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Date: 05/24/11 12:19 PM

107 Responses to Anyone Ever Notice This About British Coins? [Pic]

  1. Profile photo of Kaida
    Kaida Female 13-17
    253 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    Link: Anyone Ever Notice This About British Coins? - Very Da Vinci Code, no?
  2. Profile photo of IceDragon77
    IceDragon77 Male 18-29
    490 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    Nope, just clever designing.
  3. Profile photo of HalfPintRoo
    HalfPintRoo Female 18-29
    2765 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    is this real?
  4. Profile photo of tn11
    tn11 Male 18-29
    1587 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    I`m a ignorant American and I knew that.
  5. Profile photo of TangoDexx
    TangoDexx Male 18-29
    158 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:26 pm
    No.
  6. Profile photo of cobrakiller
    cobrakiller Male 18-29
    7470 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:27 pm
    ive never seen british coins before. if this is true, its pretty cool.
  7. Profile photo of Turnshroud
    Turnshroud Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:28 pm
    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
  8. Profile photo of osirisascend
    osirisascend Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    Umm... they`ve been like this for three years now.
  9. Profile photo of marcus2
    marcus2 Male 13-17
    677 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    Yeah, The Royal Mint`s pretty f*ckin`... Well, mint.
  10. Profile photo of grahamm
    grahamm Male 18-29
    249 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:29 pm
    i dont think this is that interesting but then again i knew about this when they started making them like this
  11. Profile photo of Mogulman
    Mogulman Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    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...
  12. Profile photo of The-Sentinel
    The-Sentinel Male 18-29
    1149 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:30 pm
    No bluddy sh*t. The pound coin has the whole shield. I have more face in my palm than I have ever palmed before
  13. Profile photo of kerryfairy82
    kerryfairy82 Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:31 pm
    i`m british and no, i have never noticed anything like that
  14. Profile photo of TruTenrMan
    TruTenrMan Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:32 pm
    Who`s coat of arms is that?
  15. Profile photo of pinksocks
    pinksocks Female 18-29
    113 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    hmmm i`m British and no I`ve never noticed that actually haha. Not all coins have those symbols on them!
  16. Profile photo of Nick_13
    Nick_13 Male 30-39
    394 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:33 pm
    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!)
  17. Profile photo of Satkela
    Satkela Female 18-29
    583 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:34 pm
    Cool...
  18. Profile photo of joosen52
    joosen52 Male 18-29
    206 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:35 pm
    the U.S. should have something like this except with eagles, explosions and MONSTER TRUCKS!
  19. Profile photo of TR-Wolf
    TR-Wolf Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    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.
  20. Profile photo of RPossum
    RPossum Male 30-39
    1080 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:36 pm
    wow, very cool Britain. Very cool.
  21. Profile photo of Rick_S
    Rick_S Male 40-49
    3282 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:39 pm
    I love it when countries get fancy with their currency!
  22. Profile photo of Dead-Kittens
    Dead-Kittens Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:40 pm
    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 :(
  23. Profile photo of Kanashto
    Kanashto Male 18-29
    499 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:41 pm
    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~
  24. Profile photo of Medea_B
    Medea_B Female 18-29
    67 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    Ermmm. No. Not Da Vinci code.
    The backs of the coins were purposely designed that way.
  25. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:42 pm
    "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.
  26. Profile photo of TKD_Master
    TKD_Master Male 18-29
    4794 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:43 pm
    "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!!! -.-
  27. Profile photo of hairyshyt
    hairyshyt Male 30-39
    217 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:44 pm
    all I see is a shocked clown.
  28. Profile photo of Medea_B
    Medea_B Female 18-29
    67 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    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
  29. Profile photo of malikymoo
    malikymoo Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:45 pm
    nope i never noticed, wheres my purse i need to check...
  30. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:46 pm
    old news. It`s like this by design
  31. Profile photo of 19842011
    19842011 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 12:47 pm
    @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!
  32. Profile photo of marcus2
    marcus2 Male 13-17
    677 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    How can you fellow Brits not have noticed? Thought we were better than that. God save the...
  33. Profile photo of LazyMe484
    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
    10441 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:48 pm
    the U.S. should have something like this except with eagles, explosions and MONSTER TRUCKS!
    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?
  34. Profile photo of marcus2
    marcus2 Male 13-17
    677 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:50 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.
  35. Profile photo of MooseMaster
    MooseMaster Male 18-29
    32 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    and then 20p`s are made without dates on them and suddenly they`re worth £200
  36. Profile photo of Fishmanjo
    Fishmanjo Male 18-29
    109 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    @LazyMe484 F*ck Euros... STERLING FTW
  37. Profile photo of LionHeart-72
    LionHeart-72 Male 18-29
    521 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 12:57 pm
    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).
  38. Profile photo of CitrusCircus
    CitrusCircus Female 13-17
    182 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 1:02 pm
    Wait, I thought the N.I coat of arms was a red hand?
  39. Profile photo of tedgp
    tedgp Male 30-39
    3287 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 1:07 pm
    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.

