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Missing £1 coins, I know I’ve got a few. Have you?

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I have one of each unique design / issue.  Just from change.  Same for £2 coins.

When I was working at a very large investment bank, you used to have to donate a few quid on a Friday to come in 'dressed down'.

There were thousands of people working on the many floors and there were literally buckets and buckets of cash collected. I came to an arrangement with the charity collection co-ordinator that I could search the change and have any coins I wanted as long as I put double the amount back in - very fair and all for charity!

Over a couple of months it was easy to find all of the coins issued for general circulation - even the tricky to find £2 coins and ahem a few Kew Gardens...

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Yeah I have one of each of the old ones, same with £2 - nothing special condition, just for a "collection" thing. Have a bunch of spare ones too.


Collecting the following Strike on the Day sovereigns 
| 2012 | 2013 | 2013 Royal Birth | 2014 George 1st Birthday | 2015 George 2nd Birthday2015 Charlotte | 2016 Queen's 90th | 2017 Sapphire | 2017 Platinum | 2017 200th | 2018 Sapphire | 2018 George's 5th | 2019 200th Vic | 2019 200th Alb | 2020 Brexit |
Also interested in any (particularly Gold) coins from the year 1977 only.
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28 minutes ago, dicker said:

I have one of each unique design / issue.  Just from change.  Same for £2 coins.

When I was working at a very large investment bank, you used to have to donate a few quid on a Friday to come in 'dressed down'.

There were thousands of people working on the many floors and there were literally buckets and buckets of cash collected. I came to an arrangement with the charity collection co-ordinator that I could search the change and have any coins I wanted as long as I put double the amount back in - very fair and all for charity!

Over a couple of months it was easy to find all of the coins issued for general circulation - even the tricky to find £2 coins and ahem a few Kew Gardens...

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Dicker

What a great way to collect them and donating double the amount you took out to charity.

I too have many £2 coins and the commemorative 50p’s, nothings more than a hobby really. I wish I could find a Kew gardens 50p, I guess it’s difficult to find them now being a 2009 issue, rare and everyone is on the look out for them.

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I get 2 or 3 people a week trying to sell me some of the £2 coins or 50p’s, honestly thinking they are worth hundreds and hundreds of pounds. They look at me as if I’m mad when I explain they are really worth face value, although if they are lucky on ebay they may achieve 50%.,, 100% more.

Only a few times come across anything with real value, the Olympics Football 50p, which raised £30 and a genuine Kew, which fetched nearly £300.

They are fun to collect, I’m not sure if their future value though. Too many people collecting them and to many minted. A little like the 1977 Crowns and the Charles & Diana Crowns, another coin people are convinced must be worth a couple of hundred quid and don’t believe me when I tell them they’ll be lucky to fetch 25p.

 

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You are absolutely right.  People with zero knowledge look at eBay and think their coins is worth hundreds if not more.  
 

I collected and maintain the collection for no reason other than just have all varieties minted.  They are worth face value only in 99pct of cases agreed. 
 

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I cringe when I see what some people list them for on ebay 🤣 I just wait to see what i have in my change or ask family (the one's that know I collect them for the kid's) I won't spend silly money on the "fun" collection for the kids 

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Mr @LawrenceChard wrote about one such example where punters think they have a rarity.  An amusing article and of course well worth a read   

There are of course many other examples.

https://24carat.co.uk/frame.php?url=twopoundsrumour.html

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2 hours ago, dicker said:

Mr @LawrenceChard wrote about one such example where punters think they have a rarity.  An amusing article and of course well worth a read   

There are of course many other examples.

https://24carat.co.uk/frame.php?url=twopoundsrumour.html

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Dicker

Thanks for linking to that page. I just re-read it, and noticed "During a visit to the Royal Mint on Thursday 9th March 2000". It's always good to have an alibi!

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Without ratching about I know I have 30-40 of the old £1 coins in a box somewhere all of them non standard depicting something on the reverse such as a bridge or the set of city coins etc. No idea why I kept them, just liked the look of them at the time😄


The problem with common sense is, its not that common.

 

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26 minutes ago, dicker said:

I think this is natural.  My grandparents had a box of pre decimal and Victorian coins they kept. Keepsakes and a little history.  
 

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That is a big part of the reason I collect them for the kids so they can see the designs etc of them because who knows my youngest may not ever really know what cash or 'spending' coins really are if government's get there way of a cashless society 🤣

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41 minutes ago, motorbikez said:

Without ratching about I know I have 30-40 of the old £1 coins in a box somewhere all of them non standard depicting something on the reverse such as a bridge or the set of city coins etc. No idea why I kept them, just liked the look of them at the time😄

SNAP! 

@AgD wouldn’t it be sad! I recently tried to teach my 5yo about why the £1 coin was needed by making him carry hundreds of 1p’s! I think he got it, although he said he prefer the bag with hundreds of 1p’s over just the one £1 coin!

 

Very proud to say my little boy loves exploring coins and has a mighty fine ‘world coin collection’!

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On 31/07/2020 at 20:30, dicker said:

Mr @LawrenceChard wrote about one such example where punters think they have a rarity.  An amusing article and of course well worth a read   

There are of course many other examples.

https://24carat.co.uk/frame.php?url=twopoundsrumour.html

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Dicker

Holy Moly - I quote: Our selling price for sovereigns, currently £65 each, represents about £20 or less than 50% premium over their intrinsic metal value (about £45).

I got into this game FAR TOO LATE...................

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