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Started by <k>, December 20, 2020, 11:32:35 PM
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Quote from: <k> on December 20, 2020, 11:52:02 PMOn Numista, member INCITATUS18 describes his Falkland Islands 2 pound coin of 2003 here.He provides images of his coin, which he says is in circulated condition. I quote his post on Numista:Last July  I sent the coin to The Royal Mint for verification. Their Chris Barker returned the piece with confirmation that after measuring; weighing, analysing its composition and subjecting it to x-ray fluorescence spectrometry the coin was struck at The Royal Mint. They have found in their files that a very small number of the coins were struck as part of an order from a German company called Progenio. This was to make complete sets of circulating Falkland Islands coins for the year 2003. Chris speculates that the piece was likely broken out of a set for use in circulation. There is I'm told by another RM employee an example in the RM museum.
Quote from: Alan71 on December 21, 2020, 06:39:24 AMI think what you show as the reverse of the 2004 coin is actually the 1999-2000 Crown-sized version? The 2004 has "Falkland Islands" around the top of the cupro-nickel part (as it's not on the obverse), and also the nickel-brass part of the 2004 is thinner, meaning the design on it is squashed.(The dimensions of the 1999-2000 unfortunately weren't simply those of a larger version of the bi-metal £2 as the nickel-brass ring was too thick).Not a great example in terms of quality, but notice how there is very little room between the side of the penguin on the right and the rim. On the 1999-2000 version there is a clear gap. The entire design is condensed in this way.