The £1 coin is to be replaced with a new 12-sided version, shaped like the old “threepenny bit”, in a bid to tackle forgery, the government announced this morning.
Today Chancellor George Osborne will announce the replacement of the current £1 coin – which has been in circulation for over thirty years. The new coin will be the “most secure coin in the world”, the government says. With “advances in technology making high value coins like the £1 ever more vulnerable to counterfeiters, its vital that we keep several paces ahead of the criminals to maintain the integrity of our currency. I am particularly pleased that the coin will take a giant leap into the future, using cutting edge British technology while at the same time, paying a fitting tribute to past in the 12-sided design of the iconic threepenny bit”.
The Royal Mint estimates that 3 per cent of £1 coins, totalling £45m, are now forgeries – and in some parts of the country the figure is as high as 6 per cent. Around two million counterfeit coins have been removed from circulation each year over the past few years, the government says, at a “direct cost to the banks and cash handling centres, and to the economy”.
The new coin will be of a “bi-metallic construction” with two colours (as in the €1 coin), will be twelve-sided, and will include the Royal Mint’s new iSIS technology, (Integrated Secure Identification System), which incorporates three tiers of banknote-strength security and “can be authenticated via high-speed automated detection at all points within the cash cycle”. It is expected that the coin can be introduced in 2017.
Tinie Tempah has uploaded a tease video for his second album ‘Demonstration’ which features 90 second snippets of 14 of the 16 tracks from the brand new album. He features the likes of Labrinth, Emeli Sande, Dizzee Rascal and many more. Have a listen below:
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Warner Bros Studios announced on Thursday that Ben Affleck will be replacing Christian Bale as Bruce Wayne in the upcoming untitled Superman-Batman feature. Affleck becomes he eighth actor to play the Caped Crusader following Bale, George Clooney & Michael Keaton.
Warner Bros President Greg Silverman said in a statement that: “We knew we needed an extraordinary actor to take on one of DC Comics most enduringly popular Super Heroes and Ben Affleck certainly fits that bill and then some..”. The yet to be titled Superman-Batman movie will be Directed by Man of Steel filmmaker Zach Snyder and will open worldwide on July 17th 2015 with Henry Cavill, Amy Adams and Diane Lane reprising their roles.
I really see this as a poor decision. Christian Bale WAS Batman there is no doubt about it, and although he said upon announcement of this Superman-Batman feature that he would not be involved i was kinda hoping, nay, praying to God almighty that he would change his mind and don the cape once more. Instead we have Ben Affleck, who (and i don’t know if this slipped Warner Bros mind) single handedly destroyed the Daredevil movie, which was the worst superhero film of all time!
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