This 2017 Nations of the Crown £1 gold proof coin celebrates the first major change to the specification of the £1 coin.
The 2017 gold proof £1 coins have a limited edition mintage figure (meaning the amount issued in individual presentation boxes) of 2017.
On 28 March 2017, the circulated round pound was replaced by the 12 sided £1 coin. On the 15 October the round £1 coin will cease to be legal tender. Read more about the pound coin in our blogs:
The obverse design is the fifth coinage portrait of Elizabeth II by Jody Clark. The inscription reads 2017 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D. It has a laser-micro inscribed £ symbol on a fine lined background inside a small shield which has a hologram effect - when tilted it reveals a 1 symbol.
The general public was given the opportunity to design the reverse of the coin. The winner was 15 year old schoolboy, David Pearce, whose entry was the Nations of the Crown. This features a floral design, representing each os the four nations of the United Kingdom. The rose for England, the leek for Wales, the thistle for Scotland and a shamrock for Northern Ireland.
|Alloy||Inner - 22 carat yellow gold
Outer - 22 carat red gold
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|
|Reverse Designer||David Pearce|
|Mint||The Royal Mint|
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