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Noodling 500 50 P Coins January 2021

 
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 Posted 01/23/2021  05:24 am Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this topic Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
I needed to go to the bank yesterday and decided to get a 250 bag of 50p coins to sort through. Nothing spectacular, but quite fun. The best find was a 2011 Gymnastics 50p in AU. I also got a really nice 2015 Battle of Britain coin that looked as if it had just come out of the Mint. But I didn't get a single Brexit or Diversity 50p!

Here's a full rundown.
1997 179
1998 23
1999 11
2000 10
2001 35
2002 12
2003 6
2004 15
2005 10
2006 9
2007 4
2008 Britannia 1
2008 shield 11
2012 29
2013 14
2014 22
2015 Rank-Broadley 9
2015 Jody Clark 18
2017 0
2019 55

2000 Libraries 1
2004 Bannister 1
2005 Dictionary 3
2006 VC Medal 1
2007 Scouts 2
2011 Olympics 1
2013 Britten 1
2014 Com Games 1
2015 Battle Br. 2
2017 Benjamin 6
2017 Jeremy 1
2017 Peter 4
2019 Paddington Tower 1
2019 Paddington St Pauls 1

1997 Guernsey 1

TOTAL 500
Edited by NumisRob
01/23/2021 09:37 am
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 Posted 01/23/2021  05:46 am  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The Diversity one is certainly around in some numbers - I haven't really handled much change since lockdown, but got one from the newsagents last week. Surprised to see no Sherlock in your list - I seem to get those all the time.
I got the Dickens 2 coin in change today - not scarce but a while since I have seen one. (I have all the circulation and most of the packet only 2s and 50ps already, so finding them now is just idle curiosity!)
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 Posted 01/23/2021  09:42 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Surprised to see no Sherlock in your list - I seem to get those all the time.

You never can tell with just 500 coins. I've found more Sherlock Holmes coins altogether since 2019 than Paddington at the Tower ones.

I got a 2014 Trinity House 2 coin in change yesterday - my first commemorative 2 for a while.
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 Posted 01/23/2021  11:51 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Numisma to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Pardon my ignorance as an American, but why is there nothing older than 1997? It appears to me that there hasn't been a change in composition since 1969.

Edit: Never mind, I answered my own question. Looks like the size was changed.
Edited by Numisma
01/23/2021 11:54 am
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 Posted 01/23/2021  12:24 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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Looks like the size was changed.

That's correct. The original larger 50p was replaced by a smaller coin in 1997.
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 Posted 01/23/2021  1:08 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
That is great, quite a good mix there and see you have got a 2008 Britannia, those are quite scarce apparently. Interesting too just how many of the 1997's are still in circulation, that was a huge mintage for that year.

No Kew Gardens though (Joke)

There is a guy on Youtube called Coin Patrol who does regular buy ins to get coins for his collection and he always finds too many Benjamin Bunnies, which makes me laugh.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
If it's round, shiny and silvery I will love it.
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 Posted 02/16/2021  01:37 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add madblazer to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Diversity coins are a mystery for me. I haven't got a single one in my coin hunts and I usually get 500 from the bank! A couple of the guys I know online have received an entire bag of diversity coins. Maybe it was released in specific areas?
Ended up buying a pack of 20 diversity coins at slightly higher than face value from someone willing to share the loot :)
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 Posted 02/24/2021  2:05 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Got another 250 bag of 50p coins today. Here are the results!

Definitive coins:
1997 172
1998 25
1999 17
2000 13
2001 38
2002 8
2003 11
2004 12
2005 8
2006 13
2007 3
2008 Britannia 2
2008 Shield 11
2012 19
2013 11
2014 30
2015 Rank-Broadley 11
2015 Jody Clark 19
2017 1
2019 45

Commemorative coins:
2000 Libraries 2
2004 Roger Bannister 1
2005 Dictionary 1
2006 VC Medal 1
2007 Scouts 3
2010 Guides 1
2011 Olympics 2 (Gymnastics & Taekwondo)
2013 Ironside 1
2016 Team GB 1
2016 Battle of Hastings 1
2016 Peter Rabbit 1
2017 Benjamin Bunny 2
2017 Tom Kitten 1
2017 Tale of Peter Rabbit 3
2018 Paddington at Palace 1
2019 Paddington at St Paul's 2
2019 Sherlock Holmes 1
2020 Brexit 4

Others:
1997 Jersey 1
1997 Guernsey 1

GRAND TOTAL 500

First time I've ever found Brexit coins in bags from the bank. Still no Diversity coins!
Edited by NumisRob
02/24/2021 2:06 pm
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 Posted 02/24/2021  2:22 pm  Show Profile   Check PaddyB's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add PaddyB to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I have had 3 or 4 Diversity 50ps in change here. They don't seem that rare - on Ebay there are dozens for sale from 50 down to 50p each (plus postage) and even at 50p unsold!
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 Posted 02/24/2021  3:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add saxon to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've had a couple of diversity coins in my change and lastOctober I hit the jackpot, a Kew
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 Posted 04/14/2021  04:47 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Got 500 50p coins from the bank yesterday. Here is the result:

Definitive coins:
1997 176
1998 23
1999 10
2000 10
2001 41
2002 5
2003 12
2004 16
2005 6
2006 14
2007 11
2008 Britannia 1
2008 Shield 16
2012 26
2013 8
2014 31
2015 Rank-Broadley 23
2015 Jody Clark 31
2017 1
2019 15

Commemorative coins:
2000 Libraries 2
2004 Roger Bannister 2
2005 Dictionary 1
2006 VC Medal 2
2007 Scouts 1
2013 Ironside 1
2013 Benjamin Britten 1
2014 Games 1
2015 Battle of Britain 1
2017 Benjamin Bunny 5
2017 Tom Kitten 1
2017 Tale of Peter Rabbit 2
2018 Paddington at Palace 1
2018 Representation of People 3

I'm pretty sure these coins had all been quite recently paid in, as the bag had been stamped by the branch where I got it, and only a few days earlier. It seems quite a random selection with about the normal ratio of commemorative to definitive coins. No 2019 commemoratives showed up and no 2020 coins of any type. Altogether now I've found 5 Brexit coins in circulation but still no Diversities.
Edited by NumisRob
04/14/2021 04:48 am
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