Wednesday 18 March 2015

Retroprogressive News

It's good to see that the design for the 'tails' side of the new £1 coin looks exactly as if it could have been issued as part of the Queen's first set, back in 1953. And this pleasingly retro design is the work of a 15-year-old schoolboy - a grammar school pupil, what's more. Perhaps we should get him to redesign the irredeemably ugly 50p coin, with a sensible number of sides (or none) this time.


  1. It does have a pleasing resemblance to a threepenny bit. It also sadly has rather less purchasing power I'd guess.

  2. I fear you're probably right, Banished. The old threepence had a Thrift plant didn't it? That wld hardly do as a national emblem now...