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Modern European coins except the euro => UK and Ireland => Regular circulating decimal coins => Topic started by: annovi.frizio on December 26, 2017, 08:40:49 AM

Title: one pound 2016
Post by: annovi.frizio on December 26, 2017, 08:40:49 AM
a question... this is rare ?? (2016) ???

Title: Re: one pound 2016
Post by: redlock on December 26, 2017, 10:14:36 AM
No.

According to the Royal Mint there were 500 Million (give or take a couple of million) £1 coin dated 2016 minted.
Title: Re: one pound 2016
Post by: Alan71 on December 26, 2017, 10:21:59 AM
It’s only considered “rare” if the main date on the obverse doesn’t match the micro-dating in the reverse (and there have been reports of such coins).  I gave up long ago getting the magnifying glass out in the hope of finding one.  The main date would have to be 2016 or 2017, with the micro-dating being the opposing date.
Title: Re: one pound 2016
Post by: FosseWay on December 26, 2017, 10:21:52 PM
It’s only considered “rare” if the main date on the obverse doesn’t match the micro-dating in the reverse (and there have been reports of such coins).  I gave up long ago getting the magnifying glass out in the hope of finding one.  The main date would have to be 2016 or 2017, with the micro-dating being the opposing date.

I've only heard of them being one way round, with the main date of 2017 and the microdate 2016, not vice versa. But the other may also exist, of course.
Title: Re: one pound 2016
Post by: Alan71 on December 28, 2017, 08:28:04 PM
I've only heard of them being one way round, with the main date of 2017 and the microdate 2016, not vice versa. But the other may also exist, of course.
You’re probably right.  I wasn’t sure which way round it was, so was trying to cover all options!