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UK Olympic 50p series

Started by FosseWay, November 18, 2010, 07:49:58 PM

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augsburger

Woohoo, though I'm sure the horse wasn't committing suicide when I drew it ;D

andyg

#151
What made you choose which bit of shading should go where on the horsey?

Got the two men being sucked into a vortex too, though that's a strange sport if you ask me ;D
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

augsburger

Quote from: andyg on January 12, 2012, 07:54:31 PM
What made you choose which bit of shading should go where on the horsey?

I just drew it as you would with cross hatching. I have the original image on my e-mail but I don't know if I'm allowed to publish it as it belongs to the mint, apparently! Then it kind of makes sense!

africancoins

Two pictures - these are two versions (one as seen and one flipped/mirrored) of the same picture of the obverse of a Shooting 50p from circulation.

This is a die clash and the only lettering that shows due to this die clash is the "50 PENCE" from the reverse appearing backwards on the obverse. I have never seen die clashing involving lettering on a GB coin before. As well "50 PENCE" (not visible to full height) there are a few slight design "outlines" on the obverse of the coin that are from the reverse design.

Are there any others like this around ?

Thanks Mr Paul Baker

Figleaf

Fully convincing picture, Paul. Congratulations. First class eyesight.

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

andyg

Here is an oddity - a mint sealed bag of brand new 50p, containing Guides 2010 commemoratives and 2011 olympic 50p....
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

kena

That is odd.

By the way, how are mint bags of coins obtained?

Ken

andyg

You have to ask nicely at a post office (be prepared for them to simply say "no" or alternatively, deny all knowledge that coins circulate in England ::)) - better still is to know the franchise owner....
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

kena

So next stupid question:

Coudl you share how many are in the various bags?

Since I am wondering if the guy who runs the post office in our village shop would be able to get them.

Ken

andyg

1p and 2p in bags of £1
5p, 10p, 20p in bags of £5
50p, £1, £2 in bags of £10

Post offices cannot control which supplies they get - they are only able to ask for a set value I believe and it's pot luck if they get new ones or old ones.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

Bimat

Anybody has all the 29 coins? (Not the BU packs but the raw unc coins)? :)

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

Vivek

Received my set  with album... 8) 8)
Nice to see all 29 coins in album.....Album is nicely designed to hold all the coins. Will Upload pics soon.
Vivek

Bimat

Quote from: Vivek on February 01, 2012, 06:10:51 AM
Received my set  with album... 8) 8)
Nice to see all 29 coins in album.....Album is nicely designed to hold all the coins. Will Upload pics soon.
Congratulations! :)

Aditya
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

Vivek

attaching pics..

MWM