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UK 50 Pence Commemorative Hunting

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 Posted 10/08/2021  06:40 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add Merv4468 to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,
Over the past couple of months I been doing a bit of coin hunting here in the UK, this is the result of week 1.

400 in 50 pence coins.

2005 Johnson's Dictionary x2
2006 Victoria Cross - Medal x2
2006 Victoria Cross - Soldier x2
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Archery
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Boxing
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Wrestling
2013 Christopher Ironside x3
2016 Battle of Hastings
2016 Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit
2017 Beatrix Potter - Benjamin Bunny x7
2017 Beatrix Potter - Mr. Jeremy Fisher x2
2017 Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Peter Rabbit x2
2017 Beatrix Potter - Tom Kitten
2018 Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit
2018 Paddington Bear - Buckingham Palace
2018 Paddington Bear - Station
2019 Paddington Bear at St. Paul's Cathedral x5
2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower of London x4
2020 Brexit x7
2020 Diversity Built Britain x7
2008 Britannia (3.5 million , not easy to get)
2017 Shield (1.8 million , not easy to get)

Also in one bag I had a 2020 Hungarian 50 Forint instead of a 50p

Thanks, Merv
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 Posted 10/08/2021  8:22 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Merv4468 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Result of the 2nd week.

780 in 50p's this week and ended up with the following.

2000 Public Libraries x5
2003 Suffragette Movement
2004 Sub Four Minute Mile
2005 Johnson's Dictionary x5
2006 Victoria Cross - Medal x3
2006 Victoria Cross - Soldier
2007 Boy Scouts x2
2010 Girl Guides x2
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Badminton
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Cycling
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Football
2011 World Wildlife Fund
2013 Christopher Ironside x5
2014 Commonwealth Games - Glasgow x3
2015 Battle of Britain x2
2016 Battle of Hastings
2016 Beatrix Potter - Birth Anniversary x2
2016 Beatrix Potter - Jemima Puddle-Duck (worn & dirty)
2016 Beatrix Potter - Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
2016 Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit x2
2016 Beatrix Potter - Squirrel Nutkin
2016 Team GB Olympics x4
2017 Beatrix Potter - Benjamin Bunny x10
2017 Beatrix Potter - Mr. Jeremy Fisher x3
2017 Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Peter Rabbit x9
2017 Beatrix Potter - Tom Kitten x2
2018 Paddington Bear - Buckingham Palace x2
2018 People Act x2
2019 Paddington Bear at St. Paul's Cathedral x7
2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower of London x2
2020 Brexit x8
2020 Diversity Built Britain x13

Also

2001 Britannia (very light wear)
2017 Shield (difficult to find)
1997 JERSEY
2018 GIBRALTAR 'New Calpe House'
2016 ISLE of MAN 'Milner's Tower' AB


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 Posted 10/09/2021  06:08 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Merv4468 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
3rd report.

This week out of 550 I got:-

1998 European Union
1998 NHS
2000 Public Libraries
2005 Johnson's Dictionary x7
2006 Victoria Cross - Medal
2006 Victoria Cross - Soldier x4
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Aquatics
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Boccia
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Boxing
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Canoeing
2013 Christopher Ironside x2
2014 Commonwealth Games - Glasgow x2
2015 Battle of Britain
2016 Beatrix Potter - Birth Anniversary x3
2016 Beatrix Potter - Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle x4
2016 Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit
2016 Beatrix Potter - Squirrel Nutkin
2017 Beatrix Potter - Benjamin Bunny x6
2017 Beatrix Potter - Mr. Jeremy Fisher
2018 Beatrix Potter - Mrs. Tittlemouse
2018 Beatrix Potter - The Tailor of Gloucester
2018 Paddington Bear - Buckingham Palace
2019 Paddington Bear at St. Paul's Cathedral
2019 Sherlock Holmes
2020 Brexit x9
2020 Diversity Built Britain x3

hoarding quite a few now, can't wait to start swapping.

Merv


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 Posted 10/10/2021  04:59 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Merv4468 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
WEEK 4
This week from 250 I got :-

2000 Public Libraries
2005 Johnson's Dictionary
2006 Victoria Cross - Soldier
2010 Girl Guides x2
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Fencing
2013 Christopher Ironside
2016 Beatrix Potter - Birth Anniversary
2016 Team GB Olympics
2017 Beatrix Potter - Benjamin Bunny x5
2017 Beatrix Potter - Mr. Jeremy Fisher
2018 Paddington Bear at Buckingham Palace
2019 Paddington Bear at St. Paul's Cathedral
2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower of London x2
2020 Brexit
2020 Diversity Built Britain x2


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 Posted 10/10/2021  3:06 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kena to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Where are you getting the coins from Post Office or Bank?

