All new £1 coins are to be recalled following a request made by The Queen, who has asked that her head is to be featured on both sides of the new 12-sided coin.
Her Majesty is said to be ‘unhappy’ that despite being on the throne for 65 years, she still only appears on the reverse side of the coin.
Some are not happy about the news, with other public figures coming forward saying that they should feature on the other side of the coin.
First Minister of Scotland, Nicola Sturgeon, has said that it is “only right” she is featured on the new £1 coin – especially with the likelihood of Scottish independence in the near future.
Clare Balding has also made her voice heard, saying she is The Queen of broadcasting so should be a permanent fixture in the nation’s currency.
Historian and expert on the British Royal Family, Professor Ffyliaid Ebrill said: “This is an excellent move by the British government to recall all of the new £1 coins ready for modification.
“Everybody knows what the right-hand side of Her Majesty’s head looks like as it is engraved on all coins and stamps. However, nobody knows what the left-hand side looks like. This is a perfect opportunity to see a side to The Queen that we do not normally see.”
It is still unknown what will happen to the game heads or tails. Some experts have suggested that Her Majesty could remove her crown on the obverse side so the game can be renamed crown or no crown.
The new £1 coins only entered legal tender last Tuesday – the first new £1 coin to be released in 30 years.
The 12-sided coin is hoped to combat the problem of counterfeit currency.
Up to four million new pound coins were being produced per day by The Royal Mint in South Wales. It is unknown how long it will take for the left side of Her Majesty’s head to be engraved into the new design.