - Welsh Leek and Daffodil

Chart of Pound Coin Designs
Obverse (Head)
Reverse (Tail)
1983
Second, Decimal Portrait on Obverse of 1983 Pound Coin
Second Portrait
Royal Arms on Reverse of 1983 Pound Coin
Royal Arms
1984
Second, Decimal Portrait on Obverse of 1984 Pound Coin
Second Portrait
Scottish Thistle in diadem on Reverse of 1984 Pound Coin
Scottish Thistle
1985
Third Portrait on Obverse of 1985 Pound Coin
Third Portrait
Welsh Leek in Diadem on Reverse of 1985 Pound Coin
Welsh Leek
1986
Third Portrait on Obverse of 1986 Pound Coin
Third Portrait
Flax Plant in Diadem on Reverse of 1986 Pound Coin Northern Ireland Design
N.I. Flax Plant
1987
Third Portrait on Obverse of 1987 Pound Coin
Third Portrait
English Oak Tree in Diadem on Reverse of 1987 Pound Coin
English Oak
1988
Third Portrait on Obverse of 1988 Pound Coin
Third Portrait
Royal Arms on Plain Shield on Reverse of 1988 Pound Coin
Royal Arms
1989
Third Portrait on Obverse of 1989 Pound Coin
Third Portrait
Scottish Thistle in Diadem on Reverse of 1989 Pound Coin
Scottish Thistle
1990
Third Portrait on Obverse of 1990 Pound Coin
Third Portrait
Welsh Leek in Diadem on Reverse of 1990 Pound Coin
Welsh Leek
1991
Third Portrait on Obverse of 1991 Pound Coin
Third Portrait
Flax Plant in Diadem on Reverse of 1991 Pound Coin Northern Ireland Design
N.I. Flax Plant
1992
Third Portrait on Obverse of 1987 Pound Coin
Third Portrait
English Oak Tree in Diadem on Reverse of 1992 Pound Coin
English Oak
1993
Third Portrait on Obverse of 1993 Pound Coin
Third Portrait
Royal Arms on Reverse of 1993 Pound Coin
Royal Arms
1994
Third Portrait on Obverse of 1994 Pound Coin
Third Portrait
Scottish Lion Rampant on Reverse of 1994 Pound Coin
Scottish Lion
1995
Third Portrait on Obverse of 1990 Pound Coin
Third Portrait
Welsh Dragon on Reverse of 1990 Pound Coin
Welsh Dragon
1996
Third Portrait on Obverse of 1996 Pound Coin
Third Portrait
Celtic Cross on Reverse of 1991 Pound Coin Northern Ireland Design
N.I. Celtic Cross
1997
Third Portrait on Obverse of 1997 Pound Coin
Third Portrait
English Three Lions on Reverse of 1997 Pound Coin
English Three Lions
1998
Fourth Portrait on Obverse of 1998 Pound Coin
Fourth Portrait
Royal Arms on Reverse of 1998 Pound Coin
Royal Arms
1999
Fourth Portrait on Obverse of 1999 Pound Coin
Fourth Portrait
Scottish Lion Rampant on Reverse of 1999 Pound Coin
Scottish Lion
2000
Fourth Portrait on Obverse of 2000 Pound Coin
Fourth Portrait
Welsh Dragon on Reverse of 2000 Pound Coin
Welsh Dragon
2001
Fourth Portrait on Obverse of 2001 Pound Coin
Fourth Portrait
Celtic Cross on Reverse of 2001 Pound Coin Northern Ireland Design
N.I. Celtic Cross
2002
Fourth Portrait on Obverse of Gold Proof 2002 Pound Coin
Fourth Portrait
English Three Lions on Reverse of 2002 Pound Coin in Gold
English Three Lions


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