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

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UK Decimal +

I am stuck at 12.   The supply seems to have dried up and they will no doubt start appearing on eBay in a couple of years time as 'Rare'.

The distribution around the country is probably just a matter of which area is 'ordering' more 50-pence coins rather than any attempt to direct them to specific areas.

Bill.
Ilford, Essex, near London, England.

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

Prosit

I have four.  Thanks Andy!

Dale

Bimat

I have two. Thanks, Andy!!  :)

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

chrisild

Me two. ;) Thanks, Andy!

Christian

andyg

Quote from: UK Decimal + on February 19, 2011, 11:49:15 AM
This is the list published here on 23 Jan 2011.   There are 21 reported, but I am suspicious that the ones reported by Tony on 13 January might be ones bought direct from the Mint.   That would give us the total of 16 which seem to have appeared in circulation.   This is partially confirmed by Andy's message asking for scans of the five.   The text from here is the original list but with those five questioned.

Except you have 17 in your list - which includes one I've not seen anywhere else - Wheelchair Rugby....
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

UK Decimal +

Here we have the details of those found in circulation so far, together with the date reported to WoC :-


SportsDateReported in circulation
Aquatics201117-Dec-2010
Archery201128-Dec-2010
Athletics2011*17-Dec-2010
Badminton201123-Dec-2010
Basketball
Boccia201117-Dec-2010
Boxing201117-Dec-2010
Canoeing201123-Dec-2010
Cycling201117-Dec-2010
Equestrian 201113-Jan-2011   ???
Fencing201121-Dec-2010
Football
Goalball201127-Dec-2010
Gymnastics201123-Dec-2010
Handball
Hockey201123-Dec-2010
Judo 201113-Jan-2011   ???
Modern Pentathlon 201113-Jan-2011   ???
Rowing201123-Dec-2010
Sailing 201113-Jan-2011   ???
Shooting 201113-Jan-2011   ???
Table Tennis201123-Dec-2010
Taekwondo
Tennis
Triathlon201123-Dec-2010
Volleyball201130-Nov-2010
Weightlifting
Wheelchair Rugby
Wrestling

* also with date 2009 issued by Royal Mint as UNC.

Any more?

Bill.

OK, I've corrected it.   My mistake, the one that I took as being Wheelchair Rugby was in fact Boccia.

The corrected list, showing 16 as in circulation is as given above.

Bill.
Ilford, Essex, near London, England.

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

UK Decimal +

Although here we are looking at the ones in circulation, are all 29 already available in packs from the Royal Mint?

Bill.
Ilford, Essex, near London, England.

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

andyg

Quote from: UK Decimal + on February 19, 2011, 05:08:20 PM
Although here we are looking at the ones in circulation, are all 29 already available in packs from the Royal Mint?

Bill.

yes... and have been since last November.
http://www.royalmint.com/sportscollection/site/default.aspx#fullcollection
always willing to trade modern UK coins for modern coins from elsewhere....

UK Decimal +

Ilford, Essex, near London, England.

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

Figleaf

Lessee. You pay £85 for a £4.99 piece of carton with appropriate colourful decoration and artful holes and 29 coins. So that's (85-4.99)/29 = £2.758965517241 for each piece marked 50p. What a great deal! ::)

Assuming that postage is also "free", of course. :)

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

paddyirish

I have just the two- Badminton and Boccia, though have agreed to do some swaps with the lady in the coffee van, so hopefully she'll come across a few.  Hopefully it'll start to pick up sooner rather than later...

kena

Thanks to some trades and my son-in-law, I have all 16 which are now circulating:

Aquatics
Archery
Athletics
Badminton
Boccia
Boxing
Canoeing
Cycling
Fencing
Goalball
Gymnastics
Hockey
Rowing   
Table Tennis
Triathlon
Volleyball

Ken

chrisild

Time to 'fess up ... I could not resist any longer. ;D So yes, that football coin (with the great explanation of what "offside" is) is now mine. Yes, it came in a card and a bag, right from the mint. But the suspense was about to kill me, and avoiding sudden death is always a good excuse.

Christian

augsburger

Figleaf, you'll have to excuse my little bits of sarcasm from time to time  ;D Someone once wrote of facebook that it's not official until it appears on facebook, so i twisted it a little!!!


You say you pay £2.75 for each coin, on ebay they have been going, circulated, for more than that at times, though it seems to have settled at around £1.50 now. I bought the lot because I remember back in 2002 with the commonwealth games coins that they were going for a fortune, and I managed to get my last one, the welsh one, two days ago from circulation!

Maybe i should run a little competition to see who can guess which coin is mine, Kena is not allowed to participate!!! I'm not at school so you can narrow it down quite a bit!

Figleaf

Don't worry, augsburger, the sarcasm and the pleasure are all mine. ;)

Sure, I realise you get unc from the RM and circulated from eBay (plus the risk you are dealing with a crook). In fact, I am in the same position. I am trying very hard to get the new Dutch Erasmus issue in some quantity. It's out there, but not everywhere. I can get it at unc for five times face if I am not patient. If I wait too long, there won't be any unc coins left in circulation. But if I'm lucky, I get it at face from circulation. That's the game.

I'm disqualified from your little guessing game as well, because I have inside information.

Have fun,

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