New £1 Coin
I quite like them - very smart! Pity they don't fit into my old pound coin holder - a flat piece of plastic with five holes in it for the coins. I usually keep them on me as an "emergency supply!" Also, having just got rid of the old ones, I wonder if the new ones will go in the parking meters in town? The bank assures me that after the deadline, we will still be able to exchange them for new ones at banks!
They look and feel a bit cheap. Plus they'll soon be round anyway, judging by the quality of the metal (I had one last week that was seriously marked up already).
Didn't there used to be a 12-sided coin or something like it before decimalisation, though? It'd be about right for govt to reintroduce things likes tanners and farthings, in keeping with the 'good ol' days' mentality and moves to create the social divides, etc, of the 1920s, if not the late 1800s. 😉
Yes, it was a threepenny bit (half a sixpence, quarter of a shilling, that was equal to 5p of today's money). It was yellow, so maybe made of brass! I have one in my pocket. It just turned up there several years ago, and I have got used to it! The morning of decimalisation day was a marvelous thing for me. I was working on a large passenger liner at the time, and it was the first time I ever got my accounts straight for the day within a few minutes - I hated pounds, shilling and pence, and especially ha'pennys! Didn't take me long to get a calculator, and it was "plain sailing" after that!"