George Osborne laid down a challenge to the people of Great Britain today...
What would you put on #yourpoundcoin? A favourite UK landmark? A great British achievement? Or a symbol from our Islands’ story?— George Osborne (@George_Osborne) September 12, 2014
And the Great people of Britain duly responded - only in exactly the opposite way to which old George had hoped.
.@George_Osborne POUND COIN IDEAS
•You getting booed at the Olympics
•Wombles— TechnicallyRon (@TechnicallyRon) September 12, 2014
That's right, we did what we do best and took the piss. Here's the 'Saturday night' version.
This version that demonstrates that Alex Salmond's head is actually a very good fit for this type of thing.
— The Telegraph (@Telegraph) September 12, 2014ADVERTISEMENT
Jamie created this - quite frankly astounding - retro classic collection.
This less sophisticated but infinitely more joyful attempt.
Some entries were surprisingly profound.
But some were a little more direct.
The inevitable Doge and Braveheart appearances.
You got the feeling he powers that be didn't quite get the joke...
Some of our favourite suggestions so far today: Mr Blobby, Batman, Chuckle Brothers, Ketchup, Doge… #yourpoundcoin— HM Treasury (@hmtreasury) September 12, 2014
This was a valiantly van attempt.
And then there were some that even a Photoshop champion would struggle with...
What would you put on #yourpoundcoin? Brian Blessed riding an eagle while fighting a bear with one hand and a shark with the other— Mi7 Records (@Mi7Records) September 12, 2014
An anime-style drawing of the queen. #YourPoundCoin— Samuel Palk (@Spam286) September 12, 2014
While some preferred something simpler.
Oh and then there was this...