Interpenetrated coin art


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#2

Top notch work.


#3

I love all of these on his site. I love to know if he uses a laser cutter, a water knife, or a jewelers saw and a steady hand.

But this one… Held together with glue? If it’s interlocking, how is it cut?

And what kind of coin is this?


#4

OK. Usual question in these circumstances. Have to ask’n’all that.

Isn’t this an illegal, verging on treasonous, practice in the UK? There’s a 1971 act which would seem to suggest so (unlike in the USA where intent to defraud must be proven). Is there a later one? Who’s the house lawyer?


#5

Not since 1981. For more details, read the small print on a coin-squashing machine.


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Yeah, I remember the same discussion at Rhyl Sea Center, where they had one of those coin squashing machines.

I also like the fact the artist used two of the Welsh pound coins and only one of the English :smiley:


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Those are pound coins from the UK.

As it turns out though, it was announced today that the pound coin is being redesigned, and a new 12-sided bi-metallic pound coin will be put into circulation in 2017:

http://www.theguardian.com/artanddesign/2014/mar/19/the-new-pound-coin-nostalgia-booster-crimebuster

This is apparently to make it harder to counterfeit, as fake pound coins have been becoming increasingly common over recent years.

I remember when the pound coin was first introduced - before then we had pound notes. The pound coin was thicker than any of the existing coins and I found out that it wouldn’t fit through the slot in the top of my piggy bank.


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