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UK commemorative themes for 2016

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

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Bimat

Quote from: augsburger on January 25, 2016, 06:10:56 AM
Haha, yeah, we won the Rugby World Cup too, apparently, but Football is king in England, the Football World Cup is the hardest to win as there's so much more competition.

Yeah I agree...I still wonder why doesn't Royal Mint consider issuing commemorative coins on occasion of Ashes win...It's a prestigious series for both England and Australia and all the tests are well fought...

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

augsburger

Cricket is Colonial, the number of countries which play aren't that great, the number of people who actively follow it isn't that high.

20/20 gets an average of 5,000, county Championship 3,500.

Compare this to football, league 2 (fourth division) has an average of 4,600.

That's about the level Cricket is at in the UK, it's as popular as a raining Wednesday night in Exeter. (Well maybe not they got 3,600 for their last home match, on a Saturday), but you get the point.

eurocoin

Further coins to be issued:

10 Pounds coins William Shakespeare in Silver (156 grams) and Gold (156 grams):

'For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription "· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 10 POUNDS" and for the reverse a depiction of William Shakespeare accompanied with the inscription "OTHELLO ACTI SC.3" surrounded by the inscription " · PUT MONEY IN THY PURSE · 2016". The coin will have a graining upon the edge.'


5 Pounds, 25 Pounds and 100 Pounds coins "Lion of England":

'For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription "· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS", and for the reverse a lion accompanied by a shield depicting Our Royal Arms with the inscription "FINE SILVER · 999.9 · 2016 LION OF ENGLAND · 2OZ" . The coin will have a grained edge.'

'For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription "· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS", and for the reverse a lion accompanied by a shield depicting Our Royal Arms with the inscription "FINE GOLD · 999.9 · 2016 LION OF ENGLAND · 1/4OZ" . The coin will have a grained edge.'

'For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription "· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS", and for the reverse a lion accompanied by a shield depicting Our Royal Arms with the inscription "FINE GOLD · 999.9 · 2016 LION OF ENGLAND · 1OZ" . The coin will have a grained edge.'

eurocoin

The 50p coin featuring Peter Rabbit will be issued tomorrow.


augsburger

10 quid for a 50p, the mark up is 20 times. Do people buy this stuff any more? I guess people are hoping it'll be rare.

Are the coloured coins going to be circulated? Might be the first coloured coins.

Also 5 quid just for the folder to put you Potter coins into.

SandyGuyUK

Quote from: Niels on February 12, 2016, 02:23:25 PM
Further coins to be issued:

5 Pounds, 25 Pounds and 100 Pounds coins "Lion of England":

'For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription "· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 5 POUNDS", and for the reverse a lion accompanied by a shield depicting Our Royal Arms with the inscription "FINE SILVER · 999.9 · 2016 LION OF ENGLAND · 2OZ" . The coin will have a grained edge.'

'For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription "· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 25 POUNDS", and for the reverse a lion accompanied by a shield depicting Our Royal Arms with the inscription "FINE GOLD · 999.9 · 2016 LION OF ENGLAND · 1/4OZ" . The coin will have a grained edge.'

'For the obverse impression Our effigy with the inscription "· ELIZABETH II · D · G · REG · F · D · 100 POUNDS", and for the reverse a lion accompanied by a shield depicting Our Royal Arms with the inscription "FINE GOLD · 999.9 · 2016 LION OF ENGLAND · 1OZ" . The coin will have a grained edge.'

I see it's now possible to see images of these new coins if one does some carefully Googling!

If one searches for ""Lion of England" 2016 coins", it's possible to see links to a bullion company (Wholesale Direct Metals) which has apparently got exclusive distribution rights for these new "coins".

Not sure if I am allowed to post direct links so I'll leave it to you to have a look-see for yourself.

I think the Royal Mint are now really starting to shoot themselves in the foot with all of the over-priced, non-legal tender trinkets that they're now busily foisting on an unsuspecting public.  But what do I know?!

Happy viewing all! :-)

Ian
Ian
UK

eurocoin

#82
Once again a very nice discovery Hertfordian. I don't think it will be a problem if I post the image here. The coin has been designed by Jody Clark.


<k>

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eurocoin

The 50p coin of Peter Rabbit is the second issue in the Beatrix Potter Series which will consist of 5 50p coins.

Alan71

You've got to hand it to the Royal Mint.  Their marketing of collector coins these days is surely second to none.  The Kew Gardens 50p changed everything.  Some have got into coin collecting because they think there's serious money to be made and others have genuinely got into it and are willing to pay 20 times the face value.  It's completely ruined it for those of us that are long-time collectors, but there are fewer of us.  20 years ago no one would have paid £10 for a 50p coin unless all the other circulation coins were in with it, but now they can sell a single coin to the masses. They should win an award.

augsburger

Totally right Alan, they didn't make money before, now they do, and all of it is speculation.

If you like the mint releasing loads of commemorative coins every year then I guess you get to collect more from circulation, if you can find one. I live in a country with no circulating commemorative coins, I'd prefer to have too many than none at all.

eurocoin

#87
Next 50p coin in the Beatrix Potter series will be issued April 20.


Alan71

Are there really going to be five Beatrix Potter coins?  If I've got this right, then this indicates that the Royal Mint sees this anniversary as more important than any other they have commemorated.  I can only think of the London Olympics as having more coins.  It even beats Shakespeare (though I suppose the higher £2 denomination for that makes it more important, despite there "only" being three coins for it).  The 2002 Commonwealth Games slips to third place in terms of number of coins, but that was merely minor variations on the same design.

SandyGuyUK

Quote from: Alan71 on March 04, 2016, 08:32:51 PM
Are there really going to be five Beatrix Potter coins?  If I've got this right, then this indicates that the Royal Mint sees this anniversary as more important than any other they have commemorated.  I can only think of the London Olympics as having more coins.  It even beats Shakespeare (though I suppose the higher £2 denomination for that makes it more important, despite there "only" being three coins for it).  The 2002 Commonwealth Games slips to third place in terms of number of coins, but that was merely minor variations on the same design.

Don't forget the 2 x 5 ounce coins for Shakespeare - albeit the same design - in gold and silver.
Ian
UK