One Pound, Coin Type from United Kingdom - detailed information

One Pound, Coin Type from United Kingdom (issued 1983 - )
Coin TypeOne Pound

The British one pound (£1) coin is a circulating denomination of the Pound Sterling. The coin was introduced on the 9 February 1983 to replace the Bank of England one pound note which ceased to be issued at the end of 1984 and was removed from circulation on 11 March 1988, though still redeemable at the Bank's offices, like all English banknotes. One-pound notes continue to be issued in Jersey, Guernsey and the Isle of Man, and by the Royal Bank of Scotland, but the pound coin is much more widely used.

The original coin was round and was made of nickel-brass. The design of the reverse was changed each year from 1983 to 2008 to show, in turn, an emblem representing the United Kingdom as a whole (Royal Arms), Scotland (Thistle and Diadem or Lion), Wales (Leek and Diadem or Dragon), Northern Ireland (Flax and Diadem or Celtic Cross), and England (Oak Tree and Diadem or Three Lions), together with an appropriate edge inscription. From 2008, national-based designs were still minted, but alongside the new standard version and no longer in strict rotation. The inscription ONE POUND appeared on all reverse designs.

In 2008, a new reverse by Matthew Dent was introduced. In a world-first concept, the designs for the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins depict sections of the Royal Shield that form the whole shield when placed together. The shield in its entirety was featured on the £1 coin.

A new, dodecagonal (12-sided) design of coin was introduced on 28 March 2017 and both new and old versions of the one pound coin circulated together until the older design was withdrawn from circulation on 15 October 2017. The new coin is bimetallic like the current £2 coin, and features several advanced security features.

Obverse
United Kingdom / One Pound - obverse photo

Effigy of the ruling British monarch, legend (in Latin), date.

Obverse Inscription Legend of the ruling British monarch, date
Reverse
United Kingdom / One Pound - reverse photo

There have been a large number of reverse designs, listed on their respective pages below.

