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Chancellor tweets picture of new 12-sided £1 coin

The Government has announced it will introduce a 12-sided £1 pound coin, in the same shape as the old Threepenny bit.

Chancellor tweets picture of new 12-sided £1 pound coin

George Osborne tweets picture of new 12-sided £1 pound coin.

The Government has announced it will introduce a 12-sided £1 pound coin, in the same shape as the old Threepenny bit.

The new coin has been described as a "giant leap into the future", and the Treasury say it will be "most secure coin in circulation in the world".

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