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    Turning back to the 50p....

    Considering we are clebrating our centenary (100 years) why is the coin chosen a 50p, surely wouldn't £1 (100p) be more logical?


    Any ideas?
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    Quote Originally Posted by thirddun View Post
    Turning back to the 50p....

    Considering we are clebrating our centenary (100 years) why is the coin chosen a 50p, surely wouldn't £1 (100p) be more logical?


    Any ideas?
    We should be grateful for the opportunity the Royal Mint has given us, not nit pick to be frank.

    Besides 50p is one of the biggest coins

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard View Post
    We should be grateful for the opportunity the Royal Mint has given us, not nit pick to be frank.

    Besides 50p is one of the biggest coins

    Richard,
    This was not nit picking just a curious thought. Although you could be right about size
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    Quote Originally Posted by thirddun View Post
    Richard,
    This was not nit picking just a curious thought. Although you could be right about size
    Having investigated my change I guess size is something to do with it as £1 coins only vary by royal logo's etc rather than commerative. £2's do seem to change but 50p's seem to be the most common commerative apart from the £5 coin.
    On the subject of obtaining these outside the presentation folder I know that I can get £5 coins unused straight from postoffices and certain banks so you may be able to get one if you ask the banks etc.
    2007 seems to be getting off to a good start PR wise for Scouting let's keep it up!
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    They were allegedly taking photos for the stamps at Gilwell last year (while we were camping) because they phoned me and asked if we would be willing to be photographed if required.

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    The 50ps are ideal for us.

    Most of the Troop are off to Norway for 10 days in July (and yes all the schools have said "ok") and we're collecting bits and pieces of Uk Scouting to give to our host Troop whilst there. Can't afford the presentation packs but nice shiny new 50ps will be great
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    Soooo, has anyone found one of the 50ps yet?
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    why is the 50p so expensive tho, it seems so stupid and definately a rip off!
    Last edited by scottw; 09-01-2007 at 11:33 PM. Reason: typo
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    because the card costs £5.50

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    Presumably it costs more to produce comemerative 50ps than ordinary ones and this is the royal mints way of earning some of it back. I doubt TSA has funded it.

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    Compared to other of the royal mints presentation packs is very cheap - £19.95 for a set of the years coins in a cardboard folder for giving to babies? I doubt the scout association had any say in pricing.

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    i understand the TSA having no say in price for iti was just curious as to whyit was so expensive
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    Applied directly via link to the mint above and got mine in about 7 days. Went for the cheapest option there with a 1000% mark up but it was worth it.

    Minted run of 30,000 being made in presentation packs which is not many considering how many Scouts there are. I will still be looking out for the general circulation coins too as they will make a good swap item for good badges etc.
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    I presume the reason Royal Mint charge so much is because people are willing to pay that much for the coin and presentation package. They will charge whatever people are willing to pay!


    Just like how airlines charge whatever people will pay for tickets. In case you didn't know - in places like the UK where people are willing to pay a fair bit of money for a plane to the US, the airlines will charge the most they can. Whereas in other countries the demand for tickets to the US may be less so the airlines charge less. (consequently you can actually fly cheaper by getting two planes!! One to else where in Europe then to the US)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Phil4071 View Post
    I presume the reason Royal Mint charge so much is because people are willing to pay that much for the coin and presentation package. They will charge whatever people are willing to pay!


    Just like how airlines charge whatever people will pay for tickets. In case you didn't know - in places like the UK where people are willing to pay a fair bit of money for a plane to the US, the airlines will charge the most they can. Whereas in other countries the demand for tickets to the US may be less so the airlines charge less. (consequently you can actually fly cheaper by getting two planes!! One to else where in Europe then to the US)
    thats called buissness! why charge £1 when you can charge £10!?!

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