2016 One Pound

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Three different £1 coins were issued for 2016 – The standard (unchanging) shield reverse design by Matthew Dent and a new heraldic themed coin which will not circulate and was promoted as ‘the last round £1 coin’. The huge numbers of new shape £1 coin required for their introduction in 2017 meant that the Royal Mint produced an awful lot of 12-sided coins in 2016 (and dated 2016) for release in 2017.

Obverse Type 5 (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

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Reverse Type 15 (design by Matthew Dent):

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Edge: DECUS ET TUTAMEN.

Mintage for Circulation: None, this coin will be issued in sets only.

Collectability/Scarcity: 3 (for scale details see here)

The story behind the design:

The reverse design shows the shield of the Royal Arms by Matthew Dent. The edge inscription is ‘DECUS ET TUTAMEN’. Matthew (Matt) Dent won the competition to design the all-new 2008 coinage. He grew up in Wales and studied Graphic design at the University of Brighton.

 

Obverse Type 5 (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

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Reverse Type 25 (design by Gregory Cameron):

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Edge: DECUS ET TUTAMEN.

Mintage for Circulation: None, this coin will be issued in sets only.

Collectability/Scarcity: 5 (for scale details see here)

The story behind the design:

The reverse design by Gregory Cameron represents the heraldry of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom.
Obverse Type 6 (bust design by (Mr) Jody Clark):

Reverse Type 26 (design by David Pearce):

Edge: Alternate milled and plain ‘sides’.

Mintage for Circulation: Not yet known, but is likely to be a huge amount.

Collectability/Scarcity: N/A (for scale details see here)

The story behind the design:

The reverse design by David Pearce represents the national floral symbols of the four countries that make up the United Kingdom.

 

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