Longer time readers will all know my dislike of commemorative coins generally. That's not to say I don't see why they appeal to some collectors.
It struck me a few weeks ago, particularly the bullion adverts that certain news channels have on a loop, that commemoratives might have gone one step further with the passing of the Queen.
I'm used to the tacky gimmicks and the obscure dates and events that end up on such coins, that's a given.
However, I must say I'm shocked (I don't know why) that with the Queen's death I'm no longer hearing the actual words used on the adverts but more reading their thoughts instead.
When they say "to commemorate the life of the late Queen and her service to the country..." All I'm hearing instead is, "we thought we could make a shed load of money out of her death and milk it until the cows come home".
Does anyone else find the endless commemoratives by private mints at best overkill, at worst exploiting the unwitting public by making a buck off of a death? Tasteless no?