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Quote from: <k> on November 22, 2017, 04:35:05 PMI did wonder why the Mint didn't just make the new pound a smaller version of the 2 pound coin. That would have worked. So now both the pound and the 2 pound coins constitute their own unique coin families, in terms of size/shape/metal.
Quote from: Alan71 on November 24, 2017, 12:23:50 AMReading the linked article, I'm surprised that they really were considering a "bronze" or "copper coloured" outer ring on two options. If it's accurate, and they'd gone with it, imagine how they'd look after a few months/years in circulation? Bronze/copper colour is associated with low-value coins, why on earth would they want to introduce it on the £1?
Quote from: Figleaf on November 25, 2017, 12:09:41 AMI can think of two countries that issued high denomination copper commemoratives: Austria and Pakistan. Perhaps the UK is one of the last countries whose coins still show a strict relation between pre-1880 coin metals (copper/bronze, silver and gold) and denomination. Metal colour is way more important to distinguish coin families than metal price.