Note: 2011 Cardiff £1 coin, is-to-date, the second rarest round £1 coin, this one is enclosed within a First Day Cover, issued by the Royal mint in original package, and in pristine condition.
THE ORIGINS OF THE CITY
While nomadic people lived in the Cardiff area thousands of years ago, it was the Romans who were the first to fully appreciate the strategic importance of the site. At some point after the year 55, they constructed a ten-acre fort and trading post near the mouth of the River Taff. Following the Norman Conquest, a wooden and then a stone keep was built, and a small town grew up in the shadow of the castle. By the end of the Middle Ages, Cardiff was a busy walled market town with a bustling port trading with England, France and the Channel Islands.