Anyone Ever Notice This About British Coins? [Pic]

Submitted by: Kaida 5 years ago Misc

Very Da Vinci Code, no?
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Male 5,413
Who the drat didn`t know this? It wasn`t a kid, it was a fully grown man.
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Male 221
How could anyone not notice this?
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Female 84
:O why did I not notice this before!! (gathers pennies from bag)
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Male 2,859
I feel like a tw@ for not noticing this before.
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Female 795
Well I just looked through my purse and out of change totalling £18.75 I have none of those coins. Fail.
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Male 126
Some kid came up with this design and they liked it so they used it. That`s about it. No magic here.
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Female 5,222
oh sweet :O
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Male 12,365
[quote]There`s also about a hundred different kinds of fifty-pence coins.[/quote]

The same is true of the £1 and £2 coins and that`s an issue for machines that take coins. I work with fruit machines and there are major acceptance issues caused by the numerous different designs. If security settings are slack enough to accept all the different designs of coins, there`s an increased risk of the machine accepting well-made fake coins. The £1 coins with images of bridges on the back are particularly bad - many coin mechs simply won`t register them as a genuine coin at all.
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Male 12,365
[quote]I`m not sure what coat of arms it`s meant to be, but as a Brit, I feel probably should know that... [/quote]

It`s the shield from the royal coat of arms of the UK. The sections represent the countries of the union, apart from Wales (because it was conquered rather than joining the union by treaty). Three lions are England, harp is Ireland, single lion rearing up is Scotland.
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Male 1,598
That`s better than the Da Vinci Code. That book was crap.
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Male 14
A `quid` is slang for one pound. Pence is the same to a pound that a cent is to a dollar. Euros are what some european countries use but they are gerenally not used in England
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Male 7
The old, non-shieldy coins still exist, those were just variants. There`s also about a hundred different kinds of fifty-pence coins.
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Male 6,694
Thats just neat.
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Male 1,364
i love the english coins. they look amazing. great design.
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Female 999
They`re all worth about $3 American each, Jackson.
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Male 155
i NEVER noticed that! then again, being American probably lent to that. this has me curious though. i really have no idea the difference between pence, pounds, euros or whateverthehell a quid is. i`ll be back, I-A-B, i have to go over to wikipedia for a bit.
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Female 857
I liked the old pound coins better, with dragons or leeks or thistles on.
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Female 182
OMG i sooo did not notice this im gonna raid my purse and do this :P
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Male 2,619
I noticed that when they announced it a few years back. Then I noticed it again when I had the coins.
I am British. Thats why I noticed. Unless you have British tender in your hands then you wouldnt.
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Male 2,159
Yeah, this was purposefully done by the London Mint (who make UK coins). It`s a redesign of those coins that happened last year. The £1.00 coin has the complete shield squeezed onto one coin. I`m not sure what coat of arms it`s meant to be, but as a Brit, I feel probably should know that...

It was actually quite fun doing it the first couple of times, especially when they`d just entered circulation and weren`t that easy to find.
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Male 802
"Anyone Ever Notice This About British Coins?"

I`d be willing to bet someone has noticed it before. It`s very unlikely that the design happened accidentally.
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Female 7
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Male 160
Neat.
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Female 155
Never noticed that before, cool. Although the only time i actively use coins less that £1 is for the self service tills at Asda or Tesco to get rid of em
The rest of the time they just trick you into thinking you`ve more money than you really have.
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Male 206
@TKD Master & @LazyMe484 sure thing guys, lets make this happen!

@19842011 yeah, I still think monster trucks would be cooler.
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Male 480
that`s wicked sweet. all we get are coins with national parks on them and crap
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Male 4,004
1, 2, 5, 10, 20 and 50?

