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A full English breakfast

Pound Coin Design Could Have Been Fry-Up

Second most popular design idea for new Pound coin was a full English breakfast

A full English breakfast: also a failed pound coin design concept. Image by Felix Furo (via Shutterstock).

Bad for circulation? The tails side of our new Pound coin could have been a traditional fry-up. Image by Felix Furo (via Shutterstock).

A case of bacon bad or foreseeable circulation issues? In a recent competition to design the new look Pound coin, the second placed design idea was a full English breakfast. According to The Times newspaper, the Royal Mint’s Chief Engraver, Gordon Summers, received over 6,000 entries. Besides the winning design, there was some 30 to 40 distinct subject areas. The Great British Breakfast featured prominently.

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