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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.