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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

Country United Kingdom
Queen Elizabeth II (1952-date)
Type Standard circulation coin
Years 2016-2020
Value 1 Pound
1 GBP = 1.31 USD
Currency Pound sterling (decimalized, 1971-date)
Composition Bimetallic: nickel plated brass center in nickel brass ring
Weight 8.75 g
Diameter 23.4 mm
Thickness 2.8 mm
Shape Dodecagonal (12-sided)
Orientation Medal alignment ↑↑
References Sp# J39
  • Emma Howard (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Pre-Decimal Issues (55th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667536.
  • Geoff Kitchen (editor); 2020. Coins of England & the United Kingdom: Decimal Issues (6th edition). Spink & Son, London, United Kingdom. ISBN 9781912667215.

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.

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

Translation: Elizabeth the Second by the Grace of God Queen Defender of the Faith (Elizabeth II Dei Gratia Regina Fidei Defensatrix)

Engraver: Jody Clark

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.

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

© Mark240590

Comments

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

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.

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.

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 strike was 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

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



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

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Date Mintage G VG F VF XF AU UNC Frequency
2016  648,936,536 1.31 1.34 1.40 1.36 1.41 1.41 2.49 68%
2016  9,850 26.21 1.9% BU (RM 'cross-crosslet' mintmark)
2017  749,616,200 1.31 1.30 1.46 1.38 1.39 1.53 2.17 57%
2017  121,381 11.49 5% BU
2017  11,125 1.1% Proof
2018  130,560,000 1.36 1.32 1.36 1.34 2.77 13%
2018  5.89 1.7% BU
2018  0.8% Proof
2019  1.47 1.37 1.33 2.75 8%
2019  5.89 2% BU
2019  0.7% Proof
2020  5.72 1.8% BU
2020  9,500 0.3% Proof

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