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Queens 90th Birthday £20.00 Fine Silver Coin for £20 Free Delivery

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Would make a lovely gift, got a few of these myself usually they have a postage charge. Their free delivery ends tuesday 30th, hope this will be of some help to someone, primarily someone wanting a co…
Qas2K9 Avatar3m, 1w agoFound 3 months, 1 week ago20 Comments
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legal tender, no where has to except it including banks, however if you ever have to pay a debt through court you can use it for that, thing to check on these is the quality and quantity of silver as this is where the investment lies similar to buying sovereigns...
japes
Legal tender is just that ... a legal form of payment. Banks HAVE to accept it
Well if you say so it must be true, after all it's on the internet and it never lies :p
japes
Legal tender is just that ... a legal form of payment. Banks HAVE to accept it

In practice this means that although the silver UK coins we produce in denominations of £5, £20, £50 and £100 are approved as legal tender, they have been designed as limited edition collectables or gifts and will not be entering general circulation. As such, UK shops and banks are unlikely to accept them.

From the Royal Mint website.....
Legal tender is just that ... a legal form of payment. Banks HAVE to accept it
people can collect rocks and any other items, in my opinion collectors want items that will hold in value or increase or they will enjoy having on display.
in x years time this will not be worth face value.
if you will gain enjoyment looking at this art piece for £20 then buy.
I have some video games I have as a collector. I personally value them at x, none gamers would value them at x/100, I can at least play these games, collectors items are art and all art is subjective.
apropos would you like to buy some beanie baby's? they are collectors items.
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Royal Mint Wales £20.00 commerative silver coin with FREE DELIVERY (one week only)

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It's a silver coin with the Welsh dragon on, a dragon!!!.Doesn't matter how cold this goes, it will never put out the Welsh Dragons fire!
cuslund Avatar5m, 1w agoFound 5 months, 1 week ago34 Comments
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That's just pure racist!
Then you don't understand what the term "racist" means
Well predujice then!! still wrong to say that!!!!!!!!! Assuming 1985in your title means your 31 so you should know better
No it should be 1969 but I'm a dyslexic r-e-t-a-r-d so I don't know any better :( and yes the correct term is prejudice not racist
Again another slur, dyslexic people are not r-e-t-a-r-ds. Humour me, did you vote in or out or did you eat the ballot slip and use the pen to clean your ears.
You forgot childish.
Ryan Giggs sent me here
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Dannyrobbo
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are you serious??? the English support us!!! the Scots and Irish yes as we are all celt but the English you must be having a laugh.
I would agree with you however after seeing the Welsh team celebrating at England losing kinda shows it's not just a one way thing doesn't it.
​absolutely, we hate the English.

I'd like to reply and say I feel the same way, but I really have no reason to hate the Welsh, Scottish or Irish.
Dannyrobbo
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are you serious??? the English support us!!! the Scots and Irish yes as we are all celt but the English you must be having a laugh.

I would agree with you however after seeing the Welsh team celebrating at England losing kinda shows it's not just a one way thing doesn't it.


​absolutely, we hate the English.
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are you serious??? the English support us!!! the Scots and Irish yes as we are all celt but the English you must be having a laugh.

I would agree with you however after seeing the Welsh team celebrating at England losing kinda shows it's not just a one way thing doesn't it.
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Free delivery on everything until Monday 4 July Royal mint.

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Free delivery on everything until Monday 4 July from the Royal mint.
Kr15tel Avatar5m, 1w agoFound 5 months, 1 week ago3 Comments
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lookatmywadd
A coin should be minted to celebrate the Brexit!
It will be half a coin as we are heading towards a recession again.
A coin should be minted to celebrate the Brexit!
Cant find an Euro anywhere...
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Free £5 Coins For Anyone Who Shares Their 90th Birthday With the Queen

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To celebrate the Queen's 90th Birthday on 21 April, the Royal Mint has produced a special commemorative £5 coin, and if you are 90 today you can get it for free.
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Don't mind inviting her to my 90th if she'll pay a fiver, but I'm not sure if either of us will be alive in 20 odd years :D
They say too many birthdays are bad for your health.
nivagni
how do you get it free... nothing on website
I was thinking where does it say it is free until I saw comment #4 by Paul.Jacobs...

not bad for those 90 individuals better than getting a card on 100th.

A little fun... or is it suppose to be

I wonder whether The Queen will think of giving all 100yrs old something when she turns 100, a nice gift for supporting her for 100yrs.

