The Full Round Pound Collection

Collectors are concentrating on tracking down an example of each type of pound coin before these are withdrawn from circulation.
One of the main UK coin websites has helped introduce new collectors to this hobby with the production of a chart showing all 24 obverse designs released since the UK round pound was first issued in 1983 in order of scarcity and demand.

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This makes the task for the novice collector simpler and more manageable but doesn’t cover the full range of variety most collectors strive to assemble.
Many collectors also wish to acquire an example of each variety of coin from every year these were issued and changes in the portrait of Her Majesty can also add to variety. That is why my eBay One Pound sales page currently offers more than 40 varieties of UK Pound Coin from this period and why I am constantly scouting for those rarer varieties not currently available.
A more complete (but not comprehensive) list of the different varieties minted, in order of year issued, includes:

1983 – Royal Arms (433,053,510)
1984 – Scottish Thistle in Diadem (146,256,501)
1985 – Welsh Leek in Diadem (228,430,749)
1986 – Northern Irish Flax Plant in Diadem (just 10,409,501)
1987 – English Oak Tree in Diadem (39,298,502)
1988 – Crowned Shield by Gorringe (only 7,118,825)
1989 – 2nd Thistle (70,580,501)
1990 – 2nd Leek (97,269,302)
1991 – 2nd Flax (38,443,575)
1992 – 2nd Oak (36,320,487)
1993 – Royal Arms (114,744,500)
1994 – Scottish Lion Rampant (29,752,525)
1995 – Welsh Dragon (34,503,501)
1996 – Irish Celtic Cross (89,886,000)
1997 – Three Lions of England (57,117,450)
1998 – only a handful of coins on commemorative year packs
1999 – commemorative year packs
2000 – 2nd Dragon (109,496,500)
2001 – 2nd Celtic Cross (63,968,065)
2002 – 2nd Three Lions (77,818,000)
2003 – Royal Arms (61,596,500)
2004 – Forth Railway Bridge (Scotland) (39,162,000)
2005 – Menai Bridge (Wales) (99,429,500)
2006 – Egyptian Arch Bridge (Northern Ireland) (38,938,000)
2007 – Millennium Bridge (Engand) (26,180,160)
2008 – Final Royal Arms (3,910,000)
– then First Royal Shield (43,827,300)
2009 – Royal Shield (27,625,600)
2010 – Royal Shield (57,120,000)
– PLUS Capital Series: Belfast (6,205,000) and London (2,635,000)
2011 – Royal Shield (25,415,000)
– PLUS Cardiff (1,615,000) and Edinburgh (935,000)
2012 – Royal Shield (35,700,030)
2013 – Royal Shield (13,090,500)
– PLUS Floral Series: England (Oak and Rose) (5,270,000)
– Wales (Leek and Daffodil) (5,270,000)
2014 – Royal Shield (79,305,200)
– Ireland (Flax and Shamrock) (5,780,000)
– Scotland (Thistle and Primrose) (5,185,000)
2015 – Royal Shield (4th Portrait) (29,580,000)
– PLUS Noad Shield (5th Portrait) (62,475,640)
2016 – commemorative sets only
2017 – 12-sided pound coin (1.5 billion, from March 29th 2017)

So my giant Round Pound eBay listing includes almost every one of these 43 varieties – just search on eBay for DoubleTheMoney to find my various sales and see what is available today.


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