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New designs - the reaction

Posted on Tue, 15 April 2008 by Phil Mussell - General News, Coin News

There have been some interesting stories coming from the National media regarding our new coinage - the Daily Telegraph called a number of dealers (and us) the day of the launch in order to try and find someone prepared to put a negative spin on the whole thing and the BBC's on-line magazine has been running this having run this for a few days!

Before the launch, and without knowing what the coins were going to look like, we confidently expected there to be a general backlash against them, after all people don't like change - and the media like it even less and true to form there indeed been an adverse reaction from some. However it has not been universal, there have been many who have applauded the Mint's bold move.

The real test, of course, will come when the coins enter circulation and people start handling them for the first time. When exactly that will be we don't yet know - if you find one in your change be sure to tell us won't you!