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Have you a 20p worth £50 in your pocket? Royal Mint error results in undated coins.People who find an undated new 20p need to register their details with The London Mint Office before sending in the coin and claiming their reward.

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Have you a 20p worth £50 in your pocket? Royal Mint error results in undated coins. From the Daily Mail 29th June 2009. Take a close look at that shiny new 20p piece in your purse or pocket - it… Read More
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7y, 9m agoPosted 7 years, 9 months ago
Have you a 20p worth £50 in your pocket? Royal Mint error results in undated coins.

From the Daily Mail 29th June 2009.

Take a close look at that shiny new 20p piece in your purse or pocket - it could be worth a lot more than you think.

A rare error at the Royal Mint means that tens of thousands of the coins produced earlier this year don't have 2009 stamped on them.

Coin experts say the lack of a date makes them worth £50 each, and potentially much more in future.

The blunder occurred after a redesign of the 20p piece. The Mint does not know exactly how many undated coins were produced and released into circulation, but estimates range between 50,000 and 200,000.

This is the first undated British coin to enter circulation in more than 300 years - the last occasion was 1672, when Charles II was on the throne.

The error has caused a great deal of excitement among coin collectors because the Royal Mint, in Llantrisant, South Wales, is normally so careful about the manufacture and release of coins into circulation.

The problem occurred after all the coins from the 1p through to the £1 were redesigned last year. The designs for the 5p and 10p had been unchanged for four decades.

There is an unwritten convention that designs should be changed at least every 40 years to keep the coinage fresh.

The Royal Mint's usually impeccable quality control somehow slipped up and the so-called 'mule' escaped into circulation.

A 'mule' is a coin that has mismatched sides - a reference to the mule being a mismatch of a horse and donkey.

The change of the 20p design meant moving the year date from the tails side to the side with the Queen's head.

However, thousands of coins were minted using the old version of the Queen's head, which does not have the year date, and the new version of the tails side, which also does not have a date.

This created thousands of coins without any date, a rare and valuable mistake in the world of coin collecting.

No one knows how much the undated 20p is worth. However, The London Mint Office, which is a private company with no connection to the Royal Mint, is offering £50 a time to anyone who has one.

In 1983, the Royal Mint made an error with the 2p piece and struck some with the wording 'new pence' rather than 'two pence'.

The 1983 2p mule is currently worth a few hundred pounds, however its value was enhanced because only a very few of these reached the public.

Nick Hart, coin expert at the London Mint Office, said: 'Mistakes like this not only fascinate people but also have considerable value-increase significance.

'We believe this extremely rare error will certainly get the public looking at the coins in their pockets again and noticing the excellent new designs launched by the Royal Mint on our coinage.'

People who find an undated new 20p need to register their details with The London Mint Office before sending in the coin and claiming their reward.

Full details of how to register are available online at http://www.undated20p.com
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1196176/Have-20p-worth-50-pocket-Royal-Mint-error-results-undated-coins.html

People who find an undated new 20p need to register their details with The London Mint Office before sending in the coin and claiming their reward.

Full details of how to register are available online at [url]www.undated20p.com[/url]

Registering for the £50 buy-price ..

The London Mint Office would like to buy these undated 20p coins for their customers and so we are offering the public a quick and easy way to benefit.

Not every 20p is affected so it’s a case of hunting out the rarities.

To claim the £50 buy price you need to register with The London Mint Office BEFORE sending in the coin. There are only 10,000 registration places available so you should register as soon as possible. You may use the form at right to do so.

Registering is free and registration documents will include details on how to easily identify the undated 20p coin and how to despatch it to claim the purchase price. It also includes other materials including a money-off voucher, which all registrants are entitled to regardless of whether or not they find an undated 20p.

You are under no obligation to sell the coin should you find one, but once you are registered, you have the option of accepting The London Mint’s £50 buy price.

Do not delay. only the first 10,000 registrations will be accepted. You may wish to register even if you haven’t yet found an undated 20p, just to ensure you can benefit from this offer.


I don't think so ... worth more to a coin dealer in a few months time? :thumbsup:
#2
Oh would be nice if i got one :)
#3
RuthIess
Oh would be nice if i got one :)


Time to check your pockets etc.
I remeber recently seeing these new design of these coins .. of course I didn't look for a missing date! :)

Good luck!
#4
Omegacdx
Time to check your pockets etc.
I remeber recently seeing these new design of these coins .. of course I didn't look for a missing date! :)

Good luck!


Not much point i dont have any money LMAO!!!
#5
QUOTE=RuthIess;5616641]Not much point i dont have any money LMAO!!![/QUOTE]

Big Issue get your Big Issue :-D

Just a few of your shiny new 20p pieces Gov. :thumbsup:
#6
Omegacdx
Big Issue get your Big Issue :-D


I checked i had two 2001 and 2003 :x
#7
lol i wish this was for coppers not 20p i have lots of them in my purse at the moment :oops:
#8
ilovelilac
lol i wish this was for coppers not 20p i have lots of them in my purse at the moment :oops:


No wonder you can never get a copper when you need one ..