Like me, there won't be too many, you must be saying I guess,

just read the reports in Express printed in Oct 2015

In 2014 there were 14,450 centenarians living in the UK


That's right a staggering 14.5k are now 100

But how many will turn 100 if we go by these stats

And more people are set reach their centenary in the next few years with 550,810 Britons already aged 90 and over, almost three times the 187,250 in 1984
:|


Forget it

The Queen will have to fork out a lot more than I thought.... if all 500; survive to be 100. 8)
A grand total of just 90 of the coins being given away!
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Beatrix Potter Coins £55.00 The Royal Mint

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Not sure if this counts as deal but the original Peter rabbit did sell out and is on eBay for £200+. 3 further character coins available for pre order. Please note it takes 1hour maybe to even get
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Blimey the Peter Rabbit coin is now selling for £500+ on eBay. Prices have rocketed in the last week. These 3 coins are now unavailable so are definitely worth the investment!
Do they take the money straight away or when they dispatch them?
watson44
£55!! get one here for £17 if you really need one


That's not the silver one though.
I think the cold voters really don't understand what these are valued at on the resale market. I don't collect them, but work mates collect these Royal Mint coins and they always make a very tidy profit and end up with ones in there collection effectively free for the profit they make. Scorching hot from me.
£55!! get one here for £17 if you really need one
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Royal Mint £50.00 coin for face value - manufactured spend opportunity

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This is a great deal. The Royal Mint expects to make money off people who buy these coins and lose them or don't cash them, which is why they sell them with free shipping and no fees for paying by cre…
EdMalligan Avatar11m, 2w agoFound 11 months, 2 weeks ago13 Comments
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COOLING ADDED AND THIS IS WHY... If you think if the Royal Mint is selling a £50 face-value coin for £50 with free postage is too good to be true, that's because it is! No retailer or bank (including Bank of England) in the UK will accept the silver commemorative £20, £50 or £100 coins. They are only worth about 20% of their face value due to the silver content. The word is now spreading about the "misleading" information given out by the Royal Mint and eBay proces are now dropping fast. I suggest that you sell as soon as possible to cut your losses or hope (a very big hope!) that the price of silver rises enough to reach the face value of the coins. If you are desperate enough to recoup the face value of these coins, the only way is by being forced to settle a debt via the courts which will play havoc with your credit rating. Even restaurants now refuse to take these as part of settling a "debt" for the meal you've just had. In reality, THESE COINS ARE FOR COLLECTORS ONLY, NOT AN INVESTMENT AND ACTUALLY WORTH ONLY 20% OF THEIR FACE VALUE !!!
a_david
The flaw in your plan: "This coin has been designed to be a limited edition collectable or gift and will not be entering general circulation. As such, UK shops and banks will not accept it."

Very true, they are only worth their value in silver content (about £10) or face value if you're drawn through the courts to settle a debt which mean kissing goodbye to any credit rating. DON'T BY THEM unless you're a collector not needing to make a profit.
COOLING ADDED AND THIS IS WHY... If you think if the Royal Mint is selling a £50 face-value coin for £50 with free postage is too good to be true, that's because it is! No retailer or bank (including Bank of England) in the UK will accept the silver commemorative £20, £50 or £100 coins. They are only worth about 20% of their face value due to the silver content. The word is now spreading about the "misleading" information given out by the Royal Mint and eBay proces are now dropping fast. I suggest that you sell as soon as possible to cut your losses or hope (a very big hope!) that the price of silver rises enough to reach the face value of the coins. If you are desperate enough to recoup the face value of these coins, the only way is by being forced to settle a debt via the courts which will play havoc with your credit rating. Even restaurants now refuse to take these as part of settling a "debt" for the meal you've just had. In reality, THESE COINS ARE FOR COLLECTORS ONLY, NOT AN INVESTMENT AND ACTUALLY WORTH ONLY 20% OF THEIR FACE VALUE !!!
The flaw in your plan: "This coin has been designed to be a limited edition collectable or gift and will not be entering general circulation. As such, UK shops and banks will not accept it."
Think this one would've been better entered onto the 'Viz Top Tips' page.
I think the clue was in "use a rewards credit card" but it seems a lot of work just to rack up the potential reward (may be just 0.5% with some cards) especially when compared to the fact this may be seen as a "cash" transaction and not attract any reward!
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The UK's First £50.00 for £50 coin‏ @ The Royal Mint + Free Postage

