It’s just been announced that the interminable charm of the British pound coin is to come to an end and be replaced by a hard-to-forge, 12-side coin reminiscent of the threepenny bit, if you’re old enough to remember what one of those looks like. It will also consist of two metals, like the more recent two pound coin to help reduce the viability of forgeries.
I was recently messing around with a super-shiny pair of ‘nuggets’ and my 100mm macro lens the other day and came up with this result. I think I’ll keep hold of them as mementos from a soon to be bygone era!
R.I.P. The Nugget
Here’s how the new Pound coin will look. Image courtesy of Reuters.