Strike the new £1 coin

Strike the new £1 coin

Strike while it’s hot. Be one of the first to get your hands on the new 12-sided £1 coin.

For a limited time only, you can strike the most secure coin in the world. Take a tour of The Royal Mint Experience and you’ll have the opportunity to strike a commemorative version of the new £1 coin to take home as a memento. Please note this is limited to one per person.

Struck to Brilliant Uncirculated standard, a superior finish to the coins you will find in your change.

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The most secure coin in the world

  1. 12–sided – its distinctive shape makes it instantly recognisable, even by touch.
  2. Bimetallic – it is made of two metals. The outer ring is gold coloured (nickel-brass) and the inner ring is silver coloured (nickel-plated alloy).
  3. Latent image – it has an image like a hologram that changes from a £ symbol to the number ‘1’ when the coin is seen from different angles.
  4. Micro-lettering – it has very small lettering on the lower inside rim on both sides of the coin. One pound on the obverse heads side and the year of production on the reverse “tails” side, for example 2016 or 2017.
  5. Milled edges – it has grooves on alternate sides.
  6. Hidden High Security Feature – with a patented High Security Feature to protect it from counterfeiting into the future.


The coin's design reflects the United Kingdom's heritage and superb craftsmanship.

Made by The Royal Mint - the coin is produced here at The Royal Mint, near Cardiff, using cutting-edge technology.

Bold new design - designed by 15-year-old David Pearce, who won a public design competition, the reverse of the new 12-sided £1coin features the English rose, the Welsh leek, the Scottish thistle and the Northern Irish shamrock emerging from one stem within a royal coronet.

The fifth coinage portrait - the obverse of the coin features the fifth coin portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, designed by Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark.

Find out more about the £1 coin