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ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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This topic, over time, would mainly be about coins, sometimes banknotes, or stamps, etc.

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  I was looking for pages about the new U.K. 5p and 10p coins, and found some other interesting pages. Includes auction record price, Australian coin hoard, coin investment, and so on ...

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/Coin-investments-trump-FTSE-tele-1705118571.html?x=0

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/British-coins-unearthed-tele-2123872704.html?x=0

http://news.yahoo.com/ap-exclusive-rare-1787-gold-coin-fetches-7-082110448.html

http://ca.finance.yahoo.com/news/1793-penny-fetches-1-38m-062143732.html

http://in.news.yahoo.com/100k-pounds-gold-coin-commemorating-2012-london-olympics-113857611.html

 Also various answers on assorted questions in this link ...

http://ask.yahoo.com/ask/Business___Finance/Coins___Currency/
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pnightingale
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Good God, 1.38 million for a penny. I would love to get along to the FUN convention some time, every year something crops up... out of state visitors, vacation, or most likely work.

Maybe next year. I will definitaly get some pictures to post and maybe slip a million dollar coin or two in my pocket while nobody is looking.
Non illegitimis carborundum est.  Excellent advice for all coins.
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james wolfe
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yeah we have to go to that fun convention next time,i go with you, X-D  an again thank zacuk for links :)
james
ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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https://en.numista.com/news

  Not forgetting the news history of this very site. Some good information on there. A compilation of news over the years since this site started in 2007 year. Including reference to a coin site named Cypraea  - have you heard of it? No? Well it was the original name of Numista.
 The future news will include the 30,000 milestone in a year or two - there are 25,631 coins on here today. Number of members today is 13,387 - so getting towards 15,000 figure, and they are from 144 countries so nearly 150 count. And the five-year site anniversary - next month.  :)

P.S. Anyone creating a coin page recently may have seen that the numbers in the link are nearly at 30,000 already. But that is the number of pages created since March 2007, and about 4,000 of those have been deleted due to errors or duplications. Today the latest is this one - number 29,293 ...
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces29293.html
The very first coin on this site is still there also ...
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces1.html
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ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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 Rare French coin discovered in U.K. - but the finder got in trouble
http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1253991/Woman-coin-worth-2-000-garden-prosecuted-reporting-treasure.html

  Ancient coins - information, especially for U.S.A. - plus other links at end of page.
http://rg.ancients.info/guide/ancients.html

  Not exactly news, and not sure whether to create a new topic, but this is fun !
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8ztMLSCo5Tk

  While on that site, here is a test for checking silver coins - as mentioned in other topics
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F3ZUcIo5Gww
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ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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 The Royal Mint in UK issue a set of three gold coins for the Olympics - and though Olympics started in Greece, they decided (in error?) to put Roman gods on the coins ...

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/it%E2%80%99s-all-greek-to-me--has-the-royal-mint-picked-the-%E2%80%98wrong%E2%80%99-gods-for-its-olympic-coins-.html

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/photos/olympics-gold-coins-slideshow/olympics-gold-coins-photo-1336058996.html


   The set of 9 in that second link costs £10,500 and is 'in production' on their site ...

http://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/events/london-2012/gold-series

 ... and on there are two pages, with 17 different gold coin offerings, starting from £600  ``-
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james wolfe
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:8D  wow!!! thank you for update zacuk, an thats funny about the wrong gods on coin ,an those prices :(
james
ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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  I thought for a moment new UK coins were going to be issued - I read the title as 'British pound set to launch' but it is Bristol not British - must get my eyes tested. Even so, I then wondered what the coins would look like, but reading the article I see no mention of them, just banknotes, i.e. "The notes feature symbols of local pride, from 19th century religious writer Hannah More to the Concorde aircraft, partly developed in Bristol, and images of the St Paul's Carnival Caribbean street festival."  :)

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/bristol-businesses-queuing-join-local-051017286.html
 
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coinsoldier
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Quote: pnightingaleGood God, 1.38 million for a penny. I would love to get along to the FUN convention some time, every year something crops up... out of state visitors, vacation, or most likely work.

Maybe next year. I will definitaly get some pictures to post and maybe slip a million dollar coin or two in my pocket while nobody is looking.
If I had that kind of money, I would invest in new legs.
ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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 This tells about UK legal tender values, and Scottish & Irish notes ...

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/how-much-can-you-legally-pay-in-coins.html
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james wolfe
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:8D  wow !!! that is a good link, i did not know its that ruff in the u.k.
james
coinsoldier
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ZacUK ... that is a very informative link.
pnightingale
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Quote: james wolfeyeah we have to go to that fun convention next time,i go with you, X-D  an again thank zacuk for links :)
Keep a space in your schedule for February(?) young feller. We will go look at some coins then drink a lot of beer.
Non illegitimis carborundum est.  Excellent advice for all coins.
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Chasinva69
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Quote: pnightingale
Quote: james wolfeyeah we have to go to that fun convention next time,i go with you, X-D  an again thank zacuk for links :)
Keep a space in your schedule for February(?) young feller. We will go look at some coins then drink a lot of beer.
January 11 - 13.  I may come down for that myself.  :)
james wolfe
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Quote: pnightingale
Quote: james wolfeyeah we have to go to that fun convention next time,i go with you, X-D  an again thank zacuk for links :)
Keep a space in your schedule for February(?) young feller. We will go look at some coins then drink a lot of beer.
:)  sounds good to me  :)
james
ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/what-royal-memorabilia-is-worth.html

   UK Royal memorabilia values in general, and stamps - and includes a monster 1kg gold coin.  8~
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ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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  Two news items about eBay ...

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/esnipe-win-more-ebay-100408009.html

http://www.lovemoney.com/news/money-saving-tips-bargains-and-freebies/shopping/12248/can-you-still-make-money-on-ebay
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@josephjk
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Getting ready for the world to collapse?

http://www.heraldnet.com/article/20120917/BLOG46/709179836/-1/BLOG04
ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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 Four topics - about coins or banknotes ...

http://www.lovemoney.com/news/savings-investments-pensions/savings/12123/why-paying-in-pennies-may-land-you-a-fine

http://www.lovemoney.com/news/get-the-best-deal/scams/5237/how-to-spot-a-fake-1-coin

http://www.lovemoney.com/news/scams-and-rip-offs/scams/5261/how-to-spot-a-fake-banknote

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/50-note-thats-worth-820-115154045.html
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ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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  A £5 coin for £5 and free postage!
The Westminster Collection also gives a donation to The Royal British Legion.

http://www.westminstercollection.com/quickorder/details.aspx?qoc=999253Y0

   It is 'legal tender only in Jersey'. I have ordered mine, and it is 'limited to 1 item per household'.

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ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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  While on that site above, I saw a link 'Olympic 50p Swap Centre'.

http://www.westminstercollection.com/olympic-50p-swap-centre.aspx

   They do not do the swaps themselves, but ' You will then be able to search for collectors who are able to swap with you '. Below I split the long page with all 29 coins into two images ...



   The third image is on the same page, and on the blue bar when 'Coins' is hovered over it shows what else they sell. Including coins for U.S.A., Canada, Australia, China, as well as British Isles.
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ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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  Did not take them long; after ordering the above Poppy coin yesterday, I now today (Remembrance Day) got an email from The Westminster Collection announcing : 'Today we are releasing details of the new British Army Official Commemoratives. Struck to honour our former and current soldiers.'
  They do not say the face value (perhaps £5 again, like the Poppy) or the issuing country, but are offering both coins for £19.99 together (in a 2 for 1 offer).

                                         
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james wolfe
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Thank you ZacUK, and I wonder why the USA does not make these ??? :o
james
coinsoldier
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Quote: ZacUKDid not take them long; after ordering the above Poppy coin yesterday, I now today (Remembrance Day) got an email from The Westminster Collection announcing : 'Today we are releasing details of the new British Army Official Commemoratives. Struck to honour our former and current soldiers.'
  They do not say the face value (perhaps £5 again, like the Poppy) or the issuing country, but are offering both coins for £19.99 together (in a 2 for 1 offer).

                                         
This stuff is for propaganda and political gains.
ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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  This one is not really news, and not about coins, but I have for ages (44 years) been trying to remember which country it was that had to dismiss the designer of a new banknote, as the leaves of the palm trees were made to look like they spelled out SEX in the way they were drawn on the note !

http://www.pjsymes.com.au/articles/oddities.htm

   I either read about it in a newspaper or saw it on television - and now I find it was a 1968 Seychelles 50 Rupee note with Queen Elizabeth II on it. Despite all that it was not decided to redesign the note !?
  That link has other banknote errors on there. Interesting read.  :D

           
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Mark240590
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I don't believe for 1 second that sex and the devil are un-intentional lol someone wanted to show off down the pub.. Oh look at my note it says sex ! How many man points were scored on that day ? Lol
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ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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  The poppy coin arrived on Monday, but could not take pictures until today. Too dark when I leave in the morning and when I get back. It comes in a velvet plastic wallet, and a capsule inside ...



