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Over the centuries, the UK £1 coin and banknote have been through many guises. Each has evolved in response to national and world events, with the current 12-sided UK £1 coin known as ‘the most secure coin in the world’. This set includes one UK £1 coin dated 1983, one dated 2016, and a Bank of England £1 banknote from the Series D pictorial range of banknotes.


First Round Pound

Specification Value
Denomination £1
Alloy Cupro-Nickel
Weight 9.60 g
Diameter 22.50mm
Reverse Designer Eric Sewell
Specification Value
Obverse Designer Arnold Machin
Quality Circulating
Year 1983

2016 First new £1

Specification Value
Weight 8.750g
Diameter 23.03mm
Reverse Designer David Pearce
Obverse Designer Jody Clark
Quality Circulating
Specification Value
Year 2016

£1 Bank Note

Specification Value
Quality Circulating
Size (HxWxD)mm 134.5mm x 66.7mm
Specification Value

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