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The Royal Mint introduces the first UK £50 for £50 coin with a Britannia design. Both sides of this new face-value coin have been created by a talented coin designer, bringing together two great Briti…
marlon32 Avatar1y, 1w agoFound 1 year, 1 week ago15 Comments
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got straight on to site and purchased no problem
Amazing opportunity to purchase a collector First ever edition , very busy on web site but worth wait to secure one
defgimp
Cashback will not be paid on coins who’s selling price is the same as it’s denomination, e.g. £5 coin sold for £5 or 50p coin sold for 50p.
I think you'll find royal mint do cashback on coin purchases & there's a few money off codes aswell X)
Potential investment?
Cashback will not be paid on coins who’s selling price is the same as it’s denomination, e.g. £5 coin sold for £5 or 50p coin sold for 50p.
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Free Lucky Sixpence @ Royal Mint

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Claim a FREE sixpence and take part in #stirupsunday on 22 November 2015. Must have an active Twitter or Instagram account. 2,015 coins available on a first come first served basis. One per house…
Aimone Avatar1y, 4w agoFound 1 year, 4 weeks ago27 Comments
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Just received an email
Just received this
Dear Sir/Madam

Thank you for your application for the FREE Stir-Up Sunday sixpence. Unfortunately, on this occasion, you weren’t one of our lucky 2,015 applicants. We had an overwhelming response to the promotion that saw almost 25,000 people apply to receive one of the 2,015 silver sixpences.

Edited By: Piper247 on Nov 19, 2015 20:45
arrived. not what to do with it now. :)
arrived today, many thanks OP :)
Thanks, mine turned up this morning and it's dated 1914
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£100.00 Buckingham Palace 2015 UK £100 Fine Silver Coin (Collectors item)

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The first face-value coin to feature the new portrait of Her Majesty The Queen Two full ounces of 999 fine silver An original Buckingham Palace design A coin with intrinsic value - £100 for £100 P…
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My commonwealth 1986 £2 coin is now worth, wait for it.. a whopping £4 now. Has never been touched. These certainly won't be an investment, although I had a google on coins sold and it was interesting to see some 50p coins that were in full circulation go for £33. Now that's an investment!
Lloyds would not take £5 coins they suggested to a coin collector.
I posted the big ben one last year..you usually find the first people that sell on ebay make the most money from the overseas buyers..so glad they brought another one out as the value of tge big ben will go higher being a first edition..think I'll give this one a miss though as the design not too good..still heat though
Sell for £110 to £140 on ebay? by the time they take fees out, postage, etc then they would loose or break even, so don't see the point? Also there are 50,000 made. Thats still a huge number. They would have to be between £25 and £40 for me to bite, so I'm out.
Don't know why people vote it down. This is a deal that the most you can lose is the rate of inflation. You can always deposit it in your bank for £100 credit. Or the sensible thing to do is buy it and hide it in the back of a drawer until you retire! ;) Not one for the quick gain - but for the long game, certainly worth getting one.
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Royal baby coin - from £16.00 @ RoyalMint

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You can share the joy of the Cambridges – so popular the world over, as the demand for any official coin honouring them has proven. As a new baby joins their family, a baby who is fourth in line to th…
emiddleman Avatar1y, 7m agoFound 1 year, 7 months ago29 Comments
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£1800 good investment
There were no **** coins made when my little girl was born and she's just as important as those self centered morons.
So £16 for a silver £5 coin might not be the best deal.
So where's the deal? Why post it if you know it's not a deal?
According to the BBC the princess gave birth to a baby girl - do us peasants give birth to fully fledged Minions then?
Would give £5 to charity to help some disabled children
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Winston Churchill £20.00 Coin @ Royal Mint

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Might not be everyone's cup a tea but a £20 Coin for £20 and free delivery with the code PST052 could be sound investment or a great gift. Remember and out the code in where it asks for your bank deta…
Trevisparky Avatar1y, 7m agoFound 1 year, 7 months ago4 Comments
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What's wrong? I voted hot, but one more cold. Anyway I like it.
This has been previously listed but is still available. However I can't understand this being voted Cold. Pay for it (or better, them!) with a Cashback credit card then when it (they) arrive, take them to the bank and pay them into your current account. So, its cash in your current account until your credit card company take their money, plus you also get the Cashback.