    ---------

    It was called a joke. As anyone could have seen. But being a kid, you probably need a while for it to sink in.
  40. Profile photo of Red_Fear
    Red_Fear Male 18-29
    68 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 1:13 pm
    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


  41. Profile photo of Comagirl123
    Comagirl123 Female 18-29
    110 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 1:21 pm
    @LionHeart-72 "look at me, I`m Ohio"

    I don`t know why, but that made me laugh so hard. WIN.
  42. Profile photo of funnehkitteh
    funnehkitteh Male 18-29
    528 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 1:25 pm
    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
  43. Profile photo of Fatninja01
    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
    25420 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 1:30 pm
    Its code for i have money
  44. Profile photo of Phantomz
    Phantomz Male 13-17
    148 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 1:47 pm
    I`ve tried making this numerous times but i just end up spending it
  45. Profile photo of haveheart
    haveheart Female 18-29
    407 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 1:54 pm
    and AMERICANS are stupid?
  46. Profile photo of Turf_Moor
    Turf_Moor Male 18-29
    270 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    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.
  47. Profile photo of Helgarin
    Helgarin Male 18-29
    506 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 2:14 pm
    Hmm I never would have known
  48. Profile photo of human_exile
    human_exile Male 13-17
    875 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 2:17 pm
    that is so awesome
  49. Profile photo of number43
    number43 Male 70 & Over
    759 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 2:32 pm
    I think you`d need to be pretty unobservant to not notice that.
  50. Profile photo of paddy215
    paddy215 Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 2:39 pm
    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.
  51. Profile photo of SapphireHart
    SapphireHart Female 18-29
    412 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 2:41 pm
    Ok we have had these coins for like 2/3 years and it`s only just been put on IAB?
  52. Profile photo of Pyrosisflame
    Pyrosisflame Male 18-29
    592 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 2:51 pm
    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)
  53. Profile photo of danky
    danky Male 18-29
    559 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 2:53 pm
    @have heart ikr?
  54. Profile photo of CrakrJak
    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2011 at 3:14 pm
    Nothing `Davinci Code` about it, these were purposely designed that way.
  55. Profile photo of xCYBERDYNEx
    xCYBERDYNEx Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    thats pretty badass
  56. Profile photo of Ruswut
    Ruswut Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 3:15 pm
    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.
  57. Profile photo of sbutler1
    sbutler1 Male 18-29
    60 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 3:28 pm
    its a bit too clever, wanky even. but i remember being impressed when they were announced
  58. Profile photo of ruthless1990
    ruthless1990 Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 4:24 pm
    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
  59. Profile photo of blackcatseye
    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 4:31 pm
    @LazyMe484 you`re welcome to spend Euros anytime in British shops, especially as they are worth more than US and CAD
  60. Profile photo of blackcatseye
    blackcatseye Female 30-39
    685 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 4:39 pm
    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.
  61. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
    12387 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 4:53 pm
    The new design is intentional to show the English crest.

    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.
  62. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
    2122 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 5:09 pm
    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.
  63. Profile photo of PopCap
    PopCap Male 30-39
    730 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 5:17 pm
    So... it`s a puzzle that assembles into a Freddie Mercury codpiece? How is that noteworthy?
  64. Profile photo of JoeYC
    JoeYC Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 5:26 pm
    Yes, we all knew about this years ago...
  65. Profile photo of FemBot
    FemBot Female 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    @danthew - How many times did you flip coins to develop this hypothesis? Is there any math to back up your findings?
  66. Profile photo of danthew
    danthew Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 5:54 pm
    @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.
  67. Profile photo of emmettyville
    emmettyville Female 40-49
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    May 24, 2011 at 6:36 pm
    woah.
  68. Profile photo of ihurtmyself
    ihurtmyself Male 30-39
    361 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 7:05 pm
    neato.
  69. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2011 at 7:16 pm
    nothig new here
  70. Profile photo of dm2754
    dm2754 Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2011 at 7:17 pm
    that where you get "a few coins short of a full shield"
  71. Profile photo of mrtatulas
    mrtatulas Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 8:42 pm
    I believe there were several articles about this when the new currency design was first revealed. You lose!
  72. Profile photo of Angelmassb
    Angelmassb Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 9:27 pm
    That makes a cool effect
  73. Profile photo of carmium
    carmium Female 50-59
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    May 24, 2011 at 9:38 pm
    Wow! I never noticed that! Of course, I live in Vancouver, so that may have something to do with it.
  74. Profile photo of DarkFerret
    DarkFerret Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:05 pm
    That`s pretty neat, Never noticed it.
  75. Profile photo of nydare
    nydare Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:16 pm
    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
  76. Profile photo of ardystic
    ardystic Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 10:28 pm
    i didn`t even know what british coins looked like.
  77. Profile photo of lastapplepie
    lastapplepie Male 13-17
    49 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 11:05 pm
    jeez get with crowd america lol
  78. Profile photo of SvampeBob
    SvampeBob Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:06 pm
    nice :D
  79. Profile photo of HOBOMOE
    HOBOMOE Male 18-29
    515 posts
    May 24, 2011 at 11:33 pm
    poor guy he`ll never get rid of that 1p at a store
  80. Profile photo of MattPrince
    MattPrince Male 40-49
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:40 pm
    I`ve got two pockets full of shrapnel from the night before... and I still haven`t got all the coins for that.
  81. Profile photo of Batmanners
    Batmanners Male 18-29
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    May 24, 2011 at 11:57 pm
    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?
  82. Profile photo of Morrigann
    Morrigann Male 18-29
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    May 25, 2011 at 12:11 am
    that`s wicked sweet. all we get are coins with national parks on them and crap
  83. Profile photo of joosen52
    joosen52 Male 18-29
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    May 25, 2011 at 12:51 am
    @TKD Master & @LazyMe484 sure thing guys, lets make this happen!

