Definition of pound coin in US English:

pound coin


  • A coin worth one British pound sterling.

    • ‘But despite that distinctly shaky start, today the pound coin celebrates its 21st anniversary stronger than ever, as an integral part of British life.’
    • ‘I had a few coins, one of which was a pound coin with which to pay the £1.00 fare.’
    • ‘The Scottish pound note, which survived the introduction of the pound coin while its English counterpart became extinct, is at the centre of a mystery.’
    • ‘The Bank of England pound note ceased to be legal tender at midnight, and was replaced by the pound coin.’
    • ‘Matt reached into his pocket and handed over a pound coin.’