The Royal Mint in the UK has revealed the new designs of its various coins. The result of a public competition announced in August 2005, the winner among over 4000 entrants is 26-year-old London-based graphic designer Matthew Dent. His beautiful design treats the coins as a loose set which when placed together form the Royal Arms. “I felt that the solution to the Royal Mint’s brief lay in a united design – united in terms of theme, execution and coverage over the surface of the coins. … It’s easy to imagine the coins pushed around a school classroom table or fumbled around with on a bar – being pieced together as a jigsaw and just having fun with them.” Very cool!