I guess those voting Cold are just trying to boost their HUKD Voting record!
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I can't seem to get the free postage to work! Nightmare
The Code is PST052 All in capitals.
I can't seem to get the free postage to work! Nightmare
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Free Lucky Silver Penny to all babies born today 02/05/2015 - Royal Mint

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Free Lucky Silver Penny to all babies born today 02/05/2015 - Royal Mint (can only find form on facebook - sorry) to celebrate royal birth - they are giving away 2015 to all babies born today f…
holly100 Avatar1y, 7m agoFound 1 year, 7 months ago10 Comments
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You're gonna get far with a penny...ain't you
lahsiv2004
Everyone is equal.


Except for those royal scroungers, politicians, celebrities and whatever other functionality useless people think they're above the rest of us
how discriminatory....

where is the petition? where are the riots?

#AllLivesMatter
stevenkats
honeypotpie
Congratulations to all babies born this day and any day for that matter... We are very blessed to nurture and welcome life. <3


indeed. let's over populate this rock even further. bless us all


Spot on!
This should be our hottest deal?! :)
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£20.00 Sir Winston Churchill 2015 UK Fine Silver Coin FREE DELIVERY (CODE: E1605E) @ The Royal Mint

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Sir Winston Churchill 2015 UK £20 Fine Silver Coin Normally you have to pay £3 delivery if buying one coin, £5 if buying two coins, and free delivery if you order three or more. Use promotion co…
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E1621C is the correct code for now...
bazpoint
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Anyone considering this silliness should probably read this http://www.chards.co.uk/news/twenty-pounds-worth-twenty-pounds/
tldr: Just because they say it's "£20 legal tender" doesn't really make it so in any real way.
Silver coins are a totally fun little collectible, and can be a okayish investment, certainly better than than most "made to be collected" collectibles, but this particular example is probably not the best place to start.
It is legal tender but its not in circulation so it wont be accepted in shops etc, but it will always retain a value of £20 (face value). In any legal matter where money is owed (at court etc), this £20 would be accepted at a value of £20.
Yes it wont make you rich as it is only a £20 coin, but its a little fun and something for people to keep aside as part of a small collection. This is not intended as a serious investment which will turn you into a millionaire.
I get where you're coming from, the problem is that this isn't a particularly attractive or interesting silver coin (as they go) - for your £20 or thereabouts you could pick up a nice chunky silver Britannia, an American Liberty, a Canadian Maple, or the beautiful different-every-year Chinese Pandas or Australian Wildlife series - all of which contain double the amount of silver as this, and all of which will certainly be more collected (look at the values of Pandas especially from just a few years ago on eBay).


The £20 George and the Dragon 2013 coin, now is £30-33 in ebay, so the longer you keep this the value will be more.
The Canadian Silver Maples are not 250k mintage, but lot more, also it's not Brilliant Circulated for £23, but from tube.
In your case you buying metal, in this case people buying collectables.
lol
steveberden
The cost of this coin is twice that of the value of the silver in it. You'd be better off buying £20 worth of silver and hanging on to that instead of the coin which will still only be worth £20.
Yes, it's much more fun having a tiny lump of silver than a nice collectable coin. I'll go and see my friendly local precious metal dealer tomorrow for a £20 nugget.
krazykush
bazpoint
Anyone considering this silliness should probably read this http://www.chards.co.uk/news/twenty-pounds-worth-twenty-pounds/
tldr: Just because they say it's "£20 legal tender" doesn't really make it so in any real way.
Silver coins are a totally fun little collectible, and can be a okayish investment, certainly better than than most "made to be collected" collectibles, but this particular example is probably not the best place to start.

It is legal tender but its not in circulation so it wont be accepted in shops etc, but it will always retain a value of £20 (face value). In any legal matter where money is owed (at court etc), this £20 would be accepted at a value of £20.

Yes it wont make you rich as it is only a £20 coin, but its a little fun and something for people to keep aside as part of a small collection. This is not intended as a serious investment which will turn you into a millionaire.


