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New coins released!

Posted on Wed, 2 April 2008 by Alyson Thomas - General News, Coin News

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All circulating coins, with the exception of the £2 coin, will bear the new designs.

A different detail from the shield of the Royal Arms is shown on the reverse of the 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p coins and when placed together the coins reveal the complete shield. This is the first time that a single design has been used across a range of United Kingdom coins in such a way. The reverse side of the £1 coin shows the complete shield of the Royal Arms. The front of the coins will continue to bear the existing portrait of Her Majesty The Queen by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS, approved for use on United Kingdom coins from 1 January 1998.