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Brand New One pound Series launched

Posted on Wed, 18 November 2009 by Phil Mussell - General News, Coin News

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The Royal Mint today unveiled their new look £1 coins for 2010 and for the first time we're to be treated to a coin that has not one but FOUR reverses. Ok That's not actually true but what they've done is very clever - the coin has been designed to represent each one of the Capital cities of the constituent Countries of the UK with the first released being Belfast and London. However it isn't ONLY the representation of that city that appears - all four cities will have their symbol on the reverses - just slightly smaller. So with the Belfast coin it's the Belfast reverse that takes up the majority of the space with Edinburgh, Cardiff and London at the bottom. It sounds complicated but really it isn't and actually it's really quite clever - have a look at the picture and you'll see what I mean! See the January 2010 COIN NEWS for further information