2008 - Present One Pound Coin

Shield of the Royal Arms representing the United Kingdom

Shield of the Royal Arms representing the United Kingdom

Issued 2008 - Present
Specifications  
Diameter 22.5mm
Weight 9.5 g
Thickness 3.15mm
Composition Nickel-Brass
(70% copper, 5.5%
nickel, 24.5% zinc)
Obverse Designers Portrait of Her Majesty the Queen 
2008 Ian Rank-Broadley
Reverse Designer Matthew Dent
Edge Inscription DECUS ET TUTAMEN
Edge Milled
Mintage  13,090,500 *

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Since its launch on 21 April 1983 the £1 has always represented the United Kingdom and its constituent parts; England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.

 

*Mintage figure based on UK decimal coins issued into general circulation during from 01/04/13 to 31/03/14