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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #15 on: October 24, 2018, 09:13:27 AM »
It’s good news but I’m sure there will be some other rubbish to replace it next year.

How about Enid Blyton’s Noddy. 70th anniversary of the first book in 2019 - ‘Noddy Goes to Toyland’. Plenty of characters in the series!!!!!

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« Reply #16 on: October 24, 2018, 07:29:16 PM »
How about Enid Blyton’s Noddy. 70th anniversary of the first book in 2019 - ‘Noddy Goes to Toyland’. Plenty of characters in the series!!!!!
If they did, I think it’s safe to predict that Mr Golly wouldn’t be one of them!

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« Reply #17 on: October 29, 2018, 08:46:31 AM »
The Royal Mint will next year issue a commemorative 50p coin for Brexit. The reverse of the coin is expected to bear the sentence "Friendship with all nations". Further details on the coin are expected to be released later today by HM Treasury as part of the presentation of the annual Budget.

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« Reply #18 on: October 29, 2018, 10:47:53 AM »
Suspect the Brexit coin will have a substantial mintage and will rapidly enter into circulation.

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« Reply #19 on: October 29, 2018, 04:03:04 PM »
I like the fact that the message will be positive.  “Friendship with all nations” is nice.  The spoof Brexit coin designs I’ve seen since 2016 are all quite negative and probably originate from remainers.

The Sun newspaper is claiming this as a victory for themselves as they’ve apparently been campaigning for such a coin.

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« Reply #20 on: October 29, 2018, 04:08:34 PM »
The Sun newspaper is claiming this as a victory for themselves as they’ve apparently been campaigning for such a coin.

It is better to ignore any and all fake news that has been spread about this coin today.

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« Reply #21 on: October 29, 2018, 04:58:53 PM »
It is better to ignore any and all fake news that has been spread about this coin today.
Oh, don’t get me wrong, I don’t read The Sun and never have, and certainly don’t believe it’s being issued because of them!

It’s kind of poignant that the 50p will mark the departure, considering it commemorated our entry in 1973 plus some other significant events in the 1990s.

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« Reply #22 on: October 29, 2018, 06:19:18 PM »
HM Treasury has just unveiled the design of the Brexit 50p coin that will be issued in the Spring of next year. It looks horrible.


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« Reply #23 on: October 29, 2018, 06:49:51 PM »
Thanks Niels.

I really like coins with just text.
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« Reply #24 on: October 29, 2018, 07:10:32 PM »
I wouldn’t say it looks horrible but I’m not keen on coins with just text.  I like the fact that the date is on it though, making it absolutely clear what it’s commemorating.

I might have preferred the words going around the edge, with some sort of symbol in the middle (but I’m not sure what - certainly not 27 hands waving goodbye...)

I hope this coin is in the annual sets and not just a separate issue, but I imagine it’s too late to include in those.

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« Reply #25 on: October 29, 2018, 07:33:37 PM »
I do not like text-only coins. On top of that as for this coin I don't understand why it has to look so womanish. Surely they could have chosen a better font.

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« Reply #26 on: October 29, 2018, 07:37:14 PM »
I don't like this one at all. The font is the sort that you find in cheap and sentimental greetings cards. The platitudes in the message are banal. Did they ask a teenager to think this up? And the illustration could have been more realistic. Even editing it doesn't help much.
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« Reply #27 on: October 29, 2018, 07:41:51 PM »


50 pence, 2005.

The 250th anniversary of Samuel Johnson's "A Dictionary of the English Language".





UK, 2 pounds, 2011.  400th anniversary of the publication of King James' Bible.



Some text-only designs look good. The Johnson Dictionary 50p is excellent.
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« Reply #28 on: October 29, 2018, 07:43:24 PM »
I do not like text-only coins. On top of that as for this coin I don't understand why it has to look so womanish. Surely they could have chosen a better font.

“Womanish” isn’t the right word to use but certainly I know what you mean.  The over-elaborate font is trying to make up for the fact that there’s nothing else to the design. 

I imagine the reverse would need to carry the denomination but not the 2019 date as that’s already taken care of.

The 1998 EU stars 50p is the only EU-related 50p still in circulation and it’s rarely seen much after 20 years.  It was the first commemorative circulation coin to be issued in the same year as another (the NHS one) as well as the standard version.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #29 on: October 29, 2018, 07:52:34 PM »
Agree with previous comments on the Brexit coin. Very little imagination shown in the design.