Poll: Choose your all-time favourite £1 coin design


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

Over the last couple of months we’ve been asking Change Checkers to vote for their favourite UK, Scottish, Northern Irish, Welsh and English £1 coin designs.

Now this is the last poll left to vote in until we find out which £1 coin is Britain’s all-time favourite design.

Please vote for your favourite £1 coin from the finalists in the below poll:


Poll: What is your favourite £1 Coin Design? – England

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

Last week we asked you to vote for your favourite Welsh £1 coin design – it was very close but 35% of Change Checkers voted the 2013 Daffodil and Leek £1 as their favourite.

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

Let us know by voting in our poll below:

More information about the English £1 coin designs

England: Oak Tree

The English Oak Tree £1 was issued in 1995 and 2000

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 Oak Tree is used on this coin to represent England.

England: Three Lions

The Three Lions £1 coin was issued in 1997 and 2002.




The second series of £1 coin designs used heraldic emblems to represent the United Kingdom and its four constituent countries. This coin features three lions to represent England. The three lions date back to Richard the Lionheart (1189-1199) who used three golden lions on a scarlet background as a powerful symbol of the English throne.

England: Millennium Bridge

The Millennium Bridge £1 coin was issued in 2007

The third series of £1 coin designs depicts bridges from each of the four consituent countries in the United Kingdom. This coin features the Gateshead Millennium Bridge to represent England. The Gateshead Millennium Bridge is a tilt bridge which spans the River Tyne between Gateshead and Newcastle. It is the world’s first tilting bridge and has won a large number of awards for its design and lighting.

England: London City

The London City £1 coin was issued in 2010



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 the City of London as the principal focus to represent England.

England: Rose and Oak Branch

The Rose and Oak branch £1 coin was issued in 2013


The fifth series of £1 coin designs uses pairs of floral emblems designed by Timoty Noad to represent the United Kingdom and its four constituent countries. This coin features an oak branch with an acorn alongside a stem with a tudor-inspired rose to represent England

Next week- Final: What’s your ultimate favourite £1 coin design?

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Whose face would you like to see on the £20 note?

You may not be familiar with the life and work of economist Adam Smith, but chances are you’ve seen his face more often than you realise. His image has featured on the £20 banknote since 2007, but earlier this year, the Bank of England have announced plans to replace him.

They have asked the British public to nominate “people of historical significance” from the world of visual arts, and over the past 2 months there have been just shy of 30,000 nominations and 592 eligible candidates from which to choose.

The category is a broad one, and the suggestions have been diverse, with painters, authors, architects, film-makers and even fashion designers in contention.

Living people, fictional characters and anyone “unduly divisive” are not permitted.

£20 note nominations

Some of the nominations (from left to right) include Alfred Hitchcock, Isambard Kingdom Brunel, William Hogarth, Richard Attenborough, Beatrix Potter and William Blake

Ultimately it will be the Bank’s Governor Mark Carney who makes the decision, and the winner will be announced in Spring 2016, with the new note being introduced in the next 3-5 years. Launching the nominations, he said:

“There are a wealth of individuals within the field of visual arts whose work shaped British thought, innovation, leadership, values and society and who continue to inspire people today”.

So who would you like to feature on the new £20 note?

We’ve narrowed the list down to 10 front runners, and you can have your say in our poll below…