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Offline Alan71

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #330 on: September 28, 2019, 11:57:50 AM »
On sale on ebay. £20 + £2.70p&p, and someone as actually lodged a bid. How sad!!
Why don’t they order it from Westminster?  £4.50 plus postage which is reduced if you order multiple items (as I did).

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #331 on: September 28, 2019, 08:43:23 PM »
On sale on ebay. £20 + £2.70p&p, and someone as actually lodged a bid. How sad!!

That is not a lot, I expect the price will still rise significantly. It costs approximately 20 pounds to get 1 Strike Your Own coin from the Royal Mint Experience (13 pounds for the tour + 7 pounds for the coin). Of course the coin itself is also available in other packaging much cheaper but that is not an option for collectors who specifically collect the SYO coins and packaging.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #332 on: September 29, 2019, 10:47:34 AM »
That is not a lot, I expect the price will still rise significantly. It costs approximately 20 pounds to get 1 Strike Your Own coin from the Royal Mint Experience (13 pounds for the tour + 7 pounds for the coin). Of course the coin itself is also available in other packaging much cheaper but that is not an option for collectors who specifically collect the SYO coins and packaging.

If you look at it that way its cheap because travel costs need to be taken into account. Never considered collectors specialising in SYO coins.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #333 on: September 30, 2019, 07:37:36 PM »
It seems that the Westminster Collection is going to loose a lot of money. The first coin dealers will very soon start selling BU 50p coins in very similar cardboard blister as WM uses for as low as £2.75 per coin (£4.74 inc. postage). The Westminster Collection sells these for £4.50 each (£7.49 inc. postage).

I expect that the price will decrease further.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #334 on: October 04, 2019, 09:31:28 AM »
A Wallace and Gromit 50p coin will be issued within the next few months.

Will there be a proclamation issued for this coin? I have not seen one so far.
Same applies to the second Gruffalo issue.
Can some coins be issued by RM without a proclamation?

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #335 on: October 04, 2019, 11:43:43 AM »
Will there be a proclamation issued for this coin? I have not seen one so far.
Same applies to the second Gruffalo issue.
Can some coins be issued by RM without a proclamation?

The issuance of the second Gruffalo and the Wallace and Gromit 50p coins has indeed not yet been gazetted. All UK coins have to be gazetted and as far as I know this has always happened before the coin is being issued. Although there is as far as I know no requirement to do this beforehand, in light of legal certainty etc. it is no more than normal that it happens before the coins are being issued.

The 2019-dated Peter Rabbit 50 pence coin was issued without Gazette proclamation, something that I have yet to discuss with their lawyer.

It is customary that coins that vary slightly from a coin that has been Gazetted (for example editions with a special mark or micro lettering) do not require a separate Gazette publication. The science edition of the 2019-dated Britannia 50p coin is an example of this.

As for error coins, if at least a part of the coins does not have the error, the Mint does not have to publish a seperate Gazette publication for the error coins. If all of the coins have the error they have to alter the existing proclamation.

Her Majesty does not formally approve coins in January, August and September which may explain why it has not yet happened.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #336 on: October 04, 2019, 03:45:36 PM »
Many thanks, eurocoin, for the clarification on proclamations.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #337 on: October 08, 2019, 07:56:33 PM »



Breaking news: Her Majesty the Queen has just officially approved the issuance of the Brexit 50p coin with the Brexit date 31 October 2019 on it. The Royal Mint will produce 10 million pieces for general circulation.


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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #338 on: October 08, 2019, 09:14:38 PM »
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.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #339 on: October 09, 2019, 09:59:38 AM »


Breaking news: Her Majesty the Queen has just officially approved the issuance of the Brexit 50p coin with the Brexit date 31 October 2019 on it. The Royal Mint will produce 10 million pieces for general circulation.



Don't they ever learn? I'd have thought that the balance of probabilities is currently against Brexit happening on 31/10. It certainly isn't certain enough that I'd want to make that kind of wager, and if the coins end up being melted I would expect searching questions to be asked about wasting public funds.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #340 on: October 09, 2019, 10:44:59 AM »
It's an (expensive) political message: "See how determined I am?"

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #341 on: October 09, 2019, 10:48:55 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.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #342 on: October 10, 2019, 10:28:58 AM »
It's an (expensive) political message: "See how determined I am?"

Peter

Good chances for another humiliation for HM the Queen by Alexander de Pfeffel.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #343 on: October 11, 2019, 02:29:46 PM »
The Wallace & Gromit coin design depicts Wallace and Gromit with the inscription ‘CASEUS PRAESTANS & WALLACE GROMIT.’
Caseus praestans means excellent cheese.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2019
« Reply #344 on: October 11, 2019, 03:40:21 PM »
The Wallace & Gromit coin design depicts Wallace and Gromit with the inscription ‘CASEUS PRAESTANS & WALLACE GROMIT.’
Caseus praestans means excellent cheese.

Or more specifically "cracking cheese"  ;D