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Quote from: andyg on March 23, 2016, 09:46:32 PMAFAIK all the trial coins sent out over the years remain the property of the mint - even the 1937 threepence coins.
Quote from: Alan71 on October 31, 2016, 08:34:00 AMSo, even though the coins we've seen so far all appear to carry the 2016 date, common sense has prevailed and the circulation coins will actually be dated 2017?
Quote from: Alan71 on October 31, 2016, 08:34:00 AMAnd "nickel-plated" inner, like the 5p and 10p, even though the 50p is still cupro-nickel? Is cupro-nickel really such a valuable commodity that it can't be used in a high-value coin?
Quote from: <k> on November 01, 2016, 12:44:57 AMCommon sense says you can either date your coins according to the year of production or the year of issue. Both make sense. Some coins even use the year of authorisation.Producers are required to be efficient. Why make the intrinsic content of a coin far more expensive than it needs to be? Look at how expensive copper-nickel is compared to steel. The more copper and nickel you use, the more expensive the coin. We live in an era of fiat money now. The days when the intrinsic value of a coin had to match its face value are long gone. Next you'll be complaining that the 20 pound note doesn't contain GBP20 worth of material.
Quote from: eurocoin on November 01, 2016, 06:56:31 AMThe Royal Mint will release both 2016 and 2017 dated 1 pound coins in March 2017. So they chose for year of production.
Quote from: Alan71 on November 01, 2016, 11:55:22 PMAnd the point I was making on the metal was that the 50p is still being struck in cupro-nickel (as indeed is the 20p, though with a different ratio). I suppose if cupro-nickel is to be abandoned across the board eventually, it makes sense to do so with a new coin. Changing to nickel-plated steel later would mean a thicker coin in order to retain the same weight. That's probably the reason they aren't attempting the 20p and 50p yet - the slot machine conversions have enough to cope with thanks to the new £1.
Quote from: Alan71 on November 01, 2016, 11:55:22 PMI meant "common sense" in terms of what the Royal Mint has done up until now. New denominations have always been dated with the year they first entered circulation, regardless of when the coins were actually struck. The exception was the 1997 £2, but that was intended for November that year until it was put back until June 1998. Oh well, they've broken with their own tradition. No big deal for a company that appears to be unrecognisable from the one it was ten or 20 years ago.
Quote from: eurocoin on November 03, 2016, 03:09:37 PMFurther information about the super secret () luminescent phosphor particles:
Quote from: Pabitra on November 02, 2016, 03:18:12 AMThe clip under discussion as well as other images are computer generated graphics and show any year.Here is one which shows 2016 with micro lettering http://news.coinupdate.com/united-kingdom-treasury-unveils-final-image-for-new-pound-coin/