When the new 12-sided £1 coin was unveiled , many shoppers were left scratching their heads about how it will fit into the unlocking device on supermarket trolleys.

Dubbed the most secure coin in the world, its anti-counterfeiting features include its distinctive multi-sided shape and dual-metal design, with a gold-coloured outer ring and a silver-looking centre.

It also boasts a hologram-like image that looks like a £ symbol or a 1 when viewed from different angles.

We asked a wide range of food stores from Asda to Sainsbury's what will happen to the trolleys needing £1 inserted when the new coins are introduced.

Here is what they had to say:

Trolleys will be adapted to fit both the new and current £1 coin , and also tokens in the shape of either coin.

An Asda spokesman even added: "Our customers needn't worry about our trolleys.

"They will accept both the new £1 coin as well as the current version and trolley tokens."

The new £1 coin will be circulated in March.



Shoppers will have just six months to spend their old one pound coins.

They will stop being legal tender on October 15, 2017.

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