Payment and Services

Specification of the £1 coin: a technical consultation

Budget 2014 announced that the government will introduce a new and highly secure £1 coin. The design incorporates four key features that would make the new £1 coin the most secure circulating coin in the world. These include: a 12-sided shape; bi-metallic construction; bi-colour appearance; and the Royal Mint’s new, world-leading anti-counterfeiting technology (Integrated Secure Identification Systems). The government is now seeking views on the proposals.

The original consultation and ACS' response can be viewed via the links below.

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