I get where you're coming from, the problem is that this isn't a particularly attractive or interesting silver coin (as they go) - for your £20 or thereabouts you could pick up a nice chunky silver Britannia, an American Liberty, a Canadian Maple, or the beautiful different-every-year Chinese Pandas or Australian Wildlife series - all of which contain double the amount of silver as this, and all of which will certainly be more collected (look at the values of Pandas especially from just a few years ago on eBay).
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theres a churchill coin from the 60s worth a fraction of its face value now. these arent an investment.
mk-donald
...and as the Royal Mail remind you...
I think the Royal Mail should concentrate on letters, & leave coinage to the Royal Mint:p
Just to cover the topic that will undoubtedly come up - ie that "you can't lose as it's legal tender and worth £20" - it's only worth £20 if someone will accept it for £20 of value... and as the Royal Mint remind you...
"Legal Tender Guidelines
"Legal tender has a very narrow and technical meaning in the settlement of debts. It means that a debtor cannot successfully be sued for non-payment if he pays into court in legal tender. It does not mean that any ordinary transaction has to take place in legal tender..."
http://www.royalmint.com/aboutus/policies-and-guidelines/legal-tender-guidelines

ie people are buying, as is their 100% right, for nostalgia, collectability, or speculation, but not investment!

A recent reminder from The Daily Telegraph...
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/11001196/Bank-sold-us-5-coins-that-arent-worth-a-penny.html




Edited By: mk-donald on Jan 30, 2015 17:46: Correct typo Mail->Mint
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£100 coin free postage £100.00 @ royalmint

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The Royal Mint has produced its first £100 coin which will have an image of the Houses of Parliament's clocktower on it. The coin, which can be used as legal tender, is made of two ounces of fine silv…
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They were starting to hit the £170 mark on eBay, now as you say they’ve dropped to around £160.

The next batch will be sent out mid February so eBay will be flooded again so I’d not imagine the price will hit £170 again for a while.
cuppachaa
wow another just sold for £173 soon will be double
Unlikely - but to be fair, they are still fetching around the £150-160 mark on eBay. Not so much of a profit, though, after eBay/PayPal have taken around £25 of that.
wow another just sold for £173 soon will be double
olmer
Just got the invite as well through the post, wanted to submit :) - great deal. Effectively £1k in credit (with perks obviously) buys you the same in legal tender, plus all credit card cashback/points etc, affiliate cashback and further £100 in free £5 coins (nominal value). No savings account can touch that.
Do not forget to go through a affiliate website of your choice and use code E1556B (two free £5 coins, effectively £26 savings at Royal Mint's prices). .

That was an excellent tip - thanks very much for it! Two free coins worth £26 changed the economics of the deal completely. :)
MRS_AWESOME
My Quidco cashback was declined. :(
yeah mine did too although my £20 coins all received cashback..I think we let the cat out the bag when ordering them as no one wanted to order on the phone only online for the cash back so they declined it
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FREE delivery (no min spend) plus FREE coin/s with over £50 spend @ Royal Mint

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Royal mint free delivery on orders over £45 or less with code D1527a Free Queen Anne BU 2014 Coin with Orders Over £50 or Free Queen Anne and King George BU 2014 Coins with Orders Over £100 code
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This still works :) used it on the big Ben coin so hot !
no probs. atleast someone appreciates. did I put it in wrong place for it to go cold? I bought a gold coin for 50 quid, free postal plus extra coin. gold ones sell on eBay for 70 already. I think its a good deal if you're after something valuable for a gift.
I have spent loads, getting these coins for family n friends over the years good xmas gift and also you can purchase some items monthly which is what I do super gift will be loved by children to adults, wd thx adamsa29
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£20.00 WWI Remembrance Coin for £20 including postage from The Royal Mint!

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Get this £20 coin from the Royal Mint website for £20. Use code D1527A for free delivery saving you £3! Would make a beautiful gift and technically you are paying for the same amount of money. If t…
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Ring the mint like I did. These cannot be spent, banks wont change them BUT FOR 6 MONTHS ONLY you can
get a refund (just losing return postage) They are worth £6 in silver will be a long time to get £20 back.
A really bad investment, but a lovely possession if you like shiny things lol. Ask yourself the time honoured
question " Is this too good to be true? " or " where is their profit here? " Then ring them and ask the question about
the definition of "legal tender" I agree, it seems unlikely that they would mislead the public--- just--ask them!
emilysujo
Reggi7
You can't spend them------end of.
No but the bank will change it into a note / coins that you can spend.
Have you tried the bank???????????? No they won't
Reggi7
You can't spend them------end of.

No but the bank will change it into a note / coins that you can spend.
You can't spend them------end of.
queensclose
Reggi7
Beware the definition of "legal tender" it is very misleading.

