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

  1. vivian middleton says:

    I still need Ni Belfast city, Scotland Edinburgh city, England London city ,England Rose and Oak, Wales Daffodil and Leek. Can anybody help me with these please. My e-mail is

  2. Neil Brown says:

    I still require an Olympic 50p triathlon and the Edinburgh £1 coin if anyone could please help as looked everywhere and got my local shop and club looking for me

  3. #foundapound. In Oban Argyllshire & Bute

  4. Shirley parish says:

    I have 4 all 2016 got them from clackton-on-sea post office

  5. vivian middleton says:

    Got 3 this morning at Hornsea co-op, East Yorkshire must have been bought in by a visitor yesterday,

  6. Simona Kormanova says:

    I get one from tesco self check out machine 🙂

  7. joanne says:

    I carnt find one and thats reason wy i wanted to enter disapponting compatition

  8. Robby Chilton says:

    A. We Already have brand new 12 sided – £1 coin (x 10) from our local Bank branch dated 2016 which I have added to my change checker collection.
    B. We also have collected and found 14x £1 round coins of 24 designs so far still searching to complete the rest.

    Sussex region.

  9. Lee Lewis says:

    I’ve found 1 with the 2016 date

  10. Jan says:

    I want it very much 🤗

  11. Hi can I send you a photo by e mail as I don’t have the 3 accounts you want to send them in on

  12. Nick says:

    Typical, none being released around Sheffield, very disappointed. It will be a while before I get my hands on one to complete the £1 coin collection. Asked at my local Halifax branch today for a sealed bag, they looked at me gone out ! We don’t have any they said.c

  13. Patrick Giffney says:

    When to the bank this morning and got 10
    Also got some doubles of round pounds. 2008 Royal Shield London city Belfast city 2 Thistle 2014
    Rose 2013 1988 Shield Anyone interested?

  14. Geoff Ham says:

    I have already found my new pound coin at the Royal Mint on Saturday 26th March and I struck my very own new pound coin! It’s a great day out and well worthwhile going on the Royal Mint Experience tour ad then looking around the museum.

  15. Paul Morgan says:

    Love this coin to add to my collection

  16. Amy says:

    I would love to find one of the new coins but none of the first locations are near me so it’s going to be a while before I find one. Let’s hope it’s before the competition ends.

  17. Peter Spence says:

    What happens if I don’t have a facebook, instagram or twitter account? It’s a bit onesided.

  18. Hutch says:

    Hopefully they will get around the country quickly as I’m nowhere near any of the initial release locations…

  19. Trevor Darby says:

    Re your silver 12 sided £1 coin competition not really fair for those who do not do social media (like myself) why can’t we email a pic instead

  20. Brody Sayle says:

    I’m very much looking forward to having the new £1 coin so I can complete my album!

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