The Mystery Of British Coins
Did you know that the new british coins are a puzzle? A few years ago the former Chancellor of the Exchequer and present Prime Minister Gordon Brown decided that the time had come to pimp up the front side of the british coins and started a competition. The winner was the 26 year old designer Matthew Dent from Wales.
If you now put a one penny, two pence, five pence, ten pence, twenty pence and fifty pence side by side you will see the emblem of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The one pound coin shows the whole emblem.