WIN Britain’s Brand New 12-Sided £1 coin in Silver – #foundapound

1.4 billion brand new £1 coins will be released into circulation around the UK tomorrow in what is the single biggest change to the UK’s coinage since decimalisation.

To celebrate the release, we’re giving away FIVE ‘Nations of the Crown’ Silver Proof 12-Sided £1 Coins!

Post a photo via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #foundapound and the location you found your first £1 coin.

 

For your chance to WIN a Silver Proof £1, all you need to do is find one of the new 12-sided £1 coins in your change…

Post a photo via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #foundapound and the location you found your first £1 coin.

We’ll then choose 5 winners at random on the 10th April.

It’s really that easy – so good luck and get posting! #foundapound

 

 To help you out, a few guaranteed locations have already been announced:

Click here to see the full list.

WIN a Silver Proof £1 – the Collector’s Favourite

We have 5 special Silver Proof £1 coins to give away…

The new 12-sided £1 Coin Silver Proof Edition

UK 2017 New 12 Sided Silver Proof £1

  • Precious metal content – struck from 925/1000 Sterling Silver with 24 Carat Gold-plate to create the outer ring.
  • Strict Limited Edition – just 25,000 individual coins. That’s HALF the number of Silver Proof £1 Coins that were issued for the original Round £1 Coin in 1983.
  • Perfect Proof Finish – even better than Brilliant Uncirculated, Proof coins are struck several times using specially polished dies to create a flawless finish with a perfect mirrored background and frosted design. The ultimate in coin quality.

We will draw five lucky winners out of the hat on 10 April 2017. All you need to do is take a picture of your £1 via Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #foundapound and the location you found your first £1 coin – it’s that easy! So good luck and fingers crossed!


Terms & Conditions

  1. No purchase is necessary to enter.
  2. The draw will take place on 10 April and the winner will be notified on that day by a comment to the winners original social media post.
  3. The winner will receive the “UK 2017 New 12 Sided Silver Proof £1”.  There is no cash alternative.
  4. Participants agree to meet reasonable requests to assist publicity if required.
  5. The prize draw is promoted by The Westminster Collection, trading division of 288 Group Ltd.
  6. Employees of 288 Group and their families are not eligible to enter.
  7. The hashtag #foundapound must be used to qualify for entry into the competition
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Here’s where you can find a new 12-sided £1 coin GUARANTEED!

The Royal Mint have revealed a list of places around the UK where you will be able to get a new 12-sided £1 coin on launch day guaranteed.

That will make you one of the first people to get hold of the coin before they start circulating more widely…

Here is the list of the guaranteed locations revealed by The Royal Mint:

ABERDEEN:

  • CLYDESDALE 1 Queen’s Cross, AB15 4XU

EDINBURGH:

  • BARCLAYS 10-15 Princes Street, EH2 2AN
  • RBS 36 St Andrew Aquare, EH2 2AD
  • CLYDESDALE 83 George street, EH2 3ES
  • POST OFFICE 40 Frederick Street, EH2 1EY

GLASGOW:

  • BANK OF SCOTLAND 167-201 Argyle Street, G2 8BU
  • CLYDESDALE 30St Vincent St G1 2HL

BELFAST:

  • BANK OF IRELAND 4-8 High Street, BT1 5LR
  • ULSTER BANK 11-16 Donegall Square East, BT1 5UB

NEWCASTLE:

  • NATWEST 16 Northumberland Street, NE1 7EL

YORK:

  • POST OFFICE 22 Lendal, YO1 8DA

LEEDS:

  • NATWEST Leeds City Centre 8 Park Row, LS1 5HD
  • YORKSHIRE BANK 94-96 Briggate, LS1 6NP

MANCHESTER:

  • BARCLAYS 86-88 Market Street, M1 1PD
  • NATWEST 182 Deansgate, M3 3LY
  • POST OFFICE 26 Spring Gardens, M2 1BB
  • HSBC 2-4 Saint Anne’s Square, M2 7HD

LIVERPOOL:

  • NATWEST 22 Castle Street, L2 0UP

BIRMINGHAM:

  • LLOYDS BANK 36/38 New Street, B2 4LP
  • POST OFFICE 1 Pinfold Street, B2 4AA

CARDIFF:

  • BARCLAYS St Davids Centre, CF10 2DP
  • LLOYDS BANK 31 Queen Street, CF10 2AG
  • HSBC 15 Churchill Way, CF10 2HD

LONDON:

  • BARCLAYS 2 Churchill Place, E14 5RB
  • NATWEST  1 Princes Street, EC2R 8BP
  • HALIFAX 33 Old Broad Street, EC2N 1HZ
  • POST OFFICE 24/28 William IV Street, WC2N 4DL
  • HSBC 103 Station Road, Edgeware, HA8 7J
  • SANTANDER – 2 Triton Square, NW1 3AN, 164-167 Tottenham Court Road, W1T 7JE,   57 Streatham High Rd, SW16 1PN

SITTINGBOURNE:

  • SANTANDER 106-108 High Street, ME10 4PP

BATH:

  • POST OFFICE 27 Northgate Street, BA1 1AJ
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The Anatomy of the new 12-sided £1 Coin

Tomorrow the new £1 coin will be released into circulation around the UK, sparking a new flurry of interest in coins from the general public.

Just like the polymer fiver back in September, the new £1 is sure to create excitement across the UK as people get their hands on the new coins for the first time.

So here’s what to look out for when you find one:

It’s also worth looking out for the date on your £1 when you find one in your change. The Royal Mint have confirmed that at least 1.4 billion £1 coins in total will enter circulation, but half a billion of these £1 coins will be dated 2016.

When you do find your first pound make sure you post a picture on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram using the hashtag #foundapound, and also tag the location you found it!

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