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The new £1

Posted on Thu, 12 October 2023 by Phil Mussell - General News, Coin News

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  • The £1 features a depiction of a bee, symbolising the 250+ species which exist in Britain.  
  • Bumblebees, mason bees, mining bees and more - these industrious insects play a pivotal role in pollinating many plants and fruiting trees.  

They can be found all over the country, commonly in gardens, parks, woods, orchards and meadows, and now on the reverse of the UK £1 coin.  

Image courtesy of the Royal Mint