Thursday, 20 September 2012

Hidden Jigsaw Puzzle Found On British Coins

A quick follow-up to my previous post on hidden features.

A tricky and complicated jigsaw puzzle found on the back of British coins.
As a quick follow up to last week's 10 More Cool Internet Easter Eggs post, I thought I would also mention a hidden jigsaw puzzle from the Royal Mint found on the back of British coins.  Anyone who uses cash a lot might already be familiar with this, but those who prefer to pay by card may not be aware of it yet.

The pieces of the puzzle can be found on the back of recent editions of British coins from 1p up to 50p, i.e. 1p, 2p, 5p, 10p, 20p and 50p, and when put together the coins display the image of a shield.  If you’re struggling to complete the jigsaw puzzle then you can also find the solution on the back of recent editions of the British pound coin, i.e. it shows how the shield should look when the correct coins are in place.  Although to be fair, you shouldn’t really need the solution to complete the puzzle as it only involves six pieces!

Anyway, for anyone struggling with such a tricky and complicated six piece jigsaw puzzle, here’s a short video of the puzzle being assembled.

As already mentioned, last week's post revealed ten hidden features and cool tricks (or Easter Eggs as they’re known) found on the internet, so if you’d like to discover more about, for example, a secret version of Star Wars drawn entirely in text symbols, or hidden sharks and penguins found on facebook, then check out the following link:

Update: You can find my most recent collection of internet Easter Eggs at the link below:
10 Cool Internet Easter Eggs (Part 4)

If anyone knows of any other hidden jigsaw puzzles hidden on British coins, then feel free to leave a comment.

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  1. There was also a jigsaw puzzle hidden in a special £2 coin issued in 2007. The motif on the coin is made up of four linking jigsaw pieces. You can see the coin at the link below:

    £2 coin with jigsaw motif

  2. I've heard of this before, but I've never seen it. I would love to collect all of these for my husband. He is a little obsessed with coins, and I know he doesn't have these. It would be the perfect birthday gift!

  3. lol, this is so cool! I suppose they are collectible edition only :)

    1. No, these coins are in general circulation.

  4. We managed to collect them all as change during regular cash transactions on our recent trip to London--they are in circulation and it is a fun activity to engage little ones.


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