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The Official RAF Centenary Five Pound Coin - For Just £5 Plus Free Delivery

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Posted 3rd Jan
This year marks the centenary of the Royal Air Force, arguably the most important military anniversary to be celebrated in British history. In fact, there are numerous official events and ceremonies planned up and down the country to mark the occasion – including a service at Westminster Abbey with an RAF parade and flypast!

Now, to commemorate this historic landmark, a brand new Official RAF Centenary Five Pound Coin has just been issued - And it can be yours today for just its face value - £5 POSTFREE.

This brand new coin has been officially approved by the MODand the one-year-only reverse design features the official RAF logo above three aircraft specially selected to demonstrate the developments of the RAF over the last 100 years. The aircraft shown in full colour are the Sopwith Camel, Supermarine Spitfire and Lockheed Lightning II.

This brand new coin really isthe ideal way topay tribute to our Air Forceand the brave men and women, past and present, who have served over the last 100 years to help defend our skies.

Don't delay – secure yours for just £5 now.
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This coin is NOT from the Royal Mint, and is NOT legal tender in the UK. You are basically buying a piece of pretty metal for a fiver which probably has no real investment value.

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Unless you think these will increase in value (spoiler: they won't) then the only reason to buy it is if you are a magpie and like shiny things, in which case a roll of foil is cheaper; or one of those old people who buys things from shopping channels because the shouty company says

THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE CHANCE TO OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY, YES THATS RIGHT I'M SELLING THIS WORTHLESS COIN FOR JUST £5. WORTHLESS NOW, BUT WHO KNOWS, NEXT YEAR IT COULD BE WORTH A MILLION POUNDS! I'M SURPRISED I'M NOT BEING TAKEN OUTSIDE AND SHOT RIGHT NOW BY THOSE PENSION MANAGERS WHO LOST ALL YOUR MONEY! YOUR PENSION COULD HAVE BEEN WORTH BILLIONS IF THEY HAD SPENT IT ON RAF COINS INSTEAD OF SOUND INVESTMENTS!

NOW ASK YOURSELF, CAN YOU REALLY AFFORD TO WAIT ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS UNTIL THE NEXT RAF CENTENARY TO BUY ONE OF THESE COINS? ARE YOU REALLY WILLING TO RISK NO BREXIT, MORE FOREIGNERS AND CORBYN LIVING IN YOUR ATTIC BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE OWN THESE POINTLESS COINS? IF YOU ARE A BREXITEER AND BLOODY LOVE JACOB REES MOGG IN A "TIE ME UP AND HAVE YOUR WAY WITH ME" TOTALLY SEXUAL WAY THEN BUY THIS COIN NOW, AND SHOW THE GERMANS WHAT WE THINK OF THEIR NAZI FISCAL PRUDENCE!

I assume that's how all shopping channels are from Apprentice episodes.
Waste of £5 as not legal tender!
While these coins are technically legal tender (in Jersey) they are not intended for spending. That is why you can buy the £5 coin for £5 with free p&p. You don't think the Westminster Collection is doing it all for free. Good article here thisismoney.co.uk/mon…tml
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Waste of £5 as not legal tender!
Never was so much owed by so many to so few.
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m4rky201103/01/2019 21:22

Waste of £5 as not legal tender!


How come it's not legal tender? Sorry, genuine question from a complete noob! I'm intrigued
is it not legal tender then?
Skybles03/01/2019 21:24

How come it's not legal tender? Sorry, genuine question from a complete …How come it's not legal tender? Sorry, genuine question from a complete noob! I'm intrigued


Jersey currency is not legal tender in the uk.
Skybles3rd Jan

How come it's not legal tender? Sorry, genuine question from a complete …How come it's not legal tender? Sorry, genuine question from a complete noob! I'm intrigued


Me too. I have previously taken £5 coins into the bank and had them changed.
Skybles3rd Jan

How come it's not legal tender? Sorry, genuine question from a complete …How come it's not legal tender? Sorry, genuine question from a complete noob! I'm intrigued


If you want to buy coins that “may” go up
In value buy from the royal mint.
m4rky201103/01/2019 21:24

Jersey currency is not legal tender in the uk.


