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Uk~ Interesting Find From The Circulation In The Uk~

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 Posted 11/10/2021  04:33 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Princetane to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Same in NZ, our coin pusher machines got banned in the 1980s, after several had been tampered with (Coins went down the chute, but did not come into the tray - mirrors made it look like they did but disappeared into a secret box under the machine).

I am still quite young, but maybe an older Kiwi may remember them - I remember they were mostly 2 cent coins.

All we have are those horrible claw machines and they are rigged, most dispense knockoff fluffy junk - pokemons and Japanese cutesy pie character things and fake looking iphones (Well they did, have not been to an arcade since mid 2010s).

Pokies suck up $2 coins, but since 2018 most have been converted to notes or vouchers only and pay out in vouchers, I haven't played one since 2019 and all the pubs have been closed since August, so it may have changed now. I think that sucks, part of the joy I had in the days of my addiqtion was the sound of metal filling a tray and the ca ching, ching noises.

NumisRob seems your gamble paid off though.
Loving Halfcrowns. British and Commonwealth coins 1750 - 1950 and anything Kiwi.
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11/10/2021 04:35 am
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 Posted 11/12/2021  7:11 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Mr T to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I thought I remember seeing a coin pusher machine here in Australia but probably more than 20 years ago.
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 Posted 11/13/2021  07:14 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Collector28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Snagged an Olympic badminton 50p the other day (the local convenience store lady saved it for me). Even factoring in that she probably gets through a lot of 50ps, it was still quite a surprise to see an Olympic one still out there.
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 Posted 01/14/2022  1:32 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I got this in change at my local supermarket today - a 1986 Jersey penny!
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 Posted 01/14/2022  2:43 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I got this in change at my local supermarket today - a 1986 Jersey penny!
Outstanding!
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 Posted 01/19/2022  2:37 pm  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I've just sorted through 40 in 20p coins and found this - a 2006 Gibraltar!
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 Posted 01/19/2022  3:38 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I've just sorted through 40 in 20p coins and found this - a 2006 Gibraltar!
Excellent!
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 Posted 01/30/2022  6:13 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add molydeii to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
NumisRob -nice finds! I missed going through coins in the UK, Feels like it's been a lifetime I haven't been there!
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 Posted 02/05/2022  05:07 am  Show Profile   Check NumisRob's eBay Listings Bookmark this reply Add NumisRob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
Good News! I got a 1997 Isle of Man 50p in change yesterday in the self-service till at my local supermarket!

Bad News! I got a 1997 Isle of Man 50p in change yesterday in the self-service till at my local supermarket!

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 Posted 02/05/2022  07:34 am  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add triggersmob to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
NumisRob, a wire brush will fix it. :)
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 Posted 02/07/2022  08:30 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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NumisRob, a wire brush will fix it. :)


Funny you should say that...


I actually used a kitchen scouring pad and some cleaning liquid designed for getting limescale off taps and sinks. I wasn't concerned about damaging the coin, just about getting it in 'spendable' condition...
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 Posted 02/09/2022  3:58 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add Collector28 to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply
I got two of the Platinum jubilee 50p coins today at a local post office.
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 Posted 02/09/2022  4:02 pm  Show Profile   Bookmark this reply Add jbuck to your friends list Get a Link to this Reply

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I got two of the Platinum jubilee 50p coins today at a local post office.
Excellent!
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