£1 Coins in Circulation

The £1 coin was introduced in 1983 to replace the Bank of England £1 note, which remained in circulation alongside the new coin until 1988. Many different reverse designs have been used on the £1 coin, alternating design themes each year for the UK, Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England. None are actually commemorative designs.

Note that there are lots of fake £1 coins in circulation. They are always of lower quality than the real ones and very often have mis-matching reverse themes and edge inscriptions (when compared to how they should look for the date shown on the heads side).

Edge lettering up the wrong way?: I get a lot of enquiries about the wording on the edges of £1 and £2 coins. Note that the edge lettering can be up one way or the other, it’s completely random. It’s just a silly rumour started by a tabloid in December 2016.

There were 46 different ROUND £1 coins – 5 of which were available in sets only (1998, 1999, 2015 shield, 2016 shield, 2016 last round pound).

Two 12-sided £1 coins have officially been released (one dated 2016 and one dated 2017). More information on new £1 varieties here.

Specifications of the £1 coin are shown at the bottom of this page.

Details of all £1 coins are shown on separate pages, linked to below (click on text to see details for that date. Click on the image to see a larger version of that design):

1pound1983rev1983 One Pound 1pound1984thistle1984 One Pound 1pound1985leek1985 One Pound 1pound1986rev1986 One Pound 1pound1992rev1987 One Pound
1pound1988revpp1988 One Pound 1pound1984thistle1989 One Pound 1pound1985leek1990 One Pound 1pound1986rev1991 One Pound 1pound1992rev1992 One Pound
1pound1983rev1993 One Pound 1pound1994rev1994 One Pound 1pound2000rev1995 One Pound 1pound1996celticcross1996 One Pound 1pound1997threelions1997 One Pound
1pound1983rev1998 One Pound 1pound1994rev1999 One Pound 1pound2000rev2000 One Pound 1pound1996celticcross2001 One Pound 1pound1997threelions2002 One Pound
1pound1983rev2003 One Pound 1pound2004rev2004 One Pound 1pound2005rev2005 One Pound 1pound2006rev2006 One Pound 1pound2007_rev2007 One Pound
1pound1983rev2008 One Pound 1pound2008dentrev2008 One Pound 1pound2008dentrev2009 One Pound 1pound2008dentrev2010 One Pound 1pound2010belfast2010 One Pound
1pound2010london2010 One Pound 1pound2008dentrev2011 One Pound 1pound2011cardiff2011 One Pound 1pound2011edinburgh2011 One Pound 1pound2008dentrev2012 One Pound
1pound2008dentrev2013 One Pound 1pound2013england2013 One Pound 1pound2013wales2013 One Pound 1pound2008dentrev2014 One Pound 1pound2014sco2014 One Pound
1pound2014ni2014 One Pound 1pound2008dentrev2015 One Pound (4th) 1pound2008dentrev2015 One Pound (5th) pound2015armsr2015 One Pound 1pound2008dentrev2016 One Pound
pound2016r2016 One Pound 2016 One Pound 2017 One Pound
The Heads:
1pound1983obv1983-84 1pound1986obv1985-97 1pound2003obv1998-2008 1pound2008dentobv2008-15 1poundobvb2015-2016
2016-

Text only links, in case the table above does not display correctly:

1983, 1984, 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988, 1989, 1990, 1991, 1992, 1993, 1994, 1995, 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 (2 different £1 coins), 2009, 2010 (3 different £1 coins), 2011 (3 different £1 coins), 2012, 2013 (3 different £1 coins), 2014 (3 different £1 coins), 2015 (3 different £1 coins), 2016 (2 different £1 coins, only one of which will be seen in circulation), 2017 (Just the 12 sided new coin so far).

UK £1 coin specifications:

1983 to 2016 (round):

Size: 22.5mm
Thickness: 3.15mm
Metal Composition: 70% copper, 5.5% nickel, 24.5% zinc (referred to as nickel-brass)
Weight: 9.5 grammes

2016 onwards (12-sided):

Size: 23.03mm flat to flat, 23.43mm point to point.
Thickness: 2.8mm (published) but one checked from a BU set is 3.03mm to 3.1mm at the rim.
Metal Composition: Outer ring: 70% copper, 5.5% nickel, 24.5% zinc (referred to as nickel-brass). Inner round piece: nickel-brass plated with nickel.
Weight:8.75 grammes

Comments

  1. Zahir Siddique
    6th July 2016

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    I think 1998 there were 2 different £1.00 coin. One of on reverse has dragon.

