2008 20P UNDATED COIN - MULE

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I FELT I HAD TO WRITE A QUICK GUIDE TO BUYING A 'MULE 20P PIECE' AS SOME EBAYERS ARE PAYING CRAZY PRICES FOR COINS THAT ARE ONLY GOING TO BE A HUGE DISAPPOINTMENT WHEN THEY LAND ON YOUR DOORSTEP.

FIRSTLY, PLEASE TAKE NOTE OF THE FOLLOWING:-

THE 'RARE' ROYAL MINT 20 PENCE COIN THAT WAS IN THE PRESS IS UNDATED ON BOTH SIDES AND HAS THE COAT OF ARMS ON ONE SIDE AND THE QUEENS HEAD ON THE OTHER.  BEFORE THESE WERE PRODUCED IN 2008 THE DATE WAS PRINTED ON THE BACK OF THE COIN BUT WHEN THIS 'MULE