   Not sure how long the £5 coin for £5 offer lasts for. The Jubilee one from the Royal Mint has already ended, and now costs more.
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Mark240590
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Zac do you live in Jersey ?

I can't see anything £5 for £5 on www.royalmint.com ?
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ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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  No, I am in England - and this WAS the old link for Royal Mint ...
http://ecommerce2011.staging.royalmint.sequence.co.uk/shop/U/UK12DJDD?__ja=tsid:38665
  It was a link in 2011 for the 2012 Diamond Jubilee crown - here is the current (£12.99) link ...
http://www.royalmint.com/shop/the_official_queens_diamond_jubilee_uk_5_pound_coin
 and a picture of the one I paid full price for after the original offer expired ...
https://en.numista.com/forum/images/5010431531bb1.jpg

  The Jersey link was mentioned earlier, but here it is (from Westminster Collection) ...
http://www.westminstercollection.com/quickorder/details.aspx?qoc=999253Y0
  and it is still current !

  So they are from different companies, and I guess the Westminster Collection got permission to use the same portrait as used by the Royal Mint. Similarly I saw the other day when my £5 coin arrived that the Westminster Collection are also selling UK 1840 Penny Black stamps, and are taking monthly payments for them. I only have the leaflet they included, but will see if I can find a link. Yes, here are two ...
http://www.westminstercollection.com/stamps/british-isles/historic-stamps.aspx
http://www.westminstercollection.com/p-L330/1840-Penny-Black-Stamp.aspx
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ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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  Doctor Who fans may like these ...

http://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/interests/doctor-who

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ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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  Some 2013 UK coin designs ...

http://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/ranges/2013-commemorative-coins

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ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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  Some coins for The Hobbit also ...

http://www.westminstercollection.com/by-theme/the-hobbit/coins.aspx

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terchua
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Fiji replaces Queen with animals...

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/australia-newzealand/article3628682.ece
ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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  Thanks for adding to my Topic - glad someone else adds news as well !
I guess they got permission to remove the Queen from the banknotes; and I assume there might be new coins as well.  :)
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Mark240590
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And up goes the collectablity of the last years Fijian coinage !
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coinsoldier
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Quote: terchuaFiji replaces Queen with animals...

http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/news/world/australia-newzealand/article3628682.ece
That is sad.
dptashny
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Quote: ZacUKThanks for adding to my Topic - glad someone else adds news as well !
I guess they got permission to remove the Queen from the banknotes; and I assume there might be new coins as well.  :)
Eh, Fiji is banned from the Commonwealth. They are up to no good...

 
ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/coming-britain-plastic-banknotes-070053076.html

   Like Australia and Canada etc, the UK might in 2015 be also getting plastic banknotes.
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Mark240590
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banned from the benefits of the commonwealth but they are still regarded as a banned member, they still recognise the queen
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Brittania
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Quote: ZacUKhttps://en.numista.com/news

  Not forgetting the news history of this very site. Some good information on there. A compilation of news over the years since this site started in 2007 year. Including reference to a coin site named Cypraea  - have you heard of it? No? Well it was the original name of Numista.
 The future news will include the 30,000 milestone in a year or two - there are 25,631 coins on here today. Number of members today is 13,387 - so getting towards 15,000 figure, and they are from 144 countries so nearly 150 count. And the five-year site anniversary - next month.  :)

P.S. Anyone creating a coin page recently may have seen that the numbers in the link are nearly at 30,000 already. But that is the number of pages created since March 2007, and about 4,000 of those have been deleted due to errors or duplications. Today the latest is this one - number 29,293 ...
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces29293.html
The very first coin on this site is still there also ...
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces1.html
Cypraea- that sounds a bit weird.
dptashny
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Quote: Brittania
Quote: ZacUKhttps://en.numista.com/news

  Not forgetting the news history of this very site. Some good information on there. A compilation of news over the years since this site started in 2007 year. Including reference to a coin site named Cypraea  - have you heard of it? No? Well it was the original name of Numista.
 The future news will include the 30,000 milestone in a year or two - there are 25,631 coins on here today. Number of members today is 13,387 - so getting towards 15,000 figure, and they are from 144 countries so nearly 150 count. And the five-year site anniversary - next month.  :)

P.S. Anyone creating a coin page recently may have seen that the numbers in the link are nearly at 30,000 already. But that is the number of pages created since March 2007, and about 4,000 of those have been deleted due to errors or duplications. Today the latest is this one - number 29,293 ...
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces29293.html
The very first coin on this site is still there also ...
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces1.html
Cypraea- that sounds a bit weird.
Cypraea is the name of a seashell (cowry) that was used as money in India and the Pacific Islands before coins (cowries are seashells used as money in a general sense).  :)
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http://www.australian-threepence.com/blog/2010/02/exciting-new-australian-dollar-coin-discovery.html

   I was looking for the Venezuela mint for a different topic, and found this. A 2009 Australian error coin meant to be 25mm aluminium-bronze like the first link below. The second link is what the 24mm bimetal blank was supposed to be used for ...

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces3148.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces4540.html
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http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/the-vatican-no-longer-accepts-credit-or-debit-cards-091430579.html

 ' The Pope won’t take plastic any more. Visitors to the Vatican can no longer pay by credit or debit card. The Vatican is going cash only, with credit cards and debit cards no longer working in the micro-state. '
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"In God we trust, rest strictly cash"! :D
eminem
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Far over the misty mountains cold, to dungeons deep, and caverns old, New Zealand made these coins:

http://coins.nzpost.co.nz/new-zealand/2012/hobbit-unexpected-journey
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eminem
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http://thechronicleherald.ca/canada/440128-rare-nl-coins-stolen-during-blizzard

^this sucks
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neilithic
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Quote: eminemFar over the misty mountains cold, to dungeons deep, and caverns old, New Zealand made these coins:

http://coins.nzpost.co.nz/new-zealand/2012/hobbit-unexpected-journey
I hate how the whole country has gone hobbit crazy.  New Zealand post cancel letters with the stamp "carried through middle earth New Zealand by New Zealand post" and Air New Zealand have done their whole safety video with people from the movie.  It's so cheesy"
eminem
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Quote: neilithicI hate how the whole country has gone hobbit crazy.  New Zealand post cancel letters with the stamp "carried through middle earth New Zealand by New Zealand post" and Air New Zealand have done their whole safety video with people from the movie.  It's so cheesy"
^I think thats awesome
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ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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  Maybe soon that anyone wanting to buy a gold coin will be able to afford them - hooray  8)

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/after-12-years-of-boom-gold-prices-bust-175201756.html
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My question is when are the guinea £2 coins coming into circulation cos I'm buggered if I'm buying a bunc one from the RM
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Haven't seen one yet but saw a Rio handover yesterday!
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Did you nab it Ben ?

Have you not got any 2013 £2's to swap me yet ?
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1 of each underground.

No  :o , the lady that told me about it also "collects" coins. She did say if she finds another she'll keep it for me.

I got a Kew Gardens 50 pence in my change yesterday at the coin fair at Embankment where I met manxcat!
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I've not seen a Kew gardens,
 Ever I don't think my best change finds of late are x3 dictionary 50p's (spent1) and a 1908-2008 Olympics £2
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Quote: bam7771 of each underground.

No  :o , the lady that told me about it also "collects" coins. She did say if she finds another she'll keep it for me.

I got a Kew Gardens 50 pence in my change yesterday at the coin fair at Embankment where I met manxcat!
That's a solid find... My friend got me a Kew Gardens from her change plus the King James 2£! Just gotta look. The guinea 2£ is sweet looking. :)
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http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/crash-for-gold---biggest-price-fall-in-30-years-160240793.html

   'Crash for gold: Biggest-ever single day fall in price'
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  :8D  Unseen 1963 - yes dated 1963 - UK decimal pattern coins

http://www.royalmint.com/discover/decimalisation/unseen-ironside-designs

                            

  Those are just two of the six coins on the Royal Mint page - 1/2  1  2  5  10  20 pence prototypes.  :)
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very nice, thank you zacuk !!!
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  I know not a coin, but today I heard on the radio that in 2016 there will be a new £5 note issued in the U.K. - it will bear the image of Winston Churchill in front of the Houses of Parliament. Shows how far ahead the Bank of England plan these things! :)

P.S. Thinking about it, with reference to an earlier post I made, I wonder if it will be one of these new-fangled polymer notes then?!
  Now found some links, and also image of it ...
http://www.guardian.co.uk/business/2013/apr/26/winston-churchill-new-five-pound-note
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-22306707

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  Appeared in UK news today, though reading this it seems was already noticed in Canada in 2011 ...

