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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #60 on: December 19, 2018, 08:58:18 PM »
From January 1, the Britannia 'New pence' 50p will be the Strike Your Own coin at the Royal Mint Experience.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #61 on: December 20, 2018, 11:40:50 AM »
Thanks eurocoin.  I’d really like that coin but not sure I can stomach a third visit to the Experience.  Hopefully an eBay purchase will still work out the same or not much more than the petrol to Cardiff and a night at a hotel.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #62 on: December 27, 2018, 09:24:43 PM »
The design of the D-Day 2 pounds coin has now been leaked. It looks nice:

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #63 on: December 27, 2018, 10:17:06 PM »
All of the other designs have now been leaked too.



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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #64 on: December 27, 2018, 10:18:10 PM »
There is more..



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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #65 on: December 28, 2018, 10:08:26 AM »
Thanks for the images eurocoin.
There appears to be no meaningful reason for the Sherlock Holmes & Wedgwood coins. The designs are uninspiring. The Royal Mint decision making in opting for these topics is suspect.
However, I think they have done a good job with the D-Day anniversary, and I like the Samuel Pepys design but the hand and quill would have been better shown smaller.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #66 on: December 28, 2018, 04:24:58 PM »
Thank you eurocoin!
"Change is the law of life. And those who look only to the past or present are certain to miss the future" - John F. Kennedy

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #67 on: December 29, 2018, 08:30:48 AM »
All of the images have now been replaced with better copies without the ugly marks.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #68 on: December 29, 2018, 12:13:35 PM »
The design of the D-Day 2 pounds coin has now been leaked.

And some of the code words for D-Day were leaked. They appeared in a Telegraph crossword of 1944.

Who put secret D-Day clues in the 'Telegraph’ crossword?

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #69 on: December 31, 2018, 05:04:30 PM »
And some of the code words for D-Day were leaked. They appeared in a Telegraph crossword of 1944.

Who put secret D-Day clues in the 'Telegraph’ crossword?

Very interesting. 




The Sherlock Holmes 50p was designed by Stephen Raw, the D-Day coin by Stephen Taylor, the Samuel Pepys coin by Gary Breeze and the Victoria coin by John Bergdahl.

It is unknown who designed the Wedgwood coin. Interesting how the Wedgwood logo is hidden in the design on that coin.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #70 on: January 01, 2019, 11:13:28 AM »
The Strike Your Own new pence 50p in its packaging. The price of them has increased to 7 pounds for one and 9 pounds each for a maximum of 2 additional ones per person per tour. If you scan the blue logo with the Zappar app you can take a picture with the coin and listen to some -boring- background information about the history of the 50p coin.




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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #71 on: January 01, 2019, 03:38:35 PM »
Good to see that you can obtain up to three coins per tour, but not in favour of the additional cost. The savings you make with having no bridge toll have disappeared!

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #72 on: January 01, 2019, 05:47:51 PM »
Good to see that you can obtain up to three coins per tour, but not in favour of the additional cost. The savings you make with having no bridge toll have disappeared!

After first having announced the prices incorrectly (a mistake that was never published on the forum), it now turns out the Royal Mint has also made a mistake in the maximum amount per person per tour. The maximum per tour is 5. 7 pounds for the first one and 9 pounds each for upto 4 further pieces. People who are for free on the tour itself like carers and very young children, are allowed to only strike 1 coin per tour (at a cost of 7 pounds).
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #73 on: January 04, 2019, 11:43:23 PM »
I managed to pick one up off the ‘Bay for not too steep a price.  The obverse inscription includes “50 Pence”, presumably for those too stupid to work out that “50 New Pence” (or “New Pence 50” as it actually reads) and “50 Pence” are one and the same...

The Royal Mint Experience’s Facebook account tries to have it that “the last time this design appeared on a UK coin was 1982” so naturally I had to comment that it was actually 1981 and that they really should get their facts right.  I also pointed out the 2009 proofs.

We’re in an era of fake news, of course, but if an organisation can’t get its own historical facts correct, when it’s easier than it’s ever been to research it, there really isn’t much hope for the average person.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #74 on: January 05, 2019, 10:40:36 AM »
Well said Alan71.
I notice that 50 pence appears in the obverse legend of the Britannia coin. Would I be correct in saying that this differs from the 2009 anniversary version?