U.K. to Destroy Commemorative 50p Coins in Brexit Meltdown

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U.K. to Destroy Commemorative 50p Coins in Brexit Meltdown

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Thousands of 50-pence coins minted to commemorate Brexit on Oct. 31 will be melted down after Prime Minister Boris Johnson accepted an extension from the European Union, two people familiar with the matter said.

U.K. Chancellor of the Exchequer Sajid Javid had announced plans for millions of coins engraved with the date Johnson pledged to leave the bloc, but production was paused last week when it became clear there would be a delay.
I'd be much happier if the news could be confirmed by a few more sources.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles ... t-meltdown

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No doubt, a limited amount of those already minted coins will be held back though, as in years to come (whatever the outcome of Brexit going forward), the commemorative 'Brexit on October 31st' coins will be seen as a rare collector's item, for alternative historical reasons.
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Sorry for the double post, but I've obviously gone past the allowed edit time - (in keeping with Brexit tradition :-P )

The new Brexit commemorative coin


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