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/perplexed-canadians-ask-bank-canada-093336255.html
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Quote: ZacUKAppeared in UK news today, though reading this it seems was already noticed in Canada in 2011 ...

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/perplexed-canadians-ask-bank-canada-093336255.html
LMAO! I love the idea of disgruntled Canadians writing to the BofC complaining that the smell of maple is not strong enough!  :O
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 After the above announcement in two years for Churchill on UK £5 note, there is news today on £10 will be Jane Austen possibly. Also on the page below are links to news about bitcoins, and fake £1 coins ...

http://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/jane-austen-waiting-wings-feature-115300373.html
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Why don't you write stuff like this for the homepage?
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 Wouldn't know how, but hopefully someone who does can look at the links I give and take it from there I guess.  :)

P.S. Sometimes what I mention above aren't about coins,  8~
e.g. the Jane Austen banknote.
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  I was looking for something else to do with coins, and this page appeared in search results. Not really current news, but it shows, on one page, all designs (single metal and bi-metal) of all UK £2 coins. Most of the newer ones I have not seen yet but I guess they will appear in circulation over time ...

http://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/coin-design-and-specifications/two-pound-coin
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Poland to discontinue the 2zł commemorative coins in 2014. In their place, there will be just 2 issues of commemorative 5zł coins (1 200 000 mintage each). The commemorative coins will now be the same in size and weight as their circulating counterpart.

http://wyborcza.pl/1,75248,14361419,NBP_chce_zachecic_Polakow_do_kolekcjonowania_monet_.html

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Latvia's new € coins...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Skm_WsXczVY

http://www.zwei-euro.com/news/artikel/a/2013/08/06/article/originalbild-2-euro-kursmuenze-lettlands-veroeffentlicht.html
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http://uk.news.yahoo.com/woman-attacked-by-furious-restaurant-staff--receives-100-000-coins-in-compensation--105252200.html#aN5wxKo

 Four hundred kilograms of coins to sort through.  B.
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   Today it was announced in UK that the Royal Mint have released the first-ever twenty pound coin. Very limited issue of only a quarter of a million. In future other £20 designs will be released, and today's has George and Dragon on it, as shown above.

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2412091/Royal-Mint-releases-20-coin-Features-classic-St-George-Dragon-design.html

  Additionally, it is .999 silver and only available direct from the Royal Mint. Their product code is UK13FVS and right now it is pre-order only, for shipment starting end of next month. Limited to three per household and UK orders only. No details if or when a circulation coin will also be made, just this silver coin for now.
 Best part it is their occasional offer like the £5 coin for £5 they had a while ago, as this is a £20 coin for £20 - they do charge £5 for registered post when one or two coins are ordered, but if over £45 spent i.e. three ordered (like I did, the maximum of 3 coins, for family) then postage is free.  :)

http://www.royalmint.com/shop/UK_2013_20_pound_for_20_pound_Fine_Silver_Coin_George_and_the_Dragon
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I ordered 3 of them
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  Well, that makes you and me ordering the maximum, so like us if everyone orders 3 of them then there are just over 80,000 UK households going to be lucky when the postman delivers them in early November.  :D

250,000 / 3 = 83,333
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:D  thank you zacuk !!!
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Since that equates to about $31USD, I'm guessing it's a 1 ounce coin?
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Quote: glorkarSince that equates to about $31USD, I'm guessing it's a 1 ounce coin?
No, it is little bit more as half an ounce - 15.71g, but if you can get bunc silver coin for face value - you can't be wrong .
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Quote: ZacUKWell, that makes you and me ordering the maximum, so like us if everyone orders 3 of them then there are just over 80,000 UK households going to be lucky when the postman delivers them in early November.  :D

250,000 / 3 = 83,333
I am sure there are people who can manage to get more as 3 just coins- just give money  to few good friends to order more coins.
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  I guess tomorrow the Brazil mint will start working on new coins for release in three years - the handover from them to Japan, announced today for 2020.

                                  

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces36721.html
https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces36934.html
 There are two coins for the London 2012 handover to Rio, so maybe the 2016 Rio to Tokyo coins will be a 1 Real and 5 Reais as well. And Japan will no doubt make their own commemorative coins also.  :)
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Ok, so I definitely need a 2020 100 yen. My granda gave me a 1964 one when I was little and it holds a very special place in my heart it was also my first silver coin. So to have the 2020 one would be great !
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Very Inspiring Story this, http://gulfnews.com/life-style/people/coin-collecting-security-guard-aims-for-guinness-world-record-1.1230120
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Now there's a guy who is either not married or has a VERY understanding wife. Spending up to 1/3 of his month's salary on a single coin? I know what my better half would do if I tried that.
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  A two-colour Jersey £5 coin for £5 with free postage ...

www.coronationcoin.com

 That is the link I saw just now on a television advertisement. It leads to ...
http://www.westminstercollection.com/quickorder/details.aspx?qoc=X23837K1



 Only 1 per household, and with the gold embellish only 60,000 issued. I ordered one just now.  :)

- - - - - - - - - -

 If you have £495 (either paying at once, or 5 of £99 payments) they issue a large 65mm limited edition of only 450 sterling silver with gold Guernsey £10 coin as well ...

http://www.westminstercollection.com/p-M360/The-Coronation-Jubilee-Silver-5oz-Coin.aspx

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  With reference to what I wrote above on 5-Sep
The package arrived today from the Royal Mint - a week or two earlier than they said.




https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces49069.html
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I received mine today! Beautiful coin.
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 :~
my wait continues !
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https://en.numista.com/forum/topic6454.html#p86412

   With reference to what I mentioned on here a year ago, I see today in the Radio Times an advert for the 2013 coin, which is issued for Jersey and is a £5 coin for £5 post free - which sounds good. So looks like the Westminster Collection will be making them every year. Here is the 2013 link ...

http://www.westminstercollection.com/quickorder/details.aspx?qoc=489513K0
 It states on there 'Limited to 1 item(s) per household' and I have ordered mine today.  :)

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I wonder how long this offer will remain on the westminster website this time....hopefully till I get paid in a couple of weeks  X-D
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   As mentioned above, the Jersey £5 coin 1953-2013 has been released. Mine arrived today (a few days late) and it was on a card, and a velvet pouch supplied with it. I can not work out what they were thinking - they actually GLUED the coin to the card.  :snif:  :8D  (8
 Took me ages to gently unpick the hot melt glue they used from the coin, being careful to not touch the coin directly and holding it by the edge using a tissue. I think I got it all; surely it does not cost much to send in a plastic capsule - makes me wonder how the 2013 poppy coin will arrive (I am sure last years one did not get glued to a decorative card). Anyway, here a three night-time pictures of me holding it ...



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  Phew - the 2013 poppy coin came in a plastic case inside a velvet holder, fitted into slots in a card ...



Daylight pictures to follow in the coin page https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces52083.html
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Phew, that's a relief. I have mine on order, just waiting for it to be delivered.

Edit 24/11 - Arrived yesterday, only just got round to posting.  Not the greatest of pics:

 
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  A story from six months ago; I have only just seen it ...
http://www.standard.co.uk/news/uk/royal-mint-is-accused-over-5-coin-thats-not-worth-a-penny-8630466.html


 New designs from the Royal Mint ...
http://news.coinupdate.com/category/royal-british-mint/







 Complete 2014 UK coin set (with 50p and £2 not shown above) ...
http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_2014_United_Kingdom_Annual_Coin_Set

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  In the UK the Royal Mint have issued three albums for (young) collectors to put their own coins in ...

50 Pence http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Great_British_Coin_Hunt_50p
  1 Pound http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Great_British_Coin_Hunt_1_pound
  2 Pound http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Great_British_Coin_Hunt_2_pound



 So they are like the album they issued for the London 2012 Olympics 50 Pence series. For that album they also issued a completer medallion, and they do so again for the above three ...

50 Pence http://www.royalmint.com/shop/50p_Completer_Medallion_for_Collector_Album
  1 Pound http://www.royalmint.com/shop/1_pound_Completer_Medallion_for_Collector_Album
  2 Pound http://www.royalmint.com/shop/2_pound_Completer_Medallion_for_Collector_Album

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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2153319/Thats-worth-pretty-penny-The-1-000-Jubilee-coin-costs-60-000-buy.html

 I only today saw this article; but it is from 1 June 2012
In the UK the Royal Mint released a gold coin with face value one thousand pounds. Weight one kilogram and diameter 100 millimetres, with 60 gold £1,000 coins minted. They also issued a silver version with the same design and size and weight, but face value £500 and 1,250 minted.
 The coins 'feature the Royal Coat of Arms that grace the gates of Buckingham Palace, depicted in astonishing detail by the master sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley'.
 :love:
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That's very interesting.  The gold coin at one kilogram would contain something like £25,000 worth of gold.  But with the silver coin the face value is actually pretty close to bullion value.  1 kilo of silver at current prices would be worth around £420
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California Couple Finds $10M in Gold Coins Buried in Yard
http://www.nbcnews.com/news/us-news/california-couple-finds-10m-gold-coins-buried-yard-n38471
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  Discovery (by metal detectorist) of a UK 1579 coin (435 years old) in Vancouver Island, Canada ...

http://home.bt.com/news/oddnews/coin-discovery-could-change-history-11363881676242
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  The 16 most beautiful banknotes in the world ...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/9064314/Can-Bristols-banknotes-match-the-worlds-most-beautiful-currencies.html
 and on the panel on the right are > or < arrows to go to the next image; also on that page there is a link to the 17 most beautiful coins in the world (though I disagree with most of their coin choices).