    • CYC-Admin
      6th July 2016

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      No, there’s only one type for 1998. In 1999 they used the Scottish Lion and in 2000 the Welsh Dragon. Any £1 coins with mis matching reverses are usually forgeries.

  2. Ian Coltman
    22nd September 2016

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    I’ve got a £1 coin with 2009 date with a skull and some writing too small for me to read.yet not listed,can you advise please?

    • CYC-Admin
      22nd September 2016

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      It’s not a UK mainland coin. I can’t remember where it’s from, but it’s one of the territories (Jersey, Isle of Man etc).

      • Passing Ghost
        27th September 2016

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        It’s from Gibraltar.

        The tiny writing says…
        ‘Discovery of Neanderthal skull in Gibraltar 1848’

        Probably loads of them in Gibraltar.

      • Tim
        21st October 2017

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        Are the Isle of man coins valuable? I have got an isle of man £1 and it has got an unusual pattern around the edge and a unusual font on one side, dated 1989.
        Can u help??
        cheers
        Tim

        • CYC-Admin
          23rd October 2017

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          They aren’t usually, but there certainly are some UK territory coins that are in demand. It’s not really my area though so I can’t be of much help.

    • Peter Clarke
      27th November 2016

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      It is issued by Gibralter. I have two.

    • chris
      21st March 2017

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      hi ian, chris here, the coin that you have is from gibraltar, i got one the other day, as you say its got the neanderthal skull and very small print underneath, regards, chris.

    • william
      16th July 2017

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      It is the discovery of a neanderthal Skull in Gibraltar found in 1848,
      thou mine is 2013 and not 2009 ??

    • Julie Bolton
      6th October 2017

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      Hi, I also have a skull on a £1 coin dated 2010. on the skull side the inscription says: Discovery of neanderthal skull in Gibralter 1848.
      There is no inscription on the edge of the coin.

  3. Em
    8th October 2016

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    I ytink I have2 £1 into error coins 2006 Egyptian arch and 2004 mule with mi strike 4th railway any help .thank you

    • CYC-Admin
      9th October 2016

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      Mismatching obverse/reverse and edge lettering always indicate a fake coin. Email pictures and I’ll check.

    • J. McKee
      16th March 2017

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      The arch you are referring to is, I think, is the 2006 bridge coin, which is listed.

  4. Kimberley
    10th October 2016

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    Hi , I have a £1 coin with skull and some writing it’s year 2008 there nothing on here for that one, advise please

  5. KP
    11th October 2016

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    Finally finished, the 1988 coin took over a year to get despite asking for my change in coins everytime I shop!
    Thanks for this guide, it’s been useful to check my collection.

    • CYC-Admin
      11th October 2016

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      I wasn’t even looking and don’t actually spend much time in the UK, but I had one recently! Typical when you don’t really want one.

  6. Dan
    23rd October 2016

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    I have a one pound coin which is not listed in your list from above. It’s with “Tynwald Hill St. John’s Chapel”.

  7. Marius
    23rd October 2016

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    I have two 2 pounds with “Standing on the Shoulders of Giants” but instead of “2001”, on on one appear “1998” and the other “1999”. Worth anything?

  8. Bry
    30th October 2016

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    Hi all I have a 1996 £1 coin the the 3 British lion on back was that design for that year or for 1997 thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      30th October 2016

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      Should be 1997 for that design, so it’s almost certainly a fake.

  9. Ellouise Hulme
    31st October 2016

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    Hello i have recently come across 2 £1 coins that i have never seen before please can i ask your advice on it if you send me email i can send pictures of both of them thanks

  10. Bry
    31st October 2016

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    Thank you cyc admin… thought it was a fake but thought I’d check…

  11. Bry
    31st October 2016

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    Also I have a £2 coin I found in my change the other day and one the edge of coin it reads pemember pemember fifth of November is this a error… thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      2nd November 2016

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      It is an error, but not a particularly significant one. Lots of them seem to have ‘Pemember’ etc.

