BY THE QUEEN A PROCLAMATION DETERMINING THE SPECIFICATIONS AND DESIGN FOR A NEW ONE POUND COIN ELIZABETH R.
Whereas under section 3(1)(a), (b), (cc), (cd), (d) and (dd) of the Coinage Act 1971 We have power, with the advice of Our Privy Council, by Proclamation to determine the denomination, the design and dimensions of coins to be made at Our Mint, to determine the weight and composition of coins other than gold coins or coins of silver of Our Maundy money and the remedy to be allowed in the making of such coins, to provide for the manner of measurement of the variation from the standard weight of coins, and to determine the percentage of impurities which such coins may contain:
And Whereas under section 3(1)(f) and (ff) of the Coinage Act 1971 We have power, with the advice of Our Privy Council, by Proclamation to direct that coins made at Our Mint other than gold, silver, cupro-nickel and bronze coins shall be current and that any coin shall be legal tender for the payment of any amount:
And Whereas it appears to Us desirable to order that there should be made at Our Mint coins of the denomination of one pound in nickel-brass, having joined concentric inner and outer sections, with a nickel plated inner section and a nickel-brass outer section:
We, therefore, in pursuance of the said section 3(1)(a), (b), (cc), (cd), (d), (dd), (f) and (ff), and of all other powers enabling Us in that behalf, do hereby, by and with the advice of Our Privy Council, proclaim, direct and ordain as follows:
1. (1) A new coin of nickel-brass of the denomination of one pound shall be made, being a coin of a standard weight (including the nickel plate) of 8.75 grammes, a standard diameter of 23.03 millimetres, being twelve sided in shape and having joined concentric inner and outer sections, with a standard composition (excluding the nickel plate) of seventy-six per centum copper, four per centum nickel and twenty per centum zinc.
(2) In the making of the said nickel-brass coin a remedy (that is, a variation from the standard weight, composition or dimensions specified above) shall be allowed of an amount not exceeding the following, that is to say:
(a) a variation from the said standard weight of an amount per coin of 0.3 grammes for the inner and outer sections;
(b) in relation to those parts of the coin other than the nickel plating, a variation from the said standard composition of two per centum copper, three-quarters of one per centum nickel and two per centum zinc; and
(c) a variation from the said standard diameter of 0.125 millimetres per coin.
(3) The said nickel-brass coin shall be current and shall be legal tender for the payment of any amount in any part of Our United Kingdom.
DESIGN OF THE COIN
2. The design of the said coin shall be as follows:
‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with inscription “· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D £1”, and the date of the year. For the reverse a depiction of a rose, leek, thistle and shamrock encircled by and emerging from a crown with the inscription “ONE POUND” below. The said coin will have alternate grained and plain edges.’
3. This Proclamation shall come into force on the eleventh day of February Two thousand and sixteen.
Given at Our Court at Buckingham Palace, this tenth day of February in the year of our Lord Two thousand and sixteen and in the sixty-fifth year of Our Reign.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN