The UK's "Round Pound" has gone forever, replaced by the new ultra secure 12-sided £1 coin, marking the end of an era for UK coinage.
The year 2016 became a milestone in the history of the British minting. It was the last time, when the Royal Mint issued the traditional "round pound". One-pound coins were introduced for the first time in 1983. In 2017 they had to make place for the new 12-sided pound, which is considered the safest coin in the world.
Only issued in 2016 - not released into general circulation.
The reverse side of the coin portrays the heraldic animals - each of the mythical animals represents one of the nations – the English lion, the Scottish unicorn, the Northern Irish deer and the Welsh dragon.
The obverse bears the portrait of Queen Elizabeth II. surrounded with an inscription "ELIZABETH II DEI GRA REG FID DEF" (Elizabeth II., by the grace of God Queen, protector of the faith) and the year of the issue 2016.
Year of Issue - 2016
Denomination - £1
Metal - Nickel-brass
Weight - 9.50g
Diameter - 22.50mm
Obverse - QEII by Jody Clark
Reverse - Gregory Cameron
Quality - Brilliant Uncirculated