 There is also a link on there to the 10 most expensive coins in the world ...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/currency/10652379/The-10-most-expensive-coins-in-the-world-in-pictures.html

P.S. Last week a lady at work gave me a banknote that her husband brought back from an overseas trip; now I see it is a different version of number 14 on the above banknote list !
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  Five nice links (for UK coins) seen today (some are more recent news, others a bit older) ...

2014 Year of the “Mule”: the Royal Mint confirms Lunar Year and Britannia striking errors
http://blog.changechecker.org/2014/03/31/2014-year-of-the-mule-the-royal-mint-confirms-lunar-year-and-britannia-striking-errors/

3d to a £1 – the rebirth of Britain’s most popular coin design
http://blog.changechecker.org/2014/03/20/3d-to-a-1-the-rebirth-of-britains-most-popular-coin-design/

25 pence – the ‘unknown’ denomination
http://blog.changechecker.org/2014/04/02/25-pence-the-unknown-denomination/

Are there valuable coins in your pocket?
http://blog.changechecker.org/2013/11/18/are-there-valuable-coins-in-your-pocket/

Wanted – Britain’s most sought-after coins
http://blog.changechecker.org/2013/09/10/wanted-britains-most-sought-after-coins/
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1974 D Aluminium Cent worth up to quarter million dollar  :8D  http://www.ahametals.com/penny-saved-net-pair-250000/
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  Wow - nice - thanks.  :)
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I'm sure whoever buried the gold coins in California was to protect them from seizure from the Government when owning Gold coins with face value became illegal because the US Gov wanted the dollar to depreciate to create an artificial prosperity (Great depression was the final result of that stupid measure).

And maybe the owner died suddenly without telling anyone about his heritage.
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Actually erdvilla, wikipedia tells me that people were still allowed to keep $100 dollars worth of gold coins, as well as any with special numismatic value. Also, this happened in 1933, 4 years after the crash of 1929, which was the start of the great depression. And if you read the papers today, you'll read about how every country wants to have their currency depreciate (China being the most famous perpetrator) so as to make their exports more competitive.
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http://www.royalmint.com/Pre-register/2014-20-Pound-Coin

 The Royal Mint in the UK announces the second issue of a silver £20 coin.
The first issue has sold out. The second issue will be released in a few months, and will be struck to commemorate the outbreak of the First World War. Perhaps it will also be a £20 for £20 offer.  :°

 No images of the reverse design for it yet on there; and on the same page is a link for the 2017 new design £1 coin - the bi-metal 12-sided type.
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  A 2014 Guernsey £5 coin for £5 and no post/packing charges ...
http://www.westminstercollection.com/landing-pages/dedicated-to-grandpa.aspx?sn=A&gclid=CKim2Z3OpL4CFQP3wgodiXAAeQ

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   Anyone collect stamps? I do not (but will keep these anyway) and today I went to the Post Office to send an airmail letter. I saw a sheet of nice-looking stamps the cashier had and asked what they were. She said they were 1st class (£0.62) stamps released today - with a film theme. They are as shown ...


       A matter of life and death                    Lawrence of Arabia                     2001: A space odyssey
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Quote: ZacUK

   Anyone collect stamps? I do not (but will keep these anyway) and today I went to the Post Office to send an airmail letter. I saw a sheet of nice-looking stamps the cashier had and asked what they were. She said they were 1st class (£0.62) stamps released today - with a film theme. They are as shown ...


       A matter of life and death                    Lawrence of Arabia                    2001: A space odyssey
I have a termite problem in my drawers, that is why I don't collect paper money or post stamps, it would only be gourmet dinner for the mites. Some of my mom's oldest books have been completely drilled from cover to cover as if it was an Alien's acid blood drop  :~
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Feb. 2014  http://bigstory.ap.org/article/calif-couple-strike-10-million-gold-coin-bonanza

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I read that a couple of months ago, a crazy find.
Imagine finding nearly 1500 of anything? Let alone gold coins.
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  Not current news, but this page has four sets of hand drawings of experimental coin designs from about 50 years ago, before the UK went decimal ...

https://www.britishmuseum.org/system_pages/holding_area/designs_for_uk_decimal_coins.aspx
'The designs that can still be seen on the UK’s coins are all shown in these original drawings, although some appear on coins of different denominations'.
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 In today's news, in the UK the £2 coin is banned from supermarkets ...
http://home.bt.com/news/uknews/shoppers-banned-from-using-2-coins-11363912593703
which reading further is only some Morrison's supermarkets, and only in the self-service part. It is as some foreign coins are fooling the coin machine.
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 I got a leaflet in the post for a UK 12-piece 2014 coin set, but I thought there were only 9 coins usually; the 1p 2p 5p 10p 20p 50p and £1 £2 £5 issued. Then I read it and there are two 50p and £1 and £2 designs - the standard 50p and the Commonwealth Games 50p - the Scottish £1 and the Irish £1 designs - the 1914 World War £2 and the 1514 Trinity House £2 coin. So that solves that, and makes face value £12.38 total. The set has each coin issued in a tamper-proof protective capsule (individually numbered), and comes in a box with two trays of six coins per tray. And it is a limited issue, there will be 2,014 sets released, to match the year. They are Brilliant Uncirculated specimen coins, so not even Proof condition. The set price? £150 which makes me wonder where the £137.62 difference goes? Can also be bought in 5 interest-free monthly payments. It is called the Date Stamp set, and comes officially postmarked by the Royal Mail with the date 1st January 2014 - so I wonder have these been made eight months ago and not sold well?!  :°

www.westminstercollection.com/datestamp
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More like it's Westminster pocketing the cash for some "excellent idea".

I bought the UNC set for my daughter: it was £50 from the Royal Mint.
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cant have been made 8 month ago really though when the relay ran through the mint last month they started production !
BRITISH EMPIRE COLLECTION FOR SALE.INBOX ME IF YOU WANY ANY.

MAY SWAP FOR DURHAM AND NORTHUMBERLAND CONDER TOKENS OR OLD GIBRALTAR QUART COINS/ TOKENS
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http://home.bt.com/news/uknews/royal-mint-cashes-in-with-tiny-coin-11363935458592

 A tiny coin measuring 8mm across has been unveiled as the smallest created by the Royal Mint in nearly 1,000 years.


 Available in gold or silver, the delicate coin weighs a 40th of an ounce and has been minted as part of a wider collection produced to celebrate Britannia, who first appeared on coins in Roman times.
 The coin - the smallest the Mint has produced since the Norman Conquest in 1066 - is just under half the diameter of a 5p piece, which measures 1.8cm.
 Just 9,650 of the gold coins have been minted and they are available to buy from the Royal Mint at £50. The silver coins are available as part of a set which costs £200, with 1,750 available.
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Quote: ZacUKhttp://home.bt.com/news/uknews/royal-mint-cashes-in-with-tiny-coin-11363935458592

 Royal Mint cashes in with tiny coin

A tiny coin measuring 8mm across has been unveiled as the smallest created by the Royal Mint in nearly 1,000 years.


 Available in gold or silver, the delicate coin weighs a 40th of an ounce and has been minted as part of a wider collection produced to celebrate Britannia, who first appeared on coins in Roman times.
 The coin - the smallest the Mint has produced since the Norman Conquest in 1066 - is just under half the diameter of a 5p piece, which measures 1.8cm.
 Just 9,650 of the gold coins have been minted and they are available to buy from the Royal Mint at £50. The silver coins are available as part of a set which costs £200, with 1,750 available.
I can see lots and lots of those turning into jewelry  :°

(Not by melting or drilling them, but simply by placing them in bracelets or necklaces held as gems)
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You could mount them on a ring too
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 Yes ! I also tried to find better pictures of what they would look like ...

https://twitter.com/RoyalMintUK



http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Britannia_2014_Fortieth_Ounce_Gold_Proof_Coin
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erdvilla
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Quote: ZacUKYes ! I also tried to find better pictures of what they would look like ...

https://twitter.com/RoyalMintUK



http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Britannia_2014_Fortieth_Ounce_Gold_Proof_Coin
"They look pretty now, but when they grow they will be ugly and you won't want them anymore"...  :P  If they grew I'd wanted them even more.
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2012  https://en.numista.com/forum/topic6454.html#p86412
2013  https://en.numista.com/forum/topic6454.html#p200322
and now ...
2014 http://www.westminstercollection.com/p-100P/The-2014-100-Poppies-5-Pound-Coin.aspx?sn=5&gclid=CKXP6Kr2wMECFcfMtAodb3kADQ


 It is their £5 coin for £5 offer and free postage. Limited to 3 item(s) per household.
Specifications:
    Diameter: 38.61mm
    Weight: 28.28g
    Metal: Cupro-nickel with coloured printing
    Obverse design: Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
    Legal tender only in Jersey
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 The above coin arrived just now - it is rather nice.

