its like I'm reading these comments for the first time ever.... :D
yes but the channel islands are different you cant use them in the UK.
Scottish bank notes issued by Bank of Scotland, Royal Bank of Scotland, or Clydesdale are not legal tender either in the rest of the UK. Same I think applies for Northern Irish bank notes too. https://www.scotbanks.org.uk/banknotes/legal-position.html Bizarrely enough Bank of England notes aren't legal tender in Scotland either
What has this site become peddling tat like this (lol) Can't wait for those tacky decorated plate deals, oh and don't forget the limited edition teddies. Surely this is all Sunday paper magazine fodder?
The Spitfire along with the Hurricane and other weapons along with our Brave fighting forces and those of our Allies were used to fend off the Nazi's and are the very reason we can contemplate buying commemorative medals / coins such as this! If the outcome had been different we could be spending German money.
Ordered and deleted payment option a month ago and today 4 coins and an album turned up with a demand for £23 :o . Went online checked and it said I had a subscription for it but was never asked or told. Cancel your subscription if you receive any more, even though you never entered into anything.
Another one for Trading Standards. This site needs such a button in order to pass on evidence for an investigation.
Ordered. Paid. Deleted payment details from website. No chance of them taking extra money then.
Just send me 98p and keep the penny - you'll be glad you did!
Just to add - e.g. for anyone with UK commemorative coins they want to cash out/spend see: https://www.royalmint.com/discover/uk-coins/coin-design-and-specifications/five-pound-coin/ In particular: "Most people would not wish to exchange a crown piece, but in recognition of the fact that some people may wish to do so, some banks will allow crowns to be deposited into bank accounts. However, please note that whilst the coins are legal tender, banks are not obliged to accept the coins (please refer to guidelines on legal tender status). Policies on accepting crowns do vary, therefore it is advisable to check with your bank in advance. Alternatively, crowns can be exchanged for goods or services at Main Post Office branches throughout the UK. For further assistance please contact the Post Office Helpdesk on 08457 223344." (The VE Day coin in the deal is NOT a UK Crown.)
The official Royal Mint coins are Legal Tender. They don't have to be accepted by a shops, just like in England many shops refuse to take Scottish notes or £50 notes. When it talks about 'circulating legal tender' it means current coins and notes in use. Such as a £10 note from 1980 cannot be used and won't be accepted by a shop/bank today, because it's not a current circulating £10.
No shhhh Sherlock, but as you're only paying face value you have nothing to loose. and some of these do have more than face value. The 2014 £5 coin which marked the 300th Anniversary of Queen Ann's death is worth over £50. However this is rare for these types of coins.
Is it one of the A-Z ones? XD
Agree. "This brand new coin really is the ideal way to pay tribute to the brave men and women who helped to end WWII." By sending a company in Guernsey a fiver? Why? It's not as if any of their profit is going to any charity either. And what makes it "official"? Who says so? This is up there with the square mile of the moon I purchased for posterity and the star I had named after my wife (the newly entitled Lady of Loch Lomond)!! This is a con. Pure and simple. Better off giving to one of the service charities than to these 21st century spivs. Rant over. Cold by the way. (mad)
Looks like a bad iPhone case
D Day landings, where many thousands of people died and many thousands more were seriously injured. And a company has thought..... 'ooh its coming up to the 75th anniversary of this slaughter, how can we profit from it ?' 'Well, we'll flog some gold dipped tat and make it a subscription where hopefully they'll keep buying more of this crap'
Wonder how much of the profits for this go towards suitable military charities.... ?
"I understand I will receive other Ingots at the priority collector's price of £19.99 (+p&p) in the D-Day Forces Gold-Plated Ingot Collection at monthly intervals. I am under no obligation and may return any ingot within 10 days. I may stop collecting at any time."
Will this sell for £19.99 (confused)
Just put £5 in the bank now and it will be worth £50 to £100 in 50 years time.
I like shiny collectables, I'm sending one to my young nephew in NZ and my two young boys will get the other 2.
I bought it because it's good for my grand kids (y) I can tell you after 50years it will be worth £50-100£
Don't worry about it.
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:- https://www.rafbf.org/ways-to-give?gclid=CjwKCAiAyMHhBRBIEiwAkGN6fPPO-t1MyUx2ntPqsFr7OKoMFS24xsvdbqLMpDMXAiBEGar4ZbW-ARoC9vMQAvD_BwE
This is, hands down, no question, the best comment ever posted on HUKD. Congratulations. You won the internet today.
