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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #180 on: September 09, 2020, 08:48:03 PM »
Because of the high SARS-CoV-2 infection rate in the UK?

Yes, in the area next to the mint there already is a local lockdown and the number of infections in the area where the mint is located is also increasing rapidly.

I have seen recent photos taken on the site of the Royal Mint Experience on which it was crowded, nobody wearing face masks and nobody keeping distance so maybe it is better if it closes.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #181 on: September 10, 2020, 06:17:05 PM »
The first people have started to receive the VE Day 2 pound coin that they months ago ordered from the Westminster Collection for face value. Remarkably, people who only ordered and paid for 1 piece so far all received 2 pieces.

People who have been waiting for months to receive a 5 pound coin for which they paid face value too so far all received two 5 pound coins.

This is going to be an expensive matter for the Westminster Collection.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #182 on: September 10, 2020, 06:58:11 PM »
The first people have started to receive the VE Day 2 pound coin that they months ago ordered from the Westminster Collection for face value.

Received my VE Day and Brexit coins yesterday. For the Gruffalo, Megalosaurus and D-Day coins, Westminster are currently awaiting stock.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #183 on: September 14, 2020, 02:35:56 PM »
The loose Agatha Christie 2 pound coins have today been released from The Royal Mint. The Agatha Christie 2 pound coin will not be released into general circulation.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #184 on: September 17, 2020, 09:29:26 AM »
The area where the Royal Mint is located is now in lockdown. People from outside Rhondda Cynon Taff are officially not allowed to enter to visit the mint. The Royal Mint has decided to remain open until further notice. Since a few days face masks are mandatory and there are also temperature checks.

From next week the last dinosaur 50p (Hylaeosaurus) is sheduled to be the new Strike Your Own coin at The Royal Mint Experience.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #185 on: September 17, 2020, 09:35:47 PM »
The Royal Mint Experience remains closed for the foreseeable future because of COVID-19.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #186 on: September 20, 2020, 10:32:27 AM »
Coinhunter have shown these pictures of the first Winnie the Pooh series 50p scheduled for release 23 September.
Not sure if they are factual or mock-ups.

On reflection I would guess it is a mock-up as the style is more like an EH Shepard illustration, rather than a Disney version of Pooh wearing a red shirt.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #187 on: September 23, 2020, 10:11:03 AM »
Surprisingly, the designs are EH Shepard illustrations.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #188 on: September 23, 2020, 12:05:12 PM »
The Royal Mint uses a new technology to colour the proof coins. Previously this used to be done by pad printing but now a flatbed LED UV printer is being used for this.

The coins will not be released into general circulation. In the next 2 years, each year another 3 pieces are planned to be released in this series. So it is expected there will be a total of 9 pieces in the series. The coins do not appear to be popular amongst collectors with some of the designs being considered to be of poor quality.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #189 on: September 23, 2020, 04:05:39 PM »
The Winnie-the-Pooh design (with added bee) comes from the story ‘In Which Eeyore has a Birthday and Gets Two Presents.’
The Christopher Robin design (with added bee) is the first illustration in the first story ‘In Which We Are Introduced to Winnie the Pooh and Some Bees and the Stories Begin.’
The Piglet design (with added bee) comes from the story ‘In Which Christopher Robin Leads an Expotition to the North Pole.’
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #190 on: September 23, 2020, 04:14:21 PM »
For anyone who is going to order the Winnie the Pooh coin (or any other product) from The Royal Mint, I have just received a smoke signal from my anonymous source in Mongolia to inform me that this code gives free postage: PST121

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #191 on: October 01, 2020, 10:01:40 PM »
Oh? I thought Egypt is one of the countries were banknotes are much prefered to coins, and thus coins are very rarely used (and minted).  ???

I do not know what the current situation is on the use of cash in Egypt. I do know however that around a year ago there was as a private meeting between the Finance Minister of Egypt and a delegation of The Royal Mint, in Washington to discuss boosting bilateral cooperation in the area of coin minting. So I guess coins still have some importance there.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #192 on: October 07, 2020, 05:58:14 PM »
The Royal Mint is considering to release the 2020-dated Team GB 50p coin also loose in a BU pack that will be released in December.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #193 on: October 07, 2020, 07:50:00 PM »
The Royal Mint is considering to release the 2020-dated Team GB 50p coin also loose in a BU pack that will be released in December.

Think of the poor souls who have bought one at a grossly inflated price on ebay! ;D

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2020
« Reply #194 on: October 17, 2020, 09:48:47 AM »
The Diversity Built Britain coin will be released into circulation this Monday. 2.5 million pieces will enter general circulation. Sunak must have been very eager. It is the first coin in a series with this theme.