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Offline Alan71

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Re: New pound coins in 2017
« Reply #480 on: August 08, 2018, 09:34:45 PM »
According to BBC Wales, 169 million round pound coins have not yet been returned. Approximately 138 million round pound coins of the total of 1.5 billion that were returned were melted down and the alloys used to make the 12-sided counterpart.

In the grand scheme of things it isnít all that many.  In 1984, 146 million were issued.  Looking at it like that, it would mean every £1 for all other dates 1983, 1985 to 2015 have been returned.  Plus that 139 million includes coins deliberately saved (Iíve probably got at least 100 myself).