In 2014 George Osbourne announced that due to sophisticated counterfeiters the "Round Pound" has become vulnerable.
Years later in 2017, the public was given a chance to design a new 2017 one crown coin.
David Pearce, just 15-year-old, won the competition for his Flora design. A traditional design with many well-known icons. The rose, leek, thistle and shamrock.
The new nations of the crown coins for 2017 are 12-sided and have an unusual bi-metallic appearance and, revolutionary security features to help tackle counterfeiting.
Nations of the Crown Coin Specification
- Denomination: £1 - One Pound
- Alloy: 925 Ag with plated fine gold
- Weight: 10.47g
- Finish: Proof
- Limited Edition Presentation: 25,000