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    Decimal: £2, 50p
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  1. I just end up keep recycling them in haha, I will probably call it quits after another couple though.
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    New Arrival

    Congratulations jaggy!
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    'dipped Roman contemporary forgeries'

    Hi Steve, You can reduce the pic size see Pickris' comment below: I don't know about the coin myself but thought I would just help getting a picture up, would be nice to see
  4. Oh and if you want any PM me which ones you need as I have a load from those runs that I might otherwise just put back into circulation.
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    The Last Round Pound United Kingdom £1 2016

    Me too, I quite like it. Here's the link to it for anyone who's interested, they're £10: http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Last_Round_Pound_2016_United_Kingdom_1_pound_Brilliant_Uncirculated_Coin
  6. Welcome Mark I have been collecting £2 coins as well, and only just recently in an active manner. As smoke mentioned one thing you can do, if you want a circulated Jane Austen £2 is go to the Bank and withdraw £X in £2 coins, then go through and see if you get one. This can be a long process though and of course the chances are slim you'll find one, but this is how I got 6 commemorative coins I needed in two trips. Hope this helps.
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    Beatrix Potter

    Yeah, they have been sky-rocketing haven't they.
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    Copper Ten Pence 2013

    I was thinking the same in terms of corrosion.
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    Copper Ten Pence 2013

    Hey Elaina, As it's magnetic it's unlikely to be Copper. I would say it's not of any particular interest and that something may have happened to the Nickel plating leaving the steel beneath to rust, but I wouldn't know for sure or how the plating would have come off.
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    Opinions on eBay

    Good idea azda, I will check around for the list you mentioned.
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    Recent aquisitions

    Nice coins @Matteo95 very interesting background, nice looking design!
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    Copper Ten Pence 2013

    Hi and welcome, I am also new so I will probably not be too helpful but in 2012 Royal mint changed 5 and 10p coins to nickel-plated steel, so it should be magnetic anyway: http://blog.royalmint.com/why-are-some-uk-coins-magnetic/ I can't help you with regards to the colouring, it's not rust is it? - I am not sure if they even can myself. Do you have a picture of it so we can see it? Hope this helps somewhat.
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    Opinions on eBay

    I definitely need to get more informed before going back to eBay myself as I believe some coins I previously bought on there were probably overpriced on reflection! I didn't know that about Sundays, I will avoid them like the plague in future, I appreciate the heads up. Luckily as I am only collecting £2 at the moment I don't have so much of an issue with having to be specific, but I can see that hitting me in the near future.
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    New pound coin

    Just throwing it out there, probably unlikely. But do you reckon there's a chance the obverse/reverse die is on the underneath instead of above the blank for a few machines whereas it's normally the other way?
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    Opinions on eBay

    That all makes sense, I have already found myself getting a little carried away with the coins, but have slowed down now. @IanB Waiting on a couple of books to arrive then I can get down to some reading and hopefully maintain my interest whilst leaving my bank account relatively unscathed. @declan03 Sorry to hear about the 20p, that must've been a big disappointment, did you get your money back? I think I will leave eBay for now and just casually flick through without committing to anything when I have the time. Save up my money for the November London Coin Fair Thanks for the advice all! Much appreciated!