The Last Round Pound | The Royal Mint

A Fond Farewell

The Last Round Pound Coin

Introduced in 1983, the round £1 coin has been a mainstay of the United Kingdom’s coinage. This everyday icon has now been withdrawn from circulation and replaced by a revolutionary, 12-sided coin.

The first edition of the £1 coin featured a classic Royal Arms design created by Eric Sewell. The coin’s reverse has featured further interpretations of the Royal Arms, and series that have explored themes from bridges to boats, and botany to beasts.

In readiness of the round pound’s retirement, we released one last farewell edition. Featuring an exclusive design, that returns the £1 coin to the Royal Arms, the coin is available in a range of alloys; a fitting way to say goodbye.

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