The new coin is the most innovative ever produced and showcases the latest technology, as well as time-honoured skills honed over The Royal Mint’s 1,000-year history, it has been designed to be fit for the future, using security features that aim to safeguard our currency for years to come.
The coin’s new shape and bimetallic appearance in two different colours, alongside its other visible security elements, mean it will tackle the problems of sophisticated counterfeiting head-on. The addition of The Royal Mint’s patented High Security Feature, within the coin itself, has added to its reputation as the most secure coin in the world.
This is the first major change to the £1 coin specification since it entered circulation, when it replaced the £1 note in 1983. The new £1 coin is 12-sided and has various security features which help to combat the problem of sophisticated counterfeiting that the old ldquo;round pound” had become vulnerable to.
The general public was given a rare opportunity to play a part in bringing this coin into the nation’s pockets through an open design competition. David Pearce was just 15 years old when his fresh interpretation of traditional floral emblems was chosen to symbolise the United Kingdom on the modern £1 coin.
The design features the four floral emblems of the nations of the United Kingdom - the English Rose, the Welsh leek, the Scottish thistle, and the Northern Irish shamrock, emerging from one stem within a royal coronet. A tradition theme with well-known icons, the original design from David was then refined for use on the coin with the support of renowned sculptor, designer, artist and illustrator David Lawrence.
We welcome the new state-of-the-art successor and this coin pack contains the new £1 coin along with a booklet full of facts on the new coin itself.
Quick Facts: Nations of the Crown Brilliant Uncirculated £1 Coin
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