Calling all Numismatists

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Re: Calling all Numismatists

Postby pembsexile » March 24th, 2019, 10:28 am

mad norm wrote:
pembsexile wrote:Just got hold of a Kew Gardens 50pence piece. That now completes my collection of 50p's. It's genuine as well. Absolutely delighted. Be careful if you are after one - there are lots of copies out there.

So. Be brave enough to tell us what it cost



Hi Norm. It didn't cost me anything. I am in the 'port at the moment and my brother in law gave the coin to me last night. He had been 'saving' it for years and he no longer wanted it.

A quick check on eBay this morning sees a comparable coin with 36 offers against it going for £112 with a few hours to go. Totally ridiculous (pathetic actually) and I would not pay more than a fiver for it, but I'm glad I have it. My new coin has been kept safe in a drawer for about 10 years so it is in a far better condition than the one on eBay. I have no idea how much it is worth and I don't care. It will be added to my collection for eventual transfer to my grandkids via my safe deposit box that I rent.

Calling in to the Royal Mint on my way back to see whatever else is available. The new Stephen Hawking 50p looks good. Need some more albums as well. Coin collecting is so bloody addictive. :grin:
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Re: Calling all Numismatists

Postby pembsexile » April 13th, 2019, 7:47 pm

Coin update. It would appear that the Royal Mint appears to want to promote the Paddington Bear series of 50p coins in the same way that they have promoted the Beatrix Potter 50p range.

We already have Paddington Bear at the Station and the Palace. Later this year the RM will be issuing Paddington Bear at St Pauls and at the White Tower at the Tower of London.

There seems to be a concerted effort to get the lower value coins 'out there' as there are £2 coins manufactured from 2017 that have still not appeared in general circulation. This is deliberate on the part of the Banks, Clearing houses and the Post Office. Less coins needed, less coins issued. However, even though the RM have issued millions of the new alphabet 10p coins, I still have not seen one in circulation. Has anyone else seen many? Perhaps they have not made it to remote Pembrokeshire yet!
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Re: Calling all Numismatists

Postby mad norm » April 13th, 2019, 9:46 pm

pembsexile wrote:Coin update. It would appear that the Royal Mint appears to want to promote the Paddington Bear series of 50p coins in the same way that they have promoted the Beatrix Potter 50p range.

We already have Paddington Bear at the Station and the Palace. Later this year the RM will be issuing Paddington Bear at St Pauls and at the White Tower at the Tower of London.

There seems to be a concerted effort to get the lower value coins 'out there' as there are £2 coins manufactured from 2017 that have still not appeared in general circulation. This is deliberate on the part of the Banks, Clearing houses and the Post Office. Less coins needed, less coins issued. However, even though the RM have issued millions of the new alphabet 10p coins, I still have not seen one in circulation. Has anyone else seen many? Perhaps they have not made it to remote Pembrokeshire yet!

None in deepest commuter land either
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Re: Calling all Numismatists

Postby Rhys with an H » April 16th, 2019, 10:57 pm

I do wonder how much of these coins prop up the UK economy? All a bit of a swiz if you ask me!
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Re: Calling all Numismatists

Postby big baz » April 17th, 2019, 5:46 pm

I’ve got an angel of the north 10p but that’s the only one I’ve ever seen. My mum got it in her change one day.
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