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The Goths love ’em


Our newest £2 coins. The text around the edge reads “What a piece of work is a man!” I’m not sure I’m down with scary skellingtons on my money.

In March, they’re scrapping the old £1 coin design, which was round, in favor of an octagonal one. It’s to cut down on fraud.

The Royal Mint regularly conducts surveys to estimate the level of counterfeit £1 coins in the UK. A survey undertaken in May 2015 found that the rate of counterfeit UK £1 coins in circulation at the time was 2.55%, compared to 3.03% in May 2014.

Not sure if new coins mean all the coin machines will have to be scrapped.

Oh, changing the subject, I had a conversation with a tourist today. She heard my accent and asked where I was from and I told her. I asked her where she was from and she said, “Oregon. We’re very liberal and I guess we’re going to be punished for it now.” Right off the bat, first thing.

I never liked Limbaugh’s construction that liberalism is a mental disease, but it sure do seem like it sometimes.

January 3, 2017 — 10:29 pm
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