New limited edition £1 Scottish coin

The Royal Mint has revealed a new limited edition Scottish £1 coin which bears two iconic emblems of the country.

Precious metal £1 coins bearing the flora of Scotland have been released by The Royal Mint in a continuation of its popular series celebrating the botanical icons.

The Scotland £1 coin portrays Timothy Noad’s carefully-detailed Scottish thistle and bluebell emblems, and is available in fine gold Proof, silver Proof and silver Piedfort limited editions.

The coin has been available in Brilliant Uncirculated standard since January, and a circulating version will start to appear in people’s change later in the year.

The £1 coin has provided a platform on which to celebrate the four parts of the UK, with designs representing the Royal coats of arms, capital cities, bridges, and national emblems.

Continuing the themed series that started in 2013 with the England and Wales floral £1 coins, the flora of Scotland and Ireland are celebrated on the circulating and commemorative £1 coins of 2014.