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There Is A New £1 Coin And The Reaction Is Decidedly Divided

It looks a bit like the euro and a nasty plate from the 1980s.

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Chancellor George Osborne will announce the new coin in his Budget speech later.

Via royalmint.com

The new £1 coin is being introduced to counter the estimated 45million forgeries currently in circulation.

Today I will deliver a Budget for a resilient economy - starting with a resilient pound coin

George Osborne@George_Osborne

Today I will deliver a Budget for a resilient economy - starting with a resilient pound coin

07:44 AM - 19 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

The reaction hasn't been overwhelmingly positive so far...

My proposed design for the new ਱ coin. At least it'd be some USE this way.

Michael Moran@TheMichaelMoran

My proposed design for the new ਱ coin. At least it'd be some USE this way.

07:23 AM - 19 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

MINTED: New ਱ coin design set to represent the government as it has 12 sides (Eric Pickles) and 2 faces (George Osborne).

The DM Reporter @DMReporter

MINTED: New ਱ coin design set to represent the government as it has 12 sides (Eric Pickles) and 2 faces (George Osborne).

08:47 AM - 19 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

If a euro and a threepenny bit had a child it would look like... the new ਱ coin. http://t.co/SwiAOPPuzh #c4news

Channel 4 News@Channel4News

If a euro and a threepenny bit had a child it would look like... the new ਱ coin. http://t.co/SwiAOPPuzh #c4news

07:48 AM - 19 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

I've considered the new ਱ coin and realised what it looks like to me: an irrelevant distraction. Also a nasty plate my mum had in the 80s.

Ellie Cumbo@EllieCumbo

I've considered the new ਱ coin and realised what it looks like to me: an irrelevant distraction. Also a nasty plate my mum had in the 80s.

08:56 AM - 19 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

"Any news on whether the 45p rate will ... SHINY COIN PRETTY PICTURE FUNNY SHAPE SHINY"

mirrors and stuff@mirrorsandstuff

"Any news on whether the 45p rate will ... SHINY COIN PRETTY PICTURE FUNNY SHAPE SHINY"

08:45 AM - 19 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

Hey everybody! I've seen the other side of the new pound coin

Alistair Coleman@scaryduck

Hey everybody! I've seen the other side of the new pound coin

08:48 AM - 19 Mar 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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