Golden Britannia Penny

elfmay Forumite Posts: 18,716 Forumite
Don't know if this will be of interest to anyone? But I got a mailing from the London Mint Office this morning with this offer. I usually just throw them in the recycling bin TBH, but as this coin is no longer being struck and I like the colour design, I actually reserved one. Certainly wouldn't pay £19.95 for a penny, but can live with the £2.50 p&p. (just about).

I know it's not exactly money saving, paying £2.50 for a penny! :o :rolleyes: But just thought it might appeal to some.

IT'S OFFICIAL: after centuries ongoing tradition, Britannia is to vanish from our coinage. The Royal Mint has announced new coin designs from 2008, and Britannia will no longer feature on them.
The London Mint Office would like to offer a limited number of UK mainland households the opportunity to share in the Britannia tradition, and so we are offering the Golden Britannia Penny, a £19.95 value - but it can be yours free - all you pay is £2.50 postage and packing.
This genuine predecimal penny, layered with pure gold and with the design accented in full colour, is the finest way to preserve our Britannia coin heritage. As part of the design, the Union flag is accented in full colour!
I need someone really bad! Are you really bad?


  • dnomyar
    dnomyar Forumite Posts: 118 Forumite
    This is a private company that makes all its sites and leaflets look so oficial, you may be tricked into thinking its the same as the Royal Mint. All though this may be a good offer to some (for the 1st coin). You are automatically joining a club that will send you a coin monthly (with no obligation to purchase but costs go up) but you are responsible for returning the coins if you dont want to pay. The coins you then get are not always worth what you have to pay for them. Can then be very difficult to leave the club!
    if i had known then what i know now
    CAMURPHY Forumite Posts: 2 Newbie
    Don't be fooled by the London Mint Office and their so-called offers - there's not much good said about them on these forums.

    Indeed, at the time of writing there were close to 50 tales of woe in the comments over at my blog entry relating to the LMO's earlier coin disposal for Tristan da Cunha:

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