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What's going to be the Royal Mint's next big hit?

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13 hours ago, GoodAsGold said:

Hi @kimchi. Do you think the RM should stick with a Snowman coin every Christmas for the foreseeable? He's always on TV here every Christmas after all. I think they could certainly sell more of their annual Christmas cards if they put a Snowman in them instead of the designs they're going with.

I do like the idea of a yearly issue for a few years as long as they don't raise mintage like you say. Thinking about it though, I think after 3 or 4 years the designs will get a bit samey, so a three-year run perhaps?

As long as the final one isn't him melting into a puddle :wacko:

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In a Royal Mint survey that I responded to, I suggested celebrating JRR Tolkien on a coin.

I suppose if they follow through, they’ll do so in 2022 to commemorate his 130th birthday.

His art has already been portrayed on UK stamps, and he remains hugely popular around the world since the two trilogies, so I think a Tolkien coin would go down quite well. 

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2 hours ago, kimchi said:

I do like the idea of a yearly issue for a few years as long as they don't raise mintage like you say. Thinking about it though, I think after 3 or 4 years the designs will get a bit samey, so a three-year run perhaps?

As long as the final one isn't him melting into a puddle :wacko:

@kimchi Ha Ha Very good  😀  Thanks for your thoughts.

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3 hours ago, westminstrel said:

In a Royal Mint survey that I responded to, I suggested celebrating JRR Tolkien on a coin.

I suppose if they follow through, they’ll do so in 2022 to commemorate his 130th birthday.

His art has already been portrayed on UK stamps, and he remains hugely popular around the world since the two trilogies, so I think a Tolkien coin would go down quite well. 

@westminstrel Hi buddy.  Yes I think your good self and @Tonyb959 have convinced me that Tolkien would be a very good choice. Albeit we might have to wait a while for that anniversary to come along.  Will the RM be content to keep their next big hit on hold until then, or try to repeat their success with a 2nd Snowman coin?  Thanks for your input.

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3 hours ago, Cornishfarmer said:

I always thought they could try football club crests.    90 odd designs 50k of each. Would make things very interesting for collecting. 

@Cornishfarmer And why not? They had I don't know how many 2012 Olympic 50p coins so perhaps they could use the same denomination for a football club set.  That should introduce the younger generation to coin collecting. They could do club colours as well on silver proofs. Maybe the Man United coin could have a hole in the middle (like the hole in the middle of their defence)    😀

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10 minutes ago, fiveshotdon said:

My guess is 48.11% of the population wont like this coin.

 

43 minutes ago, richatthecroft said:

Some great ideas and some very funny ideas but I think this one, notwithstanding it having a conservative mintage figure, stands a very good chance:

https://www.royalmint.com/brexit/

So obviously gonna be a 350 million mintage! Everyone will know about it, written on buses 🚌 and everything!

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1 hour ago, h103efa said:

 

So obviously gonna be a 350 million mintage! Everyone will know about it, written on buses 🚌 and everything!

Or maybe not. 

Although unlikely, it could be another 15000 mintage, very unlikely I acknowledge, but even a 100,000 Proof Silver mintage would make this coin extremely valuable to those who escaped the scrum with one.  Sh*#te design (if that's it?)- the result of a five minute brainstorm before knock-off time on a Friday afternoon before the Pub?   

Being cynical, the sentiment written upon it is clearly not shared by the members of the club we are leaving, and certainly not by many people here in Britain on both sides of the Brexit divide, given the apparent stalling on so many key points.  I continue to have mixed feelings of Brexit, I'm not going to lay my cards down here of which way I voted, not that its relevant, and I have no regard for The Sun, but their classic 1990 headline:

 'UP YOURS DELORS'**   Could and would be a much better message on the Brexit coin (it would at least make it more sought after).  

Just replace DELORS and insert: BARNIER, WEYAND, TUSK or SEEUWS or whoever is the one who countersigns the Brexit agreement to leave the EU.   

** have a google if you are still in the flower of your youth.  

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18 hours ago, richatthecroft said:

Some great ideas and some very funny ideas but I think this one, notwithstanding it having a conservative mintage figure, stands a very good chance:

https://www.royalmint.com/brexit/

It's not too late to change our minds ...... on the design of the Brexit coin I mean. How about 3 different designs?  Either a hand waving a fond goodbye to the EU. Or it could just show a finger or two instead.

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Im not sure brexit should be celebrated... the european union is the greatest idea ever conceived to bring peace and harmony to europe after centries of europeans squabbling with each other! Just a shame that the politicians out there mismanaged, lined thier own pockets and misjudged the people. Its acually a sad situation.

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