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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #240 on: April 11, 2019, 09:26:37 PM »
Rupert Bear is planned for next year as it is then 100 years since it was first published.

2016:

Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter - Jemima Puddle-Duck
Beatrix Potter - Squirrel Nutkin
Beatrix Potter - Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle

2017:

Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter - Benjamin Bunny
Beatrix Potter - Mr Jeremy Fisher
Beatrix Potter - Tom Kitten

2018:

Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter - Tailor of Gloucester
Beatrix Potter - Flopsy Bunny
Beatrix Potter - Mrs Tittlemouse

Paddington Bear - Buckingham Palace
Paddington Bear - Paddington Station

James and the Snowman

2019:

Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit

Paddington Bear - White Tower at the Tower of London
Paddington Bear - St Paul's Cathedral

Gruffalo

The Snowman and the snow dog

This is simply coin diarrhea of the worst kind. This, coming from someone who is used to a lot of puke from the RCM

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #241 on: April 11, 2019, 09:30:42 PM »
Thank you! So there are fully five different Peter Rabbit coins.  :o
I’d never considered that before but, sure enough, the main Beatrix Potter coin from 2016 (the only one with her name and birth/death years) does indeed have Peter Rabbit as a cameo.

The cynic in me is wondering if the decision to issue more Paddington coins is related to the other decision to not issue more Beatrix Potter coins.  Perhaps the former is more of a novelty and therefore more profitable.  Guessing that the prospect of a fourth year of Potter characters was starting to get so much criticism that they’ve abandoned it.  I’m hoping eurocoin’s source was correct on that anyway.

It’s quite a privilege to have eurocoin supplying info here long before the likes of Westminster/Change Checker and the Royal Mint itself reveal anything.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #242 on: April 11, 2019, 11:29:03 PM »
I was most surprised to get a Benjamin Rabbit 50p in change recently. I had never expected to receive any Beatrix Potter coins in change. So maybe the novelty is indeed wearing off.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #243 on: April 12, 2019, 12:21:32 AM »
So here are all the standard Beatrix Potter 50p coins ever.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #244 on: April 18, 2019, 08:56:26 PM »
The Maundy money was handed out today by Her Majesty the Queen. Next to the set of Maundy coins, people received a Sherlock Holmes 50p and a Queen Victoria 5 Pounds coin. Not only special recipients have a possibility of getting one of the sets. Longtime Royal Mint employees (at least 5 years IIRC) are allowed to buy a set and sets are also handed out as gifts by the Royal Mint for example after a successful cooperation.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #245 on: April 26, 2019, 07:46:03 PM »
The Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence coin will be released into general circulation.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #246 on: April 26, 2019, 07:55:17 PM »
The Sherlock Holmes 50 Pence coin will be released into general circulation.

Good to hear.
Now it will be interesting to know how many the Royal Mint is going to release into the wild.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #247 on: April 26, 2019, 11:30:25 PM »
Not sure if there’s any kind of pattern starting to form, but it seems as though the coins included in the annual sets at the beginning of the year are issued into circulation, whilst the ones issued separately during the year are not.  The Sherlock Holmes one was included in the sets, but Peter Rabbit, Gruffalo and Stephen Hawking weren’t, and the latter three have been confirmed as having no circulation issues.  A similar story with Paddington, the Snowman and the RAF £2 coins last year.  Up until this year the Beatrix Potter coins were the exception to this.

I hope my theory is correct.  At least it would give some kind of logic as to why they include some in sets and not others.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #248 on: April 27, 2019, 12:10:50 AM »
Not sure if there’s any kind of pattern starting to form, but it seems as though the coins included in the annual sets at the beginning of the year are issued into circulation, whilst the ones issued separately during the year are not.  The Sherlock Holmes one was included in the sets, but Peter Rabbit, Gruffalo and Stephen Hawking weren’t, and the latter three have been confirmed as having no circulation issues.  A similar story with Paddington, the Snowman and the RAF £2 coins last year.  Up until this year the Beatrix Potter coins were the exception to this.

I hope my theory is correct.  At least it would give some kind of logic as to why they include some in sets and not others.

Both Paddington 50ps from last year were released into circulation, only the Snowman 50p wasn't. Not looking like any of the 2018 £2's will be released whether in the sets or not.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #249 on: May 07, 2019, 08:09:48 AM »
The BU packs of the 2 Pounds D-Day will be available from today.

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UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #250 on: May 07, 2019, 06:54:26 PM »
Not quite sure where to put this - the Royal Mint have emailed this out in connection with the Royal baby, but it’s really just a coin for any birth.

Anyway, it curiously uses the design of the 1971 to 2008 1p coin but replaces the numeral with the year.  The obverse therefore doesn’t have the date.  They did one last year but that one had the numeral.  Also, the font of “One Penny” looks to be different.


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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #251 on: May 08, 2019, 11:23:42 AM »
The D-Day 2 pounds coin will not be released into general circulation.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #252 on: May 09, 2019, 08:49:32 PM »
Hello eurocoin.

Do you know when the 2 pound coin of Captain Cook 2019 will come out?

Thank you.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #253 on: May 09, 2019, 09:31:38 PM »
Hello eurocoin.

Do you know when the 2 pound coin of Captain Cook 2019 will come out?

Thank you.

The BU and Proof editions of the Captain Cook 2 pounds coin are expected to be released in the week starting May 20.

The individual BU and Proof editions of the Sherlock Holmes 50p coin will be released May 13.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #254 on: May 13, 2019, 09:46:04 AM »
The Royal Mint appears to not know what a £2 coin looks like, according to their email today...