One Pound 2016 Bimetallic, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

One Pound 2016 Bimetallic, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinOne Pound 2016 Bimetallic

The British one pound (£1) coin is a circulating denomination of the Pound Sterling. The coin was introduced in 1983 to replace the Bank of England one pound note which ceased to be issued at the end of 1984. The original coin was round and was made of nickel-brass. A large number of reverse designs were issued in this format until it was discontinued in 2016, and its legal tender status withdrawn at midnight on Sunday 15th October 2017.

The new 12-sided £1 coin was introduced into circulation in the United Kingdom on 28th March 2017, with coins minted earlier and dated 2016.

The coin has a 12-edged shape, similar to the pre-decimal brass threepence coin; it has roughly the same size as the previous £1 coin, and is bi-metallic like most £2 coins. Bimetallic means it is made of two metals - the outer ring is gold coloured (nickel-brass) and the inner ring is silver coloured (nickel-plated non-ferrous alloy).

A security feature is a "latent image" - something like a hologram that changes from a "£" symbol to the number "1" when the coin is seen from different angles. Another security feature is micro-lettering - very small lettering on the lower inside rim on both sides of the coin, "ONE POUND" on the obverse (“heads”) side and the year of production on the reverse side, for example "2016", "2017" etc.

The new design is intended to make counterfeiting (which affected the earlier type significantly) more difficult, and also has an undisclosed hidden security feature called "iSIS" (Integrated Secure Identification Systems), thought to be a code embedded in the top layer of metal on the obverse of the coin, visible only under a specific wavelength of ultraviolet light.

Coins issued in 2016 have now been circulating for only four years.

MintRoyal Mint Mint MarkNo mint mark Total Mintage648,946,386 (648.9 million), Rarity: C3 (Extremely Common)
Obverse
United Kingdom / One Pound 2016 Bimetallic - obverse photo

Crowned old head of Queen Elizabeth II facing right, wearing the Royal Diamond Diadem crown worn for her Coronation (effigy known as the "Fifth Portrait"). Running continuously around the effigy is the monarch's legend and the date: 2016 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D. Translated from Latin: 2016 Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

In tiny letters below the head, the artist's initials J.C (for Jody Clark).

Repeated multiple times in micro-text around the rim: ONE POUND. A security feature is a "latent image" under the Queen's effigy - something like a hologram that changes from a £ symbol to the number 1 when the coin is seen from different angles.

Obverse Inscription 2016 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
Reverse
United Kingdom / One Pound 2016 Bimetallic - reverse photo

The reverse design, known as Nations of the Crown, represents the United Kingdom and its four constituent parts - Scotland, Wales, Northern Ireland and England and features their floral emblems, respectively the English rose, the Welsh leek, the Scottish thistle and the Northern Irish shamrock emerging from one stem within a royal coronet.

Around below, the value and denomination: ONE POUND.

Repeated multiple times in micro-text around the rim, the date: 2016.

The design was created by David Pearce who won a public competition at the age of 15. His initials, DP, are in the right field under the crown.

Reverse Inscription ONE POUND
EdgeMilled interrupted - grooves on alternate sidesEdge InscriptionNone
Notes

At the time of introduction of this coin type in March 2017, 300 mln coins were released - all dated 2016. Additional quantities were released later, also dated 2016.

Mintage comprised of:
648,936,536 coins released into circulation, plus
9,850 brilliant uncirculated coins with a crosslet privy mark.

The mint sets of the year did not contain this coin; they had The Last Round Pound instead.

