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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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A new £1 coin is being introduced in 2017.

The 12-sided coin is based on the old threepenny bit, which was in circulation between 1937 and 1971.
Via royalmint.com

The 12-sided coin is based on the old threepenny bit, which was in circulation between 1937 and 1971.

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

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