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The Royal Mint to introduce new design on standard 1 pound coin

Started by eurocoin, May 10, 2022, 10:45:25 PM

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Apparently from what I've read it's a celebration of diversity so yes another woke box ticking exercise
All coins are equal but some are more equal than others


Will the change in government affect the issue?
When is the design likely to be made public?


Today I received the following exclusive information in regard of the newly designed standard circulating 1 pound coin from The Royal Mint:

A shortlist of potential artists was prepared in consultation with HM Treasury, having particular regard to artistic merit and ideas of the artists. From there, three artists were invited into the competition process with two artists ultimately presenting their proposals to an independent selection panel comprising of a HMT official, the Chair of the Royal Mint Advisory Committee, Director of the Government Art Collection and the Director of the Royal Mint Museum. Michael Armitage was chosen by the former Chancellor, Rishi Sunak MP, based on the advice of the independent panel. In terms of who will model the coin, the artist will work with Gordon Summers, the Royal Mint's Chief Engraver.     

With the accession of King Charles III, we are currently reviewing the timing of upcoming coins.