Thanks for showing, Augsburger. It's easy to criticise designs, but more difficult to plug into what people - rightly or wrongly - want to see on their coins. Apart from the flag design, I think you succeeded.
Unsurprisingly, I spent most time studying the flag design. I can see how the Daily Mail crowd would have derided it as the flag coming apart, but what I see is the concept of influence. Britishness does not stop at the border and the country is not at all free of non-British influences. A Briton can go to France, speak English with the hotel reception people, shop at Marks and Spencer, but also buy the French wine he likes. The same person can stay at home, communicate with a German intern at work, eat a vegetarian meal at an Indian restaurant but also buy a British cheese that goes well with his French wine.