Under close inspection, you can see the words "one pound" on the front of the coin. On the reverse side you can see the year the coin was made.
The text is incredibly small and can be easily missed, but why is the writing there to begin with?
It is meant to battle the production of counterfeit coins due to the difficulty of replicating the minute text.
According to the Royal Mint, the new pound coin is "the most secure circulating coin in the world"
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