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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #285 on: August 11, 2019, 09:13:22 AM »
Are they playing it safe and not having the 31 October 2019 date on it?  Boris may say itís do-or-die but the chances of it happening then - if at all - seem quite remote.

No, the date will certainly be on the coins. I think there are no chances of it not happening on 31 October.

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UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #286 on: August 11, 2019, 09:33:11 AM »
Chancellor's plan to mint millions of Brexit 50ps for 31 October

Millions of 50p Brexit coins are to be minted in time to mark Britain's departure from the European Union, according to reports.

The chancellor, Sajid Javid, has asked officials to consider whether it will be possible to produce the coins in volume ready for the UK's scheduled EU leaving date of 31 October, the Sunday Telegraph says.

Former chancellor Philip Hammond had planned a limited edition of 10,000 commemorative coins to be sold to collectors for £10 each.

Mr Javid's revised proposal for the coins to be produced for mass circulation is being seen as a statement of intent that the Treasury is committed to Brexit.

It is in contrast to Mr Hammond who angered Brexiteers with his warning about the likely economic impact of leaving the EU and his opposition to a no-deal.

The coins will still carry the words "Friendship with all nations" but will be stamped with the new departure date of 31 October 2019.

The Telegraph reported one possible snag could be that the new coin has to be signed off by a meeting of the Queen's Privy Council of ministers, which is not due to meet again until October.

Source: MSN
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #287 on: August 11, 2019, 10:21:59 AM »
No, the date will certainly be on the coins. I think there are no chances of it not happening on 31 October.
This will be really awkward if no-deal is stopped and the government brought down then!  At the moment it seems unlikely that parliament will allow no-deal, and there are plenty out to stop it even if parliament doesnít get the chance.  Oh dear, Iím not sure I want the coinage brought into this...

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #288 on: August 11, 2019, 10:22:18 AM »
The Telegraph reported one possible snag could be that the new coin has to be signed off by a meeting of the Queen's Privy Council of ministers, which is not due to meet again until October.

This is not a problem at all. Her Majesty has already informally approved both the theme and design. Her official approval at the meeting, which is being published in the Gazette, is only a formality. It happens regularly that production of new coins starts before they have been gazetted.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #289 on: August 12, 2019, 10:22:43 AM »
Brexit 50p: Activists threaten boycott as treasury draws up plans for millions to enter circulation

Brexit 50p: Activists threaten boycott as treasury draws up plans for millions to enter circulation

This is just getting silly. Maybe Big Brother should televise an event where Brexiter and Remainers throw these 50p coins at one another.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #290 on: August 12, 2019, 10:50:49 AM »
Itís a stupid protest.  Few will have the time or inclination to take them to a bank, theyíll just spend them at the next available opportunity.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #291 on: August 12, 2019, 03:28:17 PM »
If one side can actually get something going, the other side will react and the end result will be "a tale full of sound and fury, signifying nothing."

That said, it is not a clever idea to issue a coin for anything so politicised and controversial, unless your intention is to drive population and parliament into a US-style partisan stalemate, which is a different stupid idea.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #292 on: August 12, 2019, 07:23:03 PM »
The Paddington Bear 50p series will consist of a total of 7 coins, which means that after this year 3 further coins will be issued.

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« Reply #293 on: August 12, 2019, 07:44:22 PM »
A first look at the coins ahead of the release tomorrow:

Images of the silver proof coins are available for members  (sent me a pm with your email address). Mintage of the silver proof is 25,000 pieces.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #294 on: August 13, 2019, 02:24:30 AM »
Coins for the year seem very political. On the one hand the Brexit coin that those who hate immigration will love. On the other hand a coin about a Peruvian immigrant in London.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #295 on: August 13, 2019, 08:48:58 AM »
The Paddington Bear 50p coins will be released into general circulation.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #296 on: August 22, 2019, 05:48:40 PM »
The Paddington Bear at St Paul's Cathedral coins, which are already available for pre-order, will be released starting September 12. Around that date they will also be released into general circulation.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #297 on: August 22, 2019, 06:46:41 PM »
ebay is full of the tower coins already.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #298 on: August 25, 2019, 10:31:48 AM »
According to a source, the Royal Mint has cancelled plans for further BP 50p coins. This would mean that the coins featuring Mr Tod the Fox, Samuel Whiskers and Tommy Brock that were planned for this year will not be issued. If true, this is an unexpected decision as the minting dies of the other coins were for example already made.

I can now confirm that the 3 further Beatrix Potter 50p coins that were planned for this year will not be released. The reasons for this sudden decision were requested but the Royal Mint refused to provide them. A subsequent appeal against the Royal Mint's refusal to provide the information was unsuccessful.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #299 on: August 25, 2019, 01:22:38 PM »
Interesting... thatís the second time this year, after they stopped more Beatrix Potter coins.  It doesnít appear to make much commercial sense.