Poll: Do you prefer the new £1 coin?

 

Wednesday 19 March 2014 12:22
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The new pound coin will be composed of two metals
The new pound coin will be composed of two metals

Whatever George Osborne announces in today's budget, its most visible legacy will be the arrival of a new, 12-sided pound coin - modelled on the old thrupenny bit (if you had a piggy-bank back in 1971, you'll know what one looked like).

The case for a redesign lies in the ease with which forgers have been able to knock-off the current circular £1 coin - as many as 45 million, 3 per cent of the total in circulation, are believed to be fake.

The replacement coin has attracted its share of criticism: it looks like the Euro, for one, and for two EVERY SINGLE SHOPPING TROLLEY IN THE UK will need to be remodelled.

But we're talking aesthetics here: are you fond of the familiar, trusty gold circle - or does this flashy, bi-metallic dodecahedron make you want to spend? Take our poll.

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