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Friday, April 04, 2008

The Other Side of the Coin...

Now I'm not really precious about coins; they just sit in your pocket, sit on your bedside table and occasionally get exchanged for goods or services, right? But surely they could have come up with something better than this? When are you ever going to lay them out as a partial ('partial' mind you) shield? And in a very tourist unfriendly step they will have no numbers on them. You'll have to be able to read English to tell what they are.

2 comments:

  1. Geoff2:50 pm

    Some other issues:
    These are UK coins, and using the royal coat of arms they have symbols that represent England, Scotland, and (Northern) Ireland, but nothing for the Welsh, which I can't imagine will go down well there (ironically enough though, the designer was welsh)

    We now have a royal symbol on both sides of the coin. Previous coins had national symbols that were independent of the monarchy. Which feels like a backwards step.

    Although having said that, I do actually think they look nice, it's a very stylish and modern usage of a very traditional image.

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  2. David2:17 pm

    I love the design, but I agree they should have numbers on them.

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