    @19842011 yeah, I still think monster trucks would be cooler.
  84. Profile photo of alliknow
    alliknow Female 18-29
    155 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 1:23 am
    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.
  85. Profile photo of scalawag
    scalawag Male 18-29
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    May 25, 2011 at 3:33 am
    Neat.
  86. Profile photo of tanyacool
    tanyacool Female 18-29
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    May 25, 2011 at 4:19 am
    never goes into darkness!
  87. Profile photo of Enjin
    Enjin Male 30-39
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    May 25, 2011 at 4:46 am
    "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.
  88. Profile photo of Mikeado
    Mikeado Male 18-29
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    May 25, 2011 at 6:37 am
    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.
  89. Profile photo of IRockYeah
    IRockYeah Male 40-49
    2619 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 6:43 am
    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.
  90. Profile photo of Angelista10
    Angelista10 Female 18-29
    182 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 7:57 am
    OMG i sooo did not notice this im gonna raid my purse and do this :P
  91. Profile photo of Pandabee
    Pandabee Female 40-49
    857 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 9:12 am
    I liked the old pound coins better, with dragons or leeks or thistles on.
  92. Profile photo of Jackson13W
    Jackson13W Male 30-39
    155 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 9:28 am
    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.
  93. Profile photo of flingspoo
    flingspoo Female 18-29
    999 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 10:05 am
    They`re all worth about $3 American each, Jackson.
  94. Profile photo of alpensepp
    alpensepp Male 70 & Over
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    May 25, 2011 at 10:34 am
    i love the english coins. they look amazing. great design.
  95. Profile photo of meepmaker
    meepmaker Male 30-39
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    May 25, 2011 at 12:08 pm
    Thats just neat.
  96. Profile photo of microhendy
    microhendy Male 13-17
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    May 25, 2011 at 12:21 pm
    The old, non-shieldy coins still exist, those were just variants. There`s also about a hundred different kinds of fifty-pence coins.
  97. Profile photo of DJRedeye
    DJRedeye Male 30-39
    14 posts
    May 25, 2011 at 12:53 pm
    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
  98. Profile photo of Jasonbobdude
    Jasonbobdude Male 18-29
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    May 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm
    That`s better than the Da Vinci Code. That book was crap.
  99. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 25, 2011 at 5:27 pm
    I`m not sure what coat of arms it`s meant to be, but as a Brit, I feel probably should know that...

    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.
  100. Profile photo of Angilion
    Angilion Male 40-49
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    May 25, 2011 at 5:34 pm
    There`s also about a hundred different kinds of fifty-pence coins.

    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.
  101. Profile photo of BunnyNaku
    BunnyNaku Female 18-29
    5224 posts
    May 26, 2011 at 12:25 am
    oh sweet :O
  102. Profile photo of Barrye
    Barrye Male 18-29
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    May 26, 2011 at 12:26 am
    Some kid came up with this design and they liked it so they used it. That`s about it. No magic here.
  103. Profile photo of apttodo
    apttodo Female 18-29
    795 posts
    May 26, 2011 at 2:01 am
    Well I just looked through my purse and out of change totalling £18.75 I have none of those coins. Fail.
  104. Profile photo of Vimto
    Vimto Male 40-49
    2853 posts
    May 27, 2011 at 5:38 am
    I feel like a tw@ for not noticing this before.
  105. Profile photo of mamabouffant
    mamabouffant Female 18-29
    84 posts
    May 27, 2011 at 2:56 pm
    :O why did I not notice this before!! (gathers pennies from bag)
  106. Profile photo of Siora
    Siora Male 18-29
    221 posts
    May 30, 2011 at 2:17 am
    How could anyone not notice this?
  107. Profile photo of 8BitHero
    8BitHero Male 18-29
    5414 posts
    May 31, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    Who the drat didn`t know this? It wasn`t a kid, it was a fully grown man.

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