The Royal Mint is rolling out* a new £1 coin in the United Kingdom today, the first update of the £1 coin since 1983. It is billed as the world’s most secure coin and features a ‘latent’ image that changes from a ‘£’ symbol to the number ‘1’ when the coin is seen from different angles. (Cool).
*Rolling out may not be the right term to use. The coin is 12 sided with alternatively smooth and grooved edges. The old round coin could roll smoothly, but not so with the new one.