Shield of the Royal Arms


Mintage figures by year

2008 22,747,000
2009 108,816 (BU sets only) and in proof sets
2010 69,167 (BU sets only) and in proof sets
2011 57,467 (BU sets only) and in proof sets
2012 32,300,030
2013 10,301,000
2014 49,001,000
2015 20,101,000 4th Portrait
2015 39,300,000 5th Portrait
2016 38.502 (BU sets only) and in proof sets
2017 1,800,000
2018 (Sets only)
2019 ?
2020 ?

Design details:

In 2008 Matthew Dent won the public competition to find designs to replace those created for the first decimal coins of 1971. A different detail from the shield of the Royal Arms is shown on the reverse of the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins and when placed together the coins reveal the complete shield, which is seen in its entirety on the 1 coin. It is the only time that a single design has been used across a range of United Kingdom coins in such a way. From 2015 the obverse features the design by Jody Clark.

text source and credit Royal Mint 2017