You can't spend these and contrary to what people say you can't
take them to a bank for £20 refund

Basically you are buying £6 worth of silver bullion for £20
and for 6 months you are able to return to Mint for full refund
as I did with mine when I found out.
Good fun---------------------TERRIBLE INVESTMENT ask yourself why you are buying.

because its a £20 coin that cost me £20. and that i can buy things with it for £20 and i just got 67p back with quidco. but i like it because of what it represents
next time you take £20 out the cash machine and they give you a bank note. take it back and ask why they give you a piece of paper worth 50p demand something worth £20
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£20.00 coin with free delivery £20 @ Royal Mint

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We are proud to issue only the second UK £20 coin in history, struck for a most important anniversary – the centenary of the outbreak of the First World War. With a specially-commissioned design of Br…
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Can I remind people that you can only trade via the FS section of HUKD and not within Deals (I've deleted a number of comments) threads. Also, from FS guidelines:-
Prohibited Trades. The following items must not be listed.
*Currency / money exchange
A £20 coin? Pfft, get this bad boy.
leelee6781
Are £20 coins legal tender?
Posted on April 9, 2014 by Dan Oliver
Since its introduction in 2013 there has been some confusion as to whether or not the UK’s first ever £20 coin is actually legal tender, leading to questions very much like those raised about the £5 coin when that was first introduced in 1990.

£20 coin

The simple answer is: “Yes, it is!”. However, we thought we would give you a bit more detail than that.


Legal tender has a very specific meaning, in that it defines what can be used as a means to settle debts. If a debtor attempts to pay in court using ‘legal tender’ they cannot successfully be sued for non-payment.

UK coins are regulated by the Coinage Act of 1971. Among many other things, the Act defines the legal tender status of coins as:

Coins of cupro-nickel, silver or bronze shall be legal tender as follows —

(a) coins of cupro-nickel or silver of denominations of more than 10 pence, for payment of any amount not exceeding £10;

(b) coins of cupro-nickel or silver of denominations of not more than 10 pence, for payment of any amount not exceeding £5;

(c) coins of bronze, for payment of any amount not exceeding 20 pence.

So, for example, under the rules of legal tender shops are not required to accept more than 20 pence in 1p or 2p coins – although most will. You can read more on what is and isn’t acceptable under the legal definition of legal tender on our website.

As you can see, there is no mention of the £20 or £5 coin and that is because the Act dates to 1971, when neither coin had been introduced.

So, in order for the £20 coin, and other new coin denominations, to be legal tender the Queen, on the advice of her Privy Council, issued a Royal Proclamation under the Act.

(1B) Other coins, if made current by a proclamation under section 3 of this Act, shall be legal tender in accordance with the provision made by that proclamation or by any later proclamation made under that section.

Thanks to the proclamation the £20 coin, like the £5 coin, and all other United Kingdom coins of the realm, IS legal tender.

However, while it is indeed legal tender, it has not been designed to be used as a circulating coin. This means that while you would be OK to use it in the settlement of a debt in court, for instance, your local shop or bank probably won’t accept it in trade for goods, as the mechanics and systems are not in place to enable that. The highest denomination coin in general circulation today remains the £2 coin, first introduced in 1998.

The £20 coin has been created with the intention of being a commemorative coin, produced in limited editions and sold at face value (£20) to be bought and kept by collectors or someone looking for an affordable, sterling silver memory of a key personal event or occasion.

And this first issue is proving to be hugely popular in that respect, as we are fast approaching sell out with less than 2,000 left as we go to press with this blog post!

So, is it legal tender? Yes.

- See more at: http://blog.royalmint.com/are-20-pound-coins-legal-tender/#sthash.myaR1pjs.dpuf
Cut a long story short, NO! Unless you're in court and want to be a smartarse.
Are £20 coins legal tender?
Posted on April 9, 2014 by Dan Oliver
Since its introduction in 2013 there has been some confusion as to whether or not the UK’s first ever £20 coin is actually legal tender, leading to questions very much like those raised about the £5 coin when that was first introduced in 1990.

£20 coin

The simple answer is: “Yes, it is!”. However, we thought we would give you a bit more detail than that.


Legal tender has a very specific meaning, in that it defines what can be used as a means to settle debts. If a debtor attempts to pay in court using ‘legal tender’ they cannot successfully be sued for non-payment.