Reverse Inscription
EdgeInscribed (incuse lettering)Edge Inscription
Coin Type: One Pound - (53) Coins
Coin NameReverseObverseDetails
One Pound 1983 Royal Arms United Kingdom / One Pound 1983 Royal Arms - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 1983 Royal Arms - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 444,283,310
One Pound 1984 Thistle and Diadem United Kingdom / One Pound 1984 Thistle and Diadem - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 1984 Thistle and Diadem - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 146,549,801
One Pound 1985 Leek and Diadem United Kingdom / One Pound 1985 Leek and Diadem - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 1985 Leek and Diadem - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 228,735,989
One Pound 1986 Flax and Diadem United Kingdom / One Pound 1986 Flax and Diadem - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 1986 Flax and Diadem - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 10,701,230
One Pound 1987 Oak Tree and Diadem United Kingdom / One Pound 1987 Oak Tree and Diadem - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 1987 Oak Tree and Diadem - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 39,632,193
One Pound 1988 Shield United Kingdom / One Pound 1988 Shield - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 1988 Shield - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 7,361,756
One Pound 1989 Thistle and Diadem United Kingdom / One Pound 1989 Thistle and Diadem - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 1989 Thistle and Diadem - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 70,743,774
One Pound 1990 Leek and Diadem United Kingdom / One Pound 1990 Leek and Diadem - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 1990 Leek and Diadem - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 97,450,960
One Pound 1991 Flax and Diadem United Kingdom / One Pound 1991 Flax and Diadem - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 1991 Flax and Diadem - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 38,573,694
One Pound 1992 Oak Tree and Diadem United Kingdom / One Pound 1992 Oak Tree and Diadem - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 1992 Oak Tree and Diadem - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 36,461,234
One Pound 1993 Royal Arms United Kingdom / One Pound 1993 Royal Arms - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 1993 Royal Arms - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 114,867,525
One Pound 1994 Lion Rampant United Kingdom / One Pound 1994 Lion Rampant - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 1994 Lion Rampant - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 29,997,217
One Pound 1995 Dragon United Kingdom / One Pound 1995 Dragon - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 1995 Dragon - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 34,669,787
One Pound 1996 Celtic Cross United Kingdom / One Pound 1996 Celtic Cross - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 1996 Celtic Cross - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 90,040,082
One Pound 1997 Three Lions United Kingdom / One Pound 1997 Three Lions - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 1997 Three Lions - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 57,364,751
One Pound 1998 Royal Arms United Kingdom / One Pound 1998 Royal Arms - reverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 159,862
One Pound 1999 Lion Rampant United Kingdom / One Pound 1999 Lion Rampant - reverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 216,840
One Pound 2000 Dragon United Kingdom / One Pound 2000 Dragon - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2000 Dragon - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 109,686,719
One Pound 2001 Celtic Cross United Kingdom / One Pound 2001 Celtic Cross - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2001 Celtic Cross - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 64,075,178
One Pound 2002 Three Lions United Kingdom / One Pound 2002 Three Lions - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2002 Three Lions - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 77,939,309
One Pound 2003 Royal Arms United Kingdom / One Pound 2003 Royal Arms - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2003 Royal Arms - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 61,776,772
One Pound 2004 Forth Railway Bridge United Kingdom / One Pound 2004 Forth Railway Bridge - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2004 Forth Railway Bridge - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 39,320,042
One Pound 2005 Menai Bridge United Kingdom / One Pound 2005 Menai Bridge - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2005 Menai Bridge - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 99,576,565
One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge United Kingdom / One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 39,099,654
One Pound 2007 Millennium Bridge United Kingdom / One Pound 2007 Millennium Bridge - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2007 Millennium Bridge - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 26,315,579
One Pound 2008 Royal Arms United Kingdom / One Pound 2008 Royal Arms - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2008 Royal Arms - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 4,100,913
One Pound 2008 Shield United Kingdom / One Pound 2008 Shield - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2008 Shield - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 43,947,300
One Pound 2009 Shield United Kingdom / One Pound 2009 Shield - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2009 Shield - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 27,897,014
One Pound 2010 Shield United Kingdom / One Pound 2010 Shield - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2010 Shield - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 57,220,033
One Pound 2010 London United Kingdom / One Pound 2010 London - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2010 London - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 2,732,157
One Pound 2010 Belfast United Kingdom / One Pound 2010 Belfast - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2010 Belfast - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 6,303,899
One Pound 2011 Shield United Kingdom / One Pound 2011 Shield - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2011 Shield - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25,499,981
One Pound 2011 Cardiff United Kingdom / One Pound 2011 Cardiff - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2011 Cardiff - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 1,691,907
One Pound 2011 Edinburgh United Kingdom / One Pound 2011 Edinburgh - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2011 Edinburgh - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 935,000
One Pound 2012 Shield United Kingdom / One Pound 2012 Shield - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2012 Shield - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 35,803,832
One Pound 2013 Shield United Kingdom / One Pound 2013 Shield - reverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 13,137,437
One Pound 2013 England United Kingdom / One Pound 2013 England - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2013 England - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,308,194
One Pound 2013 Wales United Kingdom / One Pound 2013 Wales - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2013 Wales - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,308,194
One Pound 2014 Shield United Kingdom / One Pound 2014 Shield - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2014 Shield - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 79,347,794
One Pound 2014 Northern Ireland United Kingdom / One Pound 2014 Northern Ireland - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2014 Northern Ireland - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,811,821
One Pound 2014 Scotland United Kingdom / One Pound 2014 Scotland - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2014 Scotland - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 5,216,821
One Pound 2015 Shield (Fourth Portrait) United Kingdom / One Pound 2015 Shield (Fourth Portrait) - reverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 29,625,762
One Pound 2015 Shield (Fifth Portrait) United Kingdom / One Pound 2015 Shield (Fifth Portrait) - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2015 Shield (Fifth Portrait) - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 25,285
One Pound 2015 Royal Arms United Kingdom / One Pound 2015 Royal Arms - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2015 Royal Arms - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 129,616,985
One Pound 2016 Shield (mint sets only) United Kingdom / One Pound 2016 Shield (mint sets only) - reverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 48,830
One Pound 2016 Last Round Pound United Kingdom / One Pound 2016 Last Round Pound - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2016 Last Round Pound - obverse photo Material: Nickel Brass
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 250,182
One Pound 2016 Bimetallic United Kingdom / One Pound 2016 Bimetallic - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2016 Bimetallic - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 648,946,386
One Pound 2017 United Kingdom / One Pound 2017 - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2017 - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 749,697,050
One Pound 2018 United Kingdom / One Pound 2018 - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2018 - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 130,593,086
One Pound 2019 United Kingdom / One Pound 2019 - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2019 - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 138,635,000
One Pound 2020 United Kingdom / One Pound 2020 - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2020 - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: 55,840,169
One Pound 2021 United Kingdom / One Pound 2021 - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2021 - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
One Pound 2022 United Kingdom / One Pound 2022 - reverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2022 - obverse photo Material: Bimetallic
Mint: Royal Mint
Mintage: unknown
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