Philip Mernick writes:
The editorial page from the UK's Coin News describes the finding of an undated mule 20 pence coin - created by matching an old style 2008 obverse with a new style 2008 reverse. In theory this should be the only possible undated mule as the 20 pence was the only coin in the redesigned set to have moved the date from one side to the other.
However, there is still the possibly of dated mules appearing as all "old style" coins had a beaded obverse and the new coins have an unbeaded obverse. It seems probable that all denominations have been struck in both old and new styles so it gives collectors a lot more to look out for.
Philip attached an image of the editorial page. Modern mint errors represent an interesting challenge for collectors, since important and valuable pieces can sometimes be found in circulation or over the counter at banks. The editorial rightfully states that the true value of these errors in the marketplace will only become clear over time. It's an interesting mistake regardless. -Editor
Wayne Homren, Editor
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