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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #15 on: January 27, 2018, 11:21:37 PM »
Circulation commemoratives?  :o

Yes.

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #16 on: January 28, 2018, 09:39:38 AM »
It is not March yet.

Production of the coins has started yesterday.

 ???

Usually, there is first an annoucement in an official government paper/web-site about a new circulation coin before minting begins. I thought that this is the custon in the UK, too. I know for sure, that's how its done in Australia, Canada and Germany.
Hence, it's a bit strange that I can't find a post on the UK gazette either. However, if you say they have already begun minting the coin(s) I believe you.


Good luck hunting down 26 commemorative circulation 10p coins.
I wouldn't be surprised if some of them have a very low mintage to make the ''hunt'' more ''exciting.'' Or buying a complete set from the Royal Mint more ''attractive.''

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2018, 11:26:06 AM »
???

Usually, there is first an annoucement in an official government paper/web-site about a new circulation coin before minting begins. I thought that this is the custon in the UK, too. I know for sure, that's how its done in Australia, Canada and Germany.
Hence, it's a bit strange that I can't find a post on the UK gazette either. However, if you say they have already begun minting the coin(s) I believe you.
Is that still the case?  In the “old days”, the Queen would have to issue letters patent (or whatever they were called) when a new coin or design was issued.  With the Mint now using coins to commemorate the opening of an envelope, the Queen would be doing little else! 

The Royal Mint has become a much more commercially orientated organisation and, although still owned by the government, seems to be given free reign as long as it makes a profit for them.

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2018, 11:56:29 AM »
Now the Queen issues a Royal Proclamation, on the advice of her Privy Council, and The Gazette reports these Royal Proclamations.

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2018, 12:22:20 PM »
Thanks <k>.  When should that happen normally?  At some point in advance?

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2018, 01:22:26 PM »
The publication in the Gazette is only a formality. By the time a proclamation is being made, the Mint already knows for quite some time that the Queen has no objection to the themes and designs. A proclamation is in any case being made before issuance.

One day exclusive news used to come from the Gazette, for a long time that went well because only few collectors that could be trusted knew about it and these kept their mouth shut. Then the mint suddenly mentioned it on its blog and collectors started to spread the fact information can be obtained from the Gazette everywhere. So these days to get some exclusive information I need to get it one step earlier (before a Gazette is being published). Because of good sources that is possible, but unfortunately it also means that no evidence to back up my claims can be shown. Anyway, I didn't cause this situation.

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2018, 02:52:02 PM »
well, the 10p's have been on facebook for a few days now - ever since someone claimed to have seen them being minted....

In these days of "fake news" I tend to keep quiet until the proper announcement, rather than just the rumours ;)
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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2018, 02:53:11 PM »
well, the 10p's have been on facebook for a few days now - ever since someone claimed to have seen them being minted....

Vot iss your sauce, pleass?

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2018, 02:55:31 PM »
Vot iss your sauce, pleass?

A fellow forum member.  As I say I try not to report rumours - for that is all this was. eurocoin obviously has better sources than I.
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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2018, 02:56:08 PM »
I see.

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2018, 02:59:19 PM »
I see.

It's not just that - I was quite dubious about the whole thing until it appeared here and the connection was made with the mysterious "bond" 10p.
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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2018, 03:16:00 PM »
well, the 10p's have been on facebook for a few days now - ever since someone claimed to have seen them being minted....

As a leading news provider to over 75 Facebook groups which in total contain 45,000 British collectors, I can confirm this information is incorrect. I regret that the person who apparently accuses me of lying does so behind my back in a very sneeky way. I am surprised that a moderator of this forum lowers himself to this kind of level. If this person has any further problems I am more than happy to discuss these with him through PM.
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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2018, 03:18:53 PM »
As a leading news provider to over 75 Facebook groups which in total contain 45,000 British collectors, I can confirm this information is incorrect. I regret that the person who apparently accuses me of lying does so behind my back in a very sneeky way. I regret a moderator of this forum lowers himself to this kind of level. If Mr Ahlquist has any further problems I am more than happy to discuss these with him through PM.

NOBODY is accusing anyone of LYING.
How soon we go back to our old ways!!
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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2018, 03:26:17 PM »
NOBODY is accusing anyone of LYING.
How soon we go back to our old ways!!

Maybe not lying but at least of providing incorrect information. There is being said the information was not exclusive, which is in contrary to what I wrote and which is also incorrect. You present what a member told you as facts.

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Re: Alphabet 10p series 2018
« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2018, 03:26:45 PM »
in addition - this information did not come from Ken.
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