New British currency design

royal_mint.JPGIt’s pretty cool:

26 year old graphic artist, Matthew Dent’s heraldic design was chosen as the new face of British booty. He designed a set of clever cut-aways of the Shield of the Royal Arms. Each denomination is a part of this shield and when brought together, the shield looks complete. […] Completing the new range of coins is the £1 coin featuring the shield of the Royal Arms in its entirety, uniting the six fragmented elements into one design.

Not a bad way for a 26-year-old to build a resume. He’ll soon likely be seeing a lot more of his design in his own pockets. More at the designer’s site and here at the Royal Mint website.