Thank you, perfect! I assumed this was from the Royal Mint, I've just realised it's not! I git the nutcracker Xmas coin from the RM the other day so will stick with that for now
Skybles3rd Jan

Thank you, perfect! I assumed this was from the Royal Mint, I've just …Thank you, perfect! I assumed this was from the Royal Mint, I've just realised it's not! I git the nutcracker Xmas coin from the RM the other day so will stick with that for now


The Royal Mint say that the five pound coins are legal tender but they are intended as souvenirs and are rarely seen in circulation so most shop's won't accept them but the banks should change them for you.

I would buy solid silver coins like this £20 Sir Winston Churchill coin not only are you getting a coin but your also getting a precious metal that might be a good investment for the future
36735871-p4iwJ.jpgbut even better for your money is a one ounce solid silver bullion coins

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Edited by: "Maffys" 3rd Jan
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the 100 year centenary of the RAF was in 2018 so its a year out of date.
Ordered and heat added - ty.
ansonuk140 m ago

In Jersey it's legal


Ok you win.... so you have to travel to jersey to spend something that cost you £5 to buy!
While these coins are technically legal tender (in Jersey) they are not intended for spending. That is why you can buy the £5 coin for £5 with free p&p. You don't think the Westminster Collection is doing it all for free. Good article here thisismoney.co.uk/mon…tml
Sorry but these aren't legal tender anymore. Banks won't except them. I have the 3 X £100, 4 X £50 and 1 X £20. They sell for considerably less on a popular online auction site. Stay clear unless buying from auction.
Not legal tender. Very expensive for what it is!
Stick with Royal Mint coins, these will lose money as soon as you buy them
Maffys1 h, 18 m ago

The Royal Mint say that the five pound coins are legal tender but they are …The Royal Mint say that the five pound coins are legal tender but they are intended as souvenirs and are rarely seen in circulation so most shop's won't accept them but the banks should change them for you.I would buy solid silver coins like this £20 Sir Winston Churchill coin not only are you getting a coin but your also getting a precious metal that might be a good investment for the future [Image] but even better for your money is a one ounce solid silver bullion coins[Image]



Cool story but the RAF Centenary coin hasn't been issued by the Royal Mint.
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This raises an interesting philosophical discussion regarding the difference between "worth" and "value"

The "value" is determined by whichever jurisdiction you happen to be in (ie Jersey) and the "worth" is what anyone is willing to pay for the item.

You may extend "non-monetary" attributes of your own, ie an affinity for particular branches of the Armed Forces, but the "cost of acquisition" is determined by the relative scarcity of the item and it's desirability.

Right now, if you want one, the worth, cost and value are more or less exactly the same, once the initial production run is exhausted, it depends on how much (at least two two) people are willing to spend to get such an item!

All you can be certain of is that this isn't a "sure fire investment"

Discuss .....
Maffys2 h, 33 m ago

The Royal Mint say that the five pound coins are legal tender but they are …The Royal Mint say that the five pound coins are legal tender but they are intended as souvenirs and are rarely seen in circulation so most shop's won't accept them but the banks should change them for you.I would buy solid silver coins like this £20 Sir Winston Churchill coin not only are you getting a coin but your also getting a precious metal that might be a good investment for the future [Image] but even better for your money is a one ounce solid silver bullion coins[Image]

I'd rather buy premium bonds
ChrisBe2 h, 10 m ago

the 100 year centenary of the RAF was in 2018 so its a year out of date.