  12. Vince
    6th November 2016

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    I’ve been told the Charles Darwin £2 coin is valuable is this true.

  13. MrH
    8th November 2016

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    I have a 1998 £1 coin with a coat of arms on it (like the one on the 2008 coin). The head reads “Queen Elizabeth the Second”, which I’ve never seen. Is this real/worth anything?

  14. Easy B
    18th November 2016

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    I have 3 x 1988 pound coins and I am not sure which if any is genuine. The obverses and reverses are all correct but the positions of the inscriptions vary. Holding the coins vertically, one has the ‘et’ just off 12 o clock, with the second, it’s more like 1 o clock and the third has it at 2.30. Could you help please? Thanks in advance.

    • CYC-Admin
      26th November 2016

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      That’s normal. The orientation and position of the edge writing on all coins is completely random.

  15. Katie
    20th November 2016

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    I have found a 1996 castle and key £1 coin, I can’t find it on your website. Do you have any idea how much it is worth?

    • CYC-Admin
      26th November 2016

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      Gibraltar and other territory coins are not dealt with on this website I’m afraid. Sometimes they are worth more than face value, simply because they are not encountered often.

  16. Stephen
    26th November 2016

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    I have 1997, 2001 and 2012 one pound coins with Decus et Tutamen edge which reads reverse side up, but a 1991 coin which reads the same but obverse side up. All other coins edges seem to read obverse side up. Has the edge orientation been changed? I also have a 1998 coin that is so obviously a fake – with virtually every element wrong – that one wonders if the forger did it deliberately.

    • CYC-Admin
      27th November 2016

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      The orientation and position of the edge writing on all coins is completely random. It’s just a coincidence that most are one way.

  17. Sam
    7th December 2016

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    Hi, I found a two pound coin. On the tails outer ring it says ‘an act for the abolition of the slave trade’. The tails inner circle has a chain with 1807 written. It is a 2007 coin. The edge of the coin says ‘am I not a man and a brother’. Is this a real coin? If so, is it valuable? How many pounds?

    • CYC-Admin
      8th December 2016

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      Yes, it sounds very much like a real coin. In normal circulated condition it’s worth £2.

  18. PAUL
    2nd January 2017

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    hello, I have found a ‘flax’ £1 coin but it is dated
    1992 not 1991 as listed – is it very rare?

    • CYC-Admin
      3rd January 2017

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      It’ll be a fake one. There are no known actual errors where they have been made with the wrong reverse for the date.

  19. Gwillam
    5th January 2017

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    I have just received a 2013 £1.00 coin with Edge: DECUS ET TUTAMEN, and their is no rim beading on either side of the coin.And an oak branch and a rose for England and for Wales, is iit worth more than the face value please.

    • CYC-Admin
      6th January 2017

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      Sounds like the normal 2013 England floral £1 coin, which has a rose and oak representing England. And no rim beading as standard.

  20. DavidW
    7th January 2017

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    I have a Menai Bridge £1 coin which is dated 2004. Is it a fake?

  21. Deborah Townell
    7th January 2017

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    Hi I have a £1 coin on the Queens Head side it reads Elizabeth 11. DEI. GRA. REG. FID. DEF. 2015.
    THe Elizabeth bit is infront of her face. Is this a fake.

    • CYC-Admin
      8th January 2017

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      Is it perhaps a territory (Channel Islands, IOM etc) coin? I’d need to see pictures.

  22. Aiden
    10th January 2017

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    I am curious, you have listed 47 £1 coins but on the royal mint web site they mention the are 48 £1 coins. What is the 48th coin.
    Thank You

    • CYC-Admin
      10th January 2017

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      I don’t know. I counted only 45 on the Royal Mint website. My 47 includes the newest 12-sided coin which isn’t quite out yet. Mine also includes the 4th and 5th head of the normal shield reverse coin from 2008. The RM page (that I found) does not differentiate that one.

      • Brian Warrell
        1st April 2017

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        You state on your post of 10th. January that there are 2 heads for 2008. My 2007/8/9 all appear to have the same head. Does that mean that the 2007 coin is a fake?
        In which years did the heads change?

