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  1. Sword

    New UNC Coins

    Mintage figures from the Royal Mint site. https://www.royalmint.com/corporate/circulating-coin/uk-currency/mintages/1-penny/?
  2. Really nice portraits of Queen Anne gentlemen!
  3. Sword

    New UNC Coins

    That's because 1p coins for circulation was probably last minted in 2017. There were enough 1p coins available so none were minted in 2018 except for those found in sets. The mintage figures from the Royal Mint site. Looks like no more were made for circulation after that.
  4. Sword

    New UNC Coins

    No, that won't be classified as an error. Looking for a serious error coin from change is like trying to find a needle in a haystack. Only errors that are really obvious are worth extra money. Even then, there are not many error collectors and most won't be worth very much. Have a look at this link: https://www.changechecker.org/tag/error-coin/
  5. Sword

    New UNC Coins

    I think the sealed bags of new coins came from the bank. From the Royal Mint website: "The Royal Mint cannot provide circulation coins to the public. We sell collector versions of coins, details of which can be found on our website www.royalmint.com."
  6. It's not easy to find a well struck 1920. It's always very nice when the lion's nose shows clearly. Like your 1883 too. Looks like some serious upgrades!
  7. Sword

    New UNC Coins

    True. But if you get say £100 worth of 50p coins, then I would imagine there will be some new coins. Obviously, your chances would be higher if you know when new coins were being released (e.g. the release date of Brexit 50p coins was announced I think).
  8. That's very nice and no contact marks to speak of.
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    New UNC Coins

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    New UNC Coins

    I would say that coins in a mint bag are "uncirculated". My view is that a coin is only "circulated" if it has been used to pay for something in a transaction. (Personally, I don't think one should take grading terms too literally. Hence, I am happy to think of a "circulated" coin as unciruclated if it is not below the quality of a typical coin found in a mint bag)
  11. Sword

    Bu 2021 sovereign

    Among the many vices of George IV was being excessively overweight. One of his nicknames was the "Prince of Whales".
  12. Sword

    Bu 2021 sovereign

    "This year’s edition has also been embellished with a special mint mark, the royal cypher of George III, commemorating the 200th anniversary of the end of the reign of the first monarch to appear on the modern Sovereign." That is just so lame. A frightful price for an ordinary BU sovereign.
  13. The December LCA catalogue is now up if anyone is interested.
  14. I just had a look. Sold out now and your advert has resulted in at least 11 purchases by forum members out of a total of 24 available. 🙂
  15. Sword

    Ebay's BEST Offerings

    I think you might have posted in the wrong tread ...