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Arnold Machin O.B.E., R.A. (30 September 1911 – 9 March 1999) was a British artist, sculptor, and coin and stamp designer.
Christopher Ironside FSIA 1970, OBE 1971, FRBS 1977 (11 July 1913 London – 13 July 1992 Winchester, Hampshire) was an English painter and coin designer, particularly known for the reverse sides of the new British coins issued on decimalisation in 1971.
A coin is a small, flat, (usually) round piece of metal or plastic used primarily as a medium of exchange or legal tender.
Copper is a chemical element with symbol Cu (from cuprum) and atomic number 29.
Cupronickel (also known as copper-nickel) is an alloy of copper that contains nickel and strengthening elements, such as iron and manganese.
Debt is when something, usually money, is owed by one party, the borrower or debtor, to a second party, the lender or creditor.
On 15 February 1971, known as Decimal Day, the United Kingdom and Ireland decimalised their currencies.
Elizabeth II (Elizabeth Alexandra Mary; born 21 April 1926) is Queen of the United Kingdom and the other Commonwealth realms.
The monarch of the Commonwealth realms, Queen Elizabeth II, owns a historic collection of jewels – some as monarch and others as a private individual.
The George IV State Diadem, officially the Diamond Diadem, is a crown that was made in 1820 for King George IV.
Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS (born 1952) is a British sculptor who has produced many acclaimed works, among which are several designs for British coinage.
Jody Clark (born 1 March 1981) is an English engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.
Legal tender is a medium of payment recognized by a legal system to be valid for meeting a financial obligation.
Matthew Dent (born in 1981 in Bangor, Wales) is a British graphic designer.
Nickel is a chemical element with symbol Ni and atomic number 28.
Obverse and its opposite, reverse, refer to the two flat faces of coins and some other two-sided objects, including paper money, flags, seals, medals, drawings, old master prints and other works of art, and printed fabrics.
The penny sterling (symbol: p; plural: pence) is a subdivision of pound sterling, the currency for the United Kingdom.
The pound sterling (symbol: £; ISO code: GBP), commonly known as the pound and less commonly referred to as Sterling, is the official currency of the United Kingdom, Jersey, Guernsey, the Isle of Man, South Georgia and the South Sandwich Islands, the British Antarctic Territory, and Tristan da Cunha.
Raphael David Maklouf (born 10 December 1937) is a sculptor, best known for designing an effigy of Queen Elizabeth II used on the coins of many Commonwealth nations.
The royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom, or the Royal Arms for short, is the official coat of arms of the British monarch, currently Queen Elizabeth II.
The Royal Mint is a government-owned mint that produces coins for the United Kingdom.
The shilling (1/-) was a coin worth one twentieth of a pound sterling, or twelve pence.
Steel is an alloy of iron and carbon and other elements.
The British decimal ten pence (10p) coin – often pronounced ten pee – is a unit of currency equalling ten one-hundredths of a pound sterling.
Thistle is the common name of a group of flowering plants characterised by leaves with sharp prickles on the margins, mostly in the family Asteraceae.
The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland, commonly known as the United Kingdom (UK) or Britain,Usage is mixed with some organisations, including the and preferring to use Britain as shorthand for Great Britain is a sovereign country in western Europe.