        Ta! Brian

        • CYC-Admin
          2nd April 2017

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          The bust is basically the same, but there was a subtle change to the obverse (no rim beading) for the new 2008 £1 coin with the new reverse. And in 2008 both old type and new type £1 coins were made.

  23. Joseph evans
    13th January 2017

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    Will these coins have a collectable value once the new 12 sided pound coin comes in?

  24. Clare
    17th January 2017

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    I have £1 coin with Flax Plant design but the date is 1993 everything else is correct

    • CYC-Admin
      17th January 2017

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      So far all the coins I’ve seen with the wrong date for the reverse have been fakes.

  25. Alejandro
    17th February 2017

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    Excellent page and tips!!! The information posted by you help me to collect all 46 one coins release by RM until now.. Many thanks!!!

  26. Roy Liddle
    18th February 2017

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    If 1998 £1 was only in BU annual packs will there realistically be any in general circulation or will most of them be fakes?

    • CYC-Admin
      19th February 2017

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      I think a couple have been found before, but as they will only have come from broken up packs they are very hard to find. And there may well be forgeries of that date out there too.

  27. Debbie
    24th February 2017

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    I have a 2010 pound coin with London on it

  28. John
    27th February 2017

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    Hi, I have a complete set of all 46 round pound coins, many are circulated and some uncirculated, some are very rare and some are in mint condition. Can you tell me roughly what they are worth as a set. Thank you.

    • CYC-Admin
      28th February 2017

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      None of them are very rare are they. Not sure if someone would want off of them in one go, I find people like hunting them down.

  29. Patricia
    27th February 2017

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    I have Cardiff 1 pound coin 2011

  30. Paul
    27th February 2017

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    Help please
    I have a 2002 coat of arms over the phone many have said fake and when it’s seen it looks genuine mint from the lettering around the edge to inscription to queens head though that looks like it’s had a bit of a bump any info would be appreciated

    • CYC-Admin
      28th February 2017

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      I couldn’t possibly say without seeing it, but certainly any coins with reverses that don’t match the dates that I have seen are always fakes.

  31. Smokingbaz
    28th February 2017

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    Will any of the new £1 coins be issued with the date 2016?

    • CYC-Admin
      1st March 2017

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      Yes, lots of them. No one quite knows yet if 2016 and 2017 will be released at the same time, but they’ve certainly made tons of each date.

  32. jess
    3rd March 2017

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    I have a 1994 coin with like a old dragon on it is it worth anything

  33. craig
    6th March 2017

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    Hi. Im trying to finish a colection of all circulated £1 coins and am confused over numbers issued. Are the 2009 and 2016 (Royal Arms) Shield both uncirculated editions ? Also, is there a 1998 Royal Arms and if so, again was this uncirculated ? Many thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      6th March 2017

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      2009 Shield should be fairly easy to find. The 2016 Shield and the 1998 Royal arms coins were not put into general circulation so are only obtainable from sets (or sets that people have broken up).

  34. Steven
    12th March 2017

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    Hi I have got a £2 coin standing on the shoulders of giants where on the reverse the date and where it says two pounds is completely upside down like the it’s been struck wrong it’s the 2015 one has anyone else come across this?

  35. Howard
    21st March 2017

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    Beware there are many fakes out there. In fact I’ve one that is magnetic…..My question . When the coin is no longer legal tender &. you go to bank etc, will they exchange or give you any value if you have fakes.

    • CYC-Admin
      21st March 2017

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      Banks will accept the old £1 coins for credit to account or in exchange for cash (most will require you to have an account there) for many, many years. They shouldn’t accept fake ones, the same as they shouldn’t now. I suspect they do though, as there simply isn’t the time to check each coin carefully.

  36. Marek
    29th March 2017

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    Does any one know how rare is a 2016 “Shield” one pound coin. It wasn’t released into circulation. It appears only in 2016 uncirculated sets. How many sets could have been produced? The last data about mintage of BU sets is from 2013 and it was 35,000. This would make “The last Dent Pound” more rare than “The Kew Gardens” with a mintage of 210,000? On ebay the 2016 “Shield” pound is selling at L80. And in internet shops the BU sets containig it are sellig out.

