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Started by <k>, October 18, 2011, 12:52:54 PM

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aniumatron

Quote from: andyg on December 30, 2011, 10:20:47 PM
I always assumed the 2006 St Helena issues were struck by the Royal mint -
here is a mint set with a Tower Mint piece...

http://www.ma-shops.com/aurich/item.php5?id=4819&lang=en



Someone can confirm that the 1 Penny from this set is 2006?
Thanks and excuse me for my poor english...  :)

aniumatron

Quote from: <k> on October 18, 2011, 01:01:05 PM
Just a reminder that official circulation sets of St. Helena-Ascension, dated 2006, are still on sale at the web site of the St. Helena post office:

http://www.postoffice.gov.sh/

http://www.postoffice.gov.sh/default.php?cPath=36_82




So if you don't yet have the bimetallic two pound coin or the smaller 50p (since 2003), they are still available.





This set was issued in 2006 but the coins are dated 2003:

 
     

<k>

Quote from: aniumatron on September 24, 2013, 09:41:38 AM
Someone can confirm that the 1 Penny from this set is 2006?
Thanks and excuse me for my poor english...  :)

According to Gerhard Schön's coin catalogue, this set was put together by the Tower Mint, from coins dated 2006 that were the standard issues (uncirculated) of the Royal Mint. So that means the answer to your question is "yes".  :)
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aniumatron

I've asked because I never saw the 1 Penny 2006.
Even the 2014 Krause's Standard Catalogue of World Coins catalogue 2001-date (8th edition) does not list this coin.

Also in this unofficial set all coins are 2006 except the Penny which is 1997:

http://www.ma-shops.com/steidl/item.php5?id=25152&lang=en

<k>

Gerhard Schön lists the penny (Maklouf effigy) as 1991, 1997, 2003 and 2006,  and he is very reliable. You could always ask the seller, to be on the safe side.
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aniumatron

Unfortunately the mint set has already been sold.
Now I try to write to the "St Helena Currency Fund" for more information.

andyg

Quote from: aniumatron on September 24, 2013, 03:25:43 PM
I've asked because I never saw the 1 Penny 2006.
Even the 2014 Krause's Standard Catalogue of World Coins catalogue 2001-date (8th edition) does not list this coin.

Also in this unofficial set all coins are 2006 except the Penny which is 1997:

http://www.ma-shops.com/steidl/item.php5?id=25152&lang=en

I supplied the 2006 details to Krause several years ago - at the time I did not know the existence of some (1p/5p/20p)
I've since bought the 5p, and have seen the 20p for sale (anyone have a spare?).
I've also never seen the 1p for sale.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

aniumatron

I wrote to the St Helena Currency Fund and to the Tower Mint to get information, but for now I had no answer...  :(

<k>

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<k>

Quote from: Niels on February 09, 2016, 03:03:11 PM
According to someone from Tristan da Cunha:

"We use UK currency and we also have a Tristan Da Cunha £5 coin currently in circulation. We can also accept any Tristan coins produced by the Commonwealth Mint as legal tender on the island. We also accept SAR (Rands), Euros and American Dollars."

And that is a person in an official position on TDC. According to Wikipedia:

Tristan da Cunha is both a remote group of volcanic islands in the south Atlantic Ocean and the main island of that group. It is the most remote inhabited archipelago in the world, lying 2000 kilometres (1200 miles) from the nearest inhabited land, Saint Helena, and 2400 kilometres (1500 miles) from the nearest continental land, South Africa.

You will notice that the statement did NOT say that TDC uses the banknotes and coinage of St Helena and Ascension - and precisely because it does not!

More from Wikipedia:

Saint Helena, Ascension and Tristan da Cunha is a British Overseas Territory in the southern Atlantic Ocean, consisting of the island of Saint Helena, Ascension Island and the archipelago of Tristan da Cunha. It was known as Saint Helena and Dependencies until 1 September 2009, when a new constitution came into force giving the three islands equal status within the territory.

Given the distance of TDC from St Helena and Ascension, it is perhaps not surprising that TDC does not use the St Helena and Ascension banknotes or coinage - and in fact the coinage carries the legend "ST. HELENA + ASCENSION"; Tristan da Cunha is not included.

It's interesting to read that a TDC 5 pound coin is in circulation. Recently there has been controversy in the UK, because some shops and banks have refused to accept 5 pound coins and collector coins of even higher denominations. The population of TDC is currently only 267.
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Alan71

Quote from: <k> on September 24, 2013, 03:31:51 PM
Gerhard Schön lists the penny (Maklouf effigy) as 1991, 1997, 2003 and 2006,  and he is very reliable. You could always ask the seller, to be on the safe side.
Was it ever confirmed if the 2006 1p coin had ever circulated?

There's a listing currently on eBay (121867492614) showing all eight denominations.  The 1p is dated 1997 but all others are 2006.

eurocoin

20 Numista members have entered the 1 penny coin dated 2006 to their collection, so I am sure the coin exists.

Alan71

Thanks Niels.  Damn!  I hadn't realised until today that I hadn't got all the 2006 coins issued.  I checked tonight and I'm missing the 1p, 5p and 20p.  The others I bought off eBay many years ago.  I could get the 5p and 20p from the eBay listing (there's a cheaper listing without the £1 and £2 which I already have) but still a lot just for two low-value coins.

<k>

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In 2002 St Helena and Ascension issued a nickel-brass 2 pound coin, to celebrate the 500th anniversary of its discovery. The edge inscription reads: "500TH ANNIVERSARY".

In 2003 St Helena and Ascension issued a bimetallic 2 pound coin. The edge inscription reads: "LOYAL AND FAITHFUL".

Both coins weigh 12 grams and are 28.4mm in diameter. My question is, were both intended as circulation coins? Or does anybody have the mintage figures? They would probably give an indication. It is difficult to find such information about the issues of St. Helena and Ascension.
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