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'It looks beautiful': Newcastle shoppers react to the new 12-sided pound coin

Say goodbye to the 'round pound' Credit: PA

Shoppers in the region got a glimpse of the new 12-sided £1 coin as it enters circulation today, and starts to edge out the old "round pound" after more than 30 years.

The treasury claims it's the hardest coin to fake in the world with built in security features - around one in thirty of the old coins are counterfeit.

Helen Pearson went to find out more and speak to locals for their views:

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