UK launches new £1 coin

Reverse of new £1 coin
The bimetallic £1 coin includes advanced security features
UK Royal Mint

The UK’s Royal Mint has today (March 28) introduced what it claims is the “world’s most secure coin” into circulation, integrating a new security feature never before used for coin security.

The new 12-sided £1 coin is constructed from two metals of different colours and contains a hidden “high security feature”, developed by the Royal Mint’s in-house technology team, the official UK minter said.

According to the UK Treasury, the high security feature incorporates three tiers of banknote

Only users who have a paid subscription or are part of a corporate subscription are able to print or copy content.

To access these options, along with all other subscription benefits, please contact [email protected] or view our subscription options here: http://subscriptions.centralbanking.com/subscribe

You are currently unable to copy this content. Please contact [email protected] to find out more.

To continue reading...

You need to sign in to use this feature. If you don’t have a Central Banking account, please register for a trial.

Sign in
You are currently on corporate access.

To use this feature you will need an individual account. If you have one already please sign in.

Sign in.

Alternatively you can request an individual account here: