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Jigsaw Coins

Posted on April 2nd, 2008, by Steve Hardy in Archives, Miscellany. No Comments

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!

(Thanks Leslie)

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