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UK commemorative themes for 2016

Started by <k>, October 18, 2015, 04:17:19 PM

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Figleaf

My experience is that they have few or no new issues. In the past, I have found them in the shop of Philip Cohen, 20 Cecil Ct, London. Phone:+44 20 7379 0615. I found him serious, helpful and reasonable.

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

quaziright

Thank you, I'll check that shop out after seeing what's available at Charing Cross

andyg

Nor sure when your planned visit to the UK is - but at the moment the only way to get these 50p is in packs from the mint.  If someone is reselling them then they will need to add their profit onto these prices to make it worthwhile.

It will probably be the last quarter of the year before these can be found in change.
We are still awaiting last years (2015) £2 coins to be issued for example....

I put this together some time ago - http://www.worldofcoins.eu/forum/index.php/topic,1760.msg47328.html#msg47328 if any use.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

Bimat

Check your change! The new 50p that's selling for £20

16:26, 1 APR 2016 UPDATED 16:33, 1 APR 2016
BY JAMES ANDREWS

Released just a week ago, this commemorative 50p is already selling online for more than £20 – with special editions fetching more than £600.

To mark the 150 anniversary of children's author Beatrix Potter's birth, the Royal Mint produced some special edition coins featuring her best-loved characters.

They are the first children's fictional characters to appear on British coins and proved incredibly popular – with silver special editions selling out in just 8 days.

There are two types of coins - a special edition that is more expensive, and a normal 50p that you might find in your change (if you're very, very lucky).

The special editions cost £55 new, but are already changing hands on eBay for more than £600.

But it's not just the special editions that are being snapped up by collectors.

The Royal Mint has also produced standard 50p coins featuring Peter Rabbit. Over the Easter weekend it released the first of these coins into circulation in the Lake District, where Beatrix Potter holidayed as a child and later worked on conservation projects. They're already selling for more than £20.

Some of the people who got one from Hill Top, Wray Castle, the Beatrix Potter Gallery in Hawkshead and The World of Beatrix Potter Attraction have already been listing them online and selling them for 40 times their face value.

The better news is that the Royal Mint is continuing its production and will be releasing more of the coins into general circulation over the weeks to come.

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

Bimat

Another similar 'news' in The Sun, I guess news like this are paid news?

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

augsburger

The mint trying to whip up as much hysteria about this as possible.


Figleaf

Yet another attempt to confuse circulation coins and pseudo coins. Maybe a Mint press release

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

mrbadexample

Quote from: <k> on November 02, 2015, 06:27:56 PM
The Shakespeare 2 pound designs, all by John Bergdahl.

They entered circulation in Stratford upon Avon this week. Although I'm not really into decimals, I was working there yesterday so thought I probably should. It seems quite nice to have the provenance of when they came into circulation and thus my possession, although I'm not daft enough to believe it's anything other than another marketing exercise by the Royal Mint to increase the hype.  ::)

I believe that rather than representing individual plays the designs were chosen to represent his tragedies, comedies and historical works.

MBE

andyg

Those are BU finish coins....
The mint did this with the Beatrix Potter 50p recently and the WWI (2015) £2.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

onecenter

Mark

mrbadexample

Quote from: andyg on April 22, 2016, 08:15:54 PM
Those are BU finish coins....


They'll stay that way too. From the mint to the bank to the theatre to me. :)

eurocoin

#131
Quote from: Niels on March 22, 2016, 06:59:35 PM
The Royal Mint is going to issue a 50 Pence coin for the participation of Team GB on the 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The design will depict a swimmer with the Team GB logo, the Olympic rings and the inscription "TEAM GB".

This coin has now been issued. Design by Tim Sharp.

Mintage figures are as follows:

Circulation: Unknown (depending on demand for 50p coins from the cash centres).
BU: Unlimited
Silver Proof: 4000
Silver Proof Piedfort: 2016
Gold Proof: 306




Bimat

British swimmer Jaz Carlin visited Royal Mint to strike the first Olympics coin. Photos from mint's twitter handle.

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

augsburger

Team GB, surely we could have 50ps for the Euros at football, and then the World Cup, and the Rugby World Cup and every other sporting event going.

Not a bad design though, just pointless.

Alan71

^^ Those suggestions probably will happen!  After excessive Beatrix Potter coins, the floodgates are well and truly open and anything is up for issuing a 50p for.  I'm surprised they haven't followed Isle of Man and Gibraltar and started Christmas ones.