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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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About the Author
George Cuhaj has been with the Krause Publications numismatic team since 1994. He is editor of the various editions of the Standard Catalog of World Coins and the Standard Catalog of World Paper Money. Prior to joining KP, Cuhaj was employed by the American Numismatic Society and Stack's Rare Coins, both of New York City. He is a Fellow in both the Royal Numismatic Society and the American Numismatic Society. He also is a life member and past board member of the International Bank Note Society. Cuhaj was elected an Allied Professional Member of the National Sculpture Society and has had his medallic work exhibited internationally.

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