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Dripsey3
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I like coins. I don't have a huge collection but I collect special ones. Has anyone come across the Brexit 50p? I have people in the UK keeping an eye for one for me but no luck so far. A friend went to London this weekend, but hasn't come across any. I could buy one on ebay, but I think I'll wait for one to turn up. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brexit_50p_coin

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8 hours ago, Dripsey3 said:

Thanks for looking out for one for me. I suspect the shopkeepers are selling them on ebay and that's why they aren't showing up in general circulation! 

Yeah that happens a lot, there's a person near my parents who owns a small shop that does this on the counter as you wait to be served. 😛 

1 hour ago, upthepies said:

Quite possible but, won't this land them in trouble if they do?

I haven't seen any, it might be worth asking a bank to change a certain amount of money into 50p coins and then rummaging through the bags.

I thought it was illegal to do that.

I know on YouTube coin collectors buy bulk bags and go through them, it's one way to find one.

41 minutes ago, liampie said:

i dont get why people would put them up on ebay for so much money, it seems madness. i know people collect coins but surely there is a value in them first.

These days people make money in the weirdest ways, you'd be surprised how much some would pay or ask for.

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Whatever your views on Brexit, I can understand wanting to hold on to a coin like that for curiosity value. Or to make an easy profit on Ebay! :D

In terms of aesthetics, the newish pound coin is gorgeous. But it's also easy to confuse with a euro coin, which can be a bit of a pain if you walk around with both in your wallet!

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19 hours ago, CliftonMagpie said:

I work in a supermarket, so I can keep an eye out also.

I haven't seen one of these coins but I do notice plenty of other ones such as WWII etc.

I appreciate this. I reckon a supermarket is the best bet. 

17 hours ago, DangerousSausage said:

Whatever your views on Brexit, I can understand wanting to hold on to a coin like that for curiosity value. Or to make an easy profit on Ebay! :D

In terms of aesthetics, the newish pound coin is gorgeous. But it's also easy to confuse with a euro coin, which can be a bit of a pain if you walk around with both in your wallet!

Purely for the sake of having it. It's historic in its own way. If I get one, it won't be going on Ebay!

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8 hours ago, AmericanPie said:

No chance over here, but if you collect coins and require someone to keep a look here in the States I am more than happy to do it.

Some of the coins here are really something!

I have 4 presidential dollar coins. My pride and joy is a first day of issue Abraham Lincoln. He's my favourite president. 

I also have the full collection of state quarters. I have them in a presentation case. 

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