 For the 100 years 1914~2014 there are 100 poppies in the reverse design.

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces65666.html
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pcarey2003
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Nice one Zac

Mine's still on order awaiting delivery :)

Arrived today - 28/11/14, beautiful coin!
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 A £5 coin for £5 and free postage.  :)
http://www.westminstercollection.com/p-909L/The-Reflections-of-a-Reign-5-Pound-Coin.aspx

 The Reflections of a Reign £5 Coin for just £5

'On 9th September this year, Her Majesty the Queen will reach a new milestone when she becomes our longest reigning monarch – ever. You can now own a newly issued £5 coin on the lead up to this momentous occasion.'
'Best of all, if you reserve your coin today it can be yours for just its face value - £5 for £5. POSTFREE.'

Order Ref 185/909L/6
Limited to 3 item(s) per household
Specifications:
    Legal tender only in Guernsey
    Obverse design by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
    Actual size of coin: 38.61mm

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They won a fortune!

http://news.coinupdate.com/langbord-family-wins-back-seized-saint-gaudens-double-eagles-4790/
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  Price £5.00 (+ £0.00 p&p) - so a £5 coin for £5 and free postage.  :)
http://www.westminstercollection.com/p-909L/The-Reflections-of-a-Reign-5-Pound-Coin.aspx?sn=A&gclid=CLj4g830hccCFWWWtAodZtMJ6w



 'On 9th September this year, Her Majesty the Queen will reach a new milestone when she becomes our longest reigning monarch – ever. You can now own a newly issued £5 coin on the lead up to this momentous occasion.'

Specifications:
Legal tender only in Guernsey
Obverse design by Ian Rank-Broadley FRBS
Actual size of coin: 38.61mm
Limited to 3 item(s) per household.

EDIT: Also just now seen it advertised below Numista pages ...
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http://www.westminstercollection.com/landing-pages/red-arrows-five-pound-landing-page.aspx?prodsn=5&gclid=CPebtqmipMgCFSWw2wodRF0JGQ

The famous Red Arrows aerobatic team have a £5 coin (Jersey 2015), and it costs just £5, post free, from the Westminster Collection.

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pcarey2003
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Thanks for the information. Just ordered 1 :)
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Thanks ! I also looked on there for the 2015 Jersey £5 Remembrance poppy coins (like they have done for the last three years), but nothing so far. That too is their nice £5 coin for £5 offer. Will keep looking over next few weeks ...

https://en.numista.com/forum/topic6454.html#p288694
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Yes, please post if you find anything on the Remembrance ones. Have got 1 of them the last 2 years (didn't get the 2012 one). Thanks :)
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I wanted to order one too, but I can only register on that site with a British Isles based address.
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I can order one for you; not sure though how much UK to Belgium postage would be. Up to a certain weight it is £1.52 so maybe that's it - depends on what packaging they use.
A while ago I ordered a coin for a member in France, and there was an option on the ordering page to select a delivery address other than my own; cannot remember whether that was the Royal Mint, Pobjoy Mint, or Westminster Collection (I am a member of all three sites). Then again the offer is £5 with free postage (so I guess that means UK to UK), so maybe they would charge extra for overseas postage, so may be better anyway for them to send it to me first, and I then send to you. Send me a PM with your details if you wish me to order one, Essor Prof. :)
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Thank you very much ZacUK, that's highly appreciated.
I'll send you a PM.
pcarey2003
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Hey ZacUK,

Whilst I was ordering the Red Arrows £5 coin the other day I also came across this Jersey £5 coin, same deal - £5 coin for £5, free postage. So, ordered one of these too:

http://www.westminstercollection.com/p-955V/The-Longest-Reigning-Monarch-5-Pound-Coin.aspx

Phil
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Haven't found a Remembrance poppy coin on Westminster Collection site, but I have found this one on the Royal Mint's website: £13 + £3(p+p)

http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Remembrance_Day_2015_Alderney_5_pound_Brilliant_BU
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Thanks !
That 2015 Remembrance £5 is issued this month by Westminster Collection ...
http://www.britishlegion.org.uk/community/news/fundraising/ww1-commemorative-poppy-coin-raises-131-000/

"Following the success of last year, the new annual Poppy coin for this year will available during the 2015 Remembrance period from October."
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Have a read here; http://www.worldcoinnews.blogspot.co.nz/ .

Aidan.
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It arrived today ...
https://en.numista.com/forum/topic6454.html#p368321

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Ha ha, ditto, mine arrived today too. Going to post the pic on "October purchases" though :)
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Finally, the new Poppy Coin has hit Westminster Collection website:

http://www.westminstercollection.com/p-102P/The-2015-Remembrance-Day-5-Pound-Poppy-Coin.aspx

Just ordered one for myself :)
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Gosh - thanks! I have not looked on there since last week, and now ordered mine too. :)
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Very sad news indeed!

http://www.coinweek.com/bullion-report/canada-melts-first-circulating-canadian-gold-coins/
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Arrived today; pictures are a bit dark as it is nearly evening here. 8)

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Beat me to it again lol, mine arrived today as well :D

BizzoDoes
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Should get mine by the end of the week.

As an aside, how often do the Westminster Collection release the £5 for £5 coins?
Not just the yearly poppies, but the other Jersey/Guernsey £5 coins.
I've only just started collecting these, so just wondering what number I'm looking at.

Thanks.
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I'm not sure exactly how often they do release them, i just keep checking on their website quite regularly to see if any have been released, but just as an example, this year so far I have bought the following £5 for £5 coins from there:

Jersey
Battle of Waterloo
Red Arrows
Remembrance Day 2015
Longest Reigning Monarch (awaiting delivery)

Guernsey
Reflections of a Reign
BizzoDoes
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Great, thanks.

I received the red arrows and the reflections last week.
Waiting delivery of the remembrance day and longest reigning.
So looks like I'm just missing the Battle of Waterloo.
Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be available now.

Edit:
Although I have just found the Churchill £5 for £5 (Jersey 2015)
http://www.westminstercollection.com/p-641Q/The-Winston-Churchill-5-Pound-Coin.aspx
in case you're interested.
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Ooooo, I didn't see that one, I want, I want lol.

Will have to wait till I get paid on Friday and I will order, hopefully they will still have in stock :)
pcarey2003
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Quote: "BizzoDoes"​So looks like I'm just missing the Battle of Waterloo.
​Unfortunately it doesn't seem to be available now.

​I have found this one on ebay (cheapest I could find that was still in it's capsule):

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Battle-of-Waterloo-2015-5-five-pound-coin-BUNC-in-capsule-/181898637029?hash=item2a5a00eee5:g:Fn0AAOSwBLlVdYi6

I couldn't wait till tomorrow to order the Churchill one so I've ordered it today lol :)
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Thanks for the link, unfortunately I've already spent more than I've planned to this month. Hopefully they will still be available after my next payday.
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Churchill coin arrived today. At least this one was in a capsule. When I got my "longest reigning monarch" coin on Friday it was just the coin in a Westminster wallet, luckily I had spare crown sized capsules.
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The 2016 commemorative coins appear to have been announced, 8 in total:
http://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/ranges/2016-commemorative-coins
(Sets available to pre-order)

1x QEII 90th Birthday £5
3x Shakespeare £2
1x Fire of London £2
1x First World War £2
1x Last round definitive commemorative £1
1x Battle of Hastings 50p

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Today, the managing director and mint master Maarten Brouwer of the Royal Dutch Mint has announced his resignation from the job. He is forced to do so because the financial situation of the mint has become a mess 8.

The mint would be facing bankruptcy if it weren't for the support of its single shareholder, the Dutch government.
The main cause of the financial problems is a fiasco with an order from the Chilean National Bank for 850,000,000 Chilean Pesos. First there was an issue packaging the coins and then the Chilean inspection rejected the coins because of 'oxidant spots', followed by a fine for underprestation.
Another cause is insufficient revenue from non-circulating legal tender commemoratives: this is a commercial activity of the RDM, for which they have to refund the nominal value of the coins to the Dutch state. But the cost-revenue balance of this activity is negative.

