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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2021
« Reply #135 on: June 26, 2021, 09:23:47 PM »
It appears that on a significant amount of the coloured 2021-dated Team GB 50p coins the paint was not applied on the logo. Many people are complaining about this. As it is only a small area that is painted, it is extra noticeable when the paint does not align precisely. Some of the known variants can be seen below. C is what the coins are supposed to look like.


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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2021
« Reply #136 on: June 28, 2021, 10:32:02 AM »
It appears that on a significant amount of the coloured 2021-dated Team GB 50p coins the paint was not applied on the logo. Many people are complaining about this.

People receiving these errors shouldn't complain really, as they will attract a good premium on re-sale. They haven't reached ebay as of yet, so the extent of the uplift is still awaited.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2021
« Reply #137 on: June 28, 2021, 11:18:49 AM »
People receiving these errors shouldn't complain really, as they will attract a good premium on re-sale. They haven't reached ebay as of yet, so the extent of the uplift is still awaited.

One would indeed expect that. However, so far there does not (yet) appear to be a lot of interest for off-center colouring errors. Neither on these coins nor on other, previously issued, coloured coins.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2021
« Reply #138 on: June 28, 2021, 11:26:31 AM »
Free postage codes for the official 2021 Team GB 50p BU pack:
Royal Mint: DSC348
I tried this cupon the same day as it was added here but it showed me that "Coupon not valid" :(
Probably promotion code was very limited to small number of customers.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2021
« Reply #139 on: June 28, 2021, 11:59:29 AM »
This annoys me greatly. The code was only supposed to become invalid at midnight on 4 July. It is not yet 4 July!

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2021
« Reply #140 on: July 03, 2021, 11:56:14 PM »
It will be interesting to see what The Royal Mint is going to do now that England has reached the semi finals of the European championship football. In recent years, special sports achievements were commemorated by the mint. Back in 2016, when England reached the semi finals of the world cup football, The Royal Mint released a redated version of the Queen's Beasts Lion of England 5 pound coin for the occasion. In 2019 yet another redated version of the Queen's Beasts Lion of England 5 pound coin was released, as well as a gold version of the letter C (cricket) in the Alphabet 10p series, when the UK won the cricket world cup.
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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2021
« Reply #141 on: July 23, 2021, 02:14:54 PM »
The following new commemorative coins have today been announced:

Discovery of insulin 50p
Tigger 50p (as part of the Winnie the Pooh 50p series)

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2021
« Reply #142 on: July 23, 2021, 03:19:53 PM »
Many thanks for the update, eurocoin.

Do you know if RM still intend to issue the Charles Babbage commemorative for the 150th anniversary of his death?

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2021
« Reply #143 on: July 23, 2021, 07:30:47 PM »
The 'discovery of insulin' 50p appears to be a departure by RM from only celebrating British achievements.

The discovery of insulin has been a milestone that revolutionised both the therapy and the prognosis of diabetes, the condition that causes a person's blood sugar level to become too high. Small clusters of cells scattered in the pancreas, discovered by Langerhans in 1869 and known as the islets of Langerhans, are at the centre of the pathology of diabetes. The pancreatic islets are composed of five endocrine cell types, one of which are β-cells which produce insulin that finely tunes the metabolism of carbohydrates, fats and protein inducing the uptake of glucose from the blood into fat, liver and skeletal muscle cells.
In 1921, Dr Frederick G. Banting, using laboratory dogs, became the first individual to isolate the secretions from islet cells and tout them as a potential treatment for diabetes. He observed that other scientists might have failed to find insulin because digestive enzymes had destroyed the insulin before anyone could extract it.
Banting was the first Nobel nominee from Canada, and a bottle of insulin now takes pride of place on the Canadian $100 bill as a result.

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Re: UK Commemorative coins for 2021
« Reply #144 on: July 24, 2021, 07:49:14 PM »
There is a British connection to the discovery of insulin.

Former Aberdeen Grammar School pupil John Macleod - later to become Regius Professor of Physiology at the University of Aberdeen - played a central a role in the discovery of the life-saving therapy insulin.

Professor Macleod was Professor of Physiology and Associate Dean of Medicine at the University of Toronto - where he was known for his work on carbohydrate metabolism. Dr Frederick Banting approached Professor Macleod, who was his lab director, about a theory regarding a treatment for diabetes which, until the finding, almost certainly led to death. Professor Macleod provided Banting with funding, full use of his laboratories and supervised the research.