Great Britain to Release New Circulating Designs for 2008
April 03, 2008
Great Britain has released the new designs for circulating coins, which will be released during the summer of 2008.
It is a full shield on the 1 pound coin, and portions of the shield on the lower denominations, so that they form a full shield. They are the same size and shape as the current coins.
Graphically, they are neat, practically, I think it is silly, and that comes from a collector of British Coinage since 1974!
You can see the designs and story at the BBC.
The artist will receive over $60,000 for his efforts.
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