New coins for the UK

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  1. Streck

    Streck <B><FONT COLOR="#FF0000">QED</B></FONT> Veteran

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    http://wemadethis.typepad.com/we_made_this/2008/04/sterling-design.html
    http://www.royalmint.com/reports/03NewCoinReverses.jpg

    The coins combine to form Voltron, and one can instantly read the denomination based on color and shield orientation; the sharp edge between the shield and the rest of the coin is more easily differentiated at a distance than the designs of the previous coins.

    Still, my all-time favorite is the old Dutch guilder:

    http://www.coin-currency.com/images/dutch/silverguilder1.jpg
    http://www.coin-currency.com/images/dutch/silverguilder2.jpg
     
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    kinda cool
     
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    Omnibus Prime I'm too old for this shit TFW2005 Supporter

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    Those are pretty damn cool. Not that I have much stake in the whole affair, but I like them more than the current ones.

    Like that Dutch guilder, too.
     
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    are they the same on both sides?
     
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    Very sharp designs! And are those a couple of septagonal coins? What's the significance there?
     
  6. Vector Sigma

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    Thats just fucking awful...
     
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    I think they have been shaped like that for a long time. They are the more common coins. 50 and 20?
     
  8. Primus

    Primus Beware, the modelers. Veteran

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    i hate coins.
     
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    Those are fantastic-- it was a great idea to have an open competition for the design. Maybe if we did that in America, we'd avoid doing things like making dollar coins the same size and color of our quarters (I'm looking at you, Susan B. Anthony). Whoops!
     
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    cool idea...
     
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    I think the U.S. Mint should discontinue the dollar bill and force us over to coins. They last longer and would save taxpayer dollars. With inflation, today's dollars aren't worth much more than quarters were when I was a kid.

    Look at Sacajawea instead. That's the new dollar coin and it's larger, thicker and golder than the quarter.
     
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  12. aussiehippy

    aussiehippy Au contraire, Blackadder.

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    Oooh, I like our new coins.
     
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    And I though gold dollar presidents were bad...
     
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    wow its a puzzle.......wow
     
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    I should imagine the Queen's head is on the other side.
     
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    Wow, that's pretty cool, only if they would do something like that over here.
     
  17. Brandon

    Brandon This is important work.

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    Heh, that's kind of cool.
     
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    And still avoided like the plague.
     
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    I barely use cash now as it is. Check card FTW!
     
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    Glad you guys like them ( <------- works for Royal Mint :)  )
     

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