Monday, April 21, 2008

New British coin designs

The Royal Mint reports: [edited]

Matthew Dent, a professional graphic designer, had seen the competition advertised in a national newspaper. He explored a number of options before finally developing his ideas for an heraldic set.

"I felt that the solution to the Royal Mint's brief lay in a united design - how to represent the whole of the United Kingdom over six coins. I thought the six coins could make up a shield by arranging the coins both horizontally, as with the landscape idea, as well as vertically, in a jigsaw style.

"It's easy to imagine the coins pushed around a school classroom table or fumbled around with on a bar - being pieced together as a jigsaw and just having fun with them."

Thanks to Julie for the link

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