Or 4 days...
Unless you think these will increase in value (spoiler: they won't) then the only reason to buy it is if you are a magpie and like shiny things, in which case a roll of foil is cheaper; or one of those old people who buys things from shopping channels because the shouty company says

THIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE CHANCE TO OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY, YES THATS RIGHT I'M SELLING THIS WORTHLESS COIN FOR JUST £5. WORTHLESS NOW, BUT WHO KNOWS, NEXT YEAR IT COULD BE WORTH A MILLION POUNDS! I'M SURPRISED I'M NOT BEING TAKEN OUTSIDE AND SHOT RIGHT NOW BY THOSE PENSION MANAGERS WHO LOST ALL YOUR MONEY! YOUR PENSION COULD HAVE BEEN WORTH BILLIONS IF THEY HAD SPENT IT ON RAF COINS INSTEAD OF SOUND INVESTMENTS!

NOW ASK YOURSELF, CAN YOU REALLY AFFORD TO WAIT ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS UNTIL THE NEXT RAF CENTENARY TO BUY ONE OF THESE COINS? ARE YOU REALLY WILLING TO RISK NO BREXIT, MORE FOREIGNERS AND CORBYN LIVING IN YOUR ATTIC BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE OWN THESE POINTLESS COINS? IF YOU ARE A BREXITEER AND BLOODY LOVE JACOB REES MOGG IN A "TIE ME UP AND HAVE YOUR WAY WITH ME" TOTALLY SEXUAL WAY THEN BUY THIS COIN NOW, AND SHOW THE GERMANS WHAT WE THINK OF THEIR NAZI FISCAL PRUDENCE!

I assume that's how all shopping channels are from Apprentice episodes.
Thanks
I was about to order, but registration is compulsory, as is storing of your payment card details. I don't trust third parties to hold my card details, so I won't order from this company.
I would gladly pay more than £5, if the profits from this coin sale were going to a registered RAF charity, supporting ex services or families of lost servicemen and women. As I cannot see this on their website then I won't be buying this self proclaimed officially approved coin.
*Warning* Guys don't do it...I always avoided these places,this one is no different.

complaintsboard.com/com…tml

Look at the Trustpilot reviews as well,couldn't get a link to work.
Edited by: "BattleBeast1" 4th Jan
ivrytwr303/01/2019 22:13

Ordered and heat added - ty.


You'll be receiving your unsolicited goods and debt collection threats soon,Thanks for ordering from The Westminster Collection.
BattleBeast104/01/2019 03:23

You'll be receiving your unsolicited goods and debt collection threats …You'll be receiving your unsolicited goods and debt collection threats soon,Thanks for ordering from The Westminster Collection.


Fuming I ordered one cause I thought it was cool. Won't let me log in too cancel
m4rky201103/01/2019 21:22

Waste of £5 as not legal tender!


How do I cancel my order lol?
billy_hunter3 h, 22 m ago

Fuming I ordered one cause I thought it was cool. Won't let me log in too …Fuming I ordered one cause I thought it was cool. Won't let me log in too cancel


there is always one lol
TipsyNurse6 h, 39 m ago

..... BUY THIS COIN NOW, AND SHOW THE GERMANS WHAT WE THINK OF THEIR NAZI …..... BUY THIS COIN NOW, AND SHOW THE GERMANS WHAT WE THINK OF THEIR NAZI FISCAL PRUDENCE!I


Sold - Bought 10 - We'll show the Hun what we think of them
billy_hunter3 h, 54 m ago

How do I cancel my order lol?


Maybe cancel future payments from your account if you allowed this, just in case...not sure about this legally, you would need to check but if you receive unsolicited goods write to them giving them so many days to collect the item you never asked for...did you tick any boxes about agreeing to buy a collection or future coins? This is where they get you.
deleted36172603/01/2019 23:48

This raises an interesting philosophical discussion regarding the …This raises an interesting philosophical discussion regarding the difference between "worth" and "value"The "value" is determined by whichever jurisdiction you happen to be in (ie Jersey) and the "worth" is what anyone is willing to pay for the item.You may extend "non-monetary" attributes of your own, ie an affinity for particular branches of the Armed Forces, but the "cost of acquisition" is determined by the relative scarcity of the item and it's desirability.Right now, if you want one, the worth, cost and value are more or less exactly the same, once the initial production run is exhausted, it depends on how much (at least two two) people are willing to spend to get such an item!All you can be certain of is that this isn't a "sure fire investment"Discuss .....


