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New 50p design revealed

Discussion in 'Personal' started by harsh-but-fair, Oct 29, 2018.

  1. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Chancellors are renowned for trying to spring a surprise during their budget speeches, and Philip Hammond is expected to announce that the UK will mint a special celebratory coin to mark the UK’s departure from the European Union.

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  2. peakster

    peakster Star commenter

    and it's only worth 40p with the Brexit dividend.
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  3. magic surf bus

    magic surf bus Star commenter

    ..and it'd be worth about 20 Euro cents at the Bureau de Change.
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  4. stopwatch

    stopwatch Lead commenter

    ..... and what a waste of public money designing and producing this
  5. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Interesting that you should choose Private Frazer, whose constant cries of "We're doomed" never turned out to be true, HBF. :rolleyes:

    So shall we take it that your coin commemorates Project Fear's predictions being similarly inaccurate? :eek:;)
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  6. CraigCarterSmith

    CraigCarterSmith Senior commenter

    I'M CLOSING THE BUREAU... For an hour.
  7. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

  8. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Mock ye not. Here's a 50p now worth more than 200 times its face value for those wise enough to have kept one:


    I think the 50p commemorating Tony Blair's short-lived presidency of the European Council is even rarer. ;)
    Anticipated low demand led to a restricted minting, I believe.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2018
  9. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    Thinking about it a little more, perhaps the best outcome will be when in years to come, people happen upon one of these new coins and wonder about them, only to discover they were never put into circulation because UK turned back from the precipice.
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  10. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    Unlikely, given that the "precipice" is a fig-leaf of your imagination.
  11. Rott Weiler

    Rott Weiler Star commenter Forum guide

    I'm surprised no-one is asking for Brexit Day in 2019 to be an extra public holiday.
  12. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    I quite like this older model

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  13. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter


    I like this one as it so accurately depicts the relative importance of Britain compared to mainland Europe. ;)

    I fear it may not be so appealing to Ulster Unionists though.
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  14. sparkleghirl

    sparkleghirl Star commenter

    A holiday will only matter to those who are still in work.....some will be getting more holidays than they'd like post-Brexit
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  15. harsh-but-fair

    harsh-but-fair Star commenter

    Perhaps we could have a national day of mourning instead?
  16. SirPurrAlot

    SirPurrAlot Established commenter

    Only MEPs. Nothing else changes after 29 March for some years.
  17. Geoff Thomas

    Geoff Thomas Star commenter

    I don't think you have been keeping up, SPA.
  18. florian gassmann

    florian gassmann Star commenter

    What else do you imagine will change on 30th March, given that the Transition period, under which trade cintinues as at present, is likely to last until at least the end of 2020, and possibly up to Easter 2021 ?
  19. burajda

    burajda Star commenter

    I used to work in one of those places in London. We used to buy foreign coins from tourists at half their value. Some members of staff used to put in their own money instead of the firms money and end up with an exchange rate double the official rate. So if you would normally get 10 French Francs to the pound - they be getting 22 F to the £ (also adding on the difference between the buying and selling rate). And go off to Calais to Le Booze et Fags warehouse to pay with massive bags of french change or cashing them in at a french bank..
  20. coffeekid

    coffeekid Star commenter

    I'll be sticking one of these on every Brexit coin that comes my way.

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