How do you like the design of the new £1 coin?

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A new 12-sided pound coin was unveiled yesterday which will be in circulation in 2017.

The new £1 coin, which will bear the four symbols of the UK – the rose, the leek, the thistle and the shamrock – was designed by West Midlands teenager David Pearce, who won a competition to create the image.

But the coin doesn’t just have a new look. The Royal Mint says the new pound will be the most secure coin in the world, with its 12 sides, two metals and embedded anti-counterfeiting technology – adapted from banknotes for the first time – making it extremely difficult to replicate.

What do you think of the new design?  Has it got a bit of deja vu for you?  

Do you like the design of the new £1 coin?

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SheilaG4
29th May 2015
0
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it looks like the old 3penny bit
Notdeadyet
10th May 2015
2
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Very like the old threepenny piece, but probably larger? I like the look of it but agree with all the comments about problems with vending machines, etc.
shunter
25th Apr 2015
1
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Ok-- But I forsee problems with Supermarket carts parking payment m/cs etc they'll probably have to all be adapted
andbrown01
22nd Apr 2015
2
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yes but very much like the
old threepenny bit
nagonthenet
17th Apr 2015
1
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Threepenny bit comes to mind. Is it worth that much these days tho?
broadsmike
17th Apr 2015
3
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Perhaps a few months wait would be advisable before including the thistle as one of the emblems
cwtchy grandma
17th Apr 2015
4
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Showing my age now !
It looks like the old threepenny bit.
shallanna
1st Apr 2015
2
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I love this new coin as all the countries are shown together,& personally will make me feel proud.
terra nova
31st Mar 2015
2
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remins me of three penny piece in 50s and 60s
ishamiruk
24th Mar 2015
3
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Love the irish shamrock
ishamiruk
24th Mar 2015
3
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Love symbols, luck of the irish we have family connections
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Does the shape denote the value of todays pound? A thruppney (three penny bit) in pre decimal coinage. If so, it probably does justice to the new coin. Also while I'm writing can anyone explain why Silversurfers only makes old news items available to comment on, for instance this item was first available on the 19th March. Where are the current days issues?
geoff1525
20th Mar 2015
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Yes Avery nice design but I can see busineses moaning about the cost to adapt machines to adept the new new coin eg self service checkouts
dougasteadman
20th Mar 2015
2
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Looks Absolutely Sooper !!!
denni
20th Mar 2015
2
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Like it will be helpful for non sighted and partially sighted to distinguish it
brownlow9
19th Mar 2015
2
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A great design, which although like the old threepenny coin has a very modern look about it. Don't see why it would not fit into slot machines and supermarket trolleys.
dougasteadman
20th Mar 2015
3
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Might have something to do with the weight, rather then the shape. Xxx
Lovely2CU
19th Mar 2015
2
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I like it. As well as being reminiscent of the old 'thrupny' bit , it's a vast improvement on the silly 'jigsaw' coin design we currently have.
Stoory
19th Mar 2015
2
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I really like the design on it. Well done to David Pearce. X
Ktrott1998
19th Mar 2015
2
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Seems very appropriate to look like an old thrupenny bit, as it doesn't buy much more than that did.
didsbury
19th Mar 2015
2
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It looks really good and does remind of the old three penny bit
memo
19th Mar 2015
2
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Hope it's worth more than threepence!
bawbee
19th Mar 2015
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I agree with all the positive comments; especially those that mention the old threepenny piece and the deterrent of forgery.
Stafilos
19th Mar 2015
3
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I like it, it's a nice modern design that hopefully deter the fraudsters and yet it reminds me of the old threepenny joey.
jilly80
19th Mar 2015
3
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I like it, I echo other commentators in that in reminds me of the old threepenny bit. I hope the new design will deter the forgers!
JoanneH
19th Mar 2015
2
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I like the new design & the teenager who designed it is brilliant I can't wait to see it in circulation.
Archiebald
19th Mar 2015
4
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The new £1 coin looks great...a new version of the 3 penny bit from years & years ago. It is such a distinctive shape. Bit of nostalgia and quirky which is what its all about living in the UK!!!
halfinch
19th Mar 2015
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It reminds me of the thrupenny bit... we dont need anew pound coin... money designing could have gone on something far more important... but if they insist on having a new one.. have something that doesnt resemble any other coin!!!!!
Patti47
19th Mar 2015
2
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Reminds me of the old threepenny bit as well. I really like it and if all the coin machines have to be altered, it will provide work for someone. That's got to be good news.
olly bate
19th Mar 2015
3
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So like the old three penny bit. Much easier gor us old uns to feel the shape and know just by touch that this is a pound coin. Love it
Clarinda
19th Mar 2015
3
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Yes I love the new pound coin. Definately because of the nostalgia element. Loved that threepenny bit!!
kosbutch
19th Mar 2015
2
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Quite like the design. Deja vu,certainly with the resemblance to the old threepenny bit.
Peter
19th Mar 2015
3
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Looks great and if it beats the counterfeiters then so much the better. I'm fed up having fake pound coins not working in car park machines!
Baxi
19th Mar 2015
4
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I really like it - deja vu yes because of the threepennybit, but I really like the fact the England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland are represented.

Jo and Wilf are right that it might affect machines, but if it is designed so that the outer edge is still the same size as the existing pound coin this might not be an issue. Surely they would have thought this through?
Wilf
19th Mar 2015
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Car park machines...Not necessarily Baxi. When NASA put the Hubble telescope up in orbit which cost $$billions the mirror was calibrated in inches and should have been centimetres...oooops. So they sent another space shuttle up to sort it out. "Mans stupidity" & all that!!!
Jo Kingham
19th Mar 2015
3
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Looks great but as you say Wilf does this mean all the machines and shopping trolleys will have to be changed - and if so what's the cost of that?
Wilf
19th Mar 2015
4
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I must say I really like the look of this new coin. Its a bit like the old "threepenny" bit and as its a different shape will help to define it a bit more when searching through change. What happens though to all the money machines that take change? Maybe its a weight thing and they don't need to change with the new shape?? Anyone know the answer?

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