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Offline chrisild

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #375 on: October 28, 2019, 04:51:07 PM »
Let's hope the saga is completed on 31 Jan 20.

Agreed, it is about time. But as for the coin, Michael Deacon (Daily Telegraph) made a good suggestion a few days ago:

Re the Brexit 50p coins: can they not just leave a space so you can fill in the exit date yourself with a pen

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #376 on: October 29, 2019, 12:14:48 AM »
It is reported that the Brexit coins struck for the departure date of 31 October are to be recycled.

I wonder if those struck for the original Brexit date met the same fate?

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #377 on: October 29, 2019, 06:41:03 AM »
Brexit
Bloomberg source mentions hundreds of thousands coins to be melted.

Bloomberg - Are you a robot?

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #378 on: October 29, 2019, 08:05:15 AM »
In my opinion they do not look good at all. Available from 9 am on the Royal Mint website.


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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #379 on: October 29, 2019, 09:20:20 AM »
As of today the Strike Your Own Coin at the Royal Mint Experience is the Wallace and Gromit 50p.

The Wallace and Gromit 50p will not be released into general circulation.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #380 on: October 29, 2019, 04:40:53 PM »
Most of the 8 questions that the Chancellor of the Exchequer received from 8 MPs relating to the Brexit 50p have now been answered. Economic Secretary John Glen, who answered the questions, refused to inform MPs how many coins with the date 31 October 2019 had so far been produced, as information on the Royal Mint's production lead times is considered to be commercially sensitive information.

In the replies to the other questions there was nothing that we did not yet know already.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #381 on: October 29, 2019, 07:01:16 PM »
Brexit meltdown: 50p coins with 31 October date to be recycled


Brexit meltdown: 50p coins with 31 October date to be recycled




The 50p coins minted to commemorate Brexit on 31 October are to be “recycled”, the Treasury has confirmed.

The decision comes after ministers agreed last week to “pause” production of the special-edition coin by the Royal Mint because of concerns that plans to leave the EU at the end of the month were unlikely to be fulfilled.

It is understood that thousands of coins with Thursday’s date on them will be melted down and the metal kept aside until the next Brexit date is agreed.

A Treasury spokesman said: “We will still produce a coin to mark our departure from the EU.”

The coins were supposed to mark Britain’s departure at the end of the month but the Treasury told the Royal Mint to begin stockpiling last week.

Officials waited before making a final decision about the coins until the EU heads of state agreed an extension to the Brexit deadline and it was clear that parliament would prevent the UK from crashing out without a deal on 31 October.

Once an extension was agreed on Monday and No 10 had made it clear its preference was to have a general election, officials were given the all clear to prepare for a future Brexit date.

About 3m coins were due to be ready to go into circulation under plans put in place by the chancellor, Sajid Javid. The coins bore the inscription “Peace, prosperity and friendship with all nations”, above the leave date: 31 October 2019.

The cost of designing and producing commemorative coins was met by the Mint out of its own revenues, the Treasury said, and the costs of recycling would also be met by the Mint.

There was speculation that the thousands of coins minted so far could fetch a premium on the 50p cover price, possibly selling for as much as £800 each.

However, Brexit coins bearing the October date “will now be recycled”, the Treasury said.

Javid’s predecessor, Philip Hammond, had planned a limited edition of about 10,000 commemorative coins to be sold to collectors for £10 each in time for the first deadline on 29 March.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #382 on: October 31, 2019, 08:08:51 PM »
Westminster Collection discounts. Click on one or more of the following links to buy the specific BU coin(s) for 4,50 pounds each (free postage). The coins are being delivered in the blue card Change Checker packaging.

Gruffalo and the Mouse (recently issued): Your basket

Peter Rabbit 2019: Your basket

Hawking: 2019 UK Stephen Hawking CERTIFIED BU 50p

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #383 on: November 04, 2019, 04:25:49 PM »
The Snowman 50 pence coin will be released tomorrow.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #384 on: November 05, 2019, 07:39:36 AM »
The Snowman 50p coin will be available from 9 am. The coin will not be released into general circulation.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #385 on: November 05, 2019, 06:24:39 PM »
The Earl of Courtown has just replied to a written question of an MP that approximately 1 million Brexit 50p coins were made with the Brexit date 31 October 2019. The coins will be melted down and the alloys recovered will be used for the production of new coins.

Earlier we already knew that approximately 1,000 Brexit 50p coins were made with the date 29 March 2019 on them.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #386 on: November 05, 2019, 06:53:28 PM »
Good bet that a few 31 October Brexit coins will escape the melting pot!

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #387 on: November 05, 2019, 08:47:28 PM »
Good bet that a few 31 October Brexit coins will escape the melting pot!

That's human nature  ;)

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #388 on: November 13, 2019, 02:59:22 PM »
Do we know if RM are going to issue the Isaac Newton coin as part of the 'Innovators in Science' series before the year end?

A Charles Babbage issue has been previously alluded to, but there has been no such proclamation.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #389 on: November 13, 2019, 04:01:05 PM »
There has recently been no new information on future releases in the Innovators in Science series.

You can be sure that as soon as I have new information on things, I will post it on here.