Poll: What is your favourite round £1 Coin design? – Scotland

As part of the Great One Pound Coin Race, we want to find out Britain’s favourite £1 coin.

Last week we asked you to vote for your favourite UK £1 coin design – over 40% of Change Checkers voted for the 2016 Last round pound.

This week we want to know your favourite Scottish £1 coin design.

Let us know by voting in our poll below:

More information about the Scotland £1 coin designs

Scotland: Thistle

The Thistle £1 was issued in 1984 and 1989

The first reverse design series of £1 coins took floral emblems as its theme to represent the United Kingdom and its four constituent countries. They were designed by Leslie Durbin – one of the most highly-regarded silversmiths of the 20th Century. The Thistle is used on this coin to represent Scotland.


Scotland: Lion Rampant

The Scotland Lion Rampant £1 was issued in 1994



This coin features a Lion Rampant which is used to represent Scotland. The term ‘rampant’ refers to the position of the lion standing upright with forelegs raised and claws unsheathed, and this symbol was first used to represent the Scottish kingdom by King Alexander II in the 13th century.


Scotland: Forth Railway Bridge

The Scotland Forth Railway Bridge £1 was issued in 2004


This coin features the Forth Railway Bridge to represent Scotland. The Forth Bridge is a cantilever railway bridge to the East of Scotland which connects the capital city Edinburgh with Fife. Construction began in 1883 and it was the first major structure in Britain to be constructed of steel, using ten times as much as the Eiffel Tower.


Scotland: Edinburgh City

The Edinburgh City £1 was issued in 2011


The fourth series of £1 coins used the capital cities of the four constituent countries as the basis of the reverse design. Designed by Stuart Devlin, Goldsmith and Jeweller to the Queen, this coin depicts the circular Coat of Arms of Edinburgh as the principal focus to represent Scotland.


Scotland: Thistle and Bluebell

The Thistle and Bluebell £1 was issued in 2014


The fifth series of £1 coin designs uses pairs of floral emblems designed by Timothy Noad to represent the United Kingdom and its four constituent countries. This coin features a thistle alongside a bluebell to represent Scotland.


Next week- Part 3: What’s your favourite Northern Irish £1 coin design?

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  1. Suella Siddle on March 3, 2017 at 8:04 am

    Love the flower coin’s of all the pound coins

  2. Patrick Giffney on March 2, 2017 at 5:02 pm

    I have all 46 pound coins (24 designs with different dates including the Nat Animals)
    I think the race is over and I won

  3. Peter H Dendy on February 27, 2017 at 11:11 am

    I’m been trying to find just two more £1coins then I’ll have all 24.
    Crowned Shield
    Scotland Edinburgh

  4. Peter king on February 25, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    For me it is first £1 coin. The great oak. It makes me proud just thinking about it. A mature oak makes a statement like no other. Large, strong, unwavering just like the english spirit. It has helped build our nation for centuries and has never let us down. Definitely the oak

  5. James on February 24, 2017 at 6:47 pm

    I really do love the Edinburgh design and I’m proud to own two. But it does look strange in comparison to the other pound designs. Maybe that’s why they were such low mintage – it’s not like they didn’t mint lots of Shield £1s in 2011 too so I reckon it was intentional.

  6. M Eardley on February 24, 2017 at 12:13 pm

    Some of the designs of the £1 coins are pieces of Art.Some of the £1coins I have trouble parting with,because they have wonderful designs.