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Re: New pound coins in 2017
« Reply #105 on: March 18, 2015, 10:43:37 AM »
Yeah, based on the design..... reminds me of the cheesy poofs episode of South Park when Cartman wins a competition to sing the cheesy poofs song on the advert. When the ad comes out, he sings that last second and the rest is replaced by a real singer.  >:D

Though I'm sure the design was the kid's but they merely modified a few drawing issues.

I had one design that used these, but with a daffodil instead of a leek, but I have no idea how to put up pictures from my computer, so you'll never get to see it.  ;D

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« Reply #106 on: March 18, 2015, 11:06:39 AM »
Royal Mint now has more details about the coin:

http://www.royalmint.com/newonepoundcoin

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« Reply #107 on: March 18, 2015, 11:16:53 AM »
And here it is. Designed by 15-year-old David Pearce of Walsall, it depicts the emblems of the four nations. A traditional theme but in a modern form, more free-flowing than usual. I like it! He might have been tempted to do a more symmetrical design, such as appeared on the old sixpence, but I'm glad he didn't.
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« Reply #108 on: March 18, 2015, 06:28:10 PM »
I grinned about the Lancaster (or York) rose branch growing out of the leek

It's a Tudor double rose, the whole point of which is that it is a combination of both Lancaster and York (not that Henry VII had the legitimacy of either!).

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« Reply #109 on: March 18, 2015, 07:53:53 PM »
Indeed. If Cecily Neville's second child, Edward IV, was illegitimate, Henry VII was a usurper, let alone Henry VIII.

Yes, the Tudor rose is a safe assumption, even if we can't know the colours.

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« Reply #110 on: March 18, 2015, 10:48:59 PM »
A wonderful design.  Congrats to this young man for designing a very important coin that will probably be seen by collectors and the public for time immemorial.
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« Reply #111 on: March 21, 2015, 01:04:53 AM »
Does anyone know when and if Crown dependencies and Overseas territories will change their pound coins and what designs they will use ?

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« Reply #112 on: March 21, 2015, 11:38:59 AM »
Does anyone know when and if Crown dependencies and Overseas territories will change their pound coins and what designs they will use ?

No news yet, but the members here will pick it up pretty quickly, once it's out. Jersey, Guernsey, Isle of Man and Gibraltar usually introduce changes at the same time as the UK. The Falklands and St Helena+Ascension sometimes take a few years to follow our changes. The Crown Dependencies, as I understand, still issue pound notes and prefer them to the coins. Certainly when I visited Jersey and Guernsey between 1999 and 2001, that was definitely the case, and most pound coins in circulation were from the UK. I had to visit the banks to get myself some 2 pound coins.

My topic The Decimal Coins of the Sterling Area gives links to topics on each of these dependencies and territories, so you can see how well or otherwise they have matched the UK's numismatic changes.
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« Reply #113 on: March 21, 2015, 02:54:21 PM »
The smaller dependencies like the Falklands and St H & A don't issue circulation coins in every denomination every year. They won't change the existing coins just because the UK does but will wait until they next need to issue £1 coins, which may or may not be in 2017.

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« Reply #114 on: March 24, 2015, 12:16:56 AM »
A photo of a prototype. Looks good.
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« Reply #115 on: March 24, 2015, 03:49:59 AM »
Looks really beautiful.
Why do we have to wait till 2017 to get it?

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« Reply #116 on: March 24, 2015, 01:30:34 PM »
No designers initials are shown, and after having seen the guy's drawing, I think that is right.

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Re: New pound coins in 2017
« Reply #117 on: March 24, 2015, 07:02:33 PM »
Looks really beautiful.
Why do we have to wait till 2017 to get it?

Because it's not just a new design, it's a whole new specification. The cash handling and vending industries will have to be prepared before the new coin is actually put into circulation.

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Re: New pound coins in 2017
« Reply #118 on: March 24, 2015, 09:54:37 PM »
which will have a diameter of the coin?

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« Reply #119 on: March 24, 2015, 10:16:40 PM »
No designers initials are shown, and after having seen the guy's drawing, I think that is right.

Where did you see the drawing?