UK Replaces Fat Pounds With World’s Most Anti-Counterfeiting Coin

October 15, 2017 is the last day of legal circulation of the old “thick” 1 pound sterling coins, the release of which began in 1983.

After that, the only legal coin of this denomination will be a new 12-sided bimetallic coin depicting four national plants united by a crown – the English rose, Scottish thistle, Irish clover and the leek symbolizing Wales.

According to the Bank of England, this coin is the most secure in the world against counterfeiting.

According to experts, the old pounds were easily counterfeited, and about 2.6% of the coins of this denomination in circulation were counterfeit.

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