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New British £1 Coin Looks EERILY Familiar (PHOTOS)

03/18/2014 09:17 EDT | Updated 03/18/2014 09:59 EDT

The U.K.'s Royal Mint revealed a prototype for a new £1 coin on Tuesday.

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The proposed currency will be the most "secure circulating coin in the world to date," said a news release.

one pound coin

The coin looks nice and all, but there's something about it.

Something ... eerily familiar.

toonie

Don't see the resemblance yet? Check out the other side.

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Of course, this wouldn't be the first time that the Royal Mint has released a coin that looked so much like the Canadian toonie.

There was the 2010 £2 coin celebrating Florence Nightingale.

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There was also the 2009 £2 coin that celebrated Charles Darwin's 200th birthday.

british pound coin

Check out more British coins that bear a strong resemblance to the Canadian toonie:

English Coins That Look Like The Canadian Toonie

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