I was sitting here contemplating the universe and the sad state of my wallet when I noticed the remarkable difference between our coins of yesteryear and today. Compare and contrast:

The 1966 model shows Queen Lizzie all smooth skinned and delicate, not a blemish in site. But the 2001 is most unflattering. Check out the frown lines, the double chin, the poodle-esque hairstyle, the general air of bitterness and fatigue. Getting old is a quite bitch as it is, let alone having your decline immortalised on the back of a coin. Poor old duck.

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