£1 coin DEAD

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  1. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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  2. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    :disco: indeed

    I'd like it to be a bit bigger than the existing £1 coin though, if it's going to be 12 sided.
     
  3. Sharla

    Sharla The Resistance

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    But will THE SCOTTISH be able to use it come next year?
     
  4. jivafox

    jivafox chalamet & chill

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    it's UGLY and it looks FOREIGN :evil:
     
  5. Ag

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    Surely the actual 1p has to be scrapped at some point FOREVER.
     
  6. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Is there a picture?

    EDIT: Oh, the BBC have updated the article.
     
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  7. Shirley

    Shirley BIG-HEARTED BUNNY

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    It's no THRUPPENNY BIT that's for sure
     
  8. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I LOVE it

    It would be even better if they stuck a hole in it. Although that might be a bit problematic for HRH.
     
  9. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    I like it. But I'd say there's a good chance that they'll never make them with the queen's head on.
     
  10. Sharla

    Sharla The Resistance

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    OMG it's the budget tomorrow!
     
  11. Ag

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    You can't see her living until 91?
     
  12. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    I'd say abdication's more likely.
     
  13. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    Although to be fair I read that article and thought "2017?! That's aaaaages away"...
     
  14. Slave

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    I presume much of its continued existence is in order to facilitate the marketing logic that charging £X.99 for something is psychologically more appealing than rounding up to the full pound.
     
  15. Ag

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    Oh as if.
     
  16. David_5000

    David_5000 I'll dance alone

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    It's all the rage now, even the pope's joined in.
     
  17. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I think she'd only ever abdicate in the event of her health taking a serious turn for the worse.
     
  18. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    I doubt she'll ever go the way of her cowardly uncle.
     
  19. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    Although if she does go, 12 September 2015 would be a good day to do it.
     
  20. straightorbroken

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    It looks like a miniature Wimbledon trophy plate shield thingy. I don't like it, but don't care.
     
  21. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    I'd have thought the reverse side of the existing £2 coin was already more guilty of that.

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  22. straightorbroken

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    Quite right. I do like £2 coins though.
     
  23. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    I hate the way that £2 coin has an odd number of cogs.
     
  24. Kalabaliken

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    :D Have you got slight OCD Mads?
     
  25. Madison

    Madison Everything goes up by six

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    It's really quite cruel asking a question like that and ending it with 'Mads'.
     
  26. Penelope

    Penelope Look right for CALMING INFLUENCE

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  27. Lee

    Lee Ne me quitte pas

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    That still happens in Australia despite there being no 1 or 2 cent coins. If you pay by cash it's rounded up or down, if you pay by card in doesn't matter.
     
  28. lolly

    lolly Rowena? From Kuwait?

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    Some countries with the Euro (Finland for one, I believe) don't use one or two cent coins, although prices still involve multiples of them. They are just rounded up or down when you pay.
     
  29. Indie

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    Four?
     
  30. Diddy

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    Which bit are you looking at, it's 19!

    I was reading an advert about some service for systems or whatever, and to illustrate how they streamline processes, there was a cog being inserted between two cogs that were already linked. RUBBISH!
     
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    A thruppenny in 1900 is now worth the equivalent of £1.30 today. So it's appropriate that the pound coin is now going to be shaped like the old coin.
     
  32. Indie

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    Ah I wasn't looking at the design. Just the main rings. Which aren't really cogs.
     
  33. Ellie

    Ellie Super talented triple threat

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    I always liked the OLD £2 coins.
     
  34. RobotBoy

    RobotBoy BANG BANG

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    That looks quite ugly really, but I can't say I'll lose any sleep over it.
     

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