UK coins are regulated by the Coinage Act of 1971. Among many other things, the Act defines the legal tender status of coins as:

Coins of cupro-nickel, silver or bronze shall be legal tender as follows —

(a) coins of cupro-nickel or silver of denominations of more than 10 pence, for payment of any amount not exceeding £10;

(b) coins of cupro-nickel or silver of denominations of not more than 10 pence, for payment of any amount not exceeding £5;

(c) coins of bronze, for payment of any amount not exceeding 20 pence.

So, for example, under the rules of legal tender shops are not required to accept more than 20 pence in 1p or 2p coins – although most will. You can read more on what is and isn’t acceptable under the legal definition of legal tender on our website.

As you can see, there is no mention of the £20 or £5 coin and that is because the Act dates to 1971, when neither coin had been introduced.

So, in order for the £20 coin, and other new coin denominations, to be legal tender the Queen, on the advice of her Privy Council, issued a Royal Proclamation under the Act.

(1B) Other coins, if made current by a proclamation under section 3 of this Act, shall be legal tender in accordance with the provision made by that proclamation or by any later proclamation made under that section.

Thanks to the proclamation the £20 coin, like the £5 coin, and all other United Kingdom coins of the realm, IS legal tender.

However, while it is indeed legal tender, it has not been designed to be used as a circulating coin. This means that while you would be OK to use it in the settlement of a debt in court, for instance, your local shop or bank probably won’t accept it in trade for goods, as the mechanics and systems are not in place to enable that. The highest denomination coin in general circulation today remains the £2 coin, first introduced in 1998.

The £20 coin has been created with the intention of being a commemorative coin, produced in limited editions and sold at face value (£20) to be bought and kept by collectors or someone looking for an affordable, sterling silver memory of a key personal event or occasion.

And this first issue is proving to be hugely popular in that respect, as we are fast approaching sell out with less than 2,000 left as we go to press with this blog post!

So, is it legal tender? Yes.

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leelee6781
I sold a coin last year to a collector in Malaysia. I got it free as a gift for being a long serving customer to Royal Mint and I sold it for £55 :)

Im off to Thailand, Hong Kong and Malaysia in January.

Will I find these good paying Jonny Foreigners wondering around the streets for me to sell them to?

lol.. not sure. try and find a buyer/collector before you go.
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New (2nd) £20 coin for £20 plus £3 p&p (free if you buy 3 or more) @ Royal Mint £23.00

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since this was marked as spam (no doubt buy the haters, with no history knowledge) im going to repost it, credit to the org posted (didnt note down the name before topic got spammed) you can a…
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They are doing another batch (or is it this batch?).
Saw the ad in the Mail on Saturday.
If anyone finds a free delivery code I'll buy one :)
chrisking66
got to love HUKD silly pointless deals like this, and the unproven moto g 4g, go hot, yet real deals go cold


Grow up and get over yourself. Stop being bitter that your last two deals have gone freezing.
Coloured coins often don't sell too well and you have the bank transfer fee or they charge a fee to use paypal on that site. No cards, only bank transfer or paypal. Plus 12 euro at least shipping.
Worst deal ever posted.
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silver legal tender £20 coin for £20 & free p&p with code KA6WEB @ royalmint

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The St George and the Dragon 2013 UK £20 Fine Silver Coin £20 for £20 & free p&p with code KA6WEB The first ever UK £20 coin Exclusively from The Royal Mint website Limited to 10 per billing
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Quadrille
ONLY a QUARTER of MILLION?

How limited can you get?

Their "limited editions" are so huge that no Royal Mint collection has been worth buying since 1987.

http://extracold.co.uk/images/extra-cold-beer.jpg


The kew gardens 50p was limited to 210k they're now on eBay selling for £120 each.
free p&p code is KA6WEB
What's the free delivery code pls ????
It's legal tender, it's solid silver, it's a limited edition (ok so it's 250,000 but it's still limited and once they're gone they're gone it's not like you'll get one in your change) plus they're already selling on Ebay for more than £20! Someone has managed to sell two for £44.99 each!!!

I've bagged 2 of them and plan to squirrel them away until I either need the cash or they start selling for even more after the full 250,00 has been sold :)

I've used the code for free postage so I'm not losing and as for losing time going to the post office? Eh? It's like buying a no lose lottery ticket! LOL

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blindmansden
yes i noticed that but like a say buy 3 for £60 free p&p spend 2 at the post office keep 1 or spend the money you've nothing to lose

apart from time, you lose a whole lot of time if you buy 3, spend 2 at the post office and then spend the 3rd one too