One Pound 2016 Bimetallic: Known varieties
Variety Crosslet privy mark United Kingdom / One Pound 2016 Bimetallic / Crosslet privy mark - reverse photo
Mintage 9,850
In Set Farewell & Nations of the Crown UK £1 Brilliant Uncirculated Two-Coin Set, mintage 9,850
2 coins: £1 Nations of the Crown, Last Round Pound
One Pound 2016 Bimetallic: References to Information Used
SourceEditionAboutLinkNotes
Royal Mint 28th March 2019 Mint link
Royal Mint 28th March 2019 Mintage link Circulation mintage
All (51) Coins of Country: United Kingdom, Type: One Pound
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Pound 1983 Royal Arms 444,283,310 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1983
One Pound 1984 Thistle and Diadem 146,549,801 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait, by Arnold Machin ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
One Pound 1985 Leek and Diadem 228,735,989 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1985
One Pound 1986 Flax and Diadem 10,701,230 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1986
One Pound 1987 Oak Tree and Diadem 39,632,193 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1987
One Pound 1988 Shield 7,361,756 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1988
One Pound 1989 Thistle and Diadem 70,743,774 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1989
One Pound 1990 Leek and Diadem 97,450,960 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
One Pound 1991 Flax and Diadem 38,573,694 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1991
One Pound 1992 Oak Tree and Diadem 36,461,234 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
One Pound 1993 Royal Arms 114,867,525 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1993
One Pound 1994 Lion Rampant 29,997,217 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1994
One Pound 1995 Dragon 34,669,787 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1995
One Pound 1996 Celtic Cross 90,040,082 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1996
One Pound 1997 Three Lions 57,364,751 Portrait by Raphael Maklouf (Third Portrait) ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1997
One Pound 1998 Royal Arms 159,862 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998
One Pound 1999 Lion Rampant 216,840 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1999
One Pound 2000 Dragon 109,686,719 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000
One Pound 2001 Celtic Cross 64,075,178 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2001
One Pound 2002 Three Lions 77,939,309 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2002
One Pound 2003 Royal Arms 61,776,772 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2003
One Pound 2004 Forth Railway Bridge 39,320,042 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2004
One Pound 2005 Menai Bridge 99,576,565 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2005
One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge 39,099,654 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2006
One Pound 2007 Millennium Bridge 26,315,579 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2007
One Pound 2008 Royal Arms 4,100,913 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2008 Shield 43,947,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2009 Shield 27,897,014 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
One Pound 2010 Shield 57,220,033 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
One Pound 2010 London 2,732,157 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
One Pound 2010 Belfast 6,303,899 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
One Pound 2011 Shield 25,499,981 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
One Pound 2011 Cardiff 1,691,907 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
One Pound 2011 Edinburgh 935,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
One Pound 2012 Shield 35,803,832 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
One Pound 2013 Shield 13,137,437 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
One Pound 2013 England 5,308,194 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
One Pound 2013 Wales 5,308,194 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
One Pound 2014 Shield 79,347,794 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
One Pound 2014 Northern Ireland 5,811,821 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
One Pound 2014 Scotland 5,216,821 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
One Pound 2015 Shield (Fourth Portrait) 29,625,762 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait, by Ian Rank-Broadley ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2015
One Pound 2015 Shield (Fifth Portrait) 25,285 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
One Pound 2015 Royal Arms 129,616,985 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015
One Pound 2016 Shield (mint sets only) 48,830 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
One Pound 2016 Last Round Pound 250,182 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
One Pound 2016 Bimetallic 648,946,386 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) 2016 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2017 749,697,050 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) 2017 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2018 130,560,000 Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) 2018 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2019 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) 2019 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2020 unknown Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait) 2020 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
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One Pound 2016 Bimetallic: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeOne Pound (Bimetallic)
Issued2016
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyPortrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value1 (x Pound)
Circulation Mintage648,936,536 (648.9 million)
Total Mintage648,946,386 (648.9 million), Rarity: C3 (Extremely Common)
CurrentYes
MaterialBimetallic
DesignerDavid Pearce
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Shape12-sided
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size (mm)23.4300
Thickness (mm)2.8000
Mass (g)8.7500
OCC IDANMQ-EPYC-VVWA-OJYG
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One Pound 2016 Bimetallic: Photos
ImageDetails
2016 UK Coin £1 BU Nations of the Crown
Copyright: Chards
Notes: With a "cross crosslet" privy mark in the left field under the crown.
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2016 UK Coin £1 BU Nations of the Crown
Copyright: Chards
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2016 UK Coin £1 BU Nations of the Crown
Copyright: Chards
Notes: The "cross crosslet" privy mark in the left field under the crown.
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One Pound 2016 Bimetallic: Catalogue Reference IDs
SourceReference ID
Spink, Coins of England and the United KingdomJ39, J39a (Crosslet privy mark)