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Offline Figleaf

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #255 on: May 13, 2019, 10:46:35 AM »
Well done, Alan Watson. Your inner detective has been duly encouraged. :D

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #256 on: May 13, 2019, 11:19:22 AM »
Maybe the mint wanted to suggest that this piece will circulate about as much as a £2 coin. ;)

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #257 on: May 13, 2019, 11:49:38 AM »
I know what it's like to work for a company that only cares about the $$$ chaaaa ching of the cash coming in. Who cares whether what is being done has any quality or not. I mean, to mix up a 50p and £2 is rather basic, you'd think.

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« Reply #258 on: May 13, 2019, 11:51:34 AM »
The Royal Mint appears to not know what a £2 coin looks like, according to their email today...

RM must stand for Right Muppets.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #259 on: May 13, 2019, 06:21:40 PM »
I did wonder, after seeing Peter’s response, whether the Royal Mint’s error was deliberate, but a second email later on disproves that.

“We are sorry if you noticed this mistake” - does that mean they’re not sorry if you didn’t?  That you might not have realised it was a 50p coin, not a £2, and ordered it on that basis??


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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #260 on: May 21, 2019, 11:21:40 AM »
The Captain Cook 2 pounds coin of 2019 is now available. It looks very different fom what I had expected it to look like.

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« Reply #261 on: May 21, 2019, 01:33:15 PM »
The Captain Cook 2 pounds coin of 2019 is now available. It looks very different fom what I had expected it to look like.

Agree with you eurocoin. Certainly a strange design. Thought the design would have shown Cook looking through a telescope. Instead we are given a symbolic image of female (Venus) in depiction of the sun with a planet orbit to the left that doesn't cross the face of sun.
Not impressed at all. Spoils the three coin series. 
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« Reply #262 on: May 21, 2019, 03:12:01 PM »
Hope this embedded image will work. If not, click the link below or go to royalmint.com ...


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The combination of the sailing ships, the map with Otaheite/Tahiti, and the Venus Transit reference make that side interesting. But I am not overwhelmed either.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #263 on: May 25, 2019, 12:03:09 AM »
The Royal Mint produced approximately 1,000 trial strikes for the Brexit 50p. These pieces have either a wrong or no Brexit date on them.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #264 on: May 25, 2019, 01:11:58 AM »
Though that’s wrong as in Brexit didn’t happen on the intended date of 29 March, not wrong as in a mistake made by the Mint.

At the rate we’re going, an actual Brexit 50p issue could be a long way off, if at all.

I’m a bit lost on where we are with 50p and £2 issues... are any others expected this year, apart from the other five 50p coins for the 50th anniversary of the denomination, and a Christmas one?  Wasn’t there something about a further issue of the Isaac Newton design with a 2019 date?

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #265 on: May 25, 2019, 09:22:21 AM »
The Christmas one is the Snowman & Snowdog.

There are also two new Paddington Bears outside St Paul's Cathedral & White Tower at the Tower of London

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« Reply #266 on: May 25, 2019, 10:01:06 AM »
There will be another Newton 50p as part of the Innovators of Science series. Whether that coin will be issued this year is unknown. One of the other coins in the series will be a 50p for Charles Babbage.

At least 1 further 50p coin in that series will still be released this year but it is unknown which one.

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« Reply #267 on: May 25, 2019, 10:14:06 AM »
Though that’s wrong as in Brexit didn’t happen on the intended date of 29 March, not wrong as in a mistake made by the Mint.


Of course.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #268 on: June 04, 2019, 04:14:18 PM »
I contacted RM requesting the mintage figure of the 2019 Britannia 50p obtainable via ‘strike your own coin.’

Their reply was:

“Although the Royal Mint has previously disclosed this information on an ad hoc basis it is now Royal Mint policy to publish mintage information in respect of its commemorative coin issues on its website at The Royal Mint. In terms of commemorative coins mintages are determined as sales less returns. As a matter of course and to ensure integrity of our mintages (and to allow an appropriate period to account for all sales less returns) we publish mintage figures for commemorative coins (which will include ‘strike your own coins’) with a two-year delay. Mintage figures in respect of all 2019 commemorative coins will therefore be published around January 2022, and so on.”

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #269 on: June 04, 2019, 06:55:14 PM »
The second 50 years of the 50p set will be released this Thursday June 6.