    • CYC-Admin
      31st March 2017

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      Yes, it’s probably rarer than the Kew, but it is a sets only coin and that takes the shine off it for a lot of collectors who prefer to collect coins that can be found in change. Values have indeed gone up, but £80 with a bit on the high side. I’ve updated the collectability scale and also the pricing for it in the Check Your Change app.

  37. Chris
    1st April 2017

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    what is the difference between the two 2015 shield one pound coins please?

  38. Chris
    1st April 2017

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    I found the answer on your page. Thanks!

  39. Mike
    5th April 2017

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    Hi,
    Is there any point in keeping the 1983 £1 coin, I believe this is the first year of production for this coin?
    Many Thanks.

    • CYC-Admin
      5th April 2017

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      I wouldn’t have thought so. Find a perfect example as I believe only perfect examples will be slightly desirable in the future.

  40. Jason Brown
    10th April 2017

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    Hi, I’ve two 2016 new £1.00 coins but the image of the queens head looks different on each coin. One looks like it either could be a trial or a double struck coin. Neither coin says trial on them.

    • CYC-Admin
      11th April 2017

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      I suspect it’s just the usual recent Royal Mint quality issues that have caused that. Compared to the 1983 new £1 coins that were also struck in huge numbers, the 20017 ones are pretty poor quality and often seem to have problems. I wouldn’t have thought that the odd issue like that will add any value (at least it shouldn’t).

  41. michael westphal
    14th April 2017

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    Hi there I have a 1996 1 pound Irish cross coin with upside down writing apart from face value is it worth anything

    • CYC-Admin
      14th April 2017

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      The writing on the edge? If so, that’s totally random and the fact that is it even a ‘thing’ is down to a completely false story in the Sun in December 2016.

  42. Dr Baqai
    14th April 2017

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    Pound coins forgeries in circulation, would be interesting but difficult task to catalogue.
    Wondering if at some stage they may attact attention of collectors?

  43. Dr Baqai
    14th April 2017

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    Hi Chris,
    Many thanks for the link. Very interesting collection of fakes.
    Are you still running your website site?
    Very pleased to hear from you.
    Best regards.
    Dr Baqai

    • CYC-Admin
      14th April 2017

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      Yes Dr B, though I must admit Checkyourchange.co.uk, it’s book and app are taking up the most time lately.

  44. Sandie
    15th April 2017

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    Where do I find out the pictures on my old round “1 coins & the value of them please?

    • CYC-Admin
      15th April 2017

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      I’d recommend the book or the app (currently for android only), both link to from the home page.

  45. Alice
    16th April 2017

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    I believe I have a valuable new £1 coin as it has a printing defect, can you advise please?

    • CYC-Admin
      16th April 2017

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      Lots of them have little defects as the quality is fairly poor and they made a huge amount of them. It would need to be something pretty spectacular to make it valuable.

  46. Geoff simmonds
    21st April 2017

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    My £1 pound is 2012 but has the same edgeingroup has the new pound coin is this rare also on the back has Tinwald Hill st John’s chapel.could u get back 2 me ASAP thank u

  47. MS
    21st April 2017

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    Hi I have a new 2016 £1 with only half a hologram. The bottom half is plain and smooth. Could it be fake? It does still change between the top half of a £ sign and top half of a number 1 but the bottom half isn’t visible?
    Thanks.

    • CYC-Admin
      21st April 2017

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      I don’t think there are any known fakes yet. Without seeing it I would imagine it’s just a minor mint mishap, a weak area on the coin perhaps. Certainly the overall quality of the new £1 coins isn’t amazing.

  48. Brian Harris
    22nd April 2017

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    Thanks for all your information I now have all 47 pound coins from 1983 to 2017 inclusive

  49. Phil
    25th April 2017

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    hi i have a new pound coin that’s odd coloured- l sort of copper on one side – stands out cleanly against others. Have you come across tbis sort of defect? great site! Thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      25th April 2017

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      No, please send pics. info@checkyourchange.co.uk

      • Adrian H
        3rd May 2017

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        Likewise, i have a couple of these. The outer band is subtly, but definitely different. It is more of a rose-gold, rather than a yellow-gold colour

      • Adrian H
        3rd May 2017

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        I also have a couple of these. The outer part is distinctly rose-gold, rather than yellow-gold. Quite subtle, but unmistakable

  50. ed
    8th May 2017

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    I have a 1993 pound coin with the writing around the outside upside down, is this common?