Nice going finding the Olympic 50 pence coins and the territory coins.
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 Posted 10/11/2021  06:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Merv4468 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I'm getting all my coins from my local banks, sometimes 3 banks upto twice a week
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 Posted 10/11/2021  06:35 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Merv4468 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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I was unable to get many coins for a couple of weeks, so this is from a 3 week total. 600 produced:-

1998 NHS
2000 Public Libraries x5
2005 Johnson's Dictionary x4
2006 Victoria Cross - Medal
2006 Victoria Cross - Soldier x3
2007 Boy Scouts
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Sailing
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Handball
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Tennis
2013 Christopher Ironside
2014 Commonwealth Games - Glasgow x2
2016 Beatrix Potter - Peter Rabbit
2016 Team GB Olympics
2017 Beatrix Potter - Benjamin Bunny x7
2017 Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Peter Rabbit x4
2017 Beatrix Potter - Tom Kitten x3
2018 Beatrix Potter - Mrs. Tittlemouse
2018 Paddington Bear - Buckingham Palace
2018 Paddington Bear - Station
2019 Paddington Bear at St. Paul's Cathedral x5
2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower of London x2
2019 Sherlock Holmes
2020 Brexit x3
2020 Diversity Built Britain x8

1997 Britannia x2 (vf?)
2008 Britannia (vf?)

50 Forint from Hungary

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 Posted 10/12/2021  07:29 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Merv4468 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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This week I was allowed 250.00 in one hit from my main bank, YIPPEE!!!
Got this lot from 310

1998 NHS
2000 Public Libraries
2004 Sub Four Minute Mile x3
2005 Johnson's Dictionary
2006 Victoria Cross - Medal
2006 Victoria Cross - Soldier
2013 Christopher Ironside
2014 Commonwealth Games - Glasgow x2
2015 Battle of Britain
2016 Battle of Hastings
2016 Beatrix Potter - Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle x2
2016 Beatrix Potter - Squirrel Nutkin
2017 Beatrix Potter - Benjamin Bunny x4
2017 Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Peter Rabbit x5
2018 Beatrix Potter - Mrs. Tittlemouse
2018 People Act x4
2019 Sherlock Holmes
2020 Brexit x4
2020 Diversity Built Britain x4

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Hungary 50 Forint 2014
Kenya 1 Shilling 1989
Switzerland 2 Francs x7


The "Forint" & the Kenyan shilling were bust-outs but the Swiss 2 Franc coins made up for them given the exchange rate.
this is the last of my search results from the last couple of months, I will update as I do more.

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Your non-UK coin finds are rather interesting.
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 Posted 10/13/2021  5:18 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Merv4468 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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Hi all, this week was a total SKUNK. No commemoratives at all out of 250.00. The bank must really be fed up with me and given me the same bags of coins that I handed in last week.
I'll know for sure in a couple of weeks 'cos I've marked the bags this time.
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 Posted 11/03/2021  7:32 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Interesting finds. You seem to be getting more 2011 Olympic coins than I would have expected.

Since 2018 I have sorted through 13,940 50p coins and found 51 2011 Olympic 50p's.
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Since 2018 I have sorted through 13,940 50p coins and found 51 2011 Olympic 50p's.
That seems impressive to me.
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Hi all, this week was a total SKUNK. No commemoratives at all out of 250.00. The bank must really be fed up with me and given me the same bags of coins that I handed in last week.
I'll know for sure in a couple of weeks 'cos I've marked the bags this time.

Experienced coin hunters know that they need to use different bank branches for their deposits and withdrawls. That way you can know the coins are always "fresh" to you.

And I have to wonder... why are Hungarian 50 forints coming up in the search? They're not even the correct shape. I'm guessing it's otherwise within tolerance in terms of weight and composition.

With 50 forint equalling just 12 pence right now, that's a tidy profit for those who can get away with it.
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 Posted 11/05/2021  04:16 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've had a Hungarian 50 forint in a 10 bag of 50p's as well!

I got 100 in 50p's yesterday. Nothing especially exciting. The best finds were a 2011 World Wildlife Fund (these are quite scarce) and a 1997 Isle of Man 50p. Otherwise just one 1998 EU, two Victoria Cross, two Representation of the People, one Brexit and ons Diversity. A very low score of commemoratives.

These are my totals for commemorative 50p's since I started sorting bags of them from the bank in 2018 - I have now looked through 14,140 coins!
1998 NHS 7
1998 EU 13
2000 Libraries 33
2003 Suffragettes 5
2004 Roger Bannister 25
2005 Dictionary 81
2006 VC Soldier 29
2006 VC Medal 50
2007 Scouts 37
2009 Kew Gardens 0
2010 Guides 31
2011 WWF 6
2011 Olympics 51
2013 Ironside 41
2013 Benjamin Britten 14
2014 Games 19
2015 Battle of Britain 21
2016 Team GB 42
2016 Battle of Hastings 36
2016 Beatrix Potter 8
2016 Peter Rabbit 10
2016 Jemima Puddle-Duck 6
2016 Squirrel Nutkin 8
2016 Mrs Tiggy-Winkle 49
2017 Isaac Newton 1
2017 Benjamin Bunny 70
2017 Tom Kitten 24
2017 Mr Jeremy Fisher 19
2017 Tale of Peter Rabbit 53
2018 Representation of People 26
2018 Paddington at Palace 10
2018 Paddington at Station 6
2018 Mrs Tittlemouse 2
2018 Peter Rabbit 1
2018 Flopsy Bunny 2
2018 Tailor of Gloucester 5
2019 Paddington at Tower 8
2019 Paddington at St Paul's 19
2019 Sherlock Holmes 10
2020 Brexit 9
2020 Diversity 5

Breakdown of Olympic coins: Aquatics (2), Archery (4), Athletics (2), Badminton, Basketball (2), Boccia (2), Boxing (2), Canoeing (4), Cycling (5), Equestrian, Fencing, Goalball, Gymnastics (2), Handball, Hockey, Judo, Pentathlon, Sailing, Shooting (2), Table-Tennis (2), Taekwondo (2), Triathlon (3), Volleyball (2), Weightlifting (2), Wheelchair Rugby (2), Wrestling.
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11/05/2021 12:12 pm
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