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UK Commemorative coins for 2020

Started by eurocoin, July 12, 2019, 01:15:15 PM

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Deeman

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eurocoin

HM Treasury has given permission for the Rosalind Franklin 50p coin to enter circulation if there is sufficient demand for 50p coins.

MCz

Quote from: eurocoin on July 19, 2020, 08:17:43 PM
The design of the coin. It was made by David Knapton who also designed all of the Paddington Bear 50p coins.

He designed also 2020 Team GB 50p, with small icons of all sports on olympic games, design was inspired by japanais poctograms and it was due to olympics in Japan.

Deeman

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Quote from: MCz on July 20, 2020, 10:48:44 PM
He designed also 2020 Team GB 50p, with small icons of all sports on olympic games, design was inspired by japanais poctograms and it was due to olympics in Japan.

I posted the pictograms in this thread on 13 July 19 and I really don't see any association with the symbols on the Olympic 50p (unless you are merely referring to symbology). To my mind they are in a 'hieroglyphic' style devised by the designer.
Pictograms were first introduced at the 1964 Tokyo Games to provide an easy visual representation of particular sports. In the case of the Olympic 50p, it is not easy to readily relate some symbols to the sport which they are meant to represent. 

eurocoin

The Royal Mint is going to release a series of 50p coins inspired by the stories written by Alan Milne. The first coin in the series will be a Winnie the Pooh 50p coin.

Deeman

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Thanks for the heads up Eurocoin. Marks the centenary of Christopher Robin Milne's birth.

Do you know if RM are still intending an issue for the centenary of Mary Tourtel's Rupert Bear?

eurocoin

The first 3 coins in the Winnie the Pooh 50p series will depict respectively Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and Piglet.

Deeman

Quote from: eurocoin on July 22, 2020, 10:38:30 AM
The Royal Mint is going to release a series of 50p coins inspired by the stories written by Alan Milne. The first coin in the series will be a Winnie the Pooh 50p coin.

The inscription accompanying the design given in the proclamation is "WINNIE THE POOH".
Disney acquired the rights to Winnie-the-Pooh in 1961 and dropped the hyphens in the character's name.

eurocoin

The Royal Mint Experience reopened today. The Iguanodon 50p is still the Strike Your Own coin.
A-Z 10p coin swaps have been discontinued indefinitely.

No UK circulation coins were being produced today. Instead, they were minting an order for the government of Egypt.

redlock

Quote from: eurocoin on July 31, 2020, 08:44:35 PM
No UK circulation coins were being produced today. Instead, they were minting an order for the government of Egypt.

Oh? I thought Egypt is one of the countries were banknotes are much prefered to coins, and thus coins are very rarely used (and minted).  ???

Deeman

Quote from: eurocoin on July 22, 2020, 12:53:50 PM
The first 3 coins in the Winnie the Pooh 50p series will depict respectively Winnie the Pooh, Christopher Robin and Piglet.


eurocoin

The 2020-dated Brexit 50p coin in BU quality is currently available from the Westminster Collection for 50p (free postage) here.

eurocoin

The 2020-dated Megalosaurus 50p in BU quality is available from the Westminster Collection for 50p (free postage) here.

eurocoin

It has become very likely that The Royal Mint Experience will later this week have to close its doors again for the foreseeable future..

redlock

Quote from: eurocoin on September 09, 2020, 12:07:18 PM
It has become very likely that The Royal Mint Experience will later this week have to close its doors again for the foreseeable future..

Because of the high SARS-CoV-2 infection rate in the UK?