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got one of those undated 20p coins...

(23 Posts)
akhems Wed 01-Jul-09 11:56:11

and was thinking of putting it on ebay, have never sold on there before soo would be grateful for info/advice please

Bonneville Wed 01-Jul-09 12:04:44

Interested too. Ive got two.

Tortoise Wed 01-Jul-09 12:09:12

They do seem to be selling well.
Good photo to prove no date on it.

Why can't i find one?

Bonne I'll give you 20p for one of yours! grin

tiredemma Wed 01-Jul-09 12:10:59

Ive just raided both my boys moneyboxes- nothing in there.

Galava Wed 01-Jul-09 12:11:42

Lucky you !!

You can hand them in for £50 I believe, or is the gambler in you taking over grin

Ledodgy Wed 01-Jul-09 12:11:50

Don't do it yet! I've got one on there atm and so far it's on the grand sum of £2.20 and ends tommorrow. hmm

Ledodgy Wed 01-Jul-09 12:12:05

Tis flooded with them on ebay atm.

Bonneville Wed 01-Jul-09 12:13:38

Im actually very sceptical about the whole thing! Wont be surprised if there ends up being a lot of disappointed people around.

akhems Wed 01-Jul-09 12:14:28

galava, do you mean you can hand it into the bank?

ledodgy that sucks.. I had a brief look at them and there's one priced at £7,000 shock

I'd be happy with the fifty quid I reckon. Just I've never ever sold anything before and no clue how to set ebay up to do it.

tiredemma Wed 01-Jul-09 12:16:01

Iwould wait a couple of months until all the others are gone.

Bonneville Wed 01-Jul-09 12:17:06

£7000? Shill bidding?? Whatever that is!

Galava Wed 01-Jul-09 13:29:49

I saw it on yahoo news yesterday (and then immediately searched a whisky collecting pot containing 100's of the things ... but typically none undated smile)

The report said to contact the royal mint if you wanted to cash one in. They would give £50 for it. But it did also suggest they might become more valuable as the years went on. There are thousands of them in circulation apparantly, so I guess valuable but not that valuable.

LadyGlencoraPalliser Wed 01-Jul-09 13:33:43

It's not the actual mint that is giving £50 for them apparently, it is a private company called The London Mint Office.

emma10 Fri 03-Jul-09 22:51:28

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

Flower3545 Sat 04-Jul-09 07:45:26

Mine sold last night for £225, woo hoogrin

No contact from the buyer yet thoughhmm

whatever1 Sat 04-Jul-09 22:35:11

I so wish these were my hands! It seems eBay turns these into little gold mines!

Pingpong Sat 04-Jul-09 23:08:02

have you seen this listing?

Pingpong Sat 04-Jul-09 23:13:17

OMG I've scrolled down further and there is one for £2 million on buy it now!
there are now 72 pages. I'm not scrolling through all of that !

Yurtgirl Sat 04-Jul-09 23:19:43

There was a chap on radio 2 the other day trying to get everyone to sell him theirs for £50

Woo £50!
If I had one I would keep it for a while - wait till fuss dies down

I cant believe any are actually going to sell for 2 million pounds - crazy people

Yurtgirl Sat 04-Jul-09 23:25:47

what they should look like

Mine annoyingly has 2008 on it - I did have a few seconds of joy before I saw that!

bettythebuilder Sat 04-Jul-09 23:56:08

I know this is going to seem like sour grapes because I don't have one (harumpf ) but the whole thing seems a bit dodgy.

Why is the London Mint Office website a .org web address- I thought they were only for government websites, and this is a private company.

And why are they only offering to buy 10,000 of the coins? wouldn't they be better buying as many as poss then melting down loads of them, making the ones they keep even more valuable to collectors? hmm

Pingpong Sun 05-Jul-09 09:20:07

anyone can be an org, I know a few charities that are orgs.
Government sites have gov in it like for HM Revenue and Customs.
I agree though I think the London Mint Office are trying to sound very official.
The most valuable ones seem to have no date on either side. There seems to be a large number with no date on one side or another and the genuine ones with no date are fetching way more than £50. The London Mint will be fully aware of their value and just hope that the £50 for 20p attracts some people. No idea why they say they are limiting it to 10, 000 - to make people feel special?

ilovesprouts Sun 05-Jul-09 09:24:52

keep them dont sell just yet ,i have not got one envy

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