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Royal Mint Battle of Britain 50p coin

Old 31st Mar 2015, 03:03
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Royal Mint Battle of Britain 50p coin



Ohh dear, nice coin, shame about the mount, cannon armed Spitfires that never fought in the Battle, and belonging to an RCAF Sqn that never even formed until Nov 41, a year after the battle was fought...

No. 416 Squadron , Canadian Air Force


Nice try.......
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 08:56
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Great idea, but one would think they might have done better on the detail
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 08:58
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..... say nothing about the aircraft paint scheme.... let them think that at least one item is historically accurate of the period!
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 09:01
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Surprised the front aircraft isn't coded JE-J
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 09:16
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Originally Posted by MPN11
Surprised the front aircraft isn't coded JE-J
I was wondering who would make the Airfix link



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Old 31st Mar 2015, 09:26
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Seriously people.......
It's quite a nice day. Why not go outside?
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 09:39
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Seriously people.......
It's quite a nice day. Why not go outside?
More a case of people having a 'giggle' than a 'rant', surely?
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 12:15
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I'm sure somebody covered this on an earlier thread. I remember a comment that it was very topical, what with three pilots racing to get to two serviceable aircraft!
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 16:41
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Looks like a total cock up all round on this one. Apparently the coin itself is now having to be re-designed to show how much it is worth....
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 17:12
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If that is so, can the message be got to the Mint, along the lines of post 1
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 17:59
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I find it rather sad that there were so many errors with this coin. Clearly, The Royal Mint intended to commemorate an historic period of events that most of us on this Forum are extremely proud of. It would be great if these errors could be passed to them so that the 50p (AL1) presentation will be what was intended and accurate.
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 18:23
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I rather liked the quote from the Royal Mint here Royal Mint criticised over 'inaccurate' Battle of Britain commemoration - Telegraph

“Most of our customers purchase products for the coin itself, rather than the display packaging in which it is housed.”

So that's OK, then?
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 18:25
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Just to add a little balance, the coin looks very good and I think was discussed somewhere on PPRuNe late last year, the display box/poster is total hoop. Have a look here
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 18:27
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Here you go - a bit better than MkIXs with cannons...







But actually I would prefer a brace of Hurrcanes - the real winners of the BoB!





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Old 31st Mar 2015, 18:30
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Nice pics Leon, now, how long before the RN pipe up?
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Originally Posted by Tankertrashnav View Post
I'm sure somebody covered this on an earlier thread. I remember a comment that it was very topical, what with three pilots racing to get to two serviceable aircraft!
Here you are: http://www.pprune.org/military-aviat...5-uk-coin.html
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Old 31st Mar 2015, 20:36
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how long before the RN pipe up?

Always happy to oblige......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EUGTTKOLLgs

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Old 31st Mar 2015, 23:35
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The original work of art was painted by Wilf Hardy over 40 years ago. Wilf did a lot of work on behalf of RAFBF in his time; as you would expect, he is now an elderly chap. Licensing artwork can be expensive, and I suspect that the organisers in this case have exploited available goodwill rather then pay for accuracy.
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Hmmm ... Hurricane US-X in overall olive paint?
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