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!
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!
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.
It looks like someone bought 5 today @ £16.49 each. http://offer.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewBidsLogin&item=232105837736 I wonder if the seller will get paid? Or whether this is more proof that there's no more fool than an ebay fool?
Anybody who bought this and regrets it, they are going for around £12 on ebay now.
Not according to The Westminster Collection. This is what they say about last years Poppy coin on their facebook page. "the new £5 Poppy Coins have been issued on behalf of the Bailiwick of Jersey and are therefore legal tender only within Jersey. Hope this helps. Regards, Christian" I see no reason why it should be any different this or any other year.
When did I say £20?? I said over £10. check completed listings on eBay. I can't link from the apps. But they always go for over £10. I honestly don't understand why you're on one about this? As stated, u won't get rich from it, but you will be able to sell for a profit whilst donating to charity. No you can't spend the coin, but you also can't spend art, it still has a value!
captain obvious to the rescue..
cash back declined
Yeah mine too, I just did it as I wanted to be the first person I knew with the new one, but I got one out of the atm a couple of weeks before I even received it from this order. Obviously the company is not very trustworthy as they promised this cashback and then declined everyone once they had their orders for no reason I can see as it tracked fine, expect they sell on your details for junk mail.
My cashback was also declined, so unfortunately this fiver cost me £5.
My Quidco claim was declined :(
I know , it's only like the Scottish ones that are same material and been out for more than a year and also like the Irish note from years ago
Voting cold because of the reputation of this company and I can't see what value this offer has.
or just LAZY (_;)
it's not exactly "small print" it's a box which you have to tick..people who don't understand this shouldn't have internet access
Due to vast social-care cutbacks in the last decade our communities have many vulnerable people with special needs and conditions such as Aspergers syndrome living alone with little guidance. There are also many people with mental health issues and those who were not gifted with the same powerful mental capabilities as others. This doesn't mean they deserve to be preyed upon by scumbags mongering pointless tat. Companies like this are a rash on the crotch of society.
I agree. However I also think companies who sell things in this manner knowing full well a lot of people won't read the small print are a stain on humanity.
I believe the law says you can use up to the amounts specified to settle a debt, so if I owe you £10 I can offer to pay you 50x 20p pieces and if you refuse I can legally say the debt is nullified as you have refused payment. On the other hand if you offer to tender (purchase) an item then the seller is completely at liberty to refuse to sell to you for any reason including because they don't like low denomination coins.
I think we all hate it when some one claims to speak for us. :p
You try paying for something which is £10 with 20 pence pieces, tried once and they wouldn't accept it, they basilcly turned down my money. They thought I was taking the Mick, well I wasn't I had just saved them up. At the end of the day is up to whatever business do accept or decline what they want, as if it's to much hassle why bother? Like these coins, all the different ones, must be a pain knowing what is "legal tender" and fakes.
what if she dies on the 20th April
Another good way to waste £5.
Is there any reason why you only post westminster collection deals? + Signed up just over 2 weeks ago ... ?
Who would have thought it, 200 years since ABBA won the Eurovision song contest.
yep totally agree, there is one company forget which that allows you to spend them in one of the Channel islands they say its legal tender but small print means most people could never use them.
Nothing from the Westminster Collection is legal tender. Banks in the UK won't accept their coins. I tried this out with a £2 coin someone gave me. That said, the coin is probably OK for people who collect embossed pieces of metal.
Thank you all for the comments. The coin is legal tender in Jersey. In the rest of UK, banks accept to exchange for the British/Scottish/Irish notes. I've tried it on other Jersey issued £5 coins. I used to buy £5 coins from Post Office but recently they are not selling £5 coins. I've not tried post office for exchanging Jersey issued coins though.
You are totally, absolutely and completely wrong about this, and by the way, you are mistaken ;)
I very much doubt UK banks will take Jersey coinage.
Nope you wont be able to do that. No bank or post office will take it. This isn't a royal mint coin, its just decorative.You may get a few quid from it on eBay in the next few years.
it is legal tender... except shops will be wary accepting it. if you want to cash it in, just go to the post office or any bank, they'll take it, in exchange for the 'normal' coinage.
it does work. I never get any UNwanted coins etc. I've been a Westminster customer for ages!
