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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #120 on: March 25, 2020, 04:27:04 PM »
The 2020-dated Team GB 50p coin will only be available in the annual set. The Royal Mint will not release the coin in a separate BU pack and it will also not be released into general circulation. The Royal Mint will continue to sell these loose BU coins to its distributors (like the Westminster Collection) who sell them in their own packaging.


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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #121 on: March 25, 2020, 06:13:47 PM »
Thomas Bach (president of the IOC) has said he could not guarantee all elements of the Olympics would remain as initially planned and spoke of how "sacrifices" and "compromises" will be necessary as a result of the postponement.
That could be interpreted as some original scheduled events might not feature, possible affecting the 50p design if it is re-issued next year. 

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #122 on: March 25, 2020, 09:23:01 PM »
The Royal Mint has just released a statement saying that upcoming commemorative coin launches could be postponed, including the Team GB coin which will be launched in 2021. The release of the Hyleaosaurus 50p coin has also been postponed.

To safeguard their employees, The Royal Mint has reduced the number of staff on site significantly.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #123 on: March 30, 2020, 03:22:51 PM »
The Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games will run from 23 July to 8 August 2021, the International Olympic Committee has announced.

Tokyo 2020 will remain the name of the event despite the fact it is happening a year later.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #124 on: April 09, 2020, 10:20:54 PM »
A closer look at the 2020-dated James Cook 2 pounds coin, the last coin in the series. A photo of the coin was already leaked by The Royal Mint a few years ago, which was at the time noticed by our member kena. The coin was sheduled to be released soon but the issuance has been postponed because of the current situation.


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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #125 on: April 20, 2020, 02:18:28 PM »
The Royal Mint Experience is currently again taking bookings for tours. The earliest date that can be booked is June 11.

Who is their informant? Appears a tad ambitious for something that must be considered low on the ease of restriction list.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #126 on: April 20, 2020, 10:24:29 PM »
Several papers in the UK have ran stories about the gradual opening up of the UK with the 11th of May start and by the 15th of June most places opened.  So the 11th of June tracks rather well with this plan.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #127 on: April 21, 2020, 11:00:52 AM »
Several papers in the UK have ran stories about the gradual opening up of the UK with the 11th of May start and by the 15th of June most places opened.

Is this a case of what is written must be true? Or is it fanciful journalism?

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #128 on: April 21, 2020, 04:32:54 PM »
A closer look at the 2020-dated James Cook 2 pounds coin, the last coin in the series. A photo of the coin was already leaked by The Royal Mint a few years ago, which was at the time noticed by our member kena. The coin was sheduled to be released soon but the issuance has been postponed because of the current situation.

‘New Zealand’ would have been better for the design rather than the use of the Māori names ‘Te Ika-a-Māui’ for the North Island and ‘Te Waipounamu’ for the South Island.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #129 on: April 21, 2020, 09:20:43 PM »
There seems to a difference set of opinions in the cabinet in the UK as to when the process of easing the lockdown should start.

All we know for certain is the announcement on the 16th of April that it would last another three weeks, which takes us to the 7th of May.  The day before our next bank holiday. 

The 11th of May would be the Monday after the long bank holiday weekend.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #130 on: May 02, 2020, 11:28:21 AM »
With the Team GB coin now being launched in 2021, has it been confirmed that the obverse will be dated 2021?

Change Checker state so and ebay sellers are pricing 2020-dated Team GB coins as such based on their limited availability.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #131 on: May 02, 2020, 11:35:51 AM »
Change Checker can say whatever they want to say. The Royal Mint has denied that decisions have been made in this regard. It is only known that the coin will not be released loose this year. What will happen in the future is unknown. It is not even certain that the Olympic Games will take place in 2021.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #132 on: May 02, 2020, 12:24:50 PM »
Thanks for the reply eurocoin.

I personally think that the obverse will remain dated 2020 if it is released for circulation.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #133 on: May 02, 2020, 03:34:24 PM »
I personally think that the obverse will remain dated 2020 if it is released for circulation.
You mean the reverse don’t you?  The date is on the reverse side - I’d say they might keep that date as the Olympics will still be called Tokyo 2020, but I imagine they might have a 2021 date on the obverse.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #134 on: May 02, 2020, 03:38:25 PM »
You mean the reverse don’t you?  The date is on the reverse side - I’d say they might keep that date as the Olympics will still be called Tokyo 2020, but I imagine they might have a 2021 date on the obverse.

I think you will end up being correct on that, if the games to go ahead in 2021.