2016 One Pound

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Two different £1 coins were issued for 2016 – The standard (unchanging) reverse design by Matthew Dent and a new heraldic themed coin which will apparently not circulate and will be the last round £1 coin.

There is in fact a third £1 coin dated 2016 that may be circulated at some stage, namely the 2016 dated 12-sided new £1 coin that was originally only distributed to vending machine companies for testing. Apart from the date, it looks identical to the 2017 £1 coin on this page. Currently one is known to have escaped. Legally it remains the property of the Royal Mint. See here.

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.

 

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