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Offline Alan71

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #105 on: April 19, 2018, 09:21:58 PM »
No demand from the cash centres for 2 pounds coins. They expect that will not change any time soon. Since the demonetization of the round pound, people have revived old saving jars to spent the round pounds in time and have at the same time also spent or banked all of their other contents which has caused an enormous increase in the number of old coins suddenly returning into circulation. Of other denominations there are currently enormous stocks too because of this.
This would explain a lot.  In my 25 years of collecting, I can’t recall a period like this.  So far I’ve seen a few 2017-dated 1p coins, and the £1 obviously, but nothing else.  At one point it seemed like every other coin I got in change (particularly the 1p) was the latest issue.  At present, it’s more likely to be much older coins.  I sometimes encounter 2016 issues, but not all that often. 

It’s to be put into perspective though - in the 1980s, few new coin issues were made at all.  The lowest point being the 1984-dated coins, with just three of eight denominations issued.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #106 on: April 20, 2018, 02:20:42 AM »
It was like this in 2008/2009 period, hence the kew gardens 50p being rare.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #107 on: April 20, 2018, 08:07:04 PM »
It was like this in 2008/2009 period, hence the kew gardens 50p being rare.

Not quite.  That 50p was indeed rare, and no standard design 50p was issued for circulation dated 2009, but the other denominations were issued.  2008 saw two versions of each of the standard designs issued (Ironside and Dent) and none of them are rare. 

It’s too early to say though.  Andyg did report that other 2017 denominations have been struck, but are sitting awaiting demand.

See
https://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/circulation-coin-mintage-figures/two-pounds-to-20p-issued

And
https://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/circulation-coin-mintage-figures/10p-to-half-penny-issued


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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #108 on: April 23, 2018, 03:22:36 PM »
I think we can be sure a collectors coin will be issued for the birth of the new prince.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #109 on: April 25, 2018, 01:06:44 PM »
The Royal Mint will soon issue a 5 pounds coin in several alloys for the royal wedding. The coin will depict the portraits of Prince Harry and Megan. Interestingly the coin will have 'Harry' on it and not his official name Henry.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #110 on: May 01, 2018, 10:01:34 AM »
A quite nice coin. The design was made by Jody Clark. The Royal Mint was granted a private sitting with Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to take photos that they could use for the coin design.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #111 on: May 01, 2018, 10:35:57 AM »
A big year for royal themes, then. There's the 70th birthday of Prince Charles, and the Queen's Sapphire Anniversary.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #112 on: May 01, 2018, 01:30:12 PM »
It’s all a bit incestuous isn’t it?  When Ian Rank-Broadley’s portrait came in, he seemed to be doing lots of commemorative designs.  Now Jody Clark is doing the same.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #113 on: May 01, 2018, 01:59:24 PM »
At least Jody Clark has done a good job, though I would have preferred it without that inner ring.

As for "incestuous", fancy talking filth on the forum, Alan71.  :o  Anyway, don't they have the same people doing more than one job at your company too? Or maybe employees should be sacked after six months, to avoid staleness.  :-X

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UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #114 on: May 01, 2018, 02:11:55 PM »
Not exactly related to 2018 commemorative coins, but HM Treasury has posted a nice video of Trial of Pyx on Twitter. Link is:

https://twitter.com/hmtreasury/status/991014321198108674

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #115 on: May 01, 2018, 09:43:05 PM »
The Royal Wedding 5 pounds coin will be the 'Strike Your Own' coin at the Royal Mint Experience on May 19 and May 20.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #116 on: May 03, 2018, 08:25:23 PM »
All comments I have seen from collectors on the Royal Wedding design by Jody Clark were very negative.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #117 on: May 04, 2018, 12:07:32 PM »
While I do not really care about royalty and who marries whom, I came across this article yesterday which basically toots the same horn. ;)  In German but with several Twitter quotes in English.

"Commemorate the Royal Wedding with this mass-produced coin depicting a random couple looking lovingly in each other's eyes." – "Only one word comes to mind - ghastly!" – "I want to get the designer of this coin into a quiet room and have a little chat with them about images of power and subservience" – "Words cannot describe how awful it is."

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #118 on: May 05, 2018, 01:07:58 PM »
Yes, it’s not exactly the best design is it?  As <k> says, that inner circle is a bit too fussy.  It’s too wordy.  Not sure it needs to say “Royal Wedding” on it.  Thankfully I’ve long since stopped collecting £5 coins so this one won’t be coming anywhere near my collection.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #119 on: May 19, 2018, 03:05:08 PM »
The 'Strike your own'  royal wedding 5 pounds coin and the packaging it comes in, only available for 2 days from the Royal Mint Experience.