Discussion in 'Current Affairs & Debate' started by Madison, Mar 18, 2014.
We're going to get a new 12-sided coin
I'd like it to be a bit bigger than the existing £1 coin though, if it's going to be 12 sided.
But will THE SCOTTISH be able to use it come next year?
it's UGLY and it looks FOREIGN
Surely the actual 1p has to be scrapped at some point FOREVER.
Is there a picture?
EDIT: Oh, the BBC have updated the article.
It's no THRUPPENNY BIT that's for sure
I LOVE it
It would be even better if they stuck a hole in it. Although that might be a bit problematic for HRH.
I like it. But I'd say there's a good chance that they'll never make them with the queen's head on.
OMG it's the budget tomorrow!
You can't see her living until 91?
I'd say abdication's more likely.
Although to be fair I read that article and thought "2017?! That's aaaaages away"...
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.
Oh as if.
It's all the rage now, even the pope's joined in.
I think she'd only ever abdicate in the event of her health taking a serious turn for the worse.
I doubt she'll ever go the way of her cowardly uncle.
Although if she does go, 12 September 2015 would be a good day to do it.
It looks like a miniature Wimbledon trophy plate shield thingy. I don't like it, but don't care.
I'd have thought the reverse side of the existing £2 coin was already more guilty of that.
Quite right. I do like £2 coins though.
I hate the way that £2 coin has an odd number of cogs.
Have you got slight OCD Mads?
It's really quite cruel asking a question like that and ending it with 'Mads'.
Oh bloody hell, I didn't even notice we were so close to MAJ overtaking Vicky.
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.
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.
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!
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.
Ah I wasn't looking at the design. Just the main rings. Which aren't really cogs.
I always liked the OLD £2 coins.
That looks quite ugly really, but I can't say I'll lose any sleep over it.