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Fourth Portrait Obverse Used From 1998 Onwards
Obverse of 2006 Silver Proof One Pound

Egyptian Arch Bridge Design on Reverse of 2006 Pattern £1 Coin
Reverse of 2006 Silver Proof One Pound

2006 One Pound Coins
We have to commend The Times newspaper for running an article on its front page on Thursday 19th June 2003 showing the four new proposed pound coin designs to be issued in rotation from 2004 to 2007. On Friday 11th July 2003, we received by e-mail, a Royal Mint press release, also dated 19th June. By keeping our standing order for The Times we should hear about new coin designs before the Royal Mint thinks about telling us.

Pattern Coins
Issuing non-legal tender pattern coins is an interesting development from the Royal Mint. There are precedents, in the 18th century Matthew Boulton's famous Soho Works issued a wide variety of pattern coins, many of them primarily for sale to collectors. We suggested to the Royal Mint in January 2003 that a UK pattern euro coin set would be very popular with collectors, but they instantly dismissed our idea. We then made the same suggestion to a private company who proceeded to produce a British euro pattern set which proved very popular with collectors, particularly in the eurozone.

Egyptian Arch Railway Bridge Design
The Egyptian Arch Railway Bridge will appear on the 2006 pound coin representing Northern Ireland. According to the Royal Mint, the new series of reverse designs is required because the existing four-year sequence of £1 coins has come to an end. The designs depict bridges from England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. The designer is engraver Edwina Ellis, who won a limited competition judged by the Royal Mint Advisory Committee. It will represent the third series of £1 reverse designs. The first series of "Floral" designs was used between 1984 and 1987 and again between 1989 and 1992. The second series of "Heraldry" designs was used between 1994 and 1997 and was then repeated between 1999 and 2002. During the intervening years, and in 2003, designs representing the whole of the United Kingdom were employed.

Technical Specifications
Uncirculated in Folder22.509.50Nickel-brass  
Silver Proof22.509.50Silver0.925 Silver0.2825
Piedfort Silver Proof22.5019Silver0.925 Silver0.5650
Gold Proof22.5019.61Gold0.9166 Gold0.5779

Diameter = Diameter in millimetres
Weight = Weight in grams
Alloy = Proportion of precious metal
AMW = Actual weight in relevant precious metal content in troy ounces.

VersionIssue LimitIssue Price £
Uncirculated in Folder £6.95
Silver Proof, Box & Certificate7,500£28.95
Silver Piedfort Proof, Box & Certificate5,739 
Gold Proof, Box & Certificate1,500 

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Gold Proof
For the gold proof pattern set, please see our Tax Free Gold website.

This coin is also available as part of the 2006 Queen's 80th Birthday Collection of 13 UK coins issued as silver proofs.

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Fully Insured £9 (Usually by Royal Mail Special Delivery)
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