This is my view also. Considering the amount of posts we see saying things like 'bought this, don't know why' or 'don't need it but too good a bargain to refuse' etc etc, then I think this purchase is at least made with genuine feelings involved, especially for those who are connected in some way to the actual subject matter. I bought one for my ex Army OH, it arrived today. It may not be 'valuable' in monetary terms but it's a nice thing for him to have regardless, imo. Btw, if you log into your account you can change the contact preference settings (which are automatically set to accept contact) and stop all emails/calls etc. I've just done this, time will tell if it works!
Ordered for my dad to give to him after he lays a wreath in the Remembrance Day parade! Super fast delivery too!
Bought one for my MIL who lost her dad in the war. We missed out on the ceramic poppies but these are quite nice too. Shame it's only 50p donation.
That may well be true, but there are lots of people who they do prey on, I know.....
thing with these though is they aren't made by the royal mint
Initial charge was £25 delivered...
Ordered and heated, does look nice. Unticked all the boxes offering offers, see if that works.
I highly doubt anyone would buy these coins to spend or even think about spending in the future, would have to be pretty hard up and near the point of suicide before I'd want spend my collection of £5 coins.. there will most likely be someone who thinks they can buy their fish and chips with one though, so your information was worth posting
Give the British Legion £!.50 via Gift aid and cut out the middle man and his bling.
Is it because it's a collectors item.......
Why isn't Westminster Collection spam banned yet?
No thanks, I earned my medals.
That's good :)
They're going for up to £50 on Ebay, it seems. I've bought one simply as a gesture to the French that they made a mistake in vetoing the issue of the 2 Euro coin.... I'm looking forward to October 25 2015, the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt.... We few, we happy few, we band of brothers; For he to-day that sheds his blood with me Shall be my brother; be he ne’er so vile, This day shall gentle his condition; And gentlemen in England now-a-bed Shall think themselves accurs’d they were not here, And hold their manhoods cheap whiles any speaks That fought with us upon Saint Crispin’s day.
The original Waterloo 2 Euro coin 2015 doesn't exist, France ban them before circulation.
Now if it had been the original Waterloo 2 Euro coin for £9.99 I might have been interested.
Website is down until 13.00 hours today at the earliest....
Not so bad, people paying £20+ already in ebay for this coin
Something then, I guess
How old are you 11 or something!
The people who actually fought would be a better design. Something like this... http://www.stuartbriggs.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/Wellingtons-squares-2.jpg OR a wellington boot stamping on a frog.
inb4 posts saying avoid rubbish company because people have not read and ended up subscribed to some coin subscription no complaints here, then again I don't madly tick boxes while ordering online
If you wish money to go to a good cause pick one and donate direclt i.e. Royal British Legion but on the other hand if you want to be conned by a cheap marketing trick then go ahead and purchase a coin.The Mercedes car comment is totally irrelevant to the conversation unless they too use low ball marketing techniques.
Here we go with this rogue company yet again. Can the moderators ban this company please? You will save a lot of elderly people a lot of misery and money. If anyone from this company is reading this comment, my personal opinion is that you are the lowest of the low. Find a way of making money without preying on vulnerable people that cannot afford it. I hope justice finds you. I will not repeat my previous comments about this company. Anyone interested can look at my previous post.
If you want to give 50p to the charity, just give 50p to them. This company prey on vulnerable people, will be forever selling you coins (they love sending them "on approval"). They're only giving 50p so they look good. They don't make money on this "free" medal, but they'll make money on the £40 they'll send to you, unsolicited, a month later and take payment for it if you don't send it back (at your own cost) within 10 days (always great if you're on holiday). They're con artists, nothing more, nothing less.
Loving the can an op ban this post comments on almost every item. From coins to fur scarfs. If it goes to a good cause and the buyer is happy does it matter what the raw material value is? You don't see those comments on the Mercedes Car posts..
Oh dear, pressed Like in error (slippery phone). Interesting that you joined Huk today, just after this "deal" was posted, made two remarks defending this "deal", then disappeared again. Interesting, like my phone.
Once ordered something and ended up waiting 2 on the for it! A lot of chasing up.. Can't recommend
Solely due to shimaagoza, I vote COLD
No I wouldn't consider buying it at all, but as the deal states "£5 for £5" and in fact this is only worth £5 in Guernsey, I'm 'suggesting' this is why people might vote cold. I haven't voted either way btw :p
would you really be buying this with the intention of spending it then?!
Legal tender only in Guernsey?