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Alphabet 10p series 2018
« on: January 27, 2018, 08:12:15 PM »
The Royal Mint will this year issue 26 different commemorative 10p coins, each with a different letter of the alphabet. B is for Bond and P for Postbox etc. The coins will be issued in March.

Let the coin hunt begin!  :D

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2018, 08:15:26 PM »
Reminds me of a similar series used in Australia.
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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2018, 08:23:36 PM »
The Royal Mint will this year issue 26 different commemorative 10p coins, each with a different letter of the alphabet. B is for Bond and P for Postbox etc. The coins will be issued in March.

Let the coin hunt begin!  :D

Source: World of Coins Forum.
This is a serious post, right?  With the Royal Mint these days, little would surprise me. 😀

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2018, 08:28:49 PM »
This is a serious post, right?

It is certainly serious. 26 commemorative 10p coins.

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2018, 08:39:18 PM »
26 commemorative 10p coins.

Circulation commemoratives?  :o

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2018, 08:49:10 PM »
It is certainly serious. 26 commemorative 10p coins.
I think I’ve heard it all now!  This sounds like a very silly idea for a series.  It’s for kids (and young kids at that) so I think I’ll pass on it.

Someone in Coin News suggested many years ago that the 10p could be used for portraits of Kings and Queens through the ages.  That wouldn’t have been a bad idea.  Anything is better than letters of the alphabet.

I think the Royal Mint have gone past scraping the bottom of the barrel.  They’ve scraped a giant hole through the bottom.

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2018, 08:57:20 PM »
Can anyone find the entry for this new coin in the The Gazette (https://www.thegazette.co.uk/)?

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2018, 09:04:18 PM »
Can anyone find the entry for this new coin in the The Gazette (https://www.thegazette.co.uk/)?
That link doesn’t seem to work - I get “the page you are looking for can’t be found”.

This A to Z series... I’m assuming that all the designs used to represent each letter will have British connections.  My mind wondered into what they might do for X and Z.  Z is easier - it appears Zebra crossings are a UK invention (I didn’t know that until I just Wikipedia’d it).  And better still, the coin could show the most famous zebra crossing of all - Abbey Road.

X is harder... the two most obvious candidates - X-Ray and xylophone - are not British inventions.

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #8 on: January 27, 2018, 09:15:36 PM »
Site is https://www.thegazette.co.uk/

My understanding is that all coins should have an entry here with the details when they have been approved.

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #11 on: January 27, 2018, 10:11:20 PM »
Just 1 message with your remark will do.


Link doesn't work in the first post so there is no need not to be polite thanks.
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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #12 on: January 27, 2018, 10:50:12 PM »
Lets not get offtopic  ;)

The fact that a Bond 10p coin was going to be issued was already known for quite some time after the Mint mistakenly published a product page for it in their webshop. I thought it was already posted on here by me or someone else but apparently not. That the 'Bond' would be the letter B and that it would be part of a series with all 26 letters of the alphabet was not yet known.

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #13 on: January 27, 2018, 11:05:57 PM »
The fact that a Bond 10p coin was going to be issued was already known for quite some time after the Mint mistakenly published a product page for it in their webshop. I thought it was already posted on here by me or someone else but apparently not. That the 'Bond' would be the letter B and that it would be part of a series with all 26 letters of the alphabet was not yet known.

It got mixed up with the 1p I think.

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #14 on: January 27, 2018, 11:06:43 PM »
The fact that a Bond 10p coin was going to be issued was already known for quite some time after the Mint mistakenly published a product page for it in their webshop. I thought it was already posted on here by me or someone else but apparently not.
You did mention it.  I speculated that it was either James Bond or Michael Bond, as it’s Paddington Bear’s 60th Birthday this year.  If it was the latter (which it clearly now isn’t) I wondered why Paddington was only given one 10p coin while Beatrix Potter characters are on an apparently never-ending series of 50p coins.

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