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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #30 on: October 29, 2018, 08:51:14 PM »
It’s a very meaningless message indeed. What exactly does it convey? Not that the current situation is a great story in general. “ Celebrating british Independence” is probably a tad much; Maybe they could have said something like “not lovers, just good friends” or “honey I like you, but can be have a pillow between us? I don’t like to spoon”. Admittently the second one is long winded for a coin

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« Reply #31 on: October 29, 2018, 09:39:20 PM »
It is not impossible to make a text-only design look good. This one however is a disappointment. I can't help but to think that the artist didn't really appreciate the subject.

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« Reply #32 on: October 30, 2018, 05:03:40 AM »
Text only designs are becoming increasingly regular in UK.
There could be many reasons but I think the work involved in organising a competition and selecting the best is so time consuming that it is preferred to skip that and issue in-house designs.

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« Reply #33 on: October 30, 2018, 09:21:38 AM »
You have to admire the British humour.


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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #34 on: October 30, 2018, 09:29:29 AM »
I do! Can we have those at least in chocolate? :)

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #35 on: November 09, 2018, 02:42:05 PM »
In 2019 the Royal Mint will reissue a number of previously issued commemorative 50p coins. The new coins will be dated 2019.

The following coins will be reissued:

Britannia (standard), Kew Gardens, Battle of Britain, D-Day, Victoria Cross (2), Battle of Hastings, Roger Bannister (4 minute mile), Scouting, Girlguiding.
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« Reply #36 on: November 09, 2018, 03:00:09 PM »
There will also be a commemorative 50p for the 20th anniversary of the publication of the book the Gruffalo. The coin will feature the Gruffalo.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #37 on: November 09, 2018, 03:09:55 PM »
I think I'm going to have to give up coin collecting! What is the reason for rereleasing these 50p's??!

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #38 on: November 09, 2018, 03:54:56 PM »
In 2019 the Royal Mint will reissue a number of previously issued commemorative 50p coins. The new coins will be dated 2019.

The following coins will be reissued:

Britannia (standard), Kew Gardens, Battle of Britain, D-Day, Victoria Cross (2), Battle of Hastings, Roger Bannister (4 minute mile), Scouting, Girlguiding.

Slight reduction when compared to the issue for the 40th anniversary of the introduction of the 50p coin in 2009. These were:
Britannia fifty new pence (1969), EEC (1973), Britannia (1982), European Presidency (1992), D-Day 50th anniversary (1994), 25th anniversary of joining EEC (1998), NHS (1998), Public Libraries Act (2000), Suffragettes (2003), Four-minute mile (2004), English dictionary (2005), Victoria Cross (2006), Heroic acts (2006), Scouts (2007), Picture-puzzle shield (2008), Kew Gardens (2009).

Hope a BU set will be available, whereas in 2009 it was a 16-coin silver proof set.


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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #39 on: November 09, 2018, 05:42:24 PM »
I think I'm going to have to give up coin collecting! What is the reason for rereleasing these 50p's??!

For the money you spend on new UK issues, you can afford very interesting pre-decimal UK coins, so many third century Romans you'll quake or a load of great fun Georgian British Commonwealth coins, to give only a few examples.

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« Reply #40 on: November 09, 2018, 06:52:26 PM »
There will also be a commemorative 50p for the 20th anniversary of the publication of the book the Gruffalo. The coin will feature the Gruffalo.

Surely the design will include the leading character - the wee, sleekit, tim'rous beastie!

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2018, 01:06:54 AM »
Hope a BU set will be available, whereas in 2009 it was a 16-coin silver proof set.
There was a base metal proof set in 2009 too, same 16 coins.  That’s the version I have.  Issue price was £195, but that was before the Royal Mint’s steep hyke in prices.

The 2019 set is an odd selection of coins.  Guessing the Britannia version will be the 1982-onwards variant and not the original, so it only leaves the D-Day one from the days of the larger 50p.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2018, 07:00:37 AM »
In 2019 the Royal Mint will reissue a number of previously issued commemorative 50p coins. The new coins will be dated 2019.

The following coins will be reissued:

Britannia (standard), Kew Gardens, Battle of Britain, D-Day, Victoria Cross (2), Battle of Hastings, Roger Bannister (4 minute mile), Scouting, Girlguiding.

This is bad, bad practice. Indian mints tried doing that but it was criticized by many.

Since the British coins will be having a new dates, you can't even call them re-strikes! (Indian mints issued proof sets with original issue year)

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2018, 08:08:15 AM »
I am in the other corner. This will help type collectors. The Kew garden thingy is a very good example. It was hyped to boredom when the UK mint declared it scarce and fakes showed up. With a re-issue, at least a degree of normalcy is restored. Collectors profit, the get-rich-quickly crowd is punished. That appeals to my sense of justice. ;)

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2018, 10:31:04 AM »
I am in the other corner. This will help type collectors. The Kew garden thingy is a very good example. It was hyped to boredom when the UK mint declared it scarce and fakes showed up. With a re-issue, at least a degree of normalcy is restored. Collectors profit, the get-rich-quickly crowd is punished. That appeals to my sense of justice. ;)
It will be issued in quite low numbers though, I would imagine, so once they’re sold out the get-rich-quickly crowd will be flogging them on eBay.  There are ten coins in the set so if there is a BU set at all, it’s likely to be issued at about £100.  A base metal proof version probably £250.  Perhaps I’m over-estimating the prices but I’d put nothing past the Royal Mint.

I speculate the ring-of-hands design would have made it had the UK not been exiting the EU, and perhaps even the EU conference table or stars designs.