The 2 pence seems a bit out of place. I get annoyed at pennies and nickels...why throw another useless coin into the mix?
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Male 2,220
I`ve got two pockets full of shrapnel from the night before... and I still haven`t got all the coins for that.
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Male 515
poor guy he`ll never get rid of that 1p at a store
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Male 3,076
nice :D
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Male 49
jeez get with crowd america lol
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Male 1,083
i didn`t even know what british coins looked like.
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Male 3
yep andwhat they are not showing u is the £1 coin witch is the full sheild its like a special release of coins around here still pretty cool tho
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Male 2,748
That`s pretty neat, Never noticed it.
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Female 6,381
Wow! I never noticed that! Of course, I live in Vancouver, so that may have something to do with it.
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Male 15,510
That makes a cool effect
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Male 271
I believe there were several articles about this when the new currency design was first revealed. You lose!
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Male 3,577
that where you get "a few coins short of a full shield"
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Male 3,577
nothig new here
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Male 360
neato.
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Female 4,349
woah.
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Male 2,121
@FemBot I don`t mean flip as in toss, I mean flip as in turn over. It says you`re from the US so presumably you`ve got some USD coins handy. Turn one over. Done? Okay. You turned it up/down rather than left/right if you see what I mean. It`s hard to explain.
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Female 262
@danthew - How many times did you flip coins to develop this hypothesis? Is there any math to back up your findings?
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Male 721
Yes, we all knew about this years ago...
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Male 729
So... it`s a puzzle that assembles into a Freddie Mercury codpiece? How is that noteworthy?
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Male 2,121
Yeah, this isn`t exactly a strange message from the Illuminati. The new quids show the full crest on the back.

One thing I found out a few years ago after finding a 1 cent (USD) coin in my change. American coins flip differently to British coins (and euros and all other european currencies I`ve come across). American coins you would flip so the bottom goes to the top, British coins you flip so the left goes to the right. Doing it the wrong way leaves the other side of the coin upside down.
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Male 12,365
[quote]The new design is intentional to show the English crest.[/quote]

No, it shows the crest of the royal coat of arms of the United Kingdom. Totally different thing. The English one is three lions on a plain background - one image, no quartering. The UK one shows England (twice), Scotland and Ireland. Wales isn`t shown because it was conquered rather than joining the union voluntarily.
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Female 685
I remember when these first came out there was a bit of controversy that they stopped making the 50p with Brittania on the reverse, for the first time in about a thousand years she is not on any of our coins.
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Female 685
@LazyMe484 you`re welcome to spend Euros anytime in British shops, especially as they are worth more than US and CAD
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Female 3,001
i remember this being announced ages ago, n i was like "omgz im gonna get the different coins and see if it works" instead i forgot about it instantly and spent all my money
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Male 60
its a bit too clever, wanky even. but i remember being impressed when they were announced
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Male 1,266
OMG lets inform the people who sell coins that they could totally sell them in a display case in that arrang... oh wait..



Yeah that was the intention.
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Male 4,902
thats pretty badass
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Male 17,512
Nothing `Davinci Code` about it, these were purposely designed that way.
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Male 559
@have heart ikr?
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Male 592
we get new coins every year, the first year these came out i went down to one stop spent some money and asked for 1 of each coin so i could have the set. http://www.royalmint.com /store/BritishBase/D11.aspx if you would like to veiw/read about it. (take out the space in the link)
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Female 412
Ok we have had these coins for like 2/3 years and it`s only just been put on IAB?
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Male 1,678
It`d be pretty easy not to notice this seeing as the vast majority of coins in circulation still have the old design on the back of them.
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Male 759
I think you`d need to be pretty unobservant to not notice that.
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Male 875
that is so awesome
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Male 506
Hmm I never would have known
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Male 270
These coins haven`t been around so long, certainly not over 10 years old. And they were designed like that on purpose. The older coins don`t make the shield though.
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Female 407
and AMERICANS are stupid?
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Male 148
I`ve tried making this numerous times but i just end up spending it
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Male 25,416
Its code for i have money
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Male 528
wow, for all these years we`ve had those coins, i thought that it was made up of the same coins, ive never tried to put them together like that.. -_- i`m gonna try this
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Female 110
@LionHeart-72 "look at me, I`m Ohio"

I don`t know why, but that made me laugh so hard. WIN.
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Male 68
the coins were minted a few years ago now, I`ve been trying to collect loose change so I can make this picture, but I just end up with the old one with Portcullises and crap on. Also the Pound coin has a picture of just the coat of arms, to show you what the finished picture of the others should look like


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Male 3,285
marcus2
Male, 13-17, Europe
233 Posts Tuesday, May 24, 2011 12:50:13 PM
@tedgp
Seriously? you mean they actually meant for them to look like this?! They didnt just put some random shapes together and it turned out this way? Idiot.

