New coinage, designed by a young graphic designer called Matthew Dent. All but the £1 coin feature sections of the newly (and simply) designed crest, the whole of which features on the £1 coin itself. Lovely.
Shame to lose the sporadically changing designs which have appeared on the 50 pence piece, but maybe they’ll now do this on £2 coins (which don’t seem to be included in the redesign)?
Find out more on the Royal Mint’s website.