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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #180 on: March 12, 2019, 10:02:52 PM »
Referring to the BU pack for Stephen Hawking may give a clue as to a possible 'innovator in science' candidate with the mention of Charles Babbage.

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« Reply #181 on: March 12, 2019, 10:56:11 PM »
As for the 50 years of the 50p sets (2 sets - 10 coins in total), the first set containing the first 5 coins in respectively copper-nickel proof, silver proof and gold proof has now been issued. The Royal Mint will also release all 10 coins in silver and gold piedfort.

The Royal Mint has reversed its earlier decision to only issue the coins in Proof quality (bar the SYO Britannia 50p). All of the coins will soon also be issued in standard BU quality.

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« Reply #182 on: March 12, 2019, 11:03:34 PM »
The Royal Mint has reversed its earlier decision to only issue the coins in Proof quality (bar the SYO Britannia 50p). All of the coins will soon also be issued in standard BU quality.
Interesting.  The people that paid inflated prices after they officially sold out might regret it then.  I’ll probably try and get a BU version of them.  Do you know if they will be as a set or individually?  I trust you’ll give us a heads up when you know the date they’ll be issued from!

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« Reply #183 on: March 12, 2019, 11:21:13 PM »
Interesting.  The people that paid inflated prices after they officially sold out might regret it then.

The comment could also apply to people who bought SYO Britannia from auction sites.

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« Reply #184 on: March 13, 2019, 12:21:08 AM »
The comment could also apply to people who bought SYO Britannia from auction sites.
Good one, you got me!  Yes, that was me.  I won’t regret that though.  I’d have regretted a third visit to the Royal Mint Experience, with its associated petrol and hotel costs.  I really couldn’t have stood the tour again!

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« Reply #185 on: March 13, 2019, 08:44:36 AM »
The Royal Mint has reversed its earlier decision to only issue the coins in Proof quality (bar the SYO Britannia 50p). All of the coins will soon also be issued in standard BU quality.

Do we know if it will be two BU sets of 5 or one of 10?

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« Reply #186 on: March 13, 2019, 10:51:48 PM »
A shame that the coin will not be released into general circulation. It was designed by Edwina Ellis.
I actually don’t mind that.  In fact, I’m in favour of it.  It’s no longer a level playing field.  In the “old days” (perhaps pre-2009 but no real exact date), I could pretty much expect to get every coin issued from change.  Since then we’ve had Kew Gardens and Facebook collectors (as well as the Mint issuing far more commemoratives than ever before). 

You mentioned about post office staff deliberately keeping back the alphabet 10p coins for example.  The reality now is that you’re very lucky if you can get these coins from change.  Even if this coin did enter circulation, it wouldn’t last long.  They’d quickly be snapped up by the change checkers and half of them would end up on eBay.

Therefore I’m all for commemoratives not being issued at face value.  If people want them, they can pay for them like the true collectors do!  This will be the norm anyway as we become more cashless. 

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #187 on: March 13, 2019, 11:29:38 PM »
As far as I recall the first standard issue recent not for circulation coin* was the 2009 Blue Peter 50p, there might be something earlier I've forgotten about.  I never did find a 1992 commemorative in change but they were issued in small quantities.  1994's were tricky to find - although I did find two.

£5 coins were available at face until 2010, although the Olympic countdown £5's were only in packs from the mint before this.  Since 2011 all in packs only. 

The monometallic £2's 1986/89 (Bill) I received in change, but the rest were in packs only I think.

"first standard issue recent not for circulation coin"
There must be a better name for these, but you know what I mean.

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always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #188 on: March 14, 2019, 11:14:15 AM »
Do we know if it will be two BU sets of 5 or one of 10?

We do not. I do not even rule out that they will be released in individual packs.
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The Peter Rabbit 50p will be released next Tuesday, March 19.
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« Reply #189 on: March 14, 2019, 01:06:11 PM »
We do not. I do not even rule out that they will be released in individual packs.

Thanks for your reply eurocoin. I never considered individual packs, but on reflection that option would probably be good for sales.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #190 on: March 14, 2019, 02:32:48 PM »
The monometallic £2's 1986/89 (Bill) I received in change, but the rest were in packs only I think.

I've only ever received the 1986 in change, but IIRC all of them were available loose at face value over the counter, with the reservation that the Bill of Rights was available in England and the Claim in Scotland, which presumably explains why the latter seems to be much rarer - I imagine they produced them with the nations' respective populations in mind.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #191 on: March 14, 2019, 06:05:02 PM »
The Royal Mint will issue 5 pounds coins for Remembrance Day and Christmas. The Remembrance Day coin will depict a poppy while the Christmas coin depicts a Christmas stocking filled with toys.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #192 on: March 14, 2019, 10:53:35 PM »
I've only ever received the 1986 in change, but IIRC all of them were available loose at face value over the counter, with the reservation that the Bill of Rights was available in England and the Claim in Scotland, which presumably explains why the latter seems to be much rarer - I imagine they produced them with the nations' respective populations in mind.
It would seem so.  381,400 Claim of Right compared to 4,777,891 Bill of Rights (in all versions, including Proofs).  The UK’s estimated population as at 2017 is 66 million.  Of this, Scotland’s is under 5.5 million (1/12th).  381,400 is just under 1/12th of 4,777,891.

Both versions were available in England - a friend of my mum’s got them (I think from a bank or post office) when they were issued.  Presumably when the Claim ran out, they just had the Bill.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #193 on: March 16, 2019, 01:37:34 PM »
The Peter Rabbit design that will be minted and printed on the Peter Rabbit 50p of 2019. Slight differences possible.


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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #194 on: March 16, 2019, 02:36:58 PM »
From May 1, Change Checker and the Westminster Collection are going to increase the price of the BU 50p coins in the blue cards from 3.99 to 4.50 pounds. The price of the 2 pounds and 5 pounds coins in the blue cards will stay the same.