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Coin Collectors Cash Commemoratives
« on: March 20, 2014, 09:59:21 AM »

Is the £2 Technology becoming the latest collectable coin?

A couple of days ago, the change given to me at the first shop contained three £2 coins.   All were commemoratives. The next shop was similar. Yesterday produced more of them.

Is it possible that the hype about not being able to use the £5 coins and that the only rare coin is the 50-pagoda changed the opinion of General Public to collecting, rather than spending, the standard coins?

Here is the total result of all £2 coins received over a couple of days. I just put them aside rather than spending them in the next shop.
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Re: Coin Collectors Cash Commemoratives
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2014, 10:02:37 AM »

But wait! It's not just £2, here are all the 50p received over the last couple of days.
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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2014, 11:14:51 AM »
Well done. I haven't had the Ironside 50p in change yet - nor do I expect to get it, to be honest.
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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2014, 11:22:05 AM »

Yes, it rather surprised me as well.

Although some might call it "traditional", it has a certain simplicity and is just right on the 50p. Already one of my favourites!
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Re: Coin Collectors Cash Commemoratives
« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2014, 02:58:25 PM »
lots of Ironsides up here in Scotland - happy to pass one on if anyone wants to PM me. Also lots of shiny 2013 technology £2s.

Bill's picture of the Brunel coin reminded me of something I've noiced on that coin in particular- the word POUNDS is "cut off at the knees" on Bill's picture  - I have 5 or 6 examples of the coin with "varying degrees of amputation". 

Anybody else seen this and/or an explanation?