Dick Johnson submitted the following about the new designs for Great Britain's circulating coins. -EditorTo announce their new coin designs the British Royal Mint ran ads in British newspapers headlined "Your Change is Changing." When it appeared in the Wales publication, Western Mail, June 4, it inspired one reader to respond:
"The United Kingdom coinage is the currency for all of Great Britain" wrote John Knight of Heath Cardiff. "Strange then that all the other parts are represented by this design but not Wales. It would appear we do not exist as far as the Royal Mint is concerned.
A bit of an oversight, considering they are based at Pontyclun and the designer is Welsh. Perhaps if we joined the euro we may get more recognition!"
To read the complete Letter to the Editor, see: Mints forgotten us (http://icwales.icnetwork.co.uk/news/letters-to-the-editor/western-mail-letters/2008/06/13/friday-13-june-2008-91466-21066844/)
To read an earlier E-Sylum article, see: ROYAL MINT UNVEILS NEW CIRCULATING COIN REVERSE DESIGNS (http://www.coinbooks.org/esylum_v11n14a21.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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