Coin Community Family of Web Sites
Like us on Facebook! Subscribe to our Youtube Channel! Check out our Twitter! Check out our Pinterest!
Username:
Password:
Save Password
Forgot your Password?


Welcome Guest! Need help? Got a question? Inherit some coins?
Our coin forum is completely free! Register Now!

Is This An Error On My 2 Coin

Next Page | Last 15 Replies
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.
Author Previous TopicReplies: 22 / Views: 1,032Next Topic
Page: of 2
New Member

United Kingdom
4 Posts
 Posted 08/01/2020  10:20 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add edvwvw to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I noticed that a 2 coin in my change had the "wrong" words milled into the edge of the coin.

The coin is a Shakespeare tragedy 2016 with a skull and rose - the words should be - WHAT A PIECE OF WORK IS MAN.

The next coin minted was The Army - the words are FOR KING AND COUNTRY.

My coin, the Shakespeare coin, has The Army words milled on the edge

Apologies for the poor photos, I do not have a macro lens






Has anyone seen this before?
Bedrock of the Community
United States
35609 Posts
 Posted 08/01/2020  11:19 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
to CCF.
John1
( I'm no pro, it's just my humble opinion )
Searched 5+ Million Cents Since 1971
Pillar of the Community
Learn More...
United States
2372 Posts
 Posted 08/01/2020  12:12 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add keith12 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Can we see photos of both sides of the coin also?
Maybe so we we can see the face and the edge at the same time
New Member
United Kingdom
4 Posts
 Posted 08/01/2020  1:16 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add edvwvw to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have tried to get a better representation of the coin









Valued Member
United Kingdom
459 Posts
 Posted 08/01/2020  1:35 pm  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Usually an error like this indicates a forgery, but I have to say your coin looks good. If all checks out right, it could be a very rare/valuable error coin!
I suggest checking in with a good coin dealer in your area as it is always easier to judge these things in hand rather than with photos. If this still looks good, then a decent coin specialist auction house would be the next stop. You could sell on Ebay, but the challenge there is always convincing the serious buyers that you coin is genuine - there are so many fakes and chancers around!
New Member
United Kingdom
4 Posts
 Posted 08/01/2020  1:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add edvwvw to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I must admit a forgery was my first thought.

I will have to find a coin dealer to have a look so it can be appraised properly
Pillar of the Community
United Kingdom
7512 Posts
 Posted 08/01/2020  2:45 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

Quote:
I have to say your coin looks good.


to the Forum! A very interesting coin!
Moderator
Learn More...
United States
90183 Posts
Valued Member
United Kingdom
177 Posts
 Posted 08/02/2020  05:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Collector28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Might I suggest only handling the coin with gloves? If this is a genuine error then it's definitely going to command a price, and any residue from fingerprints and such will serve to detract.

Welcome to the community, by the way
Edited by Collector28
08/02/2020 05:13 am
Pillar of the Community
United Kingdom
1459 Posts
 Posted 08/02/2020  3:01 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kena to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I mentioned this coin to someone that I know and they suggested if you on Facebook that the pictures of the coin get posted to the Two Pound Coin Collectors Group 2 since it is not an error that is known.

Did you recently acquire this coin? If so, was it in change or in a bag of coins from the bank or post office?

It does look like the UK cash centres been receiving requests for 2 coins, hence why we seeing new looking 2015 and 2016 coins in circulation.
CCF member Member Since: 07/27/2008
New Member
United Kingdom
4 Posts
 Posted 08/02/2020  5:41 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add edvwvw to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I am going to have the coin appraised by an expert tomorrow.

I received the coin in change on Friday; looked at it and thought that the words did not seem to relate to the coin, so looked it up and here we are.

Thanks for the guidance about handling the coin - I will now be more careful.

Will let you know what the appraiser thinks.

Formerly nancyc
Australia
5173 Posts
 Posted 08/02/2020  7:50 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Nevol to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I don't have any first hand knowledge of these coins, but I did read somewhere that the center pieces can be removed (I think it was by freezing) and replaced by other centers not intended for that coin.

Can't remember where I read it but it could only be 1 of 3 places I look up coins, CCF, Facebook or The Australian Coin Forum.

I would be very suspicious of this coin.

I may possibly have seen one of these topics:
http://goccf.com/t/193954&whichpage=2
http://goccf.com/t/332188

life is a mystery to be lived not a problem to be solved
Edited by Nevol
08/02/2020 7:58 pm
Valued Member
United Kingdom
177 Posts
 Posted 08/03/2020  07:54 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Collector28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Even if the centre piece were swappable, the edge inscription still wouldn't fit with the design, since the outer ring has the William Shakespeare design on it.
Pillar of the Community
United Kingdom
1459 Posts
 Posted 08/05/2020  03:32 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kena to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Any further update on this?

If you use Facebook, can you post the pictures of the coin to Two Pound Coin Collectors Group 2 page?
CCF member Member Since: 07/27/2008
Pillar of the Community
United Kingdom
1459 Posts
 Posted 08/05/2020  5:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kena to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
A coin with the same error was posted today to the Fifty Pence Coin Collectors Group 50p group around 22:15 UK time.
CCF member Member Since: 07/27/2008
Pillar of the Community
United Kingdom
1459 Posts
 Posted 08/08/2020  09:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kena to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have seen some more of these posted on Facebook - so it looks like four have been reported so far. We doubt that the mint is aware of this mistake and therefore, they will no been able to give us an idea of how many were made with this error.

Locations of finds so far:

Newcastle
Whitehaven
Dunblane

CCF member Member Since: 07/27/2008
Edited by kena
08/08/2020 09:41 am
Page: of 2 Previous TopicReplies: 22 / Views: 1,032Next Topic  
 
To participate in the forum you must log in or register.



Disclaimer: While a tremendous amount of effort goes into ensuring the accuracy of the information contained in this site, Coin Community assumes no liability for errors. Copyright 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Family- all rights reserved worldwide. Use of any images or content on this website without prior written permission of Coin Community or the original lender is strictly prohibited.
Contact Us  |  Advertise Here  |  Privacy Policy / Terms of Use

Coin Community Forum © 2005 - 2020 Coin Community Forums
It took 1.09 seconds to rattle this change. Powered By: Snitz Forums 2000 Version 3.4.05