It’s nothing new that with the help of technology, fake money as well as coin can be made. UK is well aware of it and it seems like the country’s £1 coin could be the next target of counterfeiters. Therefore, the country is planning to bring a new £1 coin which will have 12-side. And most importantly, the 12-sided £1 coin is said to be “the world’s most secure coin.”
The Royal Mint has produced a prototype of this 12-sided £1 coin which, the company claims, will be the hardest in the world to fake. The proposed new £1 coin will be roughly the same size as the current £1 coin. It will consist of multiple layers of cutting edge technology.
The new 12-sided £1 coin will have two colors and will be made with two metals. The Queen will be on the “heads” side of the coin, and there will be a public competition to decide what should appear on the “tails” side. Besides, Royal Mint will put its new iSIS (Integrated Secure Identification System) technology, which incorporates three tiers of banknote-strength security and can be authenticated via high-speed automated detection.
This new 12-sided £1 coin by the Royal Mint will be introduced in 2017. No doubt, the proposed new coin represents a great success for UK’s science and manufacturing. For more information about the coin, hit the link given below.
Source: The Royal Mint