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  1. stuart kenrick
    28th March 2016

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    i have a few coins that I think are fairly rare and would like to know values of;
    £2 2015 lord Kitchener your country needs you coin
    £2 st pauls cathedral coin
    £2 2006 brunell coin
    £2 2012 Charles dickens coin
    £1 egyptian arch coin
    £1 floras wales coin.

    • CYC-Admin
      6th May 2016

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      Sorry for not answering sooner. I think those are pretty normal face value coins. Buy the book and you can check them all.

  2. Bonnie webb
    9th April 2016

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    Hi I wanted to know about my coin I don’t know much all I know is it’s a 1882 penny hope you can help

    • CYC-Admin
      6th May 2016

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      This is a website for decimal coins only. I do deal in older ones via predecimal.com (there is also a forum there).

  3. Ian Briant
    25th May 2016

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    Here’s a thought – not a single 2016 coin found yet in change after 5 months!
    Possible answer – they know the Queen intends to abdicate this year and so are holding back on general circulation coins until Charles takes over?

    • CYC-Admin
      26th May 2016

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      Interesting idea, but historically coins dated in the current year never used to turn up until the end of the year. I think I more likely explanation is that the Royal Mint are churning out so many commemorative coins, and basically not very many of them are actually needed in the real world. Also, 2016 dated coins have certainly been found in circulation, e.g. the Peter Rabbit 50p’s seem to be showing up in a lot of places.

  4. Shell
    12th June 2016

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    I have a 1707-2007 £2 coin. Please let me know its value if any.

    • CYC-Admin
      12th June 2016

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      That’s a fairly common one. The union of the kingdoms of England and Scotland.

  5. Tracy
    2nd August 2016

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    I have a 1999 2 pound coin that clearly says worlc is this worth anything?

    • CYC-Admin
      3rd August 2016

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      Sounds like the side of the D has been ‘lost’ in the edge milling. It’s fairly common for that to happen, especially to the REMEMBER REMEMBER coins which can look like PEMEMBEP etc. I wouldn’t have thought it’s worth more than £2.

  6. Teresa Nelder
    9th August 2016

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    I have a 2015 Magna Carta £2 coin. Excellent condition. Is it worth more than face value

    • CYC-Admin
      9th August 2016

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      I think currently people that want one and haven’t found one may be paying a little more.

  7. ND
    9th August 2016

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    I have a 1999 5 pence coin with a chunk missing out of it and was there was any reason for this? I can send a a picture if you would like?

    Thanks.

  8. ssukisue
    26th August 2016

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    I have three new pound notes when they came out before the round coin. Are they commonplace or rare please?

    • CYC-Admin
      2nd September 2016

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      Very common, even in perfect condition. They are worth a bit more than face value, but not a great deal.

  9. anna fox
    20th October 2016

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    How much is a 2p ‘New pence” with 1981 date on it.
    Is this worth anything.

    • CYC-Admin
      20th October 2016

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      No. It’s the 1983 with NEW PENCE that is rare, as is clearly described on this website and no doubt several others.

  10. Anton W
    21st November 2016

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    i have a isle of men castle rushen clock 20p is it worth keeping or just an unusual coin?

    thanks in advance

    • CYC-Admin
      26th November 2016

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      IOM and other territory coins are not dealt with on this website I’m afraid. Sometimes they are worth more than face value, simply because they are not encountered often.

  11. Victoria
    8th December 2016

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    I have a 2002 silver coloured 2p coin that I have had for years (at least 12) I think it’s probably some kind of fake (it attracts a magnet) but wonder if you could shed any light on why it would have been made since it seems to be only recent times that people are trying to cash in on things like this! Thank you

    • CYC-Admin
      8th December 2016

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      It’s probably either missed its copper layer or more likely the copper layer (on the steel) has been chemically removed. You can’t really ever prove that it’s a mint error (if it is one) so it’s really only a worthless curio. But in saying that, people do seem to go mad on ebay etc!

  12. Peter
    8th December 2016

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    Hello,

    I have a query for you. In your book you state that after 1992 the alloy of the 1p was changed to copper plated steel. So I had a look at my coins and found that my 1999 BU 1p is not magnetic so I assume it is bronze. As this coin is from a year set would I be right in assuming that the circulating coins would be of copper plated steel. I have not been looking for one but I will be now. Your thoughts?

