Lucky 20p Owners Could Get £50

#1
Thought l'd put this in the NAAFI as more people have a look in here.

Apparantly there is a batch of new 20p piece with out a date on them. As it currently stands the London Mint office will give you £50 if you return it to them. However it will no doubt be worth more in the long run! There are roughly 200,000 of them in circulation and none of the buggers are in my pockets, change jar or down the back of my sofa!
On the new 20p the date is on the same side as Her Majestys head

If you find one, you could look at this website www.undated20p.com


Full story here
http://uk.news.yahoo.com/5/20090629/tuk-minted-lucky-20p-owners-could-get50-45dbed5.html

200,000 of the buggers one of us lot is bound to get one!
 
#3
I have a feeling that my nearest sweetshop owner wont like me later on as im going to by penny sweets with a note and ask for the change in 20p's
 
#5
Many moons ago my uncle used to take a bag of coins to work (post office manager) and substitute cupro-nickel for any with any intrinisic value. The lazy greedy tw*t.
 
#6
http://24carat.co.uk/londonmintofficeframe.html

http://www.craigmurphy.com/blog/?p=357


To claim the £50 buy price you need to register with The London Mint Office BEFORE sending in the coin. There are only 10,000 registration places available so you should register as soon as possible. You may use the form at right to do so.

Registering is free and registration documents will include details on how to easily identify the undated 20p coin and how to despatch it to claim the purchase price. It also includes other materials including a money-off voucher, which all registrants are entitled to regardless of whether or not they find an undated 20p.

You are under no obligation to sell the coin should you find one, but once you are registered, you have the option of accepting The London Mint’s £50 buy price.

Do not delay. only the first 10,000 registrations will be accepted. You may wish to register even if you haven’t yet found an undated 20p, just to ensure you can benefit from this offer.
For f**ks sake :roll:
 
#8
Thanks Sainty. Merged.
 
#9
The London Mint Office didn't issue these coins so you can't return them!!!! The Royal Mint issued them. The LMO is a private company that sells coins.

These coins will be worth a lot more than £50 each in due course.

Litotes
 
#11
bet you broon is found stuck with his hand down the back of the couch looking for 20p's
 
#12
I wasn't paying attention properly, but I recall on TV news today it was said that one of these coins on eBay? had started at £18 and bidding had risen to £5,000?

According to this eBay list:

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/__unda...5fRLQQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQ_sopZ3QQ_scZ1

.... there are some "Buy it Now" with an asking price of £5,000.

Seems to be another thread here:

http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=126849/.html

and the link posted:

http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/wales/south_east/8123749.stm
 
#13
bovvy said:
I wasn't paying attention properly, but I recall on TV news today it was said that one of these coins on eBay? had started at £18 and bidding had risen to £5,000?

According to this eBay list:

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/items/__unda...5fRLQQ_trksidZp3286Q2ec0Q2em14QQ_sopZ3QQ_scZ1

.... there are some "Buy it Now" with an asking price of £5,000.

Seems to be another thread here:

http://www.arrse.co.uk/Forums/viewtopic/t=126849/.html
I remember when the 2 pound coin came out, some had the queen wearing a necklace they were valued at 18 quid if you found one. Me and my mate hads a good few and made a mint. So check your 2 pound coins aswell :)
 
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#18
Looks like someone is chancing their arm a bit - £25k - bet this ones a con though - look at the spelling - Nigerian perhaps?
 
#19
I suppose the next story to hit the headlines will be a report on counterfeit coins - but you can spot the dodgy 20p because the date is missing...
 
#20
putteesinmyhands said:
I suppose the next story to hit the headlines will be a report on counterfeit coins - but you can spot the dodgy 20p because the date is missing...
Don't give the Bank of England ideas, mate :lol:
 
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