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Walsall teenager 'humbled' as his design makes £1 coin

A schoolboy who helped design the new 12-sided pound coin thinks his quid is just mint.

David Pearce, 17, from Walsall, won a competition to have his idea make the "tails" side of the coin that went into circulation on Tuesday.

His design - featuring a rose, thistle, leek and shamrock - represents the UK's four nations.

David's initials have also made their way on to the new-look coin that is designed to make life difficult for counterfeiters.