Why does everything have to be modern?
There we were with perfectly lovely coins with things like portcullises and feathers and roses and crowns and lions and thistles and Boudiceas on the back. And then they go and set up a public competition (what is this? Vision On?) for some numpty to design this little lot…
His name is Matthew Dent, he’s ginger and he wears glasses and he’s just 26. Sorry but we want our money designed by someone who looks like a wizard or at least Winston Churchill.
Apparently, the idea is that they all sort of run into each other. Oh, we get it. The pound is the whole image, the rest ‘bits of a pound’, so to speak.
Oh, we like it a bit better now.