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Alphabet 10p series 2018

Started by eurocoin, January 27, 2018, 08:12:15 PM

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eurocoin

Quote from: <k> on February 18, 2018, 09:23:22 PM
Well done on being the first to publish it here. The Gazette had nothing new for weeks, so I gave up looking at it.

It was already on here 1,5 weeks ago and some themes already longer than that. 

eurocoin

Only 100,000 pieces of each letter will be released into circulation.


eurocoin

The Royal Mint does not disclose the names of the designers of these 26 coins, stating they were made by a team of the very best Royal Mint designers.

In contrary to reports of the media, according to The Royal Mint 100,000 pieces have so far been minted, which leaves the option more will be released into circulation.

Figleaf

Quote from: eurocoin on March 01, 2018, 08:02:32 AM
The Royal Mint does not disclose the names of the designers of these 26 coins, stating they were made by a team of the very best Royal Mint designers.

One wonders what the worst of the Royal Mint designers get paid for ;D

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

Alan71

Quote from: eurocoin on March 01, 2018, 01:16:07 AM
Only 100,000 pieces of each letter will be released into circulation.


Which is, of course, fewer than either the notorious Kew Gardens or 1992 EC Conference Table 50p coins.  With 2.6 million in total, there is a fair chance of getting at least one of the designs in change, but all 26 would be unlikely.

I succumbed, I ordered them all from the Royal Mint.

<k>

I was more interested in seeing the obverse. The Stonehenge design is the only one that I like.
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quaziright

Quote from: Alan71 on March 01, 2018, 08:28:05 PM
Which is, of course, fewer than either the notorious Kew Gardens or 1992 EC Conference Table 50p coins.  With 2.6 million in total, there is a fair chance of getting at least one of the designs in change, but all 26 would be unlikely.

I succumbed, I ordered them all from the Royal Mint.

I as well. Unlike the aussie $1 alphabet series, this one technically circulates. Sitting on the other side of the pond, it just makes sense to buy it outright rather than try to swap for them

Bimat

I would have preferred Harry Potter for the letter H. ;D

How much would the complete set cost, if bought from a dealer? Royal Mint is selling it for £16 (postage will be extra).

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

Bimat

Update: I just noticed that price of £16 is for 8 coins (letters C, O, I, N, H, U, N, T), not the complete set! :o

OK, I'm not going to get the set. ;D

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

Alan71

£52 for full set, postage is free.

Bimat

Quote from: Alan71 on March 02, 2018, 07:52:36 AM
£52 for full set, postage is free.

Yes, I realized that, however postage will not be free if the delivery address is of India. ;) I guess Indian buyers won't have to pay the VAT?

Aditya

Edit: Just checked, postage cost to India is £12.50...
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

FosseWay

#71
Quote from: Alan71 on March 02, 2018, 07:52:36 AM
£52 for full set, postage is free.

£52 for £2.60 face value.... Some markup  ::)

kena

and I thought the markup on the £5 coins which they sell for £13 was bad......

Alan71

Agreed, but if they really are issuing only 100,000 of each into circulation, they'll soon be changing hands for much more.  Hopefully that 100,000 figure will remain (the ones they are selling are "early strikes" meaning part of those issue figures, not additional to them).

quaziright

Quote from: Bimat on March 02, 2018, 08:00:16 AM
Yes, I realized that, however postage will not be free if the delivery address is of India. ;) I guess Indian buyers won't have to pay the VAT?

Aditya

Edit: Just checked, postage cost to India is £12.50...

Why would Indian buyers not pay vat if other international buyers would indeed have to pay full price? It came up to £52 plus £12.5shipping to Canada. Have you ordered from the royal mint and received such a discount before?