1 Pound - Elizabeth II 5th portrait; Nations of the Crown

1 Pound - Elizabeth II (5th portrait; Nations of the Crown) - obverse1 Pound - Elizabeth II (5th portrait; Nations of the Crown) - reverse

© The Royal Mint, 2017

Features

Issuer United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-2022)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2016-2022
Value 1 Pound
1 GBP = USD 1.22
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel plated brass centre in nickel brass ring
Weight 8.75 g
Diameter 23.4 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Technique Milled
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
Number N# 100658
Numista type number (https://en.numista.com/help/what-is-the-n-number-visible-in-the-catalogue-33.html)
References Sp# J39,
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.
KM# 1378,
Tracy L. Schmidt (editor); 2019. Standard Catalog of World Coins / 2001-Date (14th edition). Krause Publications, Stevens Point, Wisconsin, United States.
And 5 more volumes.
Sp# J39A
Emma Howard (editor); 2021. Standard Catalogue of British Coins : Coins of England & the United Kingdom Pre-Decimal Issues (56th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom.
And 2 more volumes.

Obverse

Fifth crowned portrait of HM Queen Elizabeth II right, wearing the George IV State Diadem, with latent (hologram-like) image below the bust and denomination as incuse micro-legend around the edge.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
ONE POUND · ONE POUND
2017·ELIZABETH II·D·G·REG·F·D
J.C
£ / 1

Unabridged legend: Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith

Engraver: Jody Clark Read more on Wikipedia

Jody Clark is a British engraver employed by the Royal Mint, notable for designing the fifth and latest portrait of Queen Elizabeth II to feature on coins of the pound sterling.

Reverse

An English rose, Welsh leek, Scottish thistle and Northern Irish shamrock emerging from one stem within a royal coronet, with the minting year as incuse micro-legend around the rim.

Script: Latin

Lettering:
— 2017 — — 2017 —
D P
ONE POUND

Engraver: David Pearce

Edge

Segmented reeding (milled on alternate edges)

1 Pound - Elizabeth II (5th portrait; Nations of the Crown) -  obverse

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Mint

Royal Mint, Llantrisant, United Kingdom (1968-date)

Comments

Launched for circulation by the Royal Mint on March 28th, 2017 as 'The world's most secure coin'. 500 million circulation issues were struck with a 2016 date but were not released until 2017.

Sp#J39A (2016): A special edition 2016-dated two-coin set was released to commemorate the last round pound and the new 12-sided design in a Brilliant Uncirculated finish. The reverse of the 12-sided £1 coin features the Royal Mint's ‘cross crosslet’ mintmark with 9,850 packs sold in 2016.


The 2017 coin was the second coin in the Strike Your Own range at The Royal Mint Experience in Llantrisant, Wales and was available to be struck between 01/01/2017 and 13/10/2017. (45,726 sales)


The 2017 strike was also issued in Brilliant Uncirculated individual packs (80,850 sales) and the design was also struck in silver proof, silver piedfort, gold proof and platinum proof.

©The Royal Mint, 2017

The 'latent image' on the obverse is like a hologram that changes from a ‘£’ symbol to the number '1' when the coin is viewed from different angles.

Reports have been received of 2017-dated coins with two different latent images, having either 24 or 20 vertical lines.

In further years, the number od vertical lines differs too. It seems that year types are as below:
2016 - 24 lines
2017 - 24 lines and 20 lines
2018 - 20 lines
2019 - 20 lines
2020 - 15 lines
2021 - 15 lines
2022 - 15 lines





There are a handful of known mules that show the obverse dated 2016 but have 2017 in the micro-lettering around the rim.

* Diameter note: The 12 sides are slightly curved, giving a range of diameters from 23.03 to 23.43.

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016  648 936 536 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.30 $ 1.40 $ 2.20 66%
2016  9 850 $ 32 1.6% Sp#J39A - BU (RM 'cross-crosslet' mintmark)
2017  749 616 200 $ 1.10 $ 1.10 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.30 $ 1.90 57%
2017  167 107 $ 10 4% BU
2017  11 125 1.0% Proof
2018  130 560 000 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.30 $ 2.30 15%
2018  24 755 $ 5.20 1.5% BU
2018  8 332 0.7% Proof
2019  138 635 000 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.20 $ 1.30 11%
2019  $ 4.60 1.8% BU
2019  0.6% Proof
2020  55 840 169 $ 1.50 $ 1.50 2%
2020  $ 4.90 3% BU
2020  9 500 0.6% Proof
2021  $ 5.30 2% BU
2021  0.3% Proof
2022  $ 5.60 2% BU
2022  0.3% Proof

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