You've got them all in your purse! :-D
#9
ilovelilac
lol i wish this was for coppers not 20p i have lots of them in my purse at the moment :oops:


Lol, your rich compared to me. :roll:
#10
Omegacdx
No wonder you can never get a copper when you need one ..

You've got them all in your purse! :-D



and in my piggy bank :oops:

RuthIess
Lol, your rich compared to me. :roll:


:giggle:
#11
Right folks .. I'm off to the bank at 9 am for £200 in 20p coins! :lol:

Never had a bank teller check my change so closely ... 20p .. 40p .. 80p ...... £200! :shock:
#12
Omegacdx
Right folks .. I'm off to the bank at 9 am for £200 in 20p coins! :lol:


lucky for some :roll::p
#13
Omegacdx
Right folks .. I'm off to the bank at 9 am for £200 in 20p coins! :lol:


Lol, good idea bet you dont get any though. :p
#14
RuthIess
Lol, good idea bet you dont get any though. :p


Yea even with a mask and a gun :oops: :p

"A rare error at the Royal Mint means that tens of thousands of the coins produced earlier this year don't have 2009 stamped on them".

Good luck ... I hope some may find a few.
suspended#15
I have just over £10's worth in piggy bank and not one of them is a new one all dated from 1982 to 2008 gutted i could do with £50
#16
These have been doing £100+ on ebay for ages,
#17
:shock: Now who regrets filling parking meters with shrapnel :|
#18
Why would you send it back to royal mail, it's worth loads more on ebay, and will be worth loaaads more in a few years. If you find one HIDE IT! lol
#19
Remember when the new £5 notes came out? There was one batch where they used a different ink and the serial numbers rubbed off. I kept about 6 of them, wander if they are worth anything?

Might just look through the tills at work for the 20p's
#20
Why do coins have a date on in the first place?

Is important that it is known whether it was manufactured in 2008 or 2009?
#21
Be aware - DO NOT SEND THEM TO THAT WEBSITE!

London mint are running that site. NOT royal mint. BIG difference. London mint are problematic. They are buying the coins off you to sell on their site - probably for a hell of a lot more than £50.

Look up london mint on google - not the best site to deal with. Cheeky beggers.

None on ebay that I could see btw.

Happy hunting.

PS - Banks will have already checked all their stock so pointless going to a bank to get lo9ts of 20p coins. Im just betting lots of shops will run out of 20p coins today - even though staff will probably have checked through their tills for one! lol. You will need to be extremely lucky/already have one to find one after this has been released to general knowledge... :(
#23
tinkerbell28
Exactly, this story has been published in the press months ago, anyone out to make money would of snapped most up I expect!


Not if the 20p coin in question is found down the back of your sofa under your car seat etc.

Those out to make money can't have snapped them all up .. there were 10's of thousands of them minted. :-D
#24
Got to get looking!:)
#25
Have Just read this and looked in my pocket and
[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="4"]BINGO 3 of them !!!!!!!!![/SIZE][/COLOR]

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff359/hukd1/DSCF0394.jpg
#26
rangermastiffs
Have Just read this and looked in my pocket and
[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="4"]BINGO 3 of them !!!!!!!!![/SIZE][/COLOR]

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff359/hukd1/DSCF0394.jpg


I think you photographed the wrong side, the date should be missing from the heads side
#27
rangermastiffs
Have Just read this and looked in my pocket and
[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="4"]BINGO 3 of them !!!!!!!!![/SIZE][/COLOR]

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff359/hukd1/DSCF0394.jpg


awesome!!! wel done u!:thumbsup:
#28
dave_lunt2
I think you photographed the wrong side, the date should be missing from the heads side


o yeah!!
#29
dave_lunt2
I think you photographed the wrong side, the date should be missing from the heads side


I have just borrowed that Bankers shotgun :oops:

See you all around !!!!
#30
rangermastiffs
Have Just read this and looked in my pocket and
[COLOR="Red"][SIZE="4"]BINGO 3 of them !!!!!!!!![/SIZE][/COLOR]

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff359/hukd1/DSCF0394.jpg


Hope you were right ..

Link to the details and picture of coin without year date again ..

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1196176/Have-20p-worth-50-pocket-Royal-Mint-error-results-undated-coins.html
#31
I will keep a look out.
#33
rangermastiffs
I have just borrowed that Bankers shotgun :oops:

See you all around !!!!


Bummer man .. but at least you now know what your looking for. :thumbsup:
#34
Oh damn, I had a couple of these new coins the other day and quickly looked at the design but didn't pay attention to any dates...so I don't know if I had any special coins. :oops:

I just checked my change and I've definitely spent it now anyway but will keep a look out from now on. :)
#35
Just had a quick look. Unbelievable, found two without dates straight off!:w00t:

Then I put my glasses on to check:oops:
#36
I got one...................how much they seriously worth?
#37
im off to the bank to have all my spare money changed into 20p's!! keep the kids entertained for an hour!!
#38
I'll be keeping mine if I find one. £50 :lol
#39
I think I will keep mine if it is going to become more valuable in the future :)
#40
bassman_uk
I think I will keep mine if it is going to become more valuable in the future :)


First Undated run in 300 years.
i would be keeping it :P

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