It has just been announced that the UK is to have a new £1 coin! the 12 sided bimetallic coin will be introduced in 2017 to try to combat counterfeiting. We will of course have more details, and more pictures, as we get them. The BBC has its own take on the story on its website.
The 12 sided design will inevitably draw comparisons with the old "thrupney" bit - often cited as one of Britain's favourite coins - how will this new design be received...?!