It looks like the Royal Mint in the UK has looked toward the future with the issue of the new set of coins, and they are due to go into circulation thoughout the course of the next year.
I have to say that having growing up in the UK I have a real liking for the British Pound and Pence, and in saying that I really like the new designs. They are clean and simple but most of all they look British. Well done to 26 year old Matthew Dent who won the competition to design the new coins. Check out the images and the full article over at the Royal Mint's website.
Another picture after the jump.