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The Royal Mint releases A to Z of Britain coin collection

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:24 am
by expressman33
Shoppers should check their change as The Royal Mint reveals a brand new range of 10p coins.

The collection features 26 10ps for each letter of the alphabet with designs symbolising aspects of British life. For example, E pictures an English breakfast, while L features the Loch Ness Monster.

Check the coins in your pocket to see if you’ll strike gold

https://www.moneywise.co.uk/news/2018-0 ... mailvision

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Re: The Royal Mint releases A to Z of Britain coin collection

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 10:33 am
by macliam
Why? I really don't see the point of this at all.

Re: The Royal Mint releases A to Z of Britain coin collection

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 11:53 am
by Dream on
expressman33 wrote:Check the coins in your pocket to see if you’ll strike gold
Do you honestly think these are going to be worth much more than 10p they will certainly never be worth the same price as gold. They will not be rare and so in my opinion will never be worth much apart from the amusement value.

Re: The Royal Mint releases A to Z of Britain coin collection

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 12:09 pm
by pabenny
Dream on wrote:They will not be rare and so in my opinion will be ever worth much apart from the amusement value.
Most things produced as "collectors' items" end up being almost worthless. I have a small pile of crowns (25p coins) from the Queen's silver jubilee in 1977. They're like VHS - a lot were produced and no-one wants them. I doubt that banks would even be interested.

Similarly unused stamps from the 70s, 80s, 90s sell at less than face value on eBay. I understand that dealers typically pay 30-40%.

As for commemorative plates, etc, you might as well put your money in bitcoin, tulip bulbs or the like.

Re: The Royal Mint releases A to Z of Britain coin collection

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:26 pm
by Sarah
Dream on wrote:
expressman33 wrote:Check the coins in your pocket to see if you’ll strike gold
Do you honestly think these are going to be worth much more than 10p they will certainly never be worth the same price as gold. They will not be rare and so in my opinion will never be worth much apart from the amusement value.
I don't think expressman33 was giving an opinion -- all the text in his post was a 'copy & paste' and the bit you quoted was originally a link to the following article:

https://www.moneywise.co.uk/household-f ... trike-gold

Re: The Royal Mint releases A to Z of Britain coin collection

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 2:51 pm
by Dream on
Sarah wrote:
Dream on wrote:
expressman33 wrote:Check the coins in your pocket to see if you’ll strike gold
Do you honestly think these are going to be worth much more than 10p they will certainly never be worth the same price as gold. They will not be rare and so in my opinion will never be worth much apart from the amusement value.
I don't think expressman33 was giving an opinion -- all the text in his post was a 'copy & paste' and the bit you quoted was originally a link to the following article:

https://www.moneywise.co.uk/household-f ... trike-gold
I am fully aware of that. C&P seems to be the order of the day on this site. Not many people here seem to have original thoughts/ideas. I assume he posted it because he felt it would have value to some people and therefore to an extent believes they will have value at some stage in the future. A totally erroneous idea in my opinion.

Re: The Royal Mint releases A to Z of Britain coin collection

Posted: Sat Mar 03, 2018 4:04 pm
by planteria
it's a novel idea.. and many of us will glance to see which 10p we have. but there's no 'checking your change to see if you strike gold' on the horizon. unless they are going to intentionally make some of the collection very rare :think:.

Re: The Royal Mint releases A to Z of Britain coin collection

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 9:44 am
by expressman33
might only ever be worth the face value but something to keep the kids amused . I bet some of the members used to collect football cards and even "bazooka joe" comics

Re: The Royal Mint releases A to Z of Britain coin collection

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:22 pm
by William Joseph1
Football cards in the book and kept in good condition are worth a small amount of money. No idea what "bazooka joe" comics are/were?

Re: The Royal Mint releases A to Z of Britain coin collection

Posted: Sun Mar 04, 2018 12:26 pm
by expressman33
William Joseph1 wrote: No idea what "bazooka joe" comics are/were?
Tiny comics wrapped around a piece of bubble gum - apparently if you collected loads they could be swapped for gifts https://newrepublic.com/article/110868/ ... r-58-years

http://www.childofthe1980s.com/2007/11/ ... oe-comics/