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Bradford Exchange "Crowning Moments " Qeii Commemorative Crowns, Gilded.

 
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 Posted 11/30/2022  12:52 am Show Profile   Bookmark this topic Add ttkoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Message
Hi all,
I am aware of the Bradford Exchange reputation. These 9 Crowning Moments coins, plus a gilded HMAS SYDNEY Crown were given to me yesterday by a friend who's father is moving into respite care. I offered to make her a fair offer for her father's coins, not knowing what was in the bag she handed me. However, she said she does not want anything in return for them.
My questions are.
1. Are they legal tender GB coins, albeit NCLT?
2. I can't find out how many different issues make up the set, any hints?
3. Do other collectors have any interest in them?

My thoughts are that they are worth jack. It makes me sad that her father got roped into it. I think he has paid AU$40 + post for the first issue and AU$90 + post each for the next 8 issues.
I'd be interested to hear others take on this.

Cheers TT

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 Posted 11/30/2022  04:05 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add John1 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
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 Posted 11/30/2022  10:30 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add David Graham to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I saw some coins from BE on EBay a while ago. I had never heard of BE but after doing some research it seems they churn out loads of medals etc that have minimal value now and will probably have less value down the track. When I told the dealer I would give them a wide berth his response was "A wise decision.". That pretty well sums it up. In terms of being legal UK tender, not a chance.
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 Posted 12/01/2022  12:49 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ttkoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
@ John1 and David Graham,

Thanks for the feedback.


Quote:
That pretty well sums it up. In terms of being legal UK tender, not a chance.


That makes these very deceptive, with "ONE CROWN" prominent.
Wouldn't have thought that was allowed.

Anyway, I don't think I will bother giving them a proper home in an album, I wouldn't know what to call them.
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 Posted 12/01/2022  07:13 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Sap to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
1.These are technically coins, but not "British coins". See the letters "TDC" in the obverse legend? That's short for "Tristan da Cunha", a tiny volcanic island in the South Atlantic, that is often used by these mints as a flag-of-convenience. Technically part of the St Helena & Ascension Islands dependency, it has long issued its own NCLT coins. While nominally legal tender, for 25 pence each, I'm not sure if they are actually redeemable on the island or anywhere else. "One crown" equals 25 British pence, so we're not talking high face value here.

2. I don't know if there are any limits. Bradford doesn't have any minting machinery, so would have had these coins produced on commission, probably made in China or wherever else is cheap right now.

3. Collector interest in mass-marketed NCLT is very minimal. You're more likely getting interest from non-coin-collectors wanting some kind of souvenir of the Queen.
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 Posted 12/02/2022  03:41 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add ttkoo to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Thanks Sap, that clears up a number of questions I had.
I don't really know what to do with them. I offered them back to the owner, but she doesn't want them. She asked me to drop them off at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop, but that would only realize a couple of bucks at most I would think. Maybe I'll keep them, and take a donation to the charity.
Anyway, case closed. Thanks for the insights.
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