Mathew Dent, a young graphic designer submitted his concept for a competition to redesign British coins. These coins were released into circulation yesterday. While there's controversy and fuss over this massive change in the look and feel of the coins by traditionalists, I'm sure Mr. Dent who won 35,000 pounds sterling was glad he didn't listen to his parents.
Mr Dent, who grew up in Bangor, North Wales, said the competition had also fascinated his parents.He added: 'They were quite captivated by what I was doing and had their own ideas for the design - which of course I ignored.'
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