Royal Mint show off new 2014 coins
The Royal Mint have designed some new coins marking the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the 100th anniversary of the start of World War I and they will enter circulation in 2014.
The new designs will feature on the 50p, £1 and £2 coins and will be entering circulation gradually, in a bid to make it a bit more exciting when you're getting change in the pub or getting on the bus. The usual designs will still be used for the most part, but some of them will be replaced with new designs as they become unfit for use.
So what have we got? As you can see above, there's a £2 coin commemorating the 100th Anniversary of WWI starring Lord Kitchener. There'll be a £1 coin featuring the floral emblems of Northern Ireland and a new pound coin with the floral emblems of Scotland. The 50p coin will feature athletics and cycling and the Saltire of Scotland.
Shane Bissett, director of commemorative coins at The Royal Mint, said: "The Royal Mint has celebrated moments of national and cultural significance for more than 1,000 years. We wanted to reveal the coins to the British public and show the incredible works of art they can expect to see enter circulation this year. This will no doubt entice many to take a closer look at their change, collect their favourites and realise that many might be worth holding on to."