Iconic United Kingdom coin release
2017 saw the introduction of the brand new United Kingdom 12-sided £1 coin struck by the Royal Mint. Replacing in circulation the £1 piece that we have known since the coin was first introduced to the coinage of the nation in 1983, the appearance of this new coin is now commonplace in our everyday change.
Because of this, it is already easy to forget that this was the most significant change to the coinage of the country for a generation – and a landmark occasion worthy of commemoration. As a result, the Royal Mint issued a range of commemorative issues to coincide with this event – many of which have long since sold out.
However, despite this fact, you can still secure one of these highly coveted commemorative coins for yourself…
Unique and fitting reverse design
The United Kingdom £1 coin has been struck annually since 1983, when the coin replaced the £1 banknote in circulation. Each year since has seen the coin struck – both as a commemorative and circulating issue – with the reverse design changing annually. The varying designs that featured would either be a representation of one of the four countries of the United Kingdom (such as heraldic designs and floral emblems) or the kingdom as a whole.
The first 12-sided £1-coin issue followed in the same vein. The design for the new £1 coin was the work of 15-year-old David Pearce and it combined traditional floral emblems that symbolise the modern United Kingdom in a fresh and elegant way.
Just 25,000 individual coins
And to mark the significant numismatic occasion of the release of the new 12-sided pound coin, the Royal Mint rightly issued limited edition commemorative pieces. As I mentioned, these proved exceptionally popular with collectors. Unsurprisingly the silver £1 coin proved especially sought-after.
Issued with a mintage of 25,000. With such an important numismatic release, which saw the biggest change to the appearance of our coinage for at least a generation, interest from collectors was always going to be high in the silver commemorative piece.
Official Presentation from the Royal Mint
This important commemorative coin – the very first of its kind – was struck in 925/1000 Sterling Silver by the Royal Mint to an immaculate proof finish. It also featured an outer ring plated in 24-carat gold – giving the coin the bimetallic appearance of the circulating coin. Each coin is securely encapsulated and housed within its official Presentation Case alongside the original Certificate of Authenticity.
Limited stock still remain - but will soon be gone. Secure yours today.
Key Issue Information:
- The First Ever United Kingdom 12-sided £1 Silver Coin
- The 2017 bi-metallic coin replaced the round £1 coin that had been struck since 1983 – and includes addition of unique security features
- Commemorative version was struck in 925/1000 Sterling Silver by the Royal Mint and struck to an immaculate proof finish
- Issued with a worldwide mintage of just 25,000 - only very limited stock remain.
- Housed within original Royal Mint Presentation Case with official Certificate of Authenticity
Metal: 925/1000 Sterling Silver
Year of issue: 2017
Edition Limit: 25,000
Obverse: Queen Elizabeth II
Reverse: Floral emblems of the UK
Country of issue: United Kingdom
Delivery via Royal Mail
Estimated Delivery Time: 7-10 Working Days
Delivery available throughout the United Kingdom