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UK commemorative themes for 2016

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

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In June The Royal Mint is going to issue a series of collectors coins to mark the 50th anniversary of the World Cup Win. All coins will bear Kenneth Wolstenholme's famous commentary "they think it's all over". The Royal Mint is going to donate a certain amount of every coin sold to the Bobby Moore Fund.

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Later this year The Royal Mint is going to issue:

* Silver & Gold 25 Pounds coin - Peter Rabbit
* Silver 2 & Gold 25 Pounds coin - William Shakespeare
* Series of 6 Silver and 1 Gold 5 Pounds coin - WWI
* Silver 20 Pounds coin - Dragon
* Silver 100 Pounds coin - Trafalgar Square and the column

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Quote from: Niels on May 16, 2016, 08:21:16 AM
* Silver 20 Pounds coin - Dragon

This coin is only available at The Royal Mint Experience (Visitor Centre).

Update 08-07-2016: Now also available in their webshop.

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The Royal Mint is this year also going to issue the next 4 coins in the series of 5 pounds coins "Portrait of Britain". The White Cliffs of Dover, Giant's Causeway, Lake District and Snowdonia are the landmarks that will be celebrated this year.

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The Royal Mint is having quality problems with the Silver Coloured Proof Mrs Tiggy-Winkle 50p coin. Some of the coins are missing parts of the colouring. There are also differences in the colour between the coins, some are light and others are darker. Also a double-strike error has been found. Furthermore some collectors received the coin in a damaged box. The Royal Mint only kept about 50 coins for replacements. It is unknown if additional coins will be minted. All of these coins had a sticker that confirmed that the quality was checked.

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Quote from: Niels on June 10, 2016, 09:08:32 PM
The Royal Mint is this year also going to issue the next 4 coins in the series of 5 pounds coins "Portrait of Britain". The White Cliffs of Dover, Giant's Causeway, Lake District and Snowdonia are the landmarks that will be celebrated this year.

Seems strange to have two English, on Welsh and one Northern Irish coin, is this a foowk ewe to the Scots?

Bimat

Another paid news by Royal Mint? :D

Coins commemorating Team GB released to celebrate Olympic success

By Nicola Harley
12 AUGUST 2016 • 5:52PM

Five million 50p coins supporting Team GB Olympic athletes have been released to celebrate Britain's Olympic success.

The Royal Mint has released the coins to banks across the country.

Bearing the figure of a swimmer, the coins will now start making their way into the nation's pockets.

The design of the 50p coin has been unveiled previously, and swimmer Jazz Carlin made a trip to the Mint to strike a commemorative precious metal 50p.

The distribution coincides with Carlin winning silver in the Rio 400m freestyle after she finished in eight minutes, 19.7 seconds.

Precious metal versions of the coins went on sale earlier this year and a gold version of the coin is available to buy from the Mint's website for £755.

Like the precious metal versions, many of the new 50p coins appearing in people's change could also make it into collections.

The Mint estimates that more than 70 per cent of 50p coins released to celebrate London 2012 have been collected. Anne Jessopp, the Royal Mint's director of commemorative coin, said "We are thrilled to be able to show our support for Team GB in this way, and celebrate the talent, dedication and Olympian spirit of the athletes chosen to represent us in what we hope will be yet another piece of Great British sporting history for the team."

Source: The Telegraph
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New £2 coin to mark Great Fire of London anniversary

A new two pound coin is being released to mark the 350 year anniversary of the Great Fire of London.

It happened in 1666 and burned for four days, destroying offices, churches and thousands of homes in the City of London.

The design on the coin shows the fire engulfing the London skyline from the view point of a boat sailing on the River Thames.

It has been produced by The Royal Mint, who make all British coins, and will be made available to the public shortly.

The picture was designed by Aaron West and has a portrait of Her Majesty The Queen on the opposite side.

A copy of the coin will also be presented to firefighters at Dowgate Fire Station in London, to celebrate the London Fire Brigade's 150th anniversary.

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

andyg

Quote from: <k> on August 30, 2016, 05:24:59 PM
So, they're only getting a COPY of the coin.

One of those from China I would imagine ;D
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

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In recent months several 2 pounds coins have been discovered which are monometallic. Due to a mistake in the production process, the inner part wasn't punched out. Below you can see the Great Fire of London error that recently turned up in a car boot sale in Llantrisant. Furthermore a standard 2 pound coin featuring Britannia, a Pals Battalion coin and an Underground coin (showing the logo) have been found with this same error.


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The Royal Mint is for the first time going to issue a Christmas-themed coin. The coin, which is made out of pure silver, has a denomination of 20 pounds and will depict Mary and the baby Jesus receiving gifts from the Magi, with the inscription "THE NATIVITY : CHRISTMAS 2016". The coin was designed by Bishop Gregory Cameron who also designed 'The last round pound coin'.


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Emma Noble, the designer of the Beatrix Potter coins is being chased by collectors as apparently signed sets and signed collectors folders and other exclusive memorabilia related to the designs that is only available from her is worth quite a bit of £££

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Mintage figures of Beatrix Potter series, as posted by Royal Mint on its FB page.

Aditya
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...And it has started! ::)

CHECK YOUR CHANGE Do you have a Jemima Puddle-Duck 50p? Collectors hunt for rarest Beatrix Potter coin

Zlata Rodionova, Digital Consumer Reporter
13th July 2017, 11:25 am  Updated: 13th July 2017, 3:26 pm

COLLECTORS desperate to complete their set of Beatrix Potter-themed coins are hunting for the 50p featuring Jemima Puddle-Duck – with some paying up to seventeen times its value to secure it.

Last year, the Royal Mint released special edition 50p coins, which featured the characters Peter Rabbit, Squirrel Nutkin, Mrs Tiggy-Winkle, Jemima Puddle-Duck, to mark the 150th anniversary of the author's birth.

Now mintage figures from the Royal Mint revealed that only 2.1 million Jemima Puddle-Duck coins were released into circulation – making it the most sought after 50p coin from the series and the 6th most scarce in UK circulation.

To compare, this is less than 20 per cent of Peter Rabbit coins with 9.6 million in circulation, and half the amount of Squirrel Nutkin coins, with 5 million coins released into circulation.

For every Jemima Puddle-Duck coin listed as available to swap, ChangeChecker said more than 8 users were requesting the item. 

This interest is already starting to drive up prices on eBay where collectors have been auctioning the coin for nearly 17 times its value at £8.95.

In general, the rarer the coin the more valuable it is, and Changechecker.org has previously created a scarcity index that tracks which circulating 50p coins are the most scarce and collectable.

The Kew Gardens 50p tops the scarcity index list. With a mintage of just 210,000, it is the rarest coin and is the most in demand.

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

Bimat

Do these news sources get paid by the Royal Mint to publish silly stuff like this? Almost every British news source is having similar stories everyday. >:(

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