  51. nathan
    11th May 2017

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    Hey i have the welsh flower pound coin but the queens head is upside down is this fake?

    • CYC-Admin
      11th May 2017

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      That one is actually known with rotated alignment so probably not (at a guess, without seeing it).

  52. danny
    15th May 2017

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    hi is there 2 versions of the 2002 £1 coin
    was the 2002 £1 coins minted in both dates 2002 and 2003
    thank you

  53. Malc
    16th May 2017

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    Hi. You say that two different £1 coins were issued in 2008. The first is identical to the 2003 and 1998 £1 coins (using the original 1983 reverse), but the picture show the date 2003. Were the 2008 coins with the Royal Arms representing the United Kingdom minted with 2003 date or 2008? I haven’t found a 2008 dated coin as yet.

    • CYC-Admin
      16th May 2017

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      A lot of the images show just the type of obverse/reverse in question and that means quite often I used the same one for a number of different dates, so the dates aren’t always right in the images.

  54. Steve
    22nd May 2017

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    I have 2 new 2016 1 pound coins without the hologram. there are vertical line embossed but no 1 or £ . Is this rare?

  55. danny
    29th May 2017

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    found this gold colour £1 one pound in my change i have left some picture links below what are peoples thoughts

    danny

    https://ibb.co/gkJLDF

    https://ibb.co/fQmOYF

    • CYC-Admin
      30th May 2017

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      The one on the left is a forgery. More gold coloured as it’ll be made of a different alloy to the genuine ones.

      • danny
        30th May 2017

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        a lot people said that but when tested for gold content by a 3 different jewlers in london it tested as 22ct gold

        • CYC-Admin
          30th May 2017

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          It’s certainly a wrong ‘un. Perhaps someone gold plated it. If the jewellers say it’s (solid) gold, get them the to put their money where their mouths are and sell it to then as gold scrap.

          • danny
            1st June 2017

            well it dont matter now because i just sold it as scrap value i think? £290cash to an arab gold shop just off edgeware road in london

            he teasted weighed it and said thats what he will pay
            for it so i agreed

            i cant complain i suppose it was from my change

  56. Gemma
    3rd June 2017

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    I’ve got a 2014 £1 coin with coat of arms. I’ve had a look and it says scarcity of 2 but the photo you’re using is 2008

    • CYC-Admin
      3rd June 2017

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      Ignore the dates on most images, the pictures are just there to show the type, so in the case of the heads side they show the correct portrait of the queen for that year (and other correct details). Obviously most coin sides are used for a number of years and all that changes is the date.

  57. Caroline
    11th June 2017

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    I have a 1989 pound coin with a scottish thistle in a coronet but there is no inscription on the edge. Is this rare?

    • CYC-Admin
      11th June 2017

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      Possibly but it could also be a fake with the correct reverse for the date. Impossible to say without seeing it.

  58. david
    12th June 2017

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    the 2003 one pound coin in the middle has rotating error as the queens head is rotated right and is not alined with the tails side of the coin and it has also been struck off centre they were all in circulation and are the same coins from same year do you rekon its a fake?

    https://ibb.co/k8xgDF
    https://ibb.co/eudMDF
    https://ibb.co/n7Ycna

  59. Michael Westphal
    14th June 2017

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    Hi there I have the complete bridge series set of coins are they worth keeping until October when the round pound looses its legal tender status

    • CYC-Admin
      16th June 2017

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      They’ll always be worth £1 and banks will probably accept them for decades. I don’t really see any used circulated pound coins being worth anything more than £1, especially a few years later and due to the fact that there are plenty in perfect condition in the annual sets (plenty to satisfy demand).

  60. Didacus
    25th June 2017

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    Hi there, is any of these coins worth more than it’s standard value?
    Where can I find the actual value of the different £1 coins in circulation?

