Today is the day the familiar “sound round pound” coins of the UK are demonetised (taken out of circulation) to be replaced by a new super secure bimetallic version. The £1 coin first came into circulation in 1983, when it replaced an earlier pound note. These coins are made from copper, zinc and nickel, but before their replacement, were often counterfeited.
I managed to save one pound coin as a souvenir, which now sits in my drawer at work.
Today is the first day of issue of the UK’s new ultra-secure bimetallic one-pound coin, the first major overhaul of the denomination since its minting began in 1983. It comes with microprinting and a latent image device underneath the Queen’s profile. Banks here at Tottenham Court Road in London will be among the first to distribute the coin to customers.
Credits: Royal Mint via MoneyComms
All it takes is 10 U.S. cents.
Credits: Blair Investment Group via GifCities and Internet Archive
I made this attractive GIF shortly after I got back from my holiday in India. It celebrates different aspects of the country.
मैं इस आकर्षक GIF कुछ ही समय बाद मैं भारत में मेरी छुट्टी से वापस मिल गया बनाया है। यह देश के विभिन्न पहलुओं को मनाता है।
Credits: Vijay Shah, Wallpapers 1080p and Blingee
The above GIF depicts a spinning gold dinar issued by the Sultanate of Kelantan in Malaysia, the world’s first modern Islamically-sound bullion coin. The 22 karat coins were issued in 2010, as a way of protecting against inflation often borne by paper money. You could think of it as an Islamic krugerrand.
Credit: Me, Myself and Azman and Blogger
On the Gifville desk right now, I have a American one-cent coin, dated 2014, which I found on the stairs of my office in Fitzrovia. I collect coins and interestingly the first coin I added to my collection was a cent coin just like the one in the GIF above. I found it while rummaging through tins of loose change my Mum kept circa 1997.
Credits: The Gif via Giphy