    • CYC-Admin
      9th December 2016

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      Yes, that is correct and will make that clear in the next book and on the website. Certainly the 1998/99 pennies in proof sets were bronze. I’m not entirely sure about the BU sets though. Is your set a proof or BU set?

  13. Peter Thompson
    10th December 2016

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    Ref bronze pennies.
    I have both sets and both coins are bronze.
    Since my last message I got a couple of bags of pennies from the bank and found 6 1999 pennies all of which were copper plated steel.
    Peter

    • CYC-Admin
      11th December 2016

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      Thanks Peter, good info. I’ll clarify that in the next book. I’m pretty sure the same was true (cu plated steel for circulation and bronze for sets) for 1998 pennies.

  14. Mark
    17th January 2017

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    Hello Christoper. Firstly, many thanks for an excellent web site – I’ve only recently started collecting, and visit here regularly.

    May I ask a question about 5p coins? Your listing states 1992-2011 Cupro-Nickel, then 2012 onwards Nickel-plated Steel. However, I find the 5p coins are magnetic from and including 2011. Does that suggest perhaps that in fact 2011 onwards is Nickel-plated Steel?

    With thanks, Mark.

    • CYC-Admin
      17th January 2017

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      Thanks Mark. You’re absolutely right, it was 2011 for the intro of nickel plated 5p and 10p coins. Good job I’m just doing the next book as I can change it and will also change it on the website.

  15. Peter Thompson
    25th January 2017

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    Ref the 1994 £2 trial coin. In the book you state that these packs are selling (worth?) £100 to £200. What would ,in your opinion, would the trial coin on its own be worth?.
    Many thanks,
    Peter,

    • CYC-Admin
      26th January 2017

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      I suppose it depends on condition. If slightly used then less (theoretically, although it’s shocking sometimes how decimal collectors don’t really seem to care much about condition lately), but probably at least £60 as it is the most important thing in the packs.

  16. Peter
    26th January 2017

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    Thank you very much for your opinion and time.
    My decimal collection only contains BU or proof coins.

  17. Peter Thompson
    13th February 2017

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    Good day,
    Do you know where these 12 sided £1 coins dated 2016 are coming from? The trial piece is dated 2015 and clearly states “TRIAL PIECE”. The Royal Mint issued coin is dated 2017 and is not due for release until mid March. So where are they coming from? Are they legal? Or has the “Worlds most secure coin” been forged before it has even hit the streets?

    • CYC-Admin
      18th February 2017

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      I think it’s very likely that the 2016 dated 12-sided coins were distributed to vending machine companies and anyone that may need new coins for testing purposes. I’m not sure if the supply contract requires companies to return them to the Royal Mint (it certainly did for the 2015 coins marked TRIAL) but clearly the temptation to put them on ebay is too great for many people. They were produced in massive numbers and will be circulated (dated 2016) in March 2017.

  18. Allan Kelly
    25th February 2017

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    can you tell me if the 2016 royal shield 50p is in circulation yet

  19. Stephanie
    5th April 2017

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    Hi I have a 1992 5p coin with a monkey on, I have never seen one like this, are they common?

    • CYC-Admin
      5th April 2017

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      Monkey often means a Gibraltar coin and off the top of my head I don’t think any of the 5p’s are special.

  20. Allan Kelly
    25th May 2017

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    how many 50p coins will be in general circulation in 2017 ?

    • CYC-Admin
      25th May 2017

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      Just 2017 dated, or all of them?

      • Allan Kelly
        18th July 2017

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        how many different 50p coins dated 2017 will be in general circulation

        • CYC-Admin
          18th July 2017

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          Off the top of my head: 4x Beatrix Potter themed, the Isaac Newton and the normal shield reverse.

  21. Ricky
    26th May 2017

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    I have a new £1coin and it has a very distinct minting error and was wondering if it was worth anything at all the silver part is stretched out into the gold part and it also has a rim around one side of the coin it looks as if it has been pressed out of line

  22. Annabel Bradley
    6th August 2017

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    Hello,
    On the 1999 2 pounds page you showed the standard £2 coin and you said for a non used version it was a scale 5. However you moddeled it with a 2001 standard coin. Which is the scale 5 please? Anyhow I have both coins so I wondered how I could tell if it’s been used please. I know of a post office that sell rare coins would they possibly buy this one if it is a scale 5?
    Thank you .

