The Royal Mint's offer to sell examples of its Alphabet coins is proving profitable to frequent visitors. -Editor
People have come up with a clever scheme for making a tidy profit from the Royal Mint Experience.
In 2018 the Royal Mint released more than two million 10p coins that had a different letters of the alphabet.
The A-Z coins had designs featuring British icons like the fry-up and the red letter box.
Though they only have a face value of 10p these coins sell for far more on websites like eBay.
Now cunning coin hunters have been taking advantage of a special offer at the visitor attraction at Pontyclun.
Every Tuesday, Friday and Sunday from 10am until 2pm, if you bring a standard 10p coin or small change they will swap it for up to 10 A-Z coins.
People then take the coins and sell them for over 100x face value online.
The most popular is the Jubilee coin which is sold for over £12.
One coin collector based in Cardiff who didn't want to be named told WalesOnline: "Loads of people are doing it. You just go down and swap three times a week and then make a profit on
Ebay. Click on the sellers - they are all from Cardiff and south Wales. "
To read the complete article, see:
The ingenious way people are making free money from the Royal Mint Experience
To read an earlier E-Sylum article, see:
THE ROYAL MINT'S NEW 10-PENCE COINS (https://www.coinbooks.org/v21/esylum_v21n09a35.html)
Wayne Homren, Editor
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