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  1. shaneleeds

    2009 Blue Peter Olympic 50p

    Hi, no I'm still waiting for them to reply. I received an email on 27/09/16 saying my request has been passed to their information department and it could take up to 28 days to reply - I'm still waiting...... Your query has been passed to our Information Department,and may take up to 28 days to answer, my apologies for the delay which is due to experiencing extremely high customer contact throughout the business. Brilliant coins......poor customer service.
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    2009 Blue Peter Olympic 50p

    Hi I received an email from The Royal Mint on 27/09/16 saying '...your query has been passed to our information department and may take up to 28 days to answer...'. I'm still waiting. Shane
  3. shaneleeds

    2009 Blue Peter Olympic 50p

    I've emailed the Royal Mint for the actual mintage figure of this coin. There have been two figures talked about, one 100,000 and the other 19,751. The coin year book publishes 100,000 points minted but a subscriber on this site mentioned the lower figure. Royal Mint said they'll reply within 28 days.
  4. shaneleeds

    2009 Blue Peter Olympic 50p

    Me too. I bought 20 of these a couple of years ago, some for as low as £4, hoping that the price would increase. It has! There's one on eBay at the minute that's currently at £47.04.
  5. I really like the design but don't like the shape.
  6. shaneleeds

    2009 Blue Peter Olympic 50p

    Phil - you showed a collection of 2011 Olympic 50p's. The one I wrote about is the same coin as that released with the date 2011, but with a date of 2009 - have you checked the date of your Athletic 50p? I believe, but may be wrong, the 2009 Athletic 50p was only issued in the Royal Mint Blue Peter card - wasn't issued for general release.
  7. shaneleeds

    2009 Blue Peter Olympic 50p

    There’s been much hype over the last two years about the Kew Gardens 50p coin. The hype has been around the low mintage figure of 210,000. The coins are being snapped up on auction sites for anything up to £50.00. However, no hype has yet hit about the 2009 Athletic Olympic 50p coin issued with the design won by a Blue Peter competition entry. This coin, dated 2009, has a very low mintage figure of 100,000 according to Coin Yearbook (2015). This 2009 Olympic coin is by far rarer than Kew – so where’s the hype? I’ve bought 20 of these coins in readiness of the media splash but as yet, nothing. Am I missing something or is a mintage of 210,000 rarer than a mintage of 100,000?