The New 2012 £5 Poppy Coin £5.00 Delivered @ Westminster Collection
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The New 2012 £5 Poppy Coin £5.00 Delivered @ Westminster Collection

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Found 9th Nov 2012
The new £5 coin features an exclusive red coloured poppy design based on the Legion’s logo and is the perfect way to support the work of The Royal British Legion.

A 17p donation from every coin sold will go directly towards the Legion’s work and provide financial, social and emotional support to the millions who have served and are currently serving in the armed forces, and their families.

Limited to one coin per household only

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Original Poster

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Really nice looking coin! HOT

Fab

Just ordered one yesterday, buy two £5 coins each for my boys as a little bit of history have around 16 different ones now, had to get my mum to get the other one because only one per household.

Only legal tender in Jersey, but hot design

What a waste of time! 17p to The British Legion? That's insulting! I thought the "£5 metal poppy with £1 to The Legion" was shocking but this takes the cake!

The idea is sound enough but 17p out of £5?!

COLD

woldranger

What a waste of time! 17p to The British Legion? That's insulting! I … What a waste of time! 17p to The British Legion? That's insulting! I thought the "£5 metal poppy with £1 to The Legion" was shocking but this takes the cake!The idea is sound enough but 17p out of £5?!COLD



I know what your saying but your paying £5 for a £5 coin so surely there is no proffit in it for anyone really?

woldranger

What a waste of time! 17p to The British Legion? That's insulting! I … What a waste of time! 17p to The British Legion? That's insulting! I thought the "£5 metal poppy with £1 to The Legion" was shocking but this takes the cake!The idea is sound enough but 17p out of £5?!COLD



How is that the same? They're not making any money by swapping one form of £5 for another, essentially, you still have £5 and the legion gets 17p for nothing.

Banned

scawp

How is that the same? They're not making any money by swapping one form … How is that the same? They're not making any money by swapping one form of £5 for another, essentially, you still have £5 and the legion gets 17p for nothing.



£5 in a non-interesting bearing form. Long term loser. Better just to give 17p to some guy selling poppies I reckon.

Original Poster

woldranger

What a waste of time! 17p to The British Legion?



Why don't you send them a fiver, has you say 17p is "shocking" !

Can I use this coin? In the shop, or a slot machine... Or is it only a souvenir?

A significant improvement on the metal poppy offer posted earlier


stvoritel

Can I use this coin? In the shop, or a slot machine... Or is it only a … Can I use this coin? In the shop, or a slot machine... Or is it only a souvenir?



Legal tender only in Jersey

very nice my dad collects these I will inform him

woldranger

What a waste of time! 17p to The British Legion? That's insulting! I … What a waste of time! 17p to The British Legion? That's insulting! I thought the "£5 metal poppy with £1 to The Legion" was shocking but this takes the cake!The idea is sound enough but 17p out of £5?!COLD



Agreed, the best wa to support the Legion is to donate directly to the Legion

17p? Id rather stick a couple of quid in the box next time im at the Asda.

stvoritel

Can I use this coin? In the shop, or a slot machine... Or is it only a … Can I use this coin? In the shop, or a slot machine... Or is it only a souvenir?


It works the same way as the banknotes from Scotland and Northern Ireland: a lot of businesses will accept them (as they can be exchanged at par with other sterling money), but they have the right to refuse. In practice though I think this particular coin will be refused more often as it is so unusual.

parkerluke1987

17p? Id rather stick a couple of quid in the box next time im at the Asda.


you can order this coin and stick that in the box so you spend £5 and the Legion gets £5.17

There are lots of horror stories about this company on the web.


Edit: This may be incorrect information.
Edited by: "a3lawy" 9th Nov 2012

If I buy this am I buying just this coin or am I buying into a collection? Many stories online of buying a single coin and then receiving many more coins as part of the "collection" in the post followed by invoices and debt collector letters!

a3lawy

This "£5" coin is not legal tender in the UK.



I don't think that's the issue. Why would you buy this to go and spend it? It's a collectable!

silly

Avoid: http://boards.fool.co.uk/the-westminster-collection-12203929.aspx



Yes, avoid. Find a better way to donate if you want to support this charity.

how much silver is in it?

I have removed my card details from them just in case.

Fire Added

I'm guessing the only reason this is hot is because it's to do with the poppy....COLD from me though. I'd rather donate the £5 straight to them than have this tacky looking coin and them only get 17p.

I bought a Olympics £5 coin off them and they hounded me with emails, letters and calls. Had to ring 3-4 times to get myself off the communications list.

Winchy

I don't think that's the issue. Why would you buy this to go and spend … I don't think that's the issue. Why would you buy this to go and spend it? It's a collectable!



Of course you wouldn't spend it. It does affect the future value though. A UK £5 coin will be worth a lot more. Hence not a great collectible.
Edited by: "a3lawy" 9th Nov 2012

I ordered something a while back and they sent me a FDC for some stupid amount of money. Rang them and cancelled and sent the goods back. They have tried calling me a few times too. Its an 0202 number so just block it now on my mobile.

Pay five quid to a (potentially dodgy) company for a novelty souvenir which effectively has no inherent value; and £0.17 of it goes to the charity it's supposed to be supporting?
Wow. That's horrendous!

Cold.
MUCH better to donate a fiver for a normal poppy.
Either way you're down a fiver, but that way your money goes to the charity you're supporting.


Would you ever dare show people you bought this?
"Look, everyone - I've got this lovely coin, with the British Legion's poppy design that commemorates our fallen war heroes. It cost me £5.00 - and seventeen pence of that went to the Legion."
Sick. (And not in the modern "street" sense of the word.)

For your tomorrow they gave there to day... Nice way to show support

More ways to support the better not a deal as such.

Thankfully I've moved since my last purchase from them... poor folks at my old flat!

Voted cold based purely on the basis of reading a few webpages about the Westminster Collection

Good luck to those who have ordered this coin from them lol

silly

Avoid: http://boards.fool.co.uk/the-westminster-collection-12203929.aspx



My father in law also had problems with this company. Avoid. Give the money directly to the legion.

a3lawy

This "£5" coin is not legal tender in the UK.



Unless they moved Jersey OUT of the UK today, this statement is incorrect

gizmouk

Voted cold based purely on the basis of reading a few webpages about the … Voted cold based purely on the basis of reading a few webpages about the Westminster CollectionGood luck to those who have ordered this coin from them lol



I don't think it's good to vote just because you've read somebody else's opinion somewhere - you should really act from your own experiences if you have any, otherwise base your vote on something else!

I've bought coins from them on couple of occasions and they seemed to be ok - I haven't had any phone calls or any unauthorised charges or watever else everyone seems to be talking about. I do have an advertisement letters comming from them once in awhile (I'd say 1 in 3 months time roughly maybe even in 6 months) that offer you to purchase something or subscribe for a collection or buy specific coin but that's pretty much it - that's my own personal experience. Nobody forced me into anything so far. So to all those that placed their orders I wouldn't worry too much.
Edited by: "avebell" 9th Nov 2012

It's easy to say its £5 for £5, and the 17p donation comes out of nothing... But they know full well that most of these are not going to spent.

Also its worth considering this... What really IS money?.... Think hard.

Like others have said, donate your fiver directly if you want to support.
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