The new British one pound coin has been designed by a 15-year-old who beat out more than 6,000 entries.
David Pearce’s drawing contains the national emblems of the United Kingdom, with a rose, leek, thistle and shamrock emerging from a Royal Coronet, reports Sky News. The drawing was slightly refined by coin artist David Lawrence and lettering expert Stephen Raw.
The teenager from the West Midlands city of Walsall said, “I spent a lot of time researching what coin designs looked like and what sort of designs would represent all parts of the UK before submitting my idea and I honestly cannot believe I have won.”
The coin is being replaced for the first time in more than 30 years because of its vulnerability to counterfeiters.
Pearce’s design will feature on the new currency that will be released in 2017.
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