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« Reply #15 on: July 29, 2018, 03:36:06 PM »
Apparently, my sister hasn't found anything spectacular in Manchester so far. She's in London right now, so fingers crossed...

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« Reply #16 on: September 30, 2018, 04:12:52 PM »
My sister is back from UK (Well, that's an old story, she returned in the month of August!).

She did bring quite a few coins for me, none of which were commemorative. ::) They mostly used their credit card, so cash use was minimal. She also brought the new polymer notes for me, so it wasn't a total disappointment. :)

She also bought a very nice medallion at Kensington Palace for me, thinking that I also collect/like those. While I liked it, I'm not planning to start collecting them!

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Re: Getting Coins In UK
« Reply #17 on: September 30, 2018, 05:24:56 PM »
Can you show us your new medal?

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« Reply #18 on: September 30, 2018, 05:39:56 PM »
Funny story, I was walking through Kensington palace when I came upon the games room. There was a 18th century poker-like table with replica coins from that period. I picked up one of them to observe and then thought itíd be a great souvenir. So I held on to it with the intention that Iíd ask a staffer whether I could buy one. Continuing on for quite a while, I didnít find anyone, and before I knew it I was out of the palace with the coin still in my hand. Felt a little bad about that, but then I figure Kensington palaceís finances wonít crumble because of my little unintentional shop lift lol.

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« Reply #19 on: September 30, 2018, 07:45:43 PM »
My sister is back from UK (Well, that's an old story, she returned in the month of August!).

She did bring quite a few coins for me, none of which were commemorative. ::) They mostly used their credit card, so cash use was minimal. She also brought the new polymer notes for me, so it wasn't a total disappointment. :)

She also bought a very nice medallion at Kensington Palace for me, thinking that I also collect/like those. While I liked it, I'm not planning to start collecting them!

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I did get the 5£ note as it was released a couple months before I visited the UK. However, I havenít seen the 10£ yet. Did you get both of them?

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« Reply #20 on: October 01, 2018, 02:10:06 AM »
Iíll see if I can find the token and upload a pic. Iím curious to check what exactly itís supposed to be a replica of

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« Reply #21 on: October 01, 2018, 05:11:21 PM »
Can you show us your new medal?

Don't have the actual scan ready, but it's up for sale here. (The portrait is really BAD!)

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« Reply #22 on: October 01, 2018, 06:34:45 PM »
Well, Albert's portrait indeed could have been better, but Victoria's portrait on the medal is better than the one on the coins. She was in fact short and round-faced - shorter than shown in relation to Albert on the medal.

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« Reply #23 on: October 01, 2018, 10:55:49 PM »
When i traveled through Scotland this summer the yield for a collector of coins from tourists change was rather poor and boring.
The diversity of pound coins had disappeared as the handsome copper-plated small change 1 and 2 pence coins. No Jersey, Gibraltar or exotic overseas material in the change, only one modern 50 p. commemorative.

But at the tourist hot-spots Westair reproductions inc. nursed my demand and addiction with cheap and interesting stuff corresponding the locations.

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« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2018, 07:52:49 AM »
I did get the 5£ note as it was released a couple months before I visited the UK. However, I havenít seen the 10£ yet. Did you get both of them?

Couple of £5 and quite a few £10...

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« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2018, 08:40:50 PM »
Well, Albert's portrait indeed could have been better, but Victoria's portrait on the medal is better than the one on the coins. She was in fact short and round-faced - shorter than shown in relation to Albert on the medal.

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At Kensington Palace, the outfit worn by Albert at his wedding (or perhaps the first time he met victoria) was on display. It seemed to be stitched for a man roughly 5'5 or 5'6. Besides that, the outfit was a tight squeeze for the mannequin that was already stick thin. I don't want to picture how his crown jewels would have been exposed haha. Even on a mannequin it didn't leave much to the imagination lol
Victoria on the other hand was diametrically the opposite; her mourning outfit was as wide as it was tall, and it was not at all tall. Perhaps 5' or so at most.