    • CYC-Admin
      7th August 2017

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      Pay less attention to the dates as the date sides are usually just used to show the type of coin design. The 1999 coin is very common in normal used condition, as stated. It’s only rare in shiny like-new condition. I don’t think any Post Office would be interested, they just get the wholesale new coins and sell those on. And as I say, in normal used condition they are common and you may as well spend it.

  23. Henny
    15th August 2017

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    I got a 1944 half penny in my change instead of a 2p.

    Also, in a charity shop, I bought 2 peculiar wooden blocks. Each has 5 coins, one on each side. On the 6th side is a carved mark (the collector’s personal mark?). One has a shiny 1936 penny, the heads of George V, George V1, Edward V11 and Elizabeth 11.
    The other a 1963 half penny, George V, George V1 and 2x Elizabeth 11.
    They are really tactile. Is this a normal way to display coins or just a bit of fun?
    Any advice appreciated!

    • CYC-Admin
      20th August 2017

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      It’s great getting pre-decimal coins in change still! Sometimes farthings are passed as modern pennies too. The wooden things you describe don’t sound familiar. It sounds a bit like a made up set that was perhaps made and sold at some point.

  24. Darren Williams
    15th September 2017

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    why would you update this app when I have just paid £2 so I can’t see the value of my coins. I have also started filling in what coins I have and now the update doesn’t include the £2 coins. Why why why????????

    • CYC-Admin
      15th September 2017

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      I also replied to your email. You have to scroll the denomination bar at the top, to the left or right to see all the denominations. They are all there, nothing has been taken away, only added.

  25. bobby bancroft
    26th September 2017

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    hello
    i have found a flat edge 10 pence piece from 2013, its not had the milling filed off, but looks more like what a 10p blank would do before its striked
    it still has evidence of being pressed from the sheet to make the blank
    would this make it rare?

  26. Carol Wilson
    15th October 2017

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    I have quite a few 1689-1989 bill of rights two pound coins and some 1986 thistle commonwealth games Two pound coins.

    Are they legal tender or where can you change them? They are not mint condition was put away and forgotten about.

    • CYC-Admin
      15th October 2017

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      They are technically legal tender but as no one ever sees them they may not be accepted in shops. I actually pay them in to my bank whenever I have any that aren’t perfect. If you have the time people do pay more than face value for all the pre-current decimal £2 coins and a lot don’t seem to mind slightly used/stained/damaged ones.

  27. Dave Williams
    20th December 2017

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    I see that you have recently posted an article, but it requires a password to read it! Any particular reason why?!?
    I would quite like to read it, but have no idea how to, as the password could be anything under the sun!
    I have a copy of your latest book but don’t currently keep it under lock and key – should I in future?
    I do not have a twitface (or is it booker?) or any other social media account. Nor do I ever intend to.

    • CYC-Admin
      20th December 2017

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      It was just for convenience to allow it to be read by a couple of coin error experts and some others to dot the i’s and cross the t’s before I make it properly public. No secrets here, I’m just making sure that everything I post about coins is absolutely accurate, which is something I wish the newspapers would do, too!

  28. Janet Coyle
    19th January 2018

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    What’s your take on the The “Secret” UK 2015 Silver Waterloo £2 Coin made by the Mint but not sold to UK buyers, it was made for the Dutch market? The specifications of this coin are:
    Denomination: 2 Pounds; Metal Composition: .999 silver; Diameter: 38.60 mm; Coin Quality: Proof; Weight: 31.1 gms; Mintage: 1250 (as part of the three coin set)
    I can’t find it in your book.

    • CYC-Admin
      19th January 2018

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      I’d not heard of that one, but nothing surprises me anymore. If makers of new coins think there is enough demand for something they will make it, even if it means deviating from the norm (e.g. normally coins that are 38.6mm are crowns with a face value of £5). I’ve found it online so I’ll confirm details and will include it in the next book as a note under the Waterloo £5 (with the same design) and perhaps a quick mention among the commemorative 2015 £2 coins. Thanks for pointing it out.

