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Started by UK Decimal +, July 11, 2010, 05:36:03 AM

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UK Decimal +

Brownsea Island.   Here's the 2007 50p commemorative.

Bill.

(Edit: This post and the first replies were originally part of this http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,6848.0.html topic. - C.

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I started this as a lighthearted addition to pseudo countries and coins, but it ended up in the 'Living Room'.   To justify its inclusion under 'Thematic Collecting', let me say that it is a British coin to commemorate the first Scout Camp which was held on Brownsea Island in Poole Bay (off the south coast of England) in 1907.

Bill.
Ilford, Essex, near London, England.

People look for problems and complain.   Engineers find solutions but people still complain.

Prosit

Boy Scouts...that is kinda neat.
Dale

Quote from: UK Decimal + on July 11, 2010, 05:36:03 AM
Brownsea Island.   Here's the 2007 50p commemorative.

Bill.

chrisild

And they even shamelessly copied the design of some other pseudo-European country. :)

Christian

UK Decimal +

The interesting thing is that the Brownsea Island commemorative is valid at fifty pence in Britain and appears in circulation occasionally.

Bill.
Ilford, Essex, near London, England.

People look for problems and complain.   Engineers find solutions but people still complain.

UK Decimal +

And here is its sister.   British 2010 50p commemorating the start of the Guide movement in 1910.

Can you find any similar issues for other countries?

Bill.
Ilford, Essex, near London, England.

People look for problems and complain.   Engineers find solutions but people still complain.

chrisild


Figleaf

#6
There are plenty of pseudo-coin issues for scouting:

Ascension Island KM 4, 5
Cook Islands KM 28, 29
East Caribbean States KM 17, 18
Egypt KM 924, 933
Falkland Islands KM 148
Gambia KM 21, 22
Ghana KM 22, 23
Indonesia KM 62
Isle of Man KM 1308, 1309, 1310, 1311
Liberia KM 45, 46
Malawi KM 36
Nepal KM 1010, 1011, 1029, 1160
New Zealand KM 298, 299, 305
Portugal KM 770
Saint Helena & Ascension KM 10, 11
Sierra Leone KM 38, 39
Thailand Y 161, 162, 240, 241 385
Tristan da Cunha KM 5, 6
Turkey KM 959, 961

It is striking to see how many of these were issued in the name of a smallish (former) British Commonwealth country in two varieties: gold and silver. There may be other, less obvious commonalities, such as mint and sales office...

The UK piece is the only one that was reported in circulation, though the Portuguese coin and some Thai pieces could have circulated in theory.

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

UK Decimal +

Some additional information that I like to add when it is relevant.   As usual, the two British coins were announced in the London Gazette.

For the 2007 Scouting Movement coin, 11 Oct 2006, which describes the main subject on the reverse as being "a fleur-de-lis".

For the 2010 Girl Guiding Movement coin, 20 Oct 2009, which describes the main subject on the reverse as being "a repeating pattern of the identity of Girlguiding UK".

Bill.
Ilford, Essex, near London, England.

People look for problems and complain.   Engineers find solutions but people still complain.

chrisild

Quote from: UK Decimal + on July 12, 2010, 02:40:27 PM
For the 2007 Scouting Movement coin, 11 Oct 2006, which describes the main subject on the reverse as being "a fleur-de-lis".

Makes sense as that is the logo of the Scout Movement. You will find that on many "scouting" coins ... While searching for an image, by the way, I came across this page: http://www.sageventure.com/coins/100.html Apparently a scout interested in coins. :)

Christian

andyg

Quote from: Figleaf on July 12, 2010, 02:26:14 PM
The UK piece is the only one that was reported in circulation, though the Portuguese coin and some Thai pieces could have circulated in theory.

Peter

A circulating coin you missed....
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

Figleaf

Isn't that more likely to be in the "could circulate in theory" department?

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

andyg

well they made 17,157,000 of them, quite an amount if only sold in sets.

Elsewhere (on another forum) they have been reported in change, they seem to be quite common.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

SageVenture

I am new to this list but found it because of searching for new scout coins because I have most of the world scout coins and show them in a coin folder like webpage.  You can see my collection on http://www.sageventure.com/coins/.  I am not selling anything, it is just for information.
Yours in Scouting, SageVenture

<k>

Welcome, SageVenture.  :)  I have looked at your web page occasionally, to check that I haven't missed anything.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Gusev

Nepal, 300 rupee, 1986.
First Scout Jamboree in Nepal.
"Those at the top of the mountain didn't fall there."- Marcus Washling.