Alderney strikes again

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Alderney strikes a royal engagement first with £5 coin
By Aimee Le Cocq

AN ALDERNEY £5 piece is to be the first coin to commemorate a Royal engagement.

The Royal Mint has said it will produce the collector's coin that will be officially issued to mark the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The couple announced their engagement earlier this week and the coin will go on sale before the wedding, the date of which is expected to be announced in the next few days.

It will not be legal tender in the UK, however.

Source: This is Guernsey
An unidentified coin is a piece of metal. An identified coin is a piece of history.

Bimat

I just read that the wedding day will be a public holiday in UK :o So would Alderney do the same?  :D

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

Bimat

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I just came to know that April 29, 2011 (the Royal wedding day) is The 3rd Annual 'Save The Frogs Day' also  >:D ;D :D >:D I wonder if Alderney will issue a coin commemorating the second (perhaps more important ;D) event too  :D

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

andyg

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Quote from: Figleaf on November 22, 2010, 11:54:36 PM
Alderney strikes a royal engagement first with £5 coin
By Aimee Le Cocq

AN ALDERNEY £5 piece is to be the first coin to commemorate a Royal engagement.

The Royal Mint has said it will produce the collector's coin that will be officially issued to mark the engagement of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

The couple announced their engagement earlier this week and the coin will go on sale before the wedding, the date of which is expected to be announced in the next few days.

It will not be legal tender in the UK, however.

Source: This is Guernsey

the Cook Islands piece was out yesterday..., but it's a dollar rather than a £5 I suppose....


Notice how the picture accidentally obscures "Cook Islands".

But it seems there will not be a UK royal mint piece - they will make a medallion instead.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

Bimat

The CI's piece is awful  >:(.

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

andyg

#5
The Guernsey piece is not out! - that one was released to celebrate the 85th birthday of the Queen and the 90th birthday of Prince Phillip.

always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

translateltd

29 April is the "Emperor's Birthday" holiday in Japan.  Perhaps some unscrupulous NCLT issuer can make it an excuse for a joint issue ...

Figleaf

#7
Official coin for William and Kate's royal wedding to be made in Epsom
By Charlie Mole, 24th November 2010

An Epsom coinmaker is celebrating after it gained the rights to the first legal tender coin commemorating the upcoming royal wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Pobjoy Mint in Kingswood achieved written approval from the Queen for the creation of the coin to commemorate the wedding of Prince William to Kate Middleton.

The coin, which will be available in base, silver and gold metals, is the first of its kind in the UK, something that managing director Taya Pobjoy attributes to the the company's quick-thinking approach.

She said: "We try and be as quick off the mark as possible.

"We applied for royal approval as soon as we heard the news and we are delighted to be the first in the country to make the coin.

"Everyone is looking forward to the wedding so to be involved is great for us as a company."

The coin, which is still in production, will be officially unveiled on November 29 and has already attracted interest from Germany to Australia.

Ms Pobjoy, who has been working for the company for 22 years, added that coin will be worth 25p in UK currency, but says that you wouldn't want to spend it on your groceries.

"The metal is obviously worth much more than 25p, so it is a commemorative coin," she said.

Pobjoy mint, which is the largest private mint in the EU has been in the Pobjoy family since the middle ages and is the official mint for the Isle of Man.

The company have (sic!) created coins for all occasions such as the death of Michael Jackson as well as a Hans Christian Anderson anniversary coin, but Miss Pobjoy thinks that this could be their best selling yet.

She said: "This marriage is such a huge occasion and there has been lots of interest, so we are expecting to sell what we make."

The royal wedding has been scheduled for Friday, April 29, 2011.

Source: the Epsom Guardian
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Bimat

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The coin, which will be available in base, silver and gold metals, is the first of its kind in the UK, something that managing director Taya Pobjoy attributes to the the company's quick-thinking approach.
Legal tender in the UK? :o Since when Pobjoy mint started issuing coins for UK?  ???

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"The metal is obviously worth much more than 25p, so it is a commemorative coin," she said.
LOL :D ;D :D

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She said: "This marriage is such a huge occasion and there has been lots of interest, so we are expecting to sell what we make."
Huge in terms of money too. The wedding is supposed to cost 5 billion £ , a waste of tax payers' money IMO.  ::)

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

andyg

Quote from: Numismatica on November 25, 2010, 04:50:02 PM
Legal tender in the UK? :o Since when Pobjoy mint started issuing coins for UK?  ???


Watch this be for Alderney....
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

Figleaf

Alderney £5 royal engagement coin will boost revenue
26 November 2010

The States of Alderney hopes its revenues will be given a boost by the minting of a new coin celebrating the royal engagement.

The Royal Mint is producing a £5 coin to celebrate the forthcoming wedding of Prince William and Kate Middleton.

Richard Willmott, head of the Policy and Finance, said an improved royalties deal with the Royal Mint had been struck in the summer.

He said: "It will be a very welcome addition to the revenues next year."

Mr Willmott added: "Credit must go to Kerry Hatcher-Gaudion, our treasurer, who drove a very hard bargain - that we should get some very good new coins - it's very exciting."

Source: BBC
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Figleaf

The plot thickens. Who gets to print the latest semi-royal fluffware? That paragon of privilege and staid tradition, the Royal Mint, or that champion of short-term (but quick) thinking "anything goes as long as it makes us money" Pobjoy Mint?

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

andyg

#12
Here is the Alderney coin,

always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

translateltd

They've given Miss M. a crooked nose, baggy eyes and a squint - is no-one capable of doing decent portraiture any more?

SandyGuyUK

...and I don't think "Wills" has had that much hair since they minted those commemoratives for his 21st birthday back in 2003! ;-)

(Claws away now...)
Ian
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