The 2016 £1 coin is the last round edition of the coin. In 2017, the pound coin will undergo a re-design, featuring many security enhancements, and will adopt a new, 12-sided shape.
These last round £1 coins will not be released into circulation, meaning it is highly unlikely that you'd find one in your change!
The round £1 design was introduced in 1983 and will be making way for the new 2017 twelve sided coin on 28 March 2017. This farewell coin will not enter circulation.
We received our stock of uncirculated coins on 14th June, 2016, whilst the silver versions arrived on 22nd June, 2016.
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The obverse features the fifth definitive portrait of Queen Elizabeth II by Jody Clark.
The reverse features a design by the amateur artist and coin collector, Gregory Cameron. The heraldic beasts of the four nations represents the equality, dignity and unity of the four countries which make up the United Kingdom. The crowned lion of England, the unicorn of Scotland, the dragon of Wales and the stag of Northern Ireland.
|Reverse Designer||Gregory Cameron|
|Obverse Designer||Jody Clark|