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UK 50 Pence Commemorative Hunting

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 Posted 06/21/2022  4:10 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Very interesting results, Merv!

Funnily enough my work took me to Eastbourne yesterday (a prosperous town on the Sussex coast with a large population of well-off retirees). I have never got any coins from the bank there before, but I decided to take the plunge and grab a 250 bag from the HSBC.

The results were a bit disappointing. I found 18 commemoratives, as follows:
2006 Victoria Cross medal - 2
2006 Victoria Cross heroic acts - 1
2013 Ironside - 1
2016 Team GB - 1
2017 Benjamin Bunny - 3
2017 Mr Jeremy Fisher - 1
2017 Tale of Peter Rabbit - 3
2017 Tom Kitten - 1
2018 Paddington at the Station - 1
2020 Brexit - 3
2020 Diversity - 1

Among the regular Britannia and Shield coins I got two 2017s - mintage 1,800,000. No 2020 Shields or 2022 Jubilees...

My best find was probably this - a 1997 Gibraltar 50p with the delightful dolphin reverse:
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 Posted 06/21/2022  4:36 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
The results are not that bad, at least you found something.
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 Posted 07/01/2022  7:55 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Merv4468 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
NumisRob it's nice to see that you have taken the plunge & I hope got that yet get the bug...It's quite addictive.

This months totals for JUNE 2022 from 500.00

2000 Public Libraries (4)
2004 Sub Four Minute Mile
2005 Johnson's Dictionary (4)
2006 Victoria Cross - Soldier (4)
2007 Boy Scouts (3)
2010 Girl Guides
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Aquatics
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Taekwondo
2013 Christopher Ironside
2015 Battle of Britain
2016 Battle of Hastings (2)
2016 Beatrix Potter - Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
2016 Team GB Olympics
2017 Beatrix Potter - Benjamin Bunny (3)
2017 Beatrix Potter - Mr. Jeremy Fisher (2)
2017 Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Peter Rabbit (4)
2017 Beatrix Potter - Tom Kitten
2018 Paddington Bear - Buckingham Palace
2018 Paddington Bear - Station (3)
2019 Paddington Bear at St. Paul's Cathedral
2019 Paddington Bear at the Tower of London (3)
2019 Sherlock Holmes
2020 Brexit (2)
2020 Diversity Built Britain (3)

Not a bad selection for the month of June
I will only be keeping the 2011 Olympic Games , 2009 Kew Gardens & 2022 Platinum Jubilee (when I finally manage to get one) to top up any stock levels from now on.
I have built up enough spare stock for swapping & have now started to return most of the different types back into the wild.

thanks Merv


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 Posted 07/02/2022  04:34 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Well done Merv - it's nice to know that Olympics 50p's are still turning up!

I've done a thread on my general 'noodling' of circulating British coins here:
http://goccf.com/t/424363#3656181
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 Posted 08/04/2022  8:40 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Merv4468 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
July 2022 from 490.00

2000 Public Libraries (2)
2004 Sub Four Minute Mile (2)
2005 Johnson's Dictionary (4)
2006 Victoria Cross - Medal (2)
2006 Victoria Cross - Soldier
2007 Boy Scouts
2010 Girl Guides (3)
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Aquatics
2011 Olympic Games London 2012 - Wrestling
2013 Benjamin Britten
2016 Beatrix Potter - Birth Anniversary
2016 Beatrix Potter - Mrs. Tiggy-Winkle
2017 Beatrix Potter - Benjamin Bunny (5)
2017 Beatrix Potter - Mr. Jeremy Fisher (2)
2017 Beatrix Potter - The Tale of Peter Rabbit (2)
2018 Beatrix Potter - Flopsy Bunny
2018 Beatrix Potter - Mrs. Tittlemouse (2)
2018 Paddington Bear - Station
2018 People Act (2)
2020 Brexit (4)
2020 Diversity Built Britain (2)
2022 Queen's Platinum Jubilee ***HOLE FILLER***

Hungarian 50 Forint 2017

not a bad variation in July. I got a hole filler & yet another 2 Olympic Games 2011

Thanks
Merv

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 Posted 08/05/2022  10:48 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Kopper Ken to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Nice haul...what are you missing Merv?

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 Posted 08/07/2022  04:22 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Merv4468 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Hi KK
I'm still looking for the 2020 shield and 2022 "50 Years of Pride UK" at the moment then I'm up to date.
I'm hoarding some of the commemoratives (2011 Olympics) ready to swap & I am slowly releasing the the rest of what I find back into the wild.
Thanks,
Merv
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 Posted 08/07/2022  04:38 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add kena to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Those are the same two coins which I have not located in circulation.

So I guess the 46,540,375 of the 2020 Royal Shield coins that were minted are still sitting around somewhere.

We don't know yet how many 2022 Pride coins were minted.

I have not heard anyone reporting finding either of these in circulation.

Another coin that I have not seen in circulation are any of the 32,725,000 2020 Royal Shield 20 pence coins that were minted.
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