Published on March 28th, 2017 | by Michelle Roper-Shaw
Win the Last Round Pound and New 12-Sided £1 Coin Set
After 33 years, featuring 24 circulating designs we finally bid farewell to the last round pound and welcome its state-of-the-art successor.
Farewell and Welcome
The new 12-sided £1 coin is the most innovative coin ever produced. It showcases the latest technology, as well as time-honoured skills honed over The Royal Mint’s 1,000-year history. This pound coin is designed to be fit for the future. As a result, it uses security features that aim to safeguard our currency for years to come.
The coin’s new shape and bimetallic appearance in two different colours, alongside its other visible security elements, means it will tackle the problems of sophisticated counterfeiting head-on. The addition of The Royal Mint’s patented High Security Feature, within the coin itself, adds to its reputation as the most secure coin in the world.
This is the first major change to the £1 coin specification since it entered circulation, when it replaced the £1 note in 1983.
The New £1 Coin Design
David Pearce was just 15 years old when his fresh interpretation of traditional floral emblems was chosen to symbolise the United Kingdom on the new modern £1 coin.
The design features the four floral emblems of the nations of the United Kingdom:
- The English Rose
- The Welsh leek
- The Scottish thistle
- The Northern Irish shamrock
They all emerge from one stem within a royal coronet.
David’s design was refined for use on the coin with the support of renowned sculptor, designer, artist and illustrator David Lawrence.
To mark the release of this new coin, this wonderful collector’s item Nations of the Crown Brilliant Uncirculated £1 Coin is now available.
Farewell to the Last ‘Round Pound’
Gregory Cameron, Bishop of the Anglican Church in Wales is a keen amateur artist and coin collector. He has designed the commemorative last ‘round pound’, dated 2016, which never entered circulation. His Royal Arms coin design was entered into the competition for the new £1-coin design. Although it wasn’t selected as the winner, the design was chosen for the last ‘round pound’ instead.
The ‘Royal Beasts’ of the four nations are shown defending a heraldic representation of the crown of the United Kingdom. They are seen leaping to the defence of the sovereignty of our nation. The design is symbolic of our proud and varied history. The Last Round Pound Brilliant Uncirculated £1 Coin is the last commemorative £1 coin in its round form, a must have for any coin collection.
We welcome the new state-of-the-art successor and say farewell to the last ‘round pound’ in this beautifully packaged two coin set.
More than 500 million 2016-dated 12-sided £1 coins have been struck in readiness for the launch. This Farewell and Welcome Brilliant Uncirculated £1 Two Coin Set features a Brilliant Uncirculated new 2016-dated £1 coin. It is one of the only 2016-dated new pounds to be released as a commemorative edition.
On the milled edge of the coin, is the Llantrisant mint mark, a cross crosslet. This is the first United Kingdom coin to be struck with this distinctive feature. The shape of the cross alluding to Llantrisant, which translated from the Welsh means “Church or Parish of the Three Saints”. This is unique to the commemorative editions and will not be found on coins in circulation.
Win Farewell & Nations of the Crown 2016 UK £1 Brilliant Uncirculated Two Coin Set
This is your chance to win the only Brilliant Uncirculated pack. It contains a scarce 2016 dated new 12-sided £1 alongside the 2016-dated ‘Last Round Pound’.
One lucky winner will receive the Farewell & Nations of the Crown 2016 UK £1 Brilliant Uncirculated Two Coin Set worth £55. It contains a scarce 2016 dated new 12-sided £1 alongside the 2016-dated ‘Last Round Pound’. The 2016 dated new £1 bears the rare ‘cross crosslet’ mint mark, unique to the commemorative edition and only found in this pack.
Three runners up will receive the Nations of the Crown 2017 UK £1 Brilliant Uncirculated Coin worth £10. Struck to the new specification, this 12-sided £1-coin, year-dated 2017 marks the first major change to the UK £1 coin specification since 1983.
Simply enter your name and email address and you will be automatically entered into the draw.
The closing date for this competition is midnight Sunday 9th April 2017.
Good luck everyone.