The Last Round Pound Brilliant Uncirculated £1 Coin 2016 in Presentation Pack - UK16L1BU
The Last Round Pound Brilliant Uncirculated £1 Coin is a fitting memento as we say a fond farewell to this significant coin. Part of an extensive Base Metal coin range, this coin is the perfect gift for collectors looking to mark this momentous event.
2016 marks the end of an era in Britain's coinage as The Royal Mint issues the last "round pound". The coin was introduced in 1983 and has been decorated with patriotic designs for more than three decades.
The round pound will make way for a new 12-sided coin with ground-breaking security features in 2017 but not before it has a final send off. The round £1 coin will begin to be phased out in 2016, so this farewell coin will not enter circulation, however, you have an opportunity to own the last "round pound" before it passes from currency to history.
The heraldic beasts of the United Kingdom have been captured on this last edition of the round £1 coin in an original design by Gregory Cameron. He is Bishop of the Anglican Church in Wales, serving the Dioceses of St Asaph in North East Wales. He has previously designed a coat of arms for the former Archbishop of Canterbury, Rowan Williams. His mythical creatures, each representing one of the home nations, have been finished to Brilliant Uncirculated standard and would be the ideal gift for a collector or as a keepsake gift to pass down. The observe side of the coin displays the fifth definitive coinage portrait of Her Majesty the Queen so you get the new design with the soon to be old design all in one coin.
This stunning coin is housed in a fold-out presentation pack to protect and display this final release of the last "round pound". For numismatics looking to extend their collections, why not take a look at the rest of the Coins range here at the Post Office Shop, featuring annual sets, coin covers and many other collectible coins.
Quick Facts: The Last Round Pound Brilliant Uncirculated £1 Coin
- The last commemorative £1 coin in its present form
- Struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard
- Presented in a fold-out wallet that reveals the coin's story
- Designed by Gregory Cameron, Bishop of the Anglican Church in Wales