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UK commemorative coins for 2023

Started by eurocoin, June 11, 2022, 09:39:07 AM

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Deeman

Looks like the fourth coin in the Star Wars series will be issued in 2024.

Alan71

Recap of 50p and £2 coin issues to come:

50p Star Wars Vader and Palpatine (Sept 2023)
50p Star Wars Luke and Leia (Nov 2023)
50p Star Wars Han Solo and Chewbacca (Jan 2024)
50p Coronation with uncrowned portrait
50p The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe (no date known?)
50p The Snowman (Nov 2023)

£2 Ada Lovelace

£2 to 1p new standard designs (before the end of the year)

Any I've missed? Also, do we have a likely date of issue of the Coronation 50p with uncrowned portrait?  It doesn't appear to have been issued yet.

avle64e

2 pounds. Ada Lovelace.
Can anyone tell me what the letters "AR", "DO" on the ring on the right mean?

<k>

Quote from: avle64e on July 31, 2023, 11:36:24 AM2 pounds. Ada Lovelace.
Can anyone tell me what the letters "AR", "DO" on the ring on the right mean?

"Features an innovative reverse design by Osborne Ross that depicts the punched cards used to programme Babbage's Analytical Engine."

FORMED IN 2001, OSBORNE ROSS IS A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DESIGN CONSULTANCY BASED IN LONDON.
BETWEEN THEM THE PARTNERS – DEBORAH OSBORNE AND ANDREW ROSS – HAVE WON A D&AD GOLD AWARD,
2 D&AD SILVERS, DESIGNWEEK BEST OF SHOW, NEW YORK ART DIRECTORS SILVER, BRITISH BOOK DESIGN
AWARD, AND A THIRD SECTOR AWARD FOR CHARITY WORK. THEY HAVE ALSO GIVEN LECTURES AT D&AD AND
RAVENSBOURNE COLLEGE OF ART.
Visit the website of The Royal Mint Museum.

See: The Royal Mint Museum.

Deeman

Ada Lovelace £2.jpg

Companion to the 2021 50p issue '150th anniversary of the death of Charles Babbage'.

Augusta Ada King, Countess of Lovelace, was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on developing the instructions for Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She is known as the first computer programmer and, since 2009, she has been recognised annually on 15 Oct to highlight the often overlooked contributions of women to maths and science. In 1979, the US Department of Defence named a new computer language Ada in her honour.

In 1843, Babbage was developing the Analytical Engine, a more complicated version of the Difference Engine. He asked Lovelace to translate French text from his engineer into English. Lovelace not only translated the notes but added her own, signing them AAL. Some of those notes compared the design of the Analytical Engine to how weaving machines worked. Weaving machines follow patterns to make a complete design and Lovelace imagined that the engine could also follow patterns, or codes, not only to calculate numbers, but to form letters too.

Deeman

The Royal Mint should have issued the Charles Babbage and Ada Lovelace coins as a two-coin set of the same denomination.

avle64e

Quote from: <k> on July 31, 2023, 11:59:40 AM"Features an innovative reverse design by Osborne Ross that depicts the punched cards used to programme Babbage's Analytical Engine."

FORMED IN 2001, OSBORNE ROSS IS A MULTI-DISCIPLINARY DESIGN CONSULTANCY BASED IN LONDON.
BETWEEN THEM THE PARTNERS – DEBORAH OSBORNE AND ANDREW ROSS – HAVE WON A D&AD GOLD AWARD,
2 D&AD SILVERS, DESIGNWEEK BEST OF SHOW, NEW YORK ART DIRECTORS SILVER, BRITISH BOOK DESIGN
AWARD, AND A THIRD SECTOR AWARD FOR CHARITY WORK. THEY HAVE ALSO GIVEN LECTURES AT D&AD AND
RAVENSBOURNE COLLEGE OF ART.

Thank you so much for the full information.

Deeman

I see that the coronation 50p with the crowned portrait was released into general circulation on the 10th Aug.

This does not align with eurocoin's post #35.

I am confused. Is there going to be a version of the coronation 50p with uncrowned portrait issue for general circulation?

Alan71

Quote from: Deeman on August 11, 2023, 01:12:53 PMI see that the coronation 50p with the crowned portrait was released into general circulation on the 10th Aug.

This does not align with eurocoin's post #35.

I am confused. Is there going to be a version of the coronation 50p with uncrowned portrait issue for general circulation?
As I understand it, the crowned one is only for collector sets, and the uncrowned version only in circulation.  From everything I've seen, it's not the crowned one that has entered circulation - where did you get that from? 

I'm assuming it's like the Platinum Jubilee 50p and Queen Elizabeth II memorial 50p in that you can ask for the coin at the main post offices.  I got both of the other coins that way.

Deeman

Thanks Alan71.

The confusion is resolved!. Had I scrolled down the RM email, I would have seen this para:

"All 50p coins entering circulation will feature His Majesty's uncrowned portrait, differing from the commemorative coronation coins that were unveiled to the public earlier this year."

So it was the uncrowned version that entered circulation yesterday.

eurocoin

The JR Tolkien 2 pound coin is the new SYO at The Royal Mint Experience.

Deeman

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Royal Mint blurb says that it was the second of the seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia series.

My understanding is that it was the first.

Lion, Witch, Wardrobe..jpg
Lion, Witch, Wardrobe.jpg

SandyGuyUK

Quote from: Deeman on September 28, 2023, 12:04:10 PMThe Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Royal Mint blurb says that it was the second of the seven novels in The Chronicles of Narnia series.

My understanding is that it was the first.

Lion, Witch, Wardrobe..jpg
Lion, Witch, Wardrobe.jpg

The first novel in the series is "The Magician's Nephew".
Ian
UK

Deeman

Quote from: SandyGuyUK on September 28, 2023, 12:11:57 PMThe first novel in the series is "The Magician's Nephew".

The Magician's Nephew was published in 1955. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was published in 1950.

SandyGuyUK

Quote from: Deeman on September 28, 2023, 12:26:28 PMThe Magician's Nephew was published in 1955. The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe was published in 1950.

But it was the prequel - before George Lucas got in on the act!  ;)
Ian
UK