Thursday, August 30, 2012

2012 London Olympic and Paralympic Coins Disappearing from Circulation

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The Royal Mint has confirmed that more commemorative 50p coins featuring London 2012 sporting designs are being taken out of circulation by members of the public than any other commemorative coin released into circulation since decimalisation.

The Royal Mint expects and plans for 2 to 3% of new 50p coins released into circulation to be removed by collectors or simply be lost.

But a recent audit suggests that . . .

Read more at The Royal Mint

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