Years of issue: 2016, 2017 Information: The new £1 coin is due to enter circulation on March and will feature 12 sides. Billed to become the most secure circulating coin in the world, the new £1 has been formally named ‘The Nations of the Crown 2017 UK £1. The coin was designed by 15-year-old David Pearce following a public competition in 2015. The new design is made up of the English rose, the Welsh leek, the Scottish thistle and the Northern Irish shamrock emerging from one stem within a royal coronet to represent the four constituent countries of the United Kingdom.
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