If you’re holding out for 2016 to own the final circulating £1 coin you’ll be waiting in vain…
The final batch of round £1 coins intended for circulation have just come off the production line at the Royal Mint. And the Royal Mint has confirmed that the only 2016 coins will be collector’s version of the £1 coin.
But what about the 2016 design?
Earlier this year the Royal Mint confirmed that 2016 will see the last ‘round pound’, calling time on a coin which was first issued more than thirty years ago.
The 2016 coin will be the 25th design to feature on the £1 coin since it was introduced in 1983 as a replacement for the less robust £1 note.
The design, which features four animals representing each of the four constituent UK countries, will not be available in general circulation but is currently available in a brilliant uncirculated collector’s edition.
It is estimated that over 50 million £1 coins in circulation are fake and counterfeits are becoming a closer match, making it extremely difficult to spot the difference. The new 12-sided £1 will be made from 2 different metals and has been billed to become the most secure circulating coin in the world.
To find out more about the new 12-sided coin that will replace the round pound in March 2017 read our previous blog here.
Own the Last ‘Round Pound’ in brilliant uncirculated condition
If you want to get your hands on the 2016 last ‘round pound’ they are available here protectively encapsulated in certified brilliant uncirculated condition