UK Commemorative coins for 2020

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

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Deeman

Quote from: Figleaf on November 08, 2019, 09:41:06 AM
Look at their annual report. They are dependent on sales to collectors, so they'll put the Christmas poop emoji on a "coin" (if they haven't already) if they think there is enough demand to offset fixed cost.

I understand that, but 29 issued between 2017 & 2019 is somewhat excessive, averaging out at approx. one every 5 weeks. That exceeds the 50p issues and vastly exceeds the £2 issues.

Figleaf

Wrong logic. The powers that be at the Mint don't care about the dignity of the country, monetary logic or even the favour of collectors. Their only target is to wring a maximum amount of money out of the get-rich-quickly crowd. It has been done before. Cuba, North Korea, China, Poland, Marshall Islands, Gibraltar, Isle of Man, the list goes on. The poor or the shameless (mostly both). That level. It always ended with a collapse of demand from collectors, leaving the greedy with what is known as "stranded assets". Caveat emptor.

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

Deeman

At last, a Brexit commemoration can be issued. Congratulations to Boris & Co.

eurocoin

Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has approved the issuance of the Brexit 50p coin with the date 31 January 2020.

MCz

Quote from: eurocoin on December 18, 2019, 10:10:34 AM
Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II has approved the issuance of the Brexit 50p coin with the date 31 January 2020.

third time lucky... the mintage is planned as prevoiusly in millions of pieces released into circulation?

eurocoin

Quote from: eurocoin on November 07, 2019, 10:21:18 AM
A 5 pounds coin will be issued for the band Queen.

This coin is the first in a series of 5 pound coins commemorating British musicians.

augsburger

All change: UK tries again with new 50p to mark Brexit date | Politics | The

Brexit coin might be a reality next year. Could be that 31st January is the date (guess who'd going back for two weeks just before the end of January?)

Figleaf

Shouldn't be a problem, I think, but Murphy's law applies. Make sure your current visa is still recognised when you return.

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

augsburger

Well, I'm British, I was more worried about the queues that will form. My other half is Chinese and if all EU citizens end up in the same queue, it could take hours.

Alan71

Guessing the Brexit coin won't feature in the 2020 year sets, on the grounds that it was meant to be issued last year and the coins in the set would have already been decided upon.  That's a pity - the historical significance of what the coin represents means it deserves a bit more than it will get.  Then again, the year sets have long since stopped being a snapshot of a year with so many other coins being issued throughout it.


Deeman

Wonder if 'Remainer' coin collectors will add the Brexit coin to their collections?

Alan71

Quote from: Deeman on December 22, 2019, 12:21:31 PM
Wonder if 'Remainer' coin collectors will add the Brexit coin to their collections?
Perhaps they will issue a set of the four EEC/EC/EU coins (the 1973, 1992-93, 1998 and this Brexit coin) as a set to mark our entry, anniversaries and events during our "stay" and our exit.  With an option not to include the Brexit coin so remainers can pretend it isn't happening.

Interestingly the three previous coins (and indeed this one) were all planned during conservative governments.  The Conservatives had been out of office for eight months by the time the 1998 coin was issued, but it was undoubtedly planned before the 1997 election.  Not one of them was planned during a Labour government.

<k>

The Conservatives took us into the EEC. The Conservatives are taking us out of the EU.

Harold Wilson, a Labour prime minister, introduced a referendum on the EEC. 66% voted to remain. Perhaps that referendum gave David Cameron his bright idea.  :D
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Alan71

Quote from: <k> on December 22, 2019, 01:34:42 PM
The Conservatives took us into the EEC. The Conservatives are taking us out of the EU.

Harold Wilson, a Labour prime minister, introduced a referendum on the EEC. 66% voted to remain. Perhaps that referendum gave David Cameron his bright idea.  :D
It was long overdue though.  Other countries had had referenda on key issues and the UK were never given one.  It was therefore all stored up for the 2016 vote.  Undoubtedly many people that voted to remain when they were young in 1975 opted to leave in 2016.  41 years of not being given any say had taken its toll. 

My late mum and dad both opted to leave (in other words, voted no in 1975, as the question was "Do you think that the United Kingdom should stay in the European Community (the Common Market)?")

Deeman

It would have been very fitting if the EU leaving date had been coincident with the VE Day seventy-fifth anniversary.