    • CYC-Admin
      26th June 2017

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      The book or the app is a good place to start. As the round pounds will be disappearing it’s potentially possible that any of them could be worth more than face value to someone who needs that coin. My opinion though is that in normal used condition they should all just be worth face value!

  61. reg adams
    10th July 2017

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    I have an old £1 coin which has printing on the edge, but no surration, and both sides are blank. Is it worth anything?

    • CYC-Admin
      10th July 2017

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      They are known like that but are pretty scarce. The writing gets put onto the edge first and it sounds like it missed the last stage. Email some images.

  62. Emma
    12th July 2017

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    Hi, I was wondering if you could help me? I got a £1 coin dated 2017, which has what looks like a face in the gap to the left of the stem and to the right of the ‘n’ and ‘e’. I have looked online but have not been able to find any information regarding this. Do you have an idea what it could be? Thanks very much

  63. Emma
    12th July 2017

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    Hi, I was wondering if you could help me? I got a £1 coin dated 2017, which has what looks like a face in the gap to the left of the stem and to the right of the ‘n’ and ‘e’. I have looked online but have not been able to find any information regarding this. Do you have an idea what it could be? Thanks very much for your help

  64. JULES
    8th August 2017

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    greetings
    is there a site where I can find out about the new £1.00 coin ? think I either have a fake one or a miss struck one ?
    many thanks in advance
    Jules

  65. bayernnie
    18th September 2017

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    Hi,

    Greetings
    Does the 2008 Old (Royal Arms) one pound coin realy exist? I have been collecting coins for 9 years and have no 2008 Old (Royal Arms) one pound coin yet. And on the ROYAL MINT website, from the mintage page, it said:


    Mintages
    1983: 443,053,510
    1993: 114,744,500
    1998: Not issued
    2003: 61,596,500
    2008: 3,910,000*

    http://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/coin-design-and-specifications/one-pound-coin/1983-royal-arms

    There is no explanation about the meaning of the star sign, so I am confused…

    In addition, I have one dated 1998…should be a counterfeit coin, isn’t it?

    Regards,
    bayernnie

    • CYC-Admin
      18th September 2017

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      Yes, the 2008 does exist with the Royal Arms reverse. I’m not sure what the star means either, but it’s certainly a fairly low number compared to the others and compared to the 2008 shield coin. 1998 fakes are known to exist. The original 1998 coins were sold in sets only but some genuine ones have been found, from sets that have been broken up.

  66. Chris
    7th October 2017

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    I have a celtic cross £1 coin, but it has the cross on both sides, no head, no date, anyone have any info ?

    • CYC-Admin
      9th October 2017

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      It’s probably been made by someone as a trick coin. Some of them can be quite convincing. Would need to see pics to clarify.

  67. Jane
    14th October 2017

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    I have a 1993 one pound coin with the rampant lion design that is for 1994? Rare or fake?
    Thanks.

    • CYC-Admin
      15th October 2017

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      Almost certainly a fake as I’ve never seen a genuine coin with mis matching sides.

  68. Liam
    24th October 2017

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    Hello there, I have a 2015 Battle of Britain 50p found in change – bit confused as your site says none were minted for circulation? It’s in VGC but not quite uncirculated, were definitely none released for circulation?

    • CYC-Admin
      25th October 2017

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      It’ll be the version with the 5th portrait of the Queen, which were circulated (the other type wasn’t).

  69. silver
    6th November 2017

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    hello there,which 2015 shield was available only in sets? the 4th or the 5th portrait?thx

    • CYC-Admin
      6th November 2017

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      The 5th portrait shield reverse £1 was the one only available in sets.

  70. Rubsta
    7th November 2017

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    I have an uncirculated 1999 Rampant Lion £1 coin which seem to have over taken the Edinburgh £1 in value on ebay by a long way.
    Anyone know why and what the mintage of this was

    • CYC-Admin
      8th November 2017

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      I’m not sure if there are figures available. Obviously there is a big demand for them, but prices are probably also influenced by hype and the extra demand from lots of people that buy them with the intention of selling on again. Logically, in the future it’ll be the coins that were not included in sets that will be the hardest to find in perfect condition.

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