One Pound 2021, Coin from United Kingdom - detailed information

One Pound 2021, Coin from United Kingdom
CoinOne Pound 2021

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number of reverse designs were issued in this format until it was discontinued in 2016, and its legal tender status withdrawn at midnight on Sunday 15th October 2017.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 2021 have now been circulating for only one year.

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Obverse
United Kingdom / One Pound 2021 - obverse photo

The obverse of the coin depicts the 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: 2021 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D. Translated from Latin: 2021 Elizabeth the Second, by the Grace of God, Queen, Defender of the Faith.

In small 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 2021 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
Reverse
United Kingdom / One Pound 2021 - 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: 2021.

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
One Pound 2021: Known varieties
Variety In mint sets
Images United Kingdom / One Pound 2021 / In mint sets - obverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2021 / In mint sets - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Details

Brilliant Uncirculated coins in Royal Mint sets.

In Sets 2021 United Kingdom Brilliant Uncirculated Annual Coin Set - The 2021 Collection, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen's 95th Birthday, £2 Britannia, £2 H.G. Wells, £2 Sir Walter Scott, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Decimal Day, 50p John Logie Baird, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p

2021 United Kingdom Definitive Coin Set - The Definitive Coins of 2021, mintage unknown
8 coins: £2 Britannia, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p

Hello Little One 2021 Baby Journal, mintage unknown
8 coins: £2 Britannia, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
Variety Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / One Pound 2021 / Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2021 / Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
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Proof FDC coins in Royal Mint sets.

In Sets The 2021 United Kingdom Proof Coin Set Collector Edition, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen's 95th Birthday, £2 Britannia, £2 H.G. Wells, £2 Sir Walter Scott, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Decimal Day, 50p John Logie Baird, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p, Oblong Proof Medal

The 2021 United Kingdom Premium Proof Coin Set, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen's 95th Birthday, £2 Britannia, £2 H.G. Wells, £2 Sir Walter Scott, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Decimal Day, 50p John Logie Baird, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p, Round Proof Medal
Variety Silver Proof FDC
Images United Kingdom / One Pound 2021 / Silver Proof FDC - obverse photo United Kingdom / One Pound 2021 / Silver Proof FDC - reverse photo
Mintage Issued: unknown
Material0.925 Silver
Details

Silver Proof FDC coins in Royal Mint sets.
23.03 mm, 10.47 g sterling silver. The outer ring is selectively gold-plated to achieve a bi-metallic look.

In Set The 2021 United Kingdom Silver Proof Coin Set, mintage unknown
13 coins: £5 Queen's 95th Birthday, £2 Britannia, £2 H.G. Wells, £2 Sir Walter Scott, £1 Nations of the Crown, 50p, 50p Decimal Day, 50p John Logie Baird, 20p, 10p, 5p, 2p, 1p
All (53) coins of type: One Pound
Coin NameMintageEffigyLegend
One Pound 1983 Royal Arms 444,283,310 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1983
One Pound 1984 Thistle and Diadem 146,549,801 Queen Elizabeth II - Second Portrait ELIZABETH · II D · G · REG · F · D · 1984
One Pound 1985 Leek and Diadem 228,735,989 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1985
One Pound 1986 Flax and Diadem 10,701,230 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1986
One Pound 1987 Oak Tree and Diadem 39,632,193 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1987
One Pound 1988 Shield 7,361,756 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1988
One Pound 1989 Thistle and Diadem 70,743,774 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1989
One Pound 1990 Leek and Diadem 97,450,960 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1990
One Pound 1991 Flax and Diadem 38,573,694 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1991
One Pound 1992 Oak Tree and Diadem 36,461,234 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1992
One Pound 1993 Royal Arms 114,867,525 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1993
One Pound 1994 Lion Rampant 29,997,217 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1994
One Pound 1995 Dragon 34,669,787 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1995
One Pound 1996 Celtic Cross 90,040,082 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1996
One Pound 1997 Three Lions 57,364,751 Queen Elizabeth II - Third Portrait ELIZABETH II D · G · REG · F · D · 1997
One Pound 1998 Royal Arms 159,862 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1998
One Pound 1999 Lion Rampant 216,840 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 1999
One Pound 2000 Dragon 109,686,719 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2000
One Pound 2001 Celtic Cross 64,075,178 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2001
One Pound 2002 Three Lions 77,939,309 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2002
One Pound 2003 Royal Arms 61,776,772 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2003
One Pound 2004 Forth Railway Bridge 39,320,042 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2004
One Pound 2005 Menai Bridge 99,576,565 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2005
One Pound 2006 Egyptian Arch Bridge 39,099,654 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2006
One Pound 2007 Millennium Bridge 26,315,579 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2007
One Pound 2008 Royal Arms 4,100,913 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2008 Shield 43,947,300 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2008
One Pound 2009 Shield 27,897,014 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2009
One Pound 2010 Shield 57,220,033 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
One Pound 2010 London 2,732,157 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
One Pound 2010 Belfast 6,303,899 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2010
One Pound 2011 Shield 25,499,981 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
One Pound 2011 Cardiff 1,691,907 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
One Pound 2011 Edinburgh 935,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2011
One Pound 2012 Shield 35,803,832 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2012
One Pound 2013 Shield 13,137,437 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
One Pound 2013 England 5,308,194 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
One Pound 2013 Wales 5,308,194 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2013
One Pound 2014 Shield 79,347,794 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
One Pound 2014 Northern Ireland 5,811,821 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
One Pound 2014 Scotland 5,216,821 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2014
One Pound 2015 Shield (Fourth Portrait) 29,625,762 Queen Elizabeth II - Fourth Portrait ELIZABETH · II · D · G REG · F · D · 2015
One Pound 2015 Shield (Fifth Portrait) 25,285 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015 ·
One Pound 2015 Royal Arms 129,616,985 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2015
One Pound 2016 Shield (mint sets only) 48,830 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
One Pound 2016 Last Round Pound 250,182 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait ELIZABETH II · DEI · GRA · REG · FID · DEF · 2016 ·
One Pound 2016 Bimetallic 648,946,386 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2016 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2017 749,697,050 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2017 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2018 130,593,086 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2018 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2019 138,635,000 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2019 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2020 55,840,169 Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2020 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2021 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2021 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
One Pound 2022 unknown Queen Elizabeth II - Fifth Portrait 2022 · ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D
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One Pound 2021: Details
CountryUnited Kingdom
CurrencyPound Sterling
Coin TypeOne Pound (Bimetallic)
Issued2021
MonarchQueen Elizabeth II
EffigyQueen Elizabeth II - Portrait by Jody Clark (Fifth Portrait)
Face Value1 (x Pound)
Mintageunknown
CurrentYes
MaterialBimetallic
DesignerDavid Pearce
TechnologyMilled (machine-made)
Shape12-sided
OrientationMedal Alignment (Axis 0)
Size23.430 mm
Thickness2.800 mm
Mass8.750 g
OCC IDAPVZ-EYRC-GNPX-OLMD
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One Pound 2021: Photos
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£1 Silver Proof Coin
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Notes: Silver proof.
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£1 Silver Proof Coin
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Notes: Silver proof.
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£1 Base Proof Coin
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Notes: Proof.
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£1 Base Proof Coin
Copyright: Royal Mint
Notes: Proof.
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£1 2021 Brilliant Uncirculated
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£1 2021 Brilliant Uncirculated
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One Pound 2021: Catalogue Reference IDs