The new 12-sided £1 coin is the most innovative ever produced by The Royal Mint. A showcase for 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 12-sided shape is the same as the old 12-sided threepence piece (3d) - not used since 1971. The nation’s £1 coin is being changed for the first time in more than 30 years.
Bold new design - it also features a brand new design which shows the English rose, the Welsh leek, the Scottish thistle and the Northern Irish shamrock emerging from one stem within a royal coronet. This was created by David Pearce who won a public design competition at the age of 15.
The fifth coinage portrait – the fifth portrait of Her Majesty the Queen, designed by Royal Mint coin designer Jody Clark, is featured on the obverse.
This is the first time in over 30 years that the nation’s £1 coin is being changed. Register your interest and be first to know about news and updates on the arrival of the new 2017 commemorative £1 coin.
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