Design a pound!

15 September 2014

one-pound-coin Fancy making a load of cash? Sort of?

Now you can, by entering your design for the reverse side - you don't get to mess with the Queen side - of the £1 coin.

The competition is open to those of any age and whatever. Even if you're half cyborg, presumably.

This follows news from the Budget earlier this year when troubled-hair George Osborne said that the Royal Mint would manufacture a new coin in the hope of reducing counterfeiting.

The hot design at the moment is one similar to the pre-decimilisation threepenny bit, and has 12 sides - like this:

"The winning design should display an image which symbolises Britain or 'Britishness'", the Treasury said.

Mr Osborne blubbered: "Think about your favourite landmark, or a great British achievement or a symbol from our Islands' story. The winning design will be in millions of people's pockets and purses. It'll be heads you win; tails, it's your design."

The winner will get £10,000 in exchange for the right to use their design, and be invited to visit the Royal Mint in south Wales.

Entries will only be accepted on an official submission form, and all designs must be submitted by Thursday 30 October.

We've already submitted ours.

cameron pound


If you reckon you can do better than our efforts, put your designs on our Facebook page or Tweet us (@bitterwallet) and we'll share your obviously tasteless work (including the ones moaning about feral shopping trolleys).


  • BWkeepbanningmefornogoodreason.
    That design is an insult to all dickheads.
  • bob
    that design doesn't have 12 sides but it does have at least two faces.
  • Mike H.
    Mine are gonna say £5 on them.
  • Phil M.
    Mine's going to say "Sainsbury's" on one side and "Trolley Token" on the other.

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