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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #345 on: October 12, 2019, 01:06:19 PM »
The 2019-dated Lion of England 5 pounds coin was not the only coin issued for the UK winning the Cricket World Cup. The Royal Mint also issued around 250 Cricket 10p coins in gold proof for the occasion. These coins were only sold to specific clients that received an invitation from the mint to buy the coin. The Cricket 10p is the only Alphabet 10p that was released in gold.




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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #346 on: October 14, 2019, 11:26:32 AM »
The following coins have now also been officially approved:

- The Snowman 50p coin will depict the Snowman and a boy.
- The Gruffalo 50p coin will depict the Gruffalo confronting a mouse in a wood.
- The Wallace and Gromit 50p coin.

Did RM changed their minds about the Snowman coin design? Thought the 2019 issue was going to be about the Snowman & Snowdog (Hilary Ardus' 2012 story based upon Raymond Briggs’ characters).

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #347 on: October 15, 2019, 10:08:16 AM »
Yesterday it was exactly 50 years ago that the 50p was introduced. The Royal Mint published a video for the occasion.


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« Reply #348 on: October 15, 2019, 08:18:22 PM »
A nice touch by the RM bringing Colin & David together again.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #349 on: October 16, 2019, 06:24:27 PM »
The 2019-dated Lion of England 5 pounds coin was not the only coin issued for the UK winning the Cricket World Cup. The Royal Mint also issued around 250 Cricket 10p coins in gold proof for the occasion. These coins were only sold to specific clients that received an invitation from the mint to buy the coin. The Cricket 10p is the only Alphabet 10p that was released in gold.


I think it would be interesting to have a forum topic dedicated to to similar UK “exclusive” coins, i.e. not  freely available from the Royal Mint online store.

What immediately comes to my mind are several 0.25oz Britannia coins - Peter Rabbit, Churchill, RAF and 1oz 999 silver - Waterloo, Shakespeare; Platinum 1oz. Start of WW1.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #350 on: October 16, 2019, 06:29:30 PM »
I think it would be interesting to have a forum topic dedicated to to similar UK “exclusive” coins, i.e. not  freely available from the Royal Mint online store.

What immediately comes to my mind are several 0.25oz Britannia coins - Peter Rabbit, Churchill, RAF and 1oz 999 silver - Waterloo, Shakespeare; Platinum 1oz. Start of WW1.

Go ahead and do it, Big_M. You don't need anyone's permission.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #351 on: October 17, 2019, 07:22:18 AM »
The new Gruffalo 50 pence coin that will be available from 9am.


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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #352 on: October 17, 2019, 12:24:31 PM »
Discount code DSC273 for discount on all new Gruffalo products. 

Update: The code has now been blocked.

The new Gruffalo 50p coin will not be released into general circulation.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #353 on: October 17, 2019, 12:31:30 PM »
Let's be thankful RM didn't issue a coin for the 15th anniversary (this year) of 'The Gruffalo's Child.'

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #354 on: October 17, 2019, 01:17:22 PM »
Let's be thankful RM didn't issue a coin for the 15th anniversary (this year) of 'The Gruffalo's Child.'
Don’t speak too soon... we had four years of Beatrix Potter coins, two (so far) of both Paddington and The Snowman, so the Gruffalo’s Child is certainly a possibility, even if it’s not in an anniversary year!  It doesn’t bother the RM for the others!

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #355 on: October 17, 2019, 01:24:28 PM »
RM could have a field day with Paddington.
Remember when Paddington fever swept the nation at the end of 2014 with the release of the first Paddington movie, which put London on the big screen and saw a Paddington Trail around the capital of 50 small statues of the bear decorated by celebrities and artists.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #356 on: October 17, 2019, 09:39:47 PM »
I think it would be interesting to have a forum topic dedicated to to similar UK “exclusive” coins, i.e. not  freely available from the Royal Mint online store.

What immediately comes to my mind are several 0.25oz Britannia coins - Peter Rabbit, Churchill, RAF and 1oz 999 silver - Waterloo, Shakespeare; Platinum 1oz. Start of WW1.

That's a good idea.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #357 on: October 18, 2019, 11:59:30 AM »
The design of the Wallace and Gromit 50p.


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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #358 on: October 20, 2019, 10:28:46 AM »
3 million of the over 10 million Brexit 50p coins that will be produced will be ready by October 31.
This is not supposed to be a political topic but, as I have always said, I am convinced that there will be Brexit on October 31.

It's 20th October today but I guess that RM already started producing Brexit 50p to have it ready 3M of pieces as on 31th October... so seems that coins needs to be melted as yesterday UK officially asked EU to postpone Brexit till January and probably EU agree.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #359 on: October 20, 2019, 01:48:19 PM »
It's 20th October today but I guess that RM already started producing Brexit 50p to have it ready 3M of pieces as on 31th October... so seems that coins needs to be melted as yesterday UK officially asked EU to postpone Brexit till January and probably EU agree.

The Royal Mint can produce over 5 million coins per day. Because of that I am fairly sure that production of the coins has not yet started. Furthermore I highly doubt the EU will agree to postpone the Brexit date.