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Discussion in 'World War 2 Hobbies' started by Lone Wolf, Nov 6, 2006.

  1. Lone Wolf

    Lone Wolf New Member

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    Hi

    I dug this out of a drawer the other day and I thought it might be interesting to some of you - particularly the non-Brits here who have probably never seen it.

    It is a UK D-Day 50 years on commemorative 50p piece dated 1994 showing the invasion forces heading for Normandy. It is a slightly oversize coin and is the only 50p that has come into my possession that I have not spent soon afterwards.
     
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    That's neat. The Canadian Royal Mint probaly did a quarter for that but you probably had to by one for like 20 bucks or something. Haven't sen one anyways. I should have a Rememberance Day quarter though....

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    didn't find a quarter but I did find this nickle
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    i'll give you 30 p for it

    FNG
     
  4. Lone Wolf

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    What is the significance of the 1943 - 2005 thing exactly ?
     
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    Hmmmmm....
     
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    Dunno. Any important battles that year?
     
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    Doesn't it say 1945 -2005 then?
     
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    Stupid scanner..... I saw it say '45 bt didn't catch on and remember. the '43 thing messed me up on that.
     
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    Not that you'd be able to spend it anymore since the larger sized 50ps were withdrawn in about 1997...
     
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    well , the better! now this coin will remain in his hands, being a collector's item... :wink:
     
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    Very neat, and feeling the need to reciprocate:

    The Australian mint issues commemorative versions of some coins into circulation on a yearly basis, usually the 1 dollar or 50 cent but some times the 20 cent as well. Mostly stuff like "the international year of" or "the centenary of" kind of things. If I get one in my change that I haven't seen before I normally toss it into a jar as a sort of collection. So in 2005 all three were WWII related, the image on the dollar is from a newspaper photo taken on the day, I think the 20 cent one is too:
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    20 Cent reads: "World War 1939-1945 Coming Home"
    50 Cent reads: "World War 1939-1945 Remembrance"
    1 Dollar reads: "World War 1939-1945 Peace"
     
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    awesome pictures. Thanks a lot for sharing! I wish the Dutch would ever do a thing like that... but they probably cannot anymore anyway, because of the euro.
     
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    Gryle -

    Very nice coins indeed. :)

    Panzer - Euro would be a problem I imagine - I was never against the Euro in Uk but now you've made me think.
     
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    I got this 50 pence coin the other day - anybody know what it is for? I'm guessing it is in commemoration of the Victoria Cross?
     
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    I've got that one too, according to the Royal Mint:

    http://www.royalmint.com/RoyalMint/web/ ... 0pCoin.asp

    (Near the bottom of the page.)

     
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    That would explain the little 'CD' in there. Thanks Simon :)
     

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