The UK Royal Mint unveiled a revised £1 coin based on the dodecahedral design on the three penny piece that was used before the UK switched to the decimal system.
The current pound has been in circulation for over 30 years, and many counterfeit versions have been produced. The more elaborate design will hopefully make the currency more difficult to forge, and the mint claims the coin will "be the most secure circulating coin in the world to date."
The heads face has a bimetallic design that resembles the current £2 coin. To choose the design for the tails side, a public design competition will be held and the winner will have their design on the coin. The competition will be sometime before the coin is introduced in 2017.
The UK Royal Mint Revealed Its New 12-Sided £1 Coin
1. Dodecahedral Coin Design - The introduction of a 12-sided coin with a dodecahedral design offers opportunities for innovative security measures.
2. Counterfeit Prevention - The revised £1 coin aims to make counterfeiting more difficult, presenting possibilities for advanced counterfeit prevention technologies.
3. Public Design Competition - The inclusion of a public design competition for the new coin's tails side allows for participatory design and engagement with the public.
1. Currency and Minting - Currency and minting industries can explore new materials and techniques to enhance coin security and innovative designs.
2. Anti-counterfeiting Technology - Anti-counterfeiting technology industries can develop advanced security features to prevent the forging of the new 12-sided coin.
3. Design and Art Competitions - Design and art competition industries can facilitate new opportunities for artists to showcase their talent through the public design contest for the new coin.