Vending Machine Coins
A New £1 Coin
A new £1 has taken over the United Kingdom by storm. At the end of March 2017, the Royal Mint announced the new coin as legal tender. This new coin incorporates a 12-sided design, a large change from the previous rounded pound coin.
In additional the 12-sided design, the coin is also bimetallic, has a latent image, milled edges, and hidden high security features. The new design and dimensions of the coins have created a lot of buzz for a variety of reasons, both positive and negative.
Problems for Machines
A vast majority of vending machines built to accept the round £1 are not able to accept the new coin without expensive adjustments. Over the past few months, we have been busy creating coins that have the same dimensions of the old £1 coin to use as a much cheaper option than adjustments to machines.