New £1 coin “go­ing global”

Sunday Sun - - News -

THE new 12-sided £1 coin is “go­ing global”, the Trea­sury has an­nounced - as over­seas ter­ri­to­ries and Crown de­pen­den­cies will be able to de­sign and mint their own ver­sions of it.

The coin, which was in­tro­duced in 2017 and boasts fea­tures de­signed to thwart crim­i­nals try­ing to pro­duce copies, has been de­scribed by the Govern­ment as “the most se­cure of its kind in the world”.

The move means those liv­ing over­seas may soon be able to spend the be­spoke ver­sions of the new pound coin, re­plac­ing the older coins cur­rently in use.

Many ter­ri­to­ries and de­pen­den­cies have coins based on older ver­sions of UK cur­rency and they will now have the choice to use this cut­ting-edge tech­nol­ogy and de­sign to pro­tect their cash, the Govern­ment said.

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