Nations of the Crown

Nations of the Crown

Celebrating the 1000th Anniversary of the Coronation of the Viking Conqueror and English King.

Nations of the Crown Pound coin

The new 12-sided £1 coin is the most innovative coin ever produced by The Royal Mint. A showcase for the latest technology, as well as time-honoured skills honed over The Royal Mint’s 1,100 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 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 values of the United Kingdom, on this most modern coin.

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