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New coins

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The coins of the realm receive a very welcome makeover following a design competition by the Royal Mint. The winning design by Matthew Dent is a surprisingly contemporary choice for such a staid institution. Although the Royal Arms shield is very traditional, the act of breaking it into pieces across the smaller coins is a clever move which makes the individual coins seem strikingly contemporary when only a small part of the design is visible. I’m looking forward to seeing these once they go into circulation.

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  1. #1 posted by the other andrew

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    Clever! Such a simple idea but the execution is really nice.

  2. #2 posted by Nathalie

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    Very interesting concept! Do you know when they will be in circulation?

  3. #3 posted by John

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    I think they’re going into circulation now but it’ll be a while before we see them up here. Probably the end of the year unless I asked for some from a bank.

 


 

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