From the complaint boards site link I posted above....not my own comment.

My father has been collecting coins and spoons from this company for a number of years and has asked me to dispose of them. They are in the original packaging and in excellent condition, I visited a coin seller today and was told that the coins that my father had paid over £40 each for were actually worth about 2 pounds each. I understand that he has to make a profit, but looking at his stall there were similar coins on sale for £3. These prices are confirmed by an ebay search.

I feel my father has wasted over £2,000 with maybe a total sale value of about £250 to £300. Certainly not an investment.
I’ve bought these £5 coins occasionally from the Royal Mint with the understanding they could be cashed in. I won’t be buying them again - that This Is Money article is very informative!
I know someone that would love this and I nearly bought it but after reading about Westminster Collection I have decided not to. Won't vote either way, people can make up their own minds as to whether this is worth buying. I don't think it's worth being on the end of their marketing and alleged dirty tactics, not for an arguably illegitimate £5 coin paid for with my arguably legal Scottish tender!
TipsyNurse19 h, 39 m ago

Unless you think these will increase in value (spoiler: they won't) then …Unless you think these will increase in value (spoiler: they won't) then the only reason to buy it is if you are a magpie and like shiny things, in which case a roll of foil is cheaper; or one of those old people who buys things from shopping channels because the shouty company saysTHIS IS AN EXCLUSIVE CHANCE TO OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY, YES THATS RIGHT I'M SELLING THIS WORTHLESS COIN FOR JUST £5. WORTHLESS NOW, BUT WHO KNOWS, NEXT YEAR IT COULD BE WORTH A MILLION POUNDS! I'M SURPRISED I'M NOT BEING TAKEN OUTSIDE AND SHOT RIGHT NOW BY THOSE PENSION MANAGERS WHO LOST ALL YOUR MONEY! YOUR PENSION COULD HAVE BEEN WORTH BILLIONS IF THEY HAD SPENT IT ON RAF COINS INSTEAD OF SOUND INVESTMENTS!NOW ASK YOURSELF, CAN YOU REALLY AFFORD TO WAIT ANOTHER HUNDRED YEARS UNTIL THE NEXT RAF CENTENARY TO BUY ONE OF THESE COINS? ARE YOU REALLY WILLING TO RISK NO BREXIT, MORE FOREIGNERS AND CORBYN LIVING IN YOUR ATTIC BECAUSE NOT ENOUGH PEOPLE OWN THESE POINTLESS COINS? IF YOU ARE A BREXITEER AND BLOODY LOVE JACOB REES MOGG IN A "TIE ME UP AND HAVE YOUR WAY WITH ME" TOTALLY SEXUAL WAY THEN BUY THIS COIN NOW, AND SHOW THE GERMANS WHAT WE THINK OF THEIR NAZI FISCAL PRUDENCE!I assume that's how all shopping channels are from Apprentice episodes.


This is, hands down, no question, the best comment ever posted on HUKD. Congratulations. You won the internet today.
Edited by: "trickytree1984" 4th Jan
If anyone feels compelled to buy this bling out of some sense of sentimental obligation for the RAF's successful defence of the country in the Battle of Britain, of laying the path to victory by the Bombing Campaign, or of helping to keep the convoys supplying us in the Battle of the Atlantic, then may I suggest giving £5 (or whatever) to the RAF Benevolent Fund (via Gift Aid if possible) instead? The money will then go directly to supporting those in need who survived such service, in WWII or since:-

rafbf.org/way…BwE
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