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Offline Alan71

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #60 on: February 10, 2018, 10:02:03 PM »
I believe the Single Market 50p of 1992 is the only real exception here. Furthermore there is of course the 2017-dated Newton 50p that was issued into circulation, but the 2018-dated Newton 50p with the same design as the 2017 one wasn't. Furthermore the 2009-dated Athletics 50p that wasn't issued into circulation but the 2011-dated Athletics 50p with the same design was.
The 1992-93 coin was issued for circulation, but a mere 109,000.  This is the smallest circulation issue of all, but Kew Gardens’ 210,000 remains much more famous (helped by the fact that the earlier coin is no longer legal tender).

You’re right on both the Athletics and Newton coins, but I was going on design alone and not obverse date.  In terms of design, it’s only the 2016 £1 coin that wasn’t issued for circulation.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2018, 07:28:09 PM »
Peter Rabbit 50p in BU and Proof will be issued February 19.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #62 on: February 14, 2018, 04:48:55 PM »



The basemetal 5 pounds coin for the 250th anniversary of the Royal Academy of Arts is from today exclusively available from the Change Checker website. It is expected it will at a later date also become available at The Royal Mint. With a mintage of only 12,000 pieces it will be the rarest basemetal 5 pounds coin ever.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #63 on: February 14, 2018, 05:02:30 PM »

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #64 on: February 14, 2018, 06:41:11 PM »
Is Change Checker/Westminster linked to the Royal Mint?  I received emails from both today.  It’s as though they are working together on this and the Mint clearly make BU coins available to Westminster for them to re-package.  Stephen Allen at Westminster definitely worked for the Royal Mint for a while so presumably had some contacts there.

I’ve long since stopped collecting £5 coins and only get the ones in year sets.  I’ve lost count of how many there have been.  I suppose it’s the Royal Academy so has been deemed worthy of a £5.

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #65 on: February 14, 2018, 06:48:54 PM »
Peter Rabbit 50p in BU and Proof will be issued February 19.
When I first saw this, I misread it as being February 2019 and was thinking they’re going to milk the Beatrix Potter theme for a fourth year.  Took me a while to realise 19 was the date!  The way it’s going, there probably will be more next year though...

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #66 on: February 18, 2018, 06:36:20 PM »
Official Paddington Bear notice here;
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/2965798

DESIGNS OF THE COINS

4. (1) The designs of the said fifty pence gold, silver and cupro-nickel coins shall be as follows: ‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription

“· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE ·”, and the date of the year, and for the reverse either:

(a) a design depicting Paddington Bear sitting on a suitcase inside Paddington Station; or

(b) a design depicting Paddington Bear waving a Union Flag outside Buckingham Palace.

The coins shall have a plain edge.’

5. This Proclamation shall come into force on the ninth day of February Two thousand and eighteen.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #67 on: February 18, 2018, 09:26:52 PM »
andyg, the Royal Mint took that notice down months ago. You are in grave danger of being sent to prison. Hurry, hide in the Ecuadoran embassy in London with Julian Assange. I'll tell you when it's safe to come out.  :-X

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #68 on: February 19, 2018, 05:56:54 AM »
The 4 new Beatrix Potter 50p coins:


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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #69 on: February 19, 2018, 08:29:10 AM »
As I write, this is the second most-read item on the BBC News app.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-43106065

Note the line “enter general circulation for a limited time later this year.”  I’m taking the “limited time” to mean they will be snapped up by collectors/eBay profiteerers in no time.  Their life on eBay will be much less limited!

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #70 on: February 19, 2018, 08:37:49 AM »
And once again it’s Westminster/Change Checker offering it first.  Even with postage, this is still less than the Royal Mint price of £10 with its over-elaborate folder.



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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #71 on: February 22, 2018, 09:57:39 PM »
No design leaks yet, but Change Checker reports the following:

According to the Royal Proclamation, published on 9 February, there will be two new coins:

– Paddington Bear sitting on a suitcase in front of Paddington Station

– Paddington Bear waving a Union Flag outside Buckingham Palace


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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #72 on: February 23, 2018, 08:17:25 AM »
I think it is now clear to everyone that there will be Paddington coins, or so I hope at least.  ;)

There will this year be 2 commemorative 50p coins to commemorate Paddington Bear. One will depict Paddington Bear waiving a Union Flag in front of Buckingham Palace, the other will depict Paddington Bear sitting on a suitcase inside Paddington Station.

Official Paddington Bear notice here;
https://www.thegazette.co.uk/notice/2965798

DESIGNS OF THE COINS

4. (1) The designs of the said fifty pence gold, silver and cupro-nickel coins shall be as follows: ‘For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription

“· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 50 PENCE ·”, and the date of the year, and for the reverse either:

(a) a design depicting Paddington Bear sitting on a suitcase inside Paddington Station; or

(b) a design depicting Paddington Bear waving a Union Flag outside Buckingham Palace.

The coins shall have a plain edge.’

5. This Proclamation shall come into force on the ninth day of February Two thousand and eighteen.

No design leaks yet, but Change Checker reports the following:

According to the Royal Proclamation, published on 9 February, there will be two new coins:

– Paddington Bear sitting on a suitcase in front of Paddington Station

– Paddington Bear waving a Union Flag outside Buckingham Palace


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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #73 on: February 23, 2018, 01:30:45 PM »
Yeah, sorry, at the time, I couldn’t remember reading that and didn’t check, so I posted it. 

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Re: UK Commemorative themes for 2018
« Reply #74 on: February 23, 2018, 06:08:11 PM »
So what? Nothing to be sorry about. We have plenty of instances of repeat news on the site. It hasn't hurt anyone yet. Let's stay relaxed.

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