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UK commemorative coins for 2022

Started by eurocoin, September 30, 2021, 10:43:29 AM

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Deeman

The Harry Potter series will feature Elizabeth's effigy for 2022 issues - Harry Potter and Hogwarts Express with Charles' effigy appearing on 2023 issues - Dumbledore and Hogwarts.

eurocoin

Since Tuesday, 5 million pieces of the Pride 50p are being released into general circulation via 2,000 post office branches. The first pieces have been found by collectors.

Alan71

Also, Change Checker said the Pride 50p will be the last commemorative  50p with Queen Elizabeth's portrait on to be issued for circulation.

Not sure if other standard design coins £2 to 1p will be issued dated 2022 with the Queen on, or indeed if any already have?

Alan71

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With the Snowman & Snowdog and Hogwarts Express 50p coins having been announced for 2022, is that it for 2022 50p/£2 commemoratives now or are there any others still to come?  If they are the last, they'll presumably also be the final coins to carry Queen Elizabeth II's portrait.

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Deeman

Quote from: Alan71 on November 02, 2022, 03:20:06 PMWith the Snowman & Snowdog and Hogwarts Express 50p coins having been announced for 2022, is that it for 2022 50p/£2 commemoratives now or are there any others still to come?  If they are the last, they'll presumably also be the final coins to carry Queen Elizabeth II's portrait.

Maybe the 5-coin set for the 25th anniversary of the £2 Coin and a special 2022 issue of the £2 Technological Achievement, if they are still on the agenda.

Alan71

Quote from: Deeman on November 02, 2022, 03:30:06 PMMaybe the 5-coin set for the 25th anniversary of the £2 Coin and a special 2022 issue of the £2 Technological Achievement, if they are still on the agenda.
Thanks Deeman.  They could legitimately postpone that until next year.  The bi-metal £2 was first issued in January 1997 in sets, but didn't enter circulation until June 1998.  An issue now wouldn't make too much sense as it wouldn't be the 25th anniversary of either of those dates! 

The original intended circulation date was 1 November 1997 but it was postponed twice, first to 1 March 1998 and finally to 15 June 1998.

eurocoin

A special version of the technology 2 pound coin will still be released this year.

Deeman

Quote from: eurocoin on November 12, 2022, 07:08:44 PMA special version of the technology 2 pound coin will still be released this year.

Quite neat the way the latent Celtic whorls have been replaced by '25', with the whorls being used as a privy mark.

Pabitra

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Yes, indeed.

Alan71

The Hogwarts Express coin, the second of the Harry Potter commemoratives, is issued today.  As with the others, it won't circulate.  It is the last in the series to feature Queen Elizabeth II, and looks set to be the last commemorative 50p with her effigy.


Alan71

A closer look at the whorls on the obverse of the £2 coin.  Still present on the reverse too, with the 25 figure.


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I thought that you meant the whorls on the Queen's hair, but you mean the whorls that are in in the circle to the left of the initials "J.C" (for Jody Clark).

I had to look up the pronunciation of "whorl". I had never heard anybody say it. Apparently it is pronounced the same as "whirl" and is related to that word.

The word whirl is derived from the Old Norse word hvirfla, which means to turn about. The word whorl is derived from the word whirl and was first recorded in the 1550s.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

eurocoin

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Interesting that they chose to depict the design with 4 whorls on both sides, as part of the latent image and as privy mark.

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eurocoin

The first coins with the King's portrait (the commemorative 50p) will be released into circulation from tomorrow via the post offices.

Alan71

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The Royal Mint is shamelessly profiteering from the Queen's passing.  They are issuing a memorial coin set of 10 coins (just two commemoratives which have already been issued), with the cheapest option being £75.  The annual 13-coin sets are usually less than that!

The eight definitive coins have a privy mark on the obverse.  26 22 to mark her years of birth and death.