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  1. richtips86

    1981 10p

    That's really interesting Rob - thanks for your thoughts. Ps - I still need to make it to the club one time. Number 2 is on its way in the next month hopefully so it may be a good excuse to get away from the M-I-L when she's with us!!
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    1981 10p

    Thanks, yes it was seeing that that made me look into it
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    1981 10p

    I’ve been doing some reading into the mintages of some of the larger sized 10p pieces and know there has been debate on here previously. A quick glance of some mintages are as follows: 1984 - 158k / 1988 - 134k / 1990 - 102k / 1991 - 74k and then there’s 1981 - 3.5m!! However, currently there are 11 listings on eBay for 1991, 15 for 1990 and 0 for 1981 and that pattern has been ongoing for some time. I’ve read some conjecture that those minted in 1981 ended up going down as 1980 and that the true number is much fewer. Is there anyway therefore of identifying how many 1981 10p pieces there truly are? I’m guessing significantly fewer than 1991?! <10k?
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    new coin magazine

    Yeah I found this in Smiths. Felt like it was linked to Change Checker and had an understandable focus on decimals as such. But quite a good read!
  5. richtips86

    How did he do it ?

    If it’s who I think it is, I stumbled across his website a while back where you can order certain coins from him. Essentially he goes to the banks and takes out x thousands of the denomination and sorts through them
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    Random accumulation

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    Random accumulation

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    Random accumulation

    Well I’ve just been handed an accumulation from someone in the family way back. A really interesting mix of pre-decimal, foreign and colonial coins. It must have been someone’s savings as anything that could have had decent value has been holed and put on a little ring. Anything of significant value would appear to have been ruined in that sense but still the history and possible stories are flying through my head. I’ll post some pictures of the more interesting coins
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    Best Decimal Coins to collect - thanks, Chris

    What are the scarce 2p?
  10. Point taken regarding British mints producing coinage for others. So have you tried looking at coins from non-uk mint nations? Especially in your sketch, I’m seeing more of a shaggy dog and one of the coins I get a dragon!
  11. HI Jerry, a somewhat delayed response to my initial query when I saw this discussed on a different topic. Being completely honest I cannot see the images, but that means diddly squat. I guess a few comments / observations on what I've read so far. Apologies, I know so little about the topics you'll have to excuse my ignorance if these are blindingly stupid questions or don't even make sense a) Did we have (do we) the technology to imprint images into pre formed metal discs? b) If this really is something that we have been doing, presumably you wouldn't find this in other countries' coinage? Have you reviewed other coins? If other countries did this then you may expect other national images - France, the cock; Australia - kangaroo? If you did find images in other coins, then perhaps it's another tick down the line of metallurgy with hot metal cooling / the physics of pressing a coin / pareidolia
  12. richtips86

    Best Decimal Coins to collect - thanks, Chris

    Have you seen any figures or is that just anecdotal from what you’ve seen?
  13. richtips86

    Best Decimal Coins to collect - thanks, Chris

    That’s pretty nice. I finally managed to pick one up last month for £4.80 incl. postage. Perfect condition barring a few bag marks on Her Majesty’s cheeks!
  14. richtips86

    Best Decimal Coins to collect - thanks, Chris

    What I don’t know is how could the one for sale via LCA be one of only two possible examples? How could two coins be released with the error but not more?
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