For who can read Dutch, or an automated translation, here's the article in today's Volkskrant:
http://www.volkskrant.nl/buitenland/nederlandse-munt-in-diepe-crisis-door-wanorde-en-mislukt-chileens-avontuur~a4178536/
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The UK has issued their first colourised coin - to commemorate 150 years
of Beatrix Potter the Royal Mint have issued a 50 Pence with Peter Rabbit on.
My friend Tracey who brings sandwiches round the industrial estate where I work told me
this morning that she was online for two hours last night in a queue to get one; and
then found out they cost £55 so she did not order one!
I looked just now on their page (link below) and that is the price for the silver proof colourised version; the standard non-colourised coin is £10 which is a bit better.
http://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/events/150th-anniversary-of-beatrix-potter-2016#product-listing

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/women/life/peter-rabbit-coins-are-sweet---but-its-beatrix-potter-who-deserv/


P.S. I can see why she had to wait - I am myself in a queue online even though I just want
information to put on here, and am number 579 (now down to 381) in their queue currently ...

Now I am on there and here are the standard coin images ...

and eventually there will be 3 other Beatrix Potter 50 Pence coins issued to make a 4-piece set.
Hopefully they will also be issued for circulation at some time. Maybe.
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Anyone Interested in US coin design competition?

April Stafford, Director of the Office of Design Management at the U.S. Mint, discusses the ‪#‎WWICoinDesign‬ Competition. Check out the full story here: http://federalnewsradio.com/federal-drive/2016/03/april-stafford-u-s-mint-solicits-designs-for-wwi-coin/
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A £5 coin for £5 offer with free postage.

http://www.westminstercollection.com/landing-pages/hm-qeii-90th-five-pound-coin.aspx?prodsn=5&gclid=CNnqlaaSpcsCFfMV0wodhm8HTA
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Quote: "ZacUK"​ A £5 coin for £5 offer with free postage.

http://www.westminstercollection.com/landing-pages/hm-qeii-90th-five-pound-coin.aspx?prodsn=5&gclid=CNnqlaaSpcsCFfMV0wodhm8HTA
​Nice one, thanks Zac.
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Someone told me that on the radio today was news about a new UK coin.
I assumed it was something being released, and looked to see what it
would be, but I think it was this ...
https://uk.finance.yahoo.com/news/production-begins-12-sided-1-230101329.html
which as it says on that link is starting production today, but released for circulation next year.



P.S. Further down that page it mentions the world's most expensive coin,
at over $10 million - the 1794 Flowing Hair silver dollar coin.
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ArnoV
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Quote: "ArnoV"​Today, the managing director and mint master Maarten Brouwer of the Royal Dutch Mint has announced his resignation from the job. He is forced to do so because the financial situation of the mint has become a mess 8.

​On November 5th, I shared the news that the Dutch mint master resigned from his job. This, by the way, is the reason that 2016 dated Dutch coins have a small star next to the sails privy mark: the star indicates that the particular coins were minted with an interim mint master in charge.

Today, the Dutch government announced that they are seriously 'reconsidering their financial position' in the RDM, which is a nice way to say that they want to get rid of it.

So, if you ever wanted to buy not just coins, but a complete mint, this might be your once in a life time opportunity!
pcarey2003
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A colleague in work has just informed me about this, Royal Mint Experience opening on 18th May, so thought I would share:

http://www.royalmint.com/the-royal-mint-experience/whats-here

I think me and my dad are going on a road trip to Cardiff :)
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Zimbabwe to print own version of US dollar.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-36210680

It's a bit of a misleading title from the BBC, here's the context:

Zimbabwe is set to print its own version of the US dollar in order to ease a cash shortage in the country.
Central bank governor John Mangudya said the cash, known as bond notes, will be backed by $200m (£140m) support from the Africa Export-Import Bank.
The specially-designed two, five, 10 and 20 dollar notes will have the same value as their US dollar equivalents.
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Probably old news, though today I saw this page ...
http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2016-01-01/shakespeare-and-beatrix-potter-appear-on-royal-mints-new-coin-designs-for-2016/
where this year's UK coin designs are shown. I knew about the rabbit 50 Pence
but not the others.


50p Beatrix Potter
50p Battle of Hastings

£2 William Shakespeare
£2 Great fire of London
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Mark240590
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Quote: "ZacUK"​ Probably old news, though today I saw this page ...
http://www.itv.com/news/wales/2016-01-01/shakespeare-and-beatrix-potter-appear-on-royal-mints-new-coin-designs-for-2016/
​where this year's UK coin designs are shown. I knew about the rabbit 50 Pence
​but not the others.


​50p Beatrix Potter
​50p Battle of Hastings

​£2 William Shakespeare
​£2 Great fire of London
It's strange that the Beatrix potter coins which they're also releasing other characters over the next few months aren't available with the proof sets. There's also a Rio Olympics 50p which I'm not sure whether it will enter circulation.​
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pcarey2003
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Looks like the other 3 Beatrix potter character coins will be released in June/July/August:

http://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/events/150th-anniversary-of-beatrix-potter-2016
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(8 Crazy prices for the new UK £5 plastic banknote ...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172371147628 £5,350 [52 bids]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282217453919 £11,300 [31 bids]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322284970766 £15,000 [1 bid] [2 notes]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322282881268 £35,100 [ 5 bids ]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112156793568 £40,099 [2 bids] [4 notes]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262658330875 £6,700 [47 bids]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232094701066 £50,000 [1 bid]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152267568937 £25,100 [27 bids]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262669527222 £15,000 [4 bids]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201689019412 £29,999 [1 bid]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291907568110 £5,000.01 [1 bid] [4 notes]
and so on ...

Myself I now have four of them, and knowing my luck if I sold them I would get £20 for the lot. :(
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I thought that British people don't have much sense of humor, I was wrong. :O
Camerinvs
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Quote: "ZacUK"(8 Crazy prices for the new UK £5 plastic banknote ...
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172371147628 £5,350 [52 bids]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282217453919 £11,300 [31 bids]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322284970766 £15,000 [1 bid] [2 notes]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322282881268 £35,100 [ 5 bids ]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112156793568 £40,099 [2 bids] [4 notes]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262658330875 £6,700 [47 bids]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232094701066 £50,000 [1 bid]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152267568937 £25,100 [27 bids]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262669527222 £15,000 [4 bids]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201689019412 £29,999 [1 bid]
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291907568110 £5,000.01 [1 bid] [4 notes]
​ and so on ...

​What?? Can someone explain what's going on here? I know there are gullible people, but that gullible? Or is it that they think it's priced in Zimbabwean dollars, not British pounds? B.
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Quote: "pcarey2003"​Looks like the other 3 Beatrix potter character coins will be released in June/July/August:

http://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/events/150th-anniversary-of-beatrix-potter-2016

​I haven't seen any other than peter Himself like and it's October !
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Quote: "jimpop"
​interesting !
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Quote: "Camerinvs"
Quote: "ZacUK"(8 Crazy prices for the new UK £5 plastic banknote ...
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172371147628 £5,350 [52 bids]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282217453919 £11,300 [31 bids]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322284970766 £15,000 [1 bid] [2 notes]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322282881268 £35,100 [ 5 bids ]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112156793568 £40,099 [2 bids] [4 notes]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262658330875 £6,700 [47 bids]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232094701066 £50,000 [1 bid]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152267568937 £25,100 [27 bids]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262669527222 £15,000 [4 bids]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201689019412 £29,999 [1 bid]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291907568110 £5,000.01 [1 bid] [4 notes]
​​ and so on ...

​​What?? Can someone explain what's going on here? I know there are gullible people, but that gullible? Or is it that they think it's priced in Zimbabwean dollars, not British pounds? B.
I just clicked through a few of these and the first few have serial numbers that start with AK47 and a couple there start with AD42, which was the number for the USS Acadia, a US ship that was sunk off the coast of Guam ​for funsies.

I don't know if that has anything to do with it.
Camerinvs
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Quote: "MonaSeaclaid"​​I just clicked through a few of these and the first few have serial numbers that start with AK47 and a couple there start with AD42, which was the number for the USS Acadia, a US ship that was sunk off the coast of Guam ​for funsies.

​I don't know if that has anything to do with it.

​I didn't know about AD42, but I wondered whether the AK47 number was enough for this non-sense. Those morons will have the shock of their life when they try to sell those back for a profit.

If I were to try to comfort the guy who paid £50,000 for a £5 note, I would tell him that he actually paid only £49,995. (8 Not sure he would like that very much.
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MonaSeaclaid
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Quote: "Camerinvs"​​I didn't know about AD42, but I wondered whether the AK47 number was enough for this non-sense. Those morons will have the shock of their life when they try to sell those back for a profit.

​If I were to try to comfort the guy who paid £50,000 for a £5 note, I would tell him that he actually paid only £49,995. (8 Not sure he would like that very much.