  29. Peter Thompson
    27th January 2018

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    Ref the reverse types of the 1p. I have gone thru quite a lot of bags of pennies just lately and have made the following observations which differ slightly from those you have mentioned earlier.
    1971-1984*: All coins have left reverse with dot rivets.
    1985 – 1990: Circulation coins have dot rivets, coins in sets have circle rivets.
    1991: All coins have dot rivets.
    1992: Circulation coins have circle rivets, coin in sets have dot rivets.
    1993: Circulation coins have dot rivets, coins in sets have circle rivets.
    1994: Circulation coins have dot rivets, coins in sets have circle rivets.
    1995 – 2006: All have circle rivets.
    2007 & 2008: Circulation coins have dot rivets, coins in sets have circle rivets.
    2008 and later: Coins no longer feature a portcullis design.
    I am sure there are others out there somewhere but someone else can have a try and find them.

    • CYC-Admin
      27th January 2018

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      Thanks, I’ll approve this comment first and will then check the details properly.

  30. Roy scragg
    22nd February 2018

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    Please help,I received a 2002 Commonwealth N I coin in my change the other day. What I would like to know is, was there any fakes for this coin as it looks brand new showing virtually no use at all. Thanks and I really enjoy the website and comments.

    • CYC-Admin
      22nd February 2018

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      I don’t know of any fakes of that one. Perhaps someone broke it put of a set to spend.

  31. Jerry Tuddenham
    13th April 2018

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    Hi
    Do you have a similar site / detail for pre decimal coins ?

    Great app by the way 🙂

    • CYC-Admin
      3rd May 2018

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      Sorry for the late answer. Thanks. I produce a book for pre-decimal coins (Collectors Coins GB 1760 – 1970) and probably the largest resource for pre-decimal coins is the forum on my other website – http://www.predecimal.com

  32. Ian Craig
    22nd April 2018

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    I have been looking into the value of 50p coins and am wondering if the 2009, 2010 and 2011 50p piece coins are the most rare coins minted along with the 2009 Blue Peter Olympics coin and if so why do the tables of rarity not show this?

    • CYC-Admin
      3rd May 2018

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      I suspect it’s because none of those coins were circulated and they therefore don’t really grasp the public’s imagination – as they are very unlikely to find them. But also, it demonstrates that mintage numbers themselves are really not that relevant. The biggest factor that makes some coins more expensive than other is the demand for them… and I really believe that a lot of the current demand for certain coins is unsustainable in the mid to long term.

  33. Jacqueline Palmer
    8th June 2018

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    I received in my change a 20 pence coin dated 2015 which is silver on one side and looks gold on the side showing the Queens Head. I have scrolled through loads of websites trying find out about it but cant find any coins like this. Are you able to tell me if this is rare and if worth any more than 20p. I can send a picture if required. Thanks

    • CYC-Admin
      9th June 2018

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      The 20p can often look gold coloured, I believe it’s due to the higher copper content in the alloy. They certainly can tone golder over time, perhaps that is what has happened to the exposed side (i.e. the other side was on a surface). It could also just be down to an improper alloy mix or it could have been manipulated. Whatever the cause, it’s very unlikely to be worth more than 20p.

  34. Jacqueline Palmer
    13th June 2018

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    Ok. Thanks for replying

  35. Kevin Collins
    21st June 2018

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    When will you update the app to include the full 2018 coins, I’m still looking at the 2018 £2 spitfire ( sorry we do not have an image yet) empty holder.
    Also I have the 2018 £2 Vulcan & £2 Sea King
    But no mention on you app…..

    Come on you can do better…

    • CYC-Admin
      22nd June 2018

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      A June update has been fine tuned and tested this week and is about to go live (either this evening or Saturday). It will include the Spitfire picture and new coins including the Vulcan, 2 Potter 50p’s and the Paddington 50p (plus a couple of £5 crowns and 90 price updates). Is the Sea King £2 available at this stage?

  36. Martin Washbourn
    10th August 2018

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    Hi, I have a 2012 “Dickens” coin that appears to have 3 minting errors. I have trawled various websites but cannot find anything similar and as there is a lot of “webshite” out there to sift through I thought I would ask your advice.
    The coin appears to have the following defects )which I can produce macro photo’s if it helps ….
    1. The edge writing is upside-down when the Queen’s head is face up.
    2. The word “WILL” is spelt “WIILI”
    3. The dots around the Queen’s head are “off-centre”.
    I have tried your app and various other websites but cannot seem to get any clear steer. I expect it might be the case that this is normal but I seek your advice and guidance otherwise. Any help appreciated.

    • CYC-Admin
      11th August 2018

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      All very normal things. The edge wording is random in orientation and on some coins (The Dickens is known for it) some of the edge letters are not properly formed. And the dots around the centre are often lost in the join or not quite central.

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