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It was called a joke. As anyone could have seen. But being a kid, you probably need a while for it to sink in.
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Female 182
Wait, I thought the N.I coat of arms was a red hand?
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Male 521
Man, why don`t we do anything classly like that? We just have random crap on the back of our quarters (look at me, I`m Ohio).
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Male 109
@LazyMe484 F*ck Euros... STERLING FTW
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Male 32
and then 20p`s are made without dates on them and suddenly they`re worth £200
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Male 677
@tedgp
Seriously? you mean they actually meant for them to look like this?! They didnt just put some random shapes together and it turned out this way? Idiot.
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Male 10,440
[quote] the U.S. should have something like this except with eagles, explosions and MONSTER TRUCKS! [/quote]
Don`t forget guns and bibles!

But seriously this is cool. I had no idea... then again it`s not often that I look at British money.
When are you guys gonna start using the euro?
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Male 677
How can you fellow Brits not have noticed? Thought we were better than that. God save the...
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Male 71
@joosen

the US does already have this on our money, only it depicts/predicted the twin towers falling and the pentagon burning! way cooler than a punk ass coat of arms! america! f*ck yeah!
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Male 3,285
old news. It`s like this by design
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Female 2,027
nope i never noticed, wheres my purse i need to check...
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Female 67
And it isnt new, a previous poster is correct. About 3 years old and I`m shocked some Brits were unaware. Shows how little notice people take of the real world around them. Bet if it was on Twitter or Facebook they`d of known
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Male 217
all I see is a shocked clown.
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Male 4,793
"Ermmm. No. Not Da Vinci code.
The backs of the coins were purposely designed that way."

Wait.. you mean that wasn`t a TOTAL AND COMPLETE ACCIDENT?!?? NO WAI!!! -.-
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Male 4,793
"the U.S. should have something like this except with eagles, explosions and MONSTER TRUCKS! "

OMFG YES!!! We should throw the dead body of bin laden down on there somehwere too, you know, just for taste.
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Female 67
Ermmm. No. Not Da Vinci code.
The backs of the coins were purposely designed that way.
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Male 497
this must be some new design/special edition because this is the first time i see it, and i`ve been dealing with british coins for over a decade~
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Male 1,252
Their crest is so much cooleer than mine :( mines Moir, go on..look it up...and yes those are exactly what you think they are :(
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Male 3,314
I love it when countries get fancy with their currency!
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Male 1,122
wow, very cool Britain. Very cool.
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Male 1,557
Well yes, that design only came in about 2 years ago, previously on the reverse of the coins it was different designs, such as one of the lions, Britannia, a thistle, a gate etc. The new design is intentional to show the English crest.
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Male 206
the U.S. should have something like this except with eagles, explosions and MONSTER TRUCKS!
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Female 584
Cool...
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Male 395
i was talking about this with some friends recently - none of them had ever noticed. (and we`re english and use those coins every day!)
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Female 113
hmmm i`m British and no I`ve never noticed that actually haha. Not all coins have those symbols on them!
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Male 2,552
Who`s coat of arms is that?
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Female 839
i`m british and no, i have never noticed anything like that
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Male 1,148
No bluddy sh*t. The pound coin has the whole shield. I have more face in my palm than I have ever palmed before
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Male 295
I feel like if you have ever spent any amount of time in contact with this currency, it shouldn`t take you long to figure this out. Seems like it was the primary design choice in creating these coins...
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Male 249
i dont think this is that interesting but then again i knew about this when they started making them like this
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Male 677
Yeah, The Royal Mint`s pretty f*ckin`... Well, mint.
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Male 3,057
Umm... they`ve been like this for three years now.
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Female 4,225
Wow, apparently it`s real. But why make your coin look like the royal coat of arms when put together? I think the coins look rather off individually
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Male 7,585
ive never seen british coins before. if this is true, its pretty cool.
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Male 158
No.
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Male 1,587
I`m a ignorant American and I knew that.
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Female 2,764
is this real?
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Male 490
Nope, just clever designing.
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Female 253
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