UK Olympic 50p series

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

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Found today (from the till at my local shop).

2011 Archery
2011 High Jump (Blue Peter)

Bill.
Ilford, Essex, near London, England.

People look for problems and complain.   Engineers find solutions but people still complain.

Figleaf

Went through KM's listings and ended up with some questions.


  • Why is canoeing the only one not listed?
  • Why are some dated 2010, others 2011?
  • Why are the 2009 high jump and the 2011 high jump getting different catalogue numbers?

Grateful for any and all help.

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

kena

Hi,

All of the Olympic 50 pence coins I have seen are dated 2011 except for the "kid designed" one.

The 2009 dated one is not for circulation while the 2011 one is.  I heard the mintage of the 2009 one is 100,000 and the one my kids got me is on a presentation card from the Royal Mint.  Maybe that is why a different number.

Ken

UK Decimal +

The 'kid designed' one issued in 2009 has now been repeated dated 2011.   That is the only difference that I've noticed.   2009 was issued as a collector coin as UNC.

Were there any Olympic 50p dated 2010?

Bill.
Ilford, Essex, near London, England.

People look for problems and complain.   Engineers find solutions but people still complain.

kena

None are dated 2010.

2010 50 pence coins are:
Girl Guides and Royal Shield.

I have seen neither in circulation.  Did see reports from other people about seeing the Girl Guides ones in circulation.

andyg

Quote from: UK Decimal + on January 10, 2011, 12:00:43 AM
Were there any Olympic 50p dated 2010?

It was originally reported that they would be released from March 2010 - I can only assume that is where the 2010 date comes from.

Bill / Ken, Do you have the 2009 Blue Peter 50p to compare with the 2011 design?
I have the 2011 but not the 2009, I very much doubt that they are different types but I've not compared them!
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

andyg

Quote from: andyg on January 10, 2011, 12:17:41 AM
It was originally reported that they would be released from March 2010 - I can only assume that is where the 2010 date comes from.

Bill / Ken, Do you have the 2009 Blue Peter 50p to compare with the 2011 design?
I have the 2011 but not the 2009, I very much doubt that they are different types but I've not compared them!

Ken very kindly sent me some scans of the 2009 50p, it is indeed the same as the 2011.
It doesn't need a different KM number.
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

Figleaf

I think we can conclude that the three items all need correcting.

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

UK Decimal +

Taken from the Royal Mint website, there should be 29 varieties.

Aquatics
Archery
Athletics
Badminton
Basketball
Boccia
Boxing
Canoeing
Cycling
Equestrian
Fencing
Football
Goalball
Gymnastics
Handball
Hockey
Judo
Modern Pentathlon
Rowing
Sailing
Shooting
Table Tennis
Taekwondo
Tennis
Triathlon
Volleyball
Weightlifting
Wheelchair Rugby
Wrestling
 
Bill.

Ilford, Essex, near London, England.

People look for problems and complain.   Engineers find solutions but people still complain.

UK Decimal +

OK, the Blue Peter 'kiddy designed' one is officially 'Athletics'.

That being so, I now have, from circulation, dated 2011:-

Archery
Athletics (+ UNC dated 2009)
Badminton (added today)

Bill.

Ilford, Essex, near London, England.

People look for problems and complain.   Engineers find solutions but people still complain.

FosseWay

Quote from: andyg on January 10, 2011, 01:10:14 AM
Ken very kindly sent me some scans of the 2009 50p, it is indeed the same as the 2011.
It doesn't need a different KM number.

I have both (in cardboard casings, not from circulation, unfortunately) and can also confirm that they're identical apart from the date. I suspect that what's happened at Krause is the same mistake I initially made: not realising that the 'athletics' coin from the series of 29 was the same as the earlier 'high jump' coin. It was someone on here who pointed this out to me, and I then went and put the two side by side. If the people at Krause were told of a 'Blue Peter Olympics coin' in 2009 followed by a 'series of 29 coins commemorating the Olympics in 2011', there'd be no reason for them to even consider the possibility of duplication there, so no-one ever checked.

I've yet to see any in circulation, or any of the 2010 commemoratives.

Bimat

OK, so if I understand it correctly, the 3 corrections to be done are:

1. Listing of Canoeing coin;
2. 2010 dated 50 P coins (except the two mentioned by kena) don't exist;
3. There should be only one KM# number for high jump coin (but it should mention both the dates and different price quotes for both the coins)

Am I correct? ;D (Terribly tired after the horrible train journey-the train was late by 9 hours and had to spend the whole night on platform where temperature was just 7oC.. :-\)

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

Bimat

I have just informed George Cuhaj and tsm all the mistakes they have done with London Olympic coins, hopefully they will be corrected soon. There is additional mistake with all the coins-the image shown for all the 29 28 coins is same for obverse and reverse (they have shown reverse image for both! :o) so I have told them to change the obverse image to the usual boring portrait ;) :D

Aditya

PS: I have mentioned the subject of e-mail as 'Urgent Attention Required', so that they will pay some extra attention ;D ;D
It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities. -J. K. Rowling.

FosseWay

Quote from: Bimat on January 11, 2011, 11:12:57 AM
temperature was just 7oC.. :-\)

That's nice and warm... I got most cheesed off before Christmas when my train to work was late several days running and I had to wait around in -15...  ;)

Commiserations though for the delay. I know the problem well, UK railways being what they are.

Bimat

In Mumbai, we say that it's very cold when temperature falls below 20oC. ;D So 7oC is extremely cold for us :D

The train has been running late for last 7 months :o Day before yesterday, it was late by 15 hours, and still they call it 'superfast' express >:(

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