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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins Penguins
« Reply #30 on: July 19, 2017, 11:05:33 PM »
Canada did one of the first coloured coin a good while ago, a cent with the maple leaf coloured red. I had a collecting friend in Canada at the time. She told me the red paint came off so quickly it was impossible to find a good coin in circulation, so you had to get a roll and even in a roll, some coins had an incomplete paint layer. I suppose techniques have improved since, but I wouldn't be surprised to learn that once a coin gets into circulation, the paint still comes off pretty fast.

I would also expect that, like most paints, you can solve the paint in stuff like terpentine or acetone.

Peter
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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins Penguins
« Reply #31 on: July 24, 2017, 12:26:20 PM »
King Penguin coin is now available for pre-order. Next coin in the series is the Magellanic Penguin which will be released in October.




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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins Penguins
« Reply #32 on: August 26, 2017, 02:28:43 PM »
An uncoloured 50p coin of the Falkland Islands that depicts the Magellanic Penguin has yesterday been found in circulation. The particular coin has not yet been issued by Pobjoy Mint. Earlier an uncoloured Rockhopper Penguin piece was found in circulation, Pobjoy at the time claimed it was impossible such piece was put into circulation by them and someone who bought the coloured coin must have taken the colour off (even although the particular piece was a very valuable error piece depicting the Northern instead of the Southern Rockhopper Penguin).

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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins Penguins
« Reply #33 on: August 26, 2017, 03:31:40 PM »
Is it the same person that found both?
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins Penguins
« Reply #34 on: August 26, 2017, 04:08:41 PM »
Is it the same person that found both?

No it is not. This piece was found in circulation in Blackpool. The Rockhopper coin was found by another collector who lives in Colchester.

Pobjoy Mint is since this afternoon aware of the find but has not commented yet. A reply is expected later today.

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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins Penguins
« Reply #35 on: August 26, 2017, 06:27:06 PM »
I would advise caution here... if Pobjoy Mint say it's impossible, I think I would be confident in smelling quite a big rat...

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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins Penguins
« Reply #36 on: August 28, 2017, 04:54:34 AM »
A second uncoloured piece of the Magellanic Penguin 50p coin has yesterday been found in circulation by a collector in London.

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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins Penguins
« Reply #37 on: August 29, 2017, 09:21:00 PM »
Pobjoy's official reply in regard on the 2 uncoloured Magellanic Penguin coins that were found in circulation:

It has come to our attention that an uncoloured version of the Falkland Islands Magellanic Penguin 50p product has been put into circulation without our authorisation to be sold for retail purposes. We can confirm that this product was sent to a potential new client as a way of showcasing our product range to potentially gain their business. These were by no means meant to be sold or traded and should have been returned to the Mint afterward. Therefore, we can confirm that the Cupro Nickel Diamond Finish Coloured version is the only product that would be available for future purchase.

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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins Penguins
« Reply #38 on: September 01, 2017, 05:17:47 PM »


Image of the coloured Magellanic Penguin coin. The coin will be available to order from mid September, which is earlier than expected.

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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins Penguins
« Reply #39 on: September 11, 2017, 12:13:10 PM »
The coin is now available on Pobjoy's website.

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Falkland Islands: 50p coins Penguins
« Reply #40 on: October 30, 2017, 07:12:52 PM »
After completing the series of four (which turned out to be five because of the error one) penguin coins, the Pobjoy Mint has announced a Christmas 50p coin for the Falklands, also depicting penguins.  There was a sense of inevitability about this as Pobjoy produced Christmas 50p coins for both Isle of Man and Gibraltar when they had the contracts.

https://www.pobjoy.com/products/view/falkland-christmas-penguins-50p-coin-2017-coloured-cupro-nickel-diamond-fin


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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins Penguins
« Reply #41 on: November 01, 2017, 10:55:21 AM »
Like so often I already had the design and information a month ago, was unable to post it here due to one of the worst decisions in the history of the forum. The coloured coin in Christmas card packaging has sold out in 6 hours. Pobjoy Mint has received numerous complaints about there not being a limit of X per household which resulted in people buying dozens and hundreds of pieces. They have worked until 11 PM to reply to them. The coins are already selling for high profits on Ebay, even although the coins have not been sent out yet. People who bought many pieces as well as people who criticize the latter are receiving threaths.
 
A silver proof piedfort edition with a mintage of 2000 pieces will be put on sale on November 13.

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Re: Falkland Islands: 50p coins Penguins
« Reply #42 on: November 16, 2017, 08:15:24 AM »
Well, my Christmas 50p coin in the card arrived yesterday, even though I was outside of the six-hour sell-out period.  Presumably any threats made to those who ordered more than one were successful.