Olympic 50 pence pieces

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  1. Ivo

    Ivo Established Member

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    Has anyone else been collecting these things? So far I have only three :( (table tennis, wheelchair rugby and volleyball); apparently there are 29 of them, as listed here: (aquatics, archery, athletics, badminton, basketball, boccia, boxing, canoeing, cycling, equestrian, fencing, football, goalball, gymnastics, handball, hockey, judo, modern pentathlon, rowing, sailing, shooting, table tennis, taekwondo, tennis, triathlon, volleyball, weightlifting, wheelchair rugby and wrestling)

    £14.50's worth of money for anyone who gets one of each! Does anyone know if there are any commerative things for getting them all (I doubt it though)?

    I know, I'm sad. I saw a thread I missed about a month ago about Autistic Quotients earlier; my last result was 42. Might explain why I'm collecting them! ;)
     
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  3. SS4

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    None have fallen into my hands although I do have the Victoria Cross 50p and the Darwin £2 though
     
  4. MidnightFlyer

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    I've got a five pound coin :D

    I've seen these 50 pence pieces about, but haven't collected them.
     
  5. bb21

    bb21 Moderator Staff Member Moderator

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    I do but I don't go out of my way to collect them. No Olympic £50 coin for me yet unfortunately.

    I do have in my possession though £1 coins issued for each year since 1983. :D

    I am such a geek.
     
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    £50 coin?! Oh if we could all be as rich as you :lol:
     
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    Are there really? I guessed it was something to do with the Olyumpics, but I'm afraid that I try to ignore anything about the Olympics. I shall have to try to look at one, next time I find myself in possession of one.
     
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    Of course I meant 50p coins. Butter fingers, sorry.

    If there were £50 coins, I would imagine that they would have to be made out of gold bricks. :lol:
     
  9. SS4

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    You'd be minted if you got one

    I'll get my coat
     
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    The 50p coins are for sale for £1.50 at the Olympic Shop at St Pancras.
    Last time I was there I went next door to Costa and bought a coffee and received one of them in my change! Can't remember which one it was but it was a bit of a shock!
     
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    Delboy Trotter would've been proud to have thought of that.
     
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    If I did collect the Olympic 50p's, I would probably spend them all by accident :D
     
  14. Matt-the-mutt

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    I have to say working in the little sweet shop I have managed to get 18 differnt ones and 22 in total... not THAT really makes me seem sad XD
     
  15. Temple Meads

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    I've got a special £2 coin from Euro 1996.
     
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    I didn't even know they'd done a special 50p coin issue for the Olympics!

    Having said that, try asking at your local stamp shop - they usually carry other collectibles as well, especially coins, so if there is a commemorative pack around then there's a good chance that's where you'll be able to get hold of one.
     
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    I've got about 5 so far. Will have to check
     
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    I've got 27 of them, i'm missing the boxing and I think the triathlon. The funny thing is, I didn't mean to collect them, when they were put into circulation they were plentiful, but I haven't seen one in a week or so, I was only doing it for fun, but it's a mission now!!!
     
  19. Paul Sidorczuk

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    Sometimes there are advertisements for special event currency items and with the Olympic Games being held in London, I can well imagine that a set of 50p pieces of the actual number that cover all the sports would definitely be part of the promotional and souvenir material issued.
     
  20. Mike395

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    If you're in London, the Bank of England museum shop usually sells any sets of commemorative coins that have recently been released :)
     
  21. Mojo

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    I collect at least one version of every 'different' coin I come across in general circulation. I don't go out of my way to buy coins, except for £5 coins which I buy from the post office or my bank for £5.
     
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    I don't know about the other sports, but in the archery world the coin caused much hilarity and discussion about poor technique.
    Not seen a single one of them
     
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