Help needed from our UK members

Discussion in 'World Coins' started by wcoins, Feb 14, 2018.

  1. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    Are these still any good or just junk?
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  3. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    They are still cashable at face value at any UK bank and I believe will remain so for quite a while yet. Shops are entitled to refuse them, but I believe many will still take them but not all at once.
     
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  4. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    Thank you.
     
  5. wcoins

    wcoins GEM-ber

    How about the large 50p, are they still good? I have a few of those, also. And some large 10p.
     
  6. sakata

    sakata Devil's Advocate Supporter

    Check out Numista. If it does not say demonetized it should be spendable. For example:
    https://en.numista.com/catalogue/pieces866.html
     
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  7. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

    Cashable for ever.
    I`m still taking pre decimal to the bank for face value.
    I bought 8.8kg of Two Shilling coins on eBay for £54 and £5 shipping.
    £80 I got :cool: £21 of free money.
     
  8. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    The old large 50p, 10p and 5p are cashable but you need to have an account at the bank and they want them in £5 bags generally. It does vary from one company to another and some may not take them at all. Barclays seems to n the above rules.

    They will also take the pre-decimal florins (at 10p each) and shillings (at 5p each) on the same basis. But not the sixpences and halfcrowns - I think the maths is too difficult for the post-decimal brain!
     
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  9. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

    Paddy,
    I take mine to the Post Office, no account required.
    I change Half Crowns and 5 Shilling Crowns too.
    All tatty currency notes including 10 Shilling notes.
    I bag everything up and the manager does not even check them, he trusts me as he was not around in pre decimal days.
    They all get sent to Cardiff.
    Sixpence coins go in bulk on eBay for people who have vintage slot machines.
     
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  10. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    Thanks for that info - I will use. I think I may have a problem with my local PO as it is a tiny insert in a small stationery shop that is about to go bust I fear. Next closest is an insert in a WHSmiths - can't see that working either. I will have to travel further afield for a decent size PO. Here's hoping!

    PS - what do you get for sixpences? I have lots...
     
  11. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

    I`ve not listed any for a while but I use to list 100 Sixpences, £0.99 start and free shipping and they went for around £10-£12.
    Put in the title ideal for vintage slots and brides shoes:cool:
     
  12. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    Just an update @daveydempsey - my local shop Post office certainly won't change them. They seemed surprised I asked and rather curtly told me: "It's obsolete money - nobody will accept them"! I tried the big Post office in a nearby town - still no go, though slightly more polite about it.
    I have little hope of the next nearest as it is an insert in a WHSmiths. Looks like I will be driving a long way to get a PO to take any!
     
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  13. sakata

    sakata Devil's Advocate Supporter

    Mail it to Davey and let him dump it for you. :D
     
  14. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    I would but by the time we had paid for the postage there wouldn't be much left for either of us! :)
    And surprising as it may be for those in the US of A, Yorkshire is quite a long drive from Devon.
     
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  15. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

    @PaddyB
    If I`m ever down there I`ll let you know and give you face value for it and cash it in at home.
    I do visit Devon, Cornwall, Somerset about 2-3 times a year on business.(I only get a days notice I`m going though)
    My Post Office is a village version, albeit the largest village in England, it serves quite a big area.
     
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  16. sakata

    sakata Devil's Advocate Supporter

    As I was born in York I am quite well aware of that. :)
    As a kid in the early '60s we drove down to Devon for our summer holidays one year. Back then it required an overnight stay.
     
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  17. PaddyB

    PaddyB Eccentric enthusiast

    Great! PM me whenever you get notice to move. I am around most of the time so we can meet up and chat coins too.
     
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  18. daveydempsey

    daveydempsey Well-Known Member

    Okey cokey
     
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