Smart! Smart! Smart! That is all I could say to myself when I found the newish redesigned British coinage. The coins were released in 2008 and were designed by Matt Dent who entered a contest to redesign the coins and won. Dent divided the shield of the Royal Arms into six pieces and scattered over the 1p to 50p coins while the entire shield rests on the £1 piece. Wish our coins could be this beautiful.