​Yes but it has the name of a popular gun on it.
radrick007
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Quote: "Camerinvs"
Quote: "ZacUK"(8 Crazy prices for the new UK £5 plastic banknote ...
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/172371147628 £5,350 [52 bids]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/282217453919 £11,300 [31 bids]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322284970766 £15,000 [1 bid] [2 notes]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/322282881268 £35,100 [ 5 bids ]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/112156793568 £40,099 [2 bids] [4 notes]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262658330875 £6,700 [47 bids]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/232094701066 £50,000 [1 bid]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/152267568937 £25,100 [27 bids]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/262669527222 £15,000 [4 bids]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/201689019412 £29,999 [1 bid]
​​http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/291907568110 £5,000.01 [1 bid] [4 notes]
​​ and so on ...

​​What?? Can someone explain what's going on here? I know there are gullible people, but that gullible? Or is it that they think it's priced in Zimbabwean dollars, not British pounds? B.
​Let's be sensible people and not believe everything we see on eBay!
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Camerinvs
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Quote: "radrick007"
Quote: "Camerinvs"​​​What?? Can someone explain what's going on here? I know there are gullible people, but that gullible? Or is it that they think it's priced in Zimbabwean dollars, not British pounds? B.

​​Let's be sensible people and not believe everything we see on eBay!
​But how can one "trick" eBay into doing that? If you just buy your own coin or bill with another account, you will still pay a commission to eBay, right?

I would expect eBay to be extremely sophisticated when it's time to protect the system against fools. When the customers' confidence goes, eBay goes.
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ArnoV
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Has there been any official reply from the authorities on the incredible shrinking abilities of the new polymer note?

They should feel deeply ashamed about the failing quality control, and it would suit them if they summoned all notes back for destruction. I, and maybe a lot of people with me expect this to happen, and that would turn the polymer fiver into a collector's item shortly. But paying 50.000 at this moment, when you can still easily get them for face value, is beyond comprehension.
Camerinvs
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ArnoV wrote:
"Has there been any official reply from the authorities on the incredible shrinking abilities of the new polymer note?"

I didn't know there were problems. What do you mean by "shrinking abilities"?

The UK had the Australian and Canadian experience to rely upon. Short of putting the bills into fire (which some idiot did here when they learned the bills were almost indestructible), I don't know of any problems here. At first, though, people thought the bills were difficult to count, but it's just because they were used to the feel of the cotton-based bills. I hear no-one complain now.
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Someone told me last week that the UK new £5 note shrinks if it is accidentally
left in a pocket when items put in a tumble dryer. These are in the news ...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2016/10/03/people-are-shrinking-their-new-5-notes/

https://www.thesun.co.uk/living/1902028/this-is-why-you-dont-tumble-dry-the-new-5-notes/

http://home.bt.com/news/odd-news/dont-tumble-dry-that-fiver-new-plastic-5-notes-are-shrinking-in-the-heat-11364102930262
:snif:
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Camerinvs
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Wow ─ I would pay at least £40,000 on eBay for a shrunk note! :8D

It looks like we have the same situation in Canada, but what do you expect? This is polymer. The only solution is to go back to metal for all currency.
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I already have the 2012, 2013, 2014 coins (cannot remember if I got the 2015) ...
http://www.westminstercollection.com/p-609U/Lest-We-Forget-5-Pound-2016-Poppy-Coin.aspx?
from that company, with their £5 coin for £5 and free postage offer. Here is the 2016 coin.
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pcarey2003
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Thanks for the update, I've been waiting for the new one to come out. Just ordered 2, one for me and one for a work colleague.

Phil
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Thanks - mine arrived today ...
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pcarey2003
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That was the quickest delivery from them ever, the 2 I ordered both arrived today 4 days after ordering!

Phil
ArnoV
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A Dutch 1867 silver guilder was auctioned today for 104,550 Euro. That's a record breaking lot of money for a Dutch coin.

The news feed mentions that only three were made, two for the Paris World Expo and one for a Rotterdam coffee trader who gave it to an American trading partner.

Numista and NGC say that there are four coins.

Read an article (in Dutch) here.
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Westminster Collections latest £5 for £5 offer:

Sapphire Jubilee £5 coin



Mine should be despatched tomorrow :)
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Did not know about that - thanks, ordered one also. :)
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If anyone in US is getting one, I would like one also. I can buy and pay for shipping (preferred) or swap.
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Mine arrived today (not in a capsule):

nthn
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I NEED one! :snif:
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Quote: "nthn"​I NEED one! :snif:
​ Just opened post and I see mine has also arrived - I can send you this one if you like,
and I can reorder myself another. :)

Excuse the poor quality night-time pictures with artificial light.
Can make better ones tomorrow, if needed.
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pcarey2003
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Are you adding this to the catalogue? Just checking before I duplicate an entry :)

Thanks,
Phil
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I was just thinking about that; I am not going to add it, currently - you can add if you like. :)
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No probs mate I'll do it now. I'll add my photo's for now, but if you want to add better ones at some point feel free. :)
ZacUK Numista team, Moderator
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I have just seen a picture of the nice 2017 UK Jane Austen £2 coin,
and wondered what other coins the Royal Mint will be releasing this year ...
http://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/the-coins-of-2017

50p ~ Sir Isaac Newton
£1 ~ the new 12-sided coin
£2 ~ First World War aviation
also
£5 ~ King Canute
£5 ~ The House of Windsor
'There are more commemorative designs to be released that will also enter circulation'.
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radrick007
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Looks like we are going to have our work cut out updating the Anglo-Saxon period of the England catalogue!

http://news.sky.com/story/coins-discovery-will-re-write-anglo-saxon-history-10747167

Here's another article on the hoard, including some cool pictures of some beautiful silver coins!

http://www.independent.co.uk/news/science/archaeology/watlington-hoard-saxon-and-viking-treasure-from-the-time-of-alfred-the-great-discovered-in-a6768421.html

It seems we may have done Ceolwulf II our own injustice here on Numista by not including any of his coinage in our catalogue so I intend to put that right soon.
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ALLRED1950
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Rick very beautiful coins , they look in better condition then some new coins. The only thing to say is nice, very nice. thank you Rick great reading
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Very tabloid though. Not really rewriting anything.
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Quote: "Ragnarr"​Very tabloid though. Not really rewriting anything.
​You're right that the articles themselves don't actually break anything new as such but if you read into it more, what they are suggesting is that far from being a pawn of the Vikings, Ceolwulf II was actually in league with Alfred and at least assisted in driving them out of Mercia and Wessex. There is also mention of a coinage with dual portraits of Alfred and Ceolwulf but I haven't tracked down any of those yet. As you can imagine, it is a fascinating period in our history, particularly for someone who was born and raised in East Anglia.
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ALLRED1950
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Hey Rick if you track down an image of the coin with Alfred and Ceolwulf on it, please post. Would very much like to see
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ALLRED1950
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Hey Rick would that be the only coin in English history with two different kings of England on it ?
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Ragnarr
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Quote: "radrick007"
Quote: "Ragnarr"​Very tabloid though. Not really rewriting anything.
​​You're right that the articles themselves don't actually break anything new as such but if you read into it more, what they are suggesting is that far from being a pawn of the Vikings, Ceolwulf II was actually in league with Alfred and at least assisted in driving them out of Mercia and Wessex. There is also mention of a coinage with dual portraits of Alfred and Ceolwulf but I haven't tracked down any of those yet. As you can imagine, it is a fascinating period in our history, particularly for someone who was born and raised in East Anglia.
I've studied the period, I do find it fascinating. But it does not rewrite anything that Ceolwulf was considered an equal of Alfred or not. It doesn't even really change anything, it doesn't negate what the Chronicle says, that he allied himself to the Norsemen.
Pompey and Caesar were great allies before trying to kill each other.
Ragnarr
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Quote: "ALLRED1950"​Hey Rick would that be the only coin in English history with two different kings of England on it ?
​With coins (and foreign ones, not home-minted) only starting in the 600's and England being united in 927, it's not very surprising.

There have been coins with Elizabeth II and Edward VIII on them, as well as Elizabeth II and Victoria. George V had one with his father as well.
radrick007
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Quote: "ALLRED1950"​Hey Rick would that be the only coin in English history with two different kings of England on it ?
​Sorry, I made a slight error earlier, it turns out there were coins found with the likeness of two Roman emperors together, some had the name of Alfred and some had Ceolwulf, which were previously unrecorded.
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Quote: "Ragnarr"
Quote: "ALLRED1950"​Hey Rick would that be the only coin in English history with two different kings of England on it ?
​​With coins (and foreign ones, not home-minted) only starting in the 600's and England being united in 927, it's not very surprising.

​There have been coins with Elizabeth II and Edward VIII on them, as well as Elizabeth II and Victoria. George V had one with his father as well.
​I can't be sure but I suspect Daryl's question was more related to circulating coinage rather than medallions or tokens.
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ALLRED1950
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yes Ragnarr there are even stamps with two different king or queen on it. But not ruling at the same time.

oh Rick that would have been something new , and something to see
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Ragnarr
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Quote: "radrick007"
Quote: "Ragnarr"

Quote: "ALLRED1950"​Hey Rick would that be the only coin in English history with two different kings of England on it ?
​​​With coins (and foreign ones, not home-minted) only starting in the 600's and England being united in 927, it's not very surprising.
​​
​​There have been coins with Elizabeth II and Edward VIII on them, as well as Elizabeth II and Victoria. George V had one with his father as well.
​​I can't be sure but I suspect Daryl's question was more related to circulating coinage rather than medallions or tokens.
​The coin with Edward VIII was legal tender.
Ragnarr
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Quote: "radrick007"
Quote: "ALLRED1950"​Hey Rick would that be the only coin in English history with two different kings of England on it ?
​​Sorry, I made a slight error earlier, it turns out there were coins found with the likeness of two Roman emperors together, some had the name of Alfred and some had Ceolwulf, which were previously unrecorded.
​Which doesn't mean much. Sutton Hoo had coins of the Emperor Heraclius, it doesn't mean Heraclius knew who Rædwald was or that Heraclius ruled Eastanglia.
radrick007
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Here you go Daryl, a picture of some of the hoard showing the common reverse with the dual portraits and the two different obverses for Ceolwulf and Alfred
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Ragnarr
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Separate coins, one with CEOLVVLF and one with ALFRED. That doesn't mean they were allies in any way.
ALLRED1950
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The coin with Edward VIII And who? Was Edward VIII and that person ruling England at the same time. That is were I was coming from. Two different kings from two different kingdom on the "Island" on one coin would be very interesting to see.
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ALLRED1950
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Thank you Rick I love English early coins. Sorry if using the team English is wrong. I feel blessed and lucky to have two silver penny's . But nothing before 900. They just look great to me.
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Quote: "Ragnarr"​Separate coins, one with CEOLVVLF and one with ALFRED. That doesn't mean they were allies in any way.
​With all due respect, I believe the reference to the common reverse implies the connection.
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Ragnarr
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Not anymore than Hitler and the US had near identical eagles on their coins.
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All right, I give up, you're right, I'm wrong, you win, congratulations 8)
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radrick007
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Quote: "radrick007"​It seems we may have done Ceolwulf II our own injustice here on Numista by not including any of his coinage in our catalogue so I intend to put that right soon.
​Just for the record, for anyone who may be interested, I have added a few more Anglo-Saxon coins to the England catalogue, including the only type of Ceolwulf II for which I could find images from an authorised source.
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pnightingale
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Cheers Rick, the section is looking much better since the recent efforts. The current debate isn't really my period but I've noticed that the modern period is much more comprehensive than any rival site and those silly "rare" tags are not adding a John Cleese "Norwegian Blue" element to the section. Keep it up brother!
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According to the January 24th Official Journal of the European Union, Vatican City decided to change its national effigy, as the Pope decided to no longer appear directly on coins, replaced by his coat of arms.

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/?uri=uriserv:OJ.C_.2017.023.01.0006.01.ENG&toc=OJ:C:2017:023:FULL
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pcarey2003
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4 more Beatrix Potter 50p coins announced for this year:

https://blog.changechecker.org/2017/04/03/revealed-four-new-beatrix-potter-50p-coins/?mc_cid=859f9cf930&mc_eid=f4976dd974

I don't like the look of the Tom Kitten one, it looks evil!! lol

Phil
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Quote: "pcarey2003"​4 more Beatrix Potter 50p coins announced for this year:

https://blog.changechecker.org/2017/04/03/revealed-four-new-beatrix-potter-50p-coins/?mc_cid=859f9cf930&mc_eid=f4976dd974

​I don't like the look of the Tom Kitten one, it looks evil!! lol

​Phil
​Tom Kitten has seen some terrible things.
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One week ago the Isle of Man released new coins for 2017
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-europe-isle-of-man-38931810
including a circulating £5 coin.
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2017 Remembrance Poppy £5 coin for £5 offer ...
http://www.westminstercollection.com/landing-pages/2017-remembrance-five-pound-poppy-coin
My collections >
http://mycoinssite.webs.com/apps/photos/album?albumid=13560800
also 13750057 also 15924495 also 15995337
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pcarey2003
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Mine arrived just 2 days after my mother-in-law sadly passed away after a very long fight with COPD. This coin will now always be even more of a remembrance coin for me. Thanks ZacUK for the information provided.
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The first Royal commemorative 50 Pence to be issued ...
http://www.westminstercollection.com/p-564Y/The-Platinum-Wedding-Anniversary-50p-Coin.aspx
Country of Issue: Isle of Man
Edition Limit: 70,000
My collections >
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pcarey2003
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The A-Z of Great Britain 10p coins

https://www.changechecker.org/2018/03/01/the-a-z-of-great-britain-10p-coins/

Can't wait to start finding these in my change :D
Numismatist uk
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Wow!
I cannot wait!

https://www.changechecker.org/2018/03/05/new-2-coin-series-announced-to-commemorate-raf-centenary/?utm_source=chch%20site&utm_medium=ticker&utm_content=blog%20link&utm_campaign=New+%c2%a32+coin+series+announced+to+commemorate+RAF+centenary
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Quote: "ZacUK"​ This one is not really news, and not about coins, but I have for ages (44 years) been trying to remember which country it was that had to dismiss the designer of a new banknote, as the leaves of the palm trees were made to look like they spelled out SEX in the way they were drawn on the note !

http://www.pjsymes.com.au/articles/oddities.htm

​ I either read about it in a newspaper or saw it on television - and now I find it was a 1968 Seychelles 50 Rupee note with Queen Elizabeth II on it. Despite all that it was not decided to redesign the note !?
​ That link has other banknote errors on there. Interesting read. :D

​Amazing!
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I heard today on BBC Radio 4 that the Royal Mint has just released a new £5 coin ...
https://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/events/royal-wedding/

Lettering: ROYAL WEDDING · 19 MAY 2018 · HARRY & MEGHAN ·
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alfonz
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Some coin news from the last month I noticed:
Thailand's new coins:
https://www.bangkokpost.com/news/general/1436491/king-rama-x-coins-notes-to-debut-on-april-6
New German 5 Euro coin:
https://www.coin-database.com/coins/5-euro-subtropische-zone-germany-2018.html
Viking treasure found in Germany:
https://www.tagesspiegel.de/weltspiegel/tausend-jahre-alt-archaeologen-entdecken-wikingerschatz-auf-ruegen/21178578.html
pcarey2003
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2018 Remembrance Poppy £5 coin for £5 offer ...

https://www.westminstercollection.com/p-218P/The-2018-Remembrance-Poppy-Five-Pound-Coin.aspx

CassTaylor
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From the French side:

https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/09/serb-spends-36-years-collecting-currencies-one-short/https://www.vanguardngr.com/2018/09/serb-spends-36-years-collecting-currencies-one-short/

A Serbian man has spent the last 36 years of his life collecting currency from every country/territory in the world, and is now missing only the Solomon Islands.

Anyone want to donate something to him?
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Houseofham
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Unless he goes to every country to get their currency in person, I don't see how someone who's been collecting for 36 years with that goal in mind could be missing Solomon Islands. It's not exactly a hard one to find.
HoH
CassTaylor
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Quote: "Houseofham"​Unless he goes to every country to get their currency in person, I don't see how someone who's been collecting for 36 years with that goal in mind could be missing Solomon Islands. It's not exactly a hard one to find.
​I thought something similar, to be honest.

I got myself a Solomon Islands coin for a one digit euro price a few months ago.
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Quote: "pcarey2003"​2018 Remembrance Poppy £5 coin for £5 offer ...

https://www.westminstercollection.com/p-218P/The-2018-Remembrance-Poppy-Five-Pound-Coin.aspx

​ Thanks for the link - mine arrived today ...

https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces148752.html
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pcarey2003
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Quote: "ZacUK"​​​ Thanks for the link - mine arrived today ...
​No worries, still waiting for mine, should have been despatched Tuesday.....

Phil
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It said on the radio today that this year (October) is the 50th anniversary of the UK 50 Pence
7-sided coin. First introduced in 1969 to replace the 10 Shilling note.
https://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/coin-design-and-specifications/fifty-pence-coin/

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Numismatist uk
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Quote: "ZacUK"​ It said on the radio today that this year (October) is the 50th anniversary of the UK 50 Pence
​7-sided coin. First introduced in 1969 to replace the 10 Shilling note.
https://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/coin-design-and-specifications/fifty-pence-coin/

I see they plan on making some re-strikes:

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/money/news/new-50p-royal-mint-unveils-50th-anniversary-coins-featuring-roger-bannister-and-kew-gardens/ar-BBSdufW?ocid=spartanntp
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