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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #150 on: February 19, 2019, 08:17:14 AM »
The Royal Mint is planning to re-issue the Newton 50p coin. Only the date will be different.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #151 on: February 22, 2019, 03:37:46 PM »
For anyone who missed out on the silver proof Gruffalo, the Royal Mint still has some limited stock left. Only available over the phone. 0800 032 2152 alternatively 0800 032 2154.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #152 on: February 22, 2019, 07:37:41 PM »

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #153 on: February 22, 2019, 07:40:41 PM »
Again a fake design.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #154 on: February 22, 2019, 07:56:39 PM »
The Royal Mint is planning to re-issue the Newton 50p coin. Only the date will be different.
This would be its third year of issue in some form.  Do you know if this will be as a Strike-Your-Own again, or available some other way?

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #155 on: February 22, 2019, 08:56:48 PM »
Do you know if this will be as a Strike-Your-Own again, or available some other way?

I do not know.

I do know however that the Royal Mint was recently considering to re-release previous SYO's. From February 14, certain clients were allowed to vote on this idea and on which previous SYO they would like to be re-released. The royal approval for the re-release of the Newton 50p was already granted on February 13 though.

I can also imagine there may be a 2-coin set of the Newton and Hawking 50p coins.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #156 on: February 27, 2019, 03:34:12 PM »
The design of the Stephen Hawking 50p coin.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #157 on: February 27, 2019, 05:12:02 PM »
Thanks eurocoin.  I did notice that and wondered if it was another fake design, but as you’ve confirmed it, clearly not.

Nice design.  What’s interesting about this is that it appears to be the first commemorative 50p to use the orientation of the standard Dent design (ie. point at the bottom).  So far, the Dent design was the only one to use it (from any of the six sterling-based territories).

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #158 on: February 28, 2019, 07:27:44 AM »
Steven Hawking, that famous plumber.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #159 on: March 05, 2019, 02:06:24 PM »
Wallace & Gromit apparently exist 30 years this year..  ::)

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #160 on: March 05, 2019, 03:21:12 PM »
Wallace & Gromit apparently exist 30 years this year..  ::)
Does that mean there’s going to be a 50p coin for them?  It wouldn’t surprise me.  If the Gruffalo is worthy of one for 20 years, then Wallace & Gromit’s 30th shouldn’t raise many eyebrows!

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #161 on: March 09, 2019, 11:06:17 AM »
The Stephen Hawking 50p coin will be released on March 12.

The Peter Rabbit 50p coin will be released at the end of this month.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #162 on: March 10, 2019, 10:12:38 AM »
The characters that will be featured on the Beatrix Potter 50p coins this year are Peter Rabbit, Mr Tod the Fox, Samuel Whiskers and Tommy Brock.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #163 on: March 10, 2019, 11:46:06 PM »
It’s difficult to see much logic in what the Royal Mint does these days, but the Stephen Hawking coin is significant in that it’s effectively a memorial coin.  Apart from Winston Churchill, memorial coins have generally been reserved for royalty.  No objection whatsoever to Hawking being chosen for this though.  Of the memorial coins (Churchill, Diana, the Queen Mother and now Hawking) only Diana’s has featured in annual Royal Mint sets. 

Possibly Stephen Hawking’s wasn’t ready in time for the sets, so they went with an insignificant anniversary for Wedgwood (that would have been slightly more significant had it been issued ten years ago...)

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #164 on: March 11, 2019, 07:56:14 AM »
It’s difficult to see much logic in what the Royal Mint does these days, but the Stephen Hawking coin is significant in that it’s effectively a memorial coin.  Apart from Winston Churchill, memorial coins have generally been reserved for royalty.  No objection whatsoever to Hawking being chosen for this though.  Of the memorial coins (Churchill, Diana, the Queen Mother and now Hawking) only Diana’s has featured in annual Royal Mint sets. 

Possibly Stephen Hawking’s wasn’t ready in time for the sets, so they went with an insignificant anniversary for Wedgwood (that would have been slightly more significant had it been issued ten years ago...)

Diana's is exceptional also in being issued a full two years after her death (which may be why it features in the sets where the others don't). At the time I thought it was strange - not so much that they issued a coin for her, but that it was issued so long after. The RM obviously had more preparation time for the Queen Mother but that coin was issued in the same year she died, as was Churchill's.