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Guernsey: Christmas 50p series 2021

Started by eurocoin, October 08, 2021, 10:03:43 AM

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The government of Guernsey has authorized the release of a series of 5 commemorative coins for Christmas. The coins will soon be available for sale from the Westminster Collection.


Both coloured and non-coloured versions of the coins are now available for pre-order from the Westminster Collection here. No guarantees that the coins will not be available cheaper elsewhere.


Probably, since they are not really enticing, are they now?


Sorry but in my opinion companies such as Westminster are ruining coin collection with their plethora of worthless junk issues.
All coins are equal but some are more equal than others


Quote from: Offa on October 10, 2021, 05:17:06 PM
Sorry but in my opinion companies such as Westminster are ruining coin collection with their plethora of worthless junk issues.

It's too late to worry about that now, we've been bombarded with collector "coins" for the last 50 years or so,  the current craze started with the Royal Mint and their Olympic 50p's.

So far us hard core collectors have survived. ;D
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....


With stamps it is the same. The only difference is, that there the issuers already started issuing very large amounts decades ago. Because of that, I only collect stamps that depict something, or commemorate a theme, that is actually specifically related to the issuer. No Diana's wedding stamps of North Korea, Spiderman stamps of the UK or generic Christmas stamps of the Netherlands for me. Maybe this is also an idea for coin collectors?


Agree with all of the above. Westminster and its ilk (that includes some some official mints) are trying to eat the hands that feed them. The appropriate answer of real collectors is to reject the chaff. Since there is no agreed definition, each collector should use their their own opinions, experience and knowledge to draw the line between what to collect and what not. Here, we can bring together collectors to discuss the issue and above all, to put information on the table to enable collectors to make a sound decision on the status of doubtful pieces and to disprove false marketing claims.

My own line in the sand is: coins that saw real circulation. People living in the country of issue and informed collectors are an invaluable source. Coins advertised by the issuer are a red flag.

An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.