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The new £1 coin

RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
edited March 2014 in The bottom bracket
The new £1 coin has been unveiled:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-26632863

Looks designed to wear a hole in your pocket, and is similar to the old threepenny bit, which is about what it's worth these days.

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"While the Queen's head will be on the obverse side of the coin, as it is on all legal tender in the UK, the Treasury has said there will be a public competition to decide the image on the other other side."

Any suggestions for an appropriate image..?

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  • random manrandom man Posts: 1,518
    It's got to be a portcullis, surely :)
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 16,015
    The real thing looks a lot better than that crappy CGI one - they didn't even get the sides the same length on that! :lol:

    Current pound coin has always been an ugly thing so I won't miss it going!
    random man wrote:
    It's got to be a portcullis, surely :)

    Of course - but it's a public competition so it will probably be an iphone or some other piece of plastic tat. :roll:
    Faster than a tent.......
  • smokey_baconsmokey_bacon Posts: 1,639
    So the idea is to replace what we have with something so anicent that cant be copied. I give you the genius of progress!
  • capt_slogcapt_slog Posts: 3,706
    Rolf F wrote:
    The real thing looks a lot better than that crappy CGI one - they didn't even get the sides the same length on that! :lol:

    Current pound coin has always been an ugly thing so I won't miss it going!
    random man wrote:
    It's got to be a portcullis, surely :)

    Of course - but it's a public competition so it will probably be an iphone or some other piece of plastic tat. :roll:

    Perhaps if we all send in a 'portcullis' design they will take the hint? :)

    Ah the old thrupny bit. That's the coin that I used to take to the much hated Sunday school as a nipper. I was messing about one sunday (well, most sundays actually as a 4yr old would) and balancing the coin on the end of my tongue with my head titled backwards.

    Someone nudged me and I swallowed the bloody thing. It didn't do the decent thing and pass through, but lodged in my stomach and began to poison me and I spent a week in hospital wondering why they'd left me there. :cry:


    The older I get, the better I was.

  • Mikey23Mikey23 Posts: 5,306
    Gods judgement for not paying attention ...
  • graham.graham. Posts: 862
    It will be introduced in 2017..."the Queens head will be on the obverse side ".
    Anyone taking bets on that? I vote that it will be a Kings head!
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    Thrupenny bits, smirk :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    RDW wrote:
    Any suggestions for an appropriate image..?

    Susanna Reid flashing her knickers :mrgreen:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    Graham. wrote:
    It will be introduced in 2017..."the Queens head will be on the obverse side ".
    Anyone taking bets on that? I vote that it will be a Kings head!

    I'll have a piece of that action. The Windsors seem to be built like the heavier Campagnolo wheelsets - didn't her Mum keep going till 101? Of course, having state of the art medical care can't hurt.
  • So the idea is to replace what we have with something so anicent that cant be copied. I give you the genius of progress!
    The progress is sandwiched inside the coin so the coins are recognised electronically rather than by their size and weight.
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    arran77 wrote:
    RDW wrote:
    Any suggestions for an appropriate image..?

    Susanna Reid flashing her knickers :mrgreen:

    4rp0e1.jpg
  • arran77arran77 Posts: 9,260
    RDW wrote:
    arran77 wrote:
    RDW wrote:
    Any suggestions for an appropriate image..?

    Susanna Reid flashing her knickers :mrgreen:

    4rp0e1.jpg

    If we get enough BB'ers to vote that could be legal tender :lol:
    "Arran, you are like the Tony Benn of smut. You have never diluted your depravity and always stand by your beliefs. You have my respect sir and your wife my pity" :lol:

    seanoconn
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    We need more pictures of thrupenny bits on BB :D
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • Buckie2k5Buckie2k5 Posts: 600
    RDW wrote:
    Graham. wrote:
    It will be introduced in 2017..."the Queens head will be on the obverse side ".
    Anyone taking bets on that? I vote that it will be a Kings head!

    I'll have a piece of that action. The Windsors seem to be built like the heavier Campagnolo wheelsets - didn't her Mum keep going till 101? Of course, having state of the art medical care can't hurt.

    and freezers full of cloned organs.
  • Sirius631Sirius631 Posts: 991
    At least the Bank of England won't have to give them to the Scots.
    To err is human, but to make a real balls up takes a super computer.
  • Frank the tankFrank the tank Posts: 6,553
    What about an image of the quintessential English pub, then it would have the queens head on both sides.
    Tail end Charlie

    The above post may contain traces of sarcasm or/and bullsh*t.
  • RDWRDW Posts: 1,900
    Buckie2k5 wrote:
    and freezers full of cloned organs.

    Human or reptilian?
  • Wirral_paulWirral_paul Posts: 2,476
    Sirius631 wrote:
    At least the Bank of England won't have to give them to the Scots.

    Maybe they should put on a picture of Hadrians Wall as a mark of celebration :lol:
  • Stevo_666Stevo_666 Posts: 49,349
    As long as it's still worth a quid I don't give a censored :)
    "I spent most of my money on birds, booze and fast cars: the rest of it I just squandered." [George Best]
  • team47bteam47b Posts: 6,424
    1.2
    my isetta is a 300cc bike
  • FishFishFishFish Posts: 2,152
    The new coin is the scum of the earth.
    ...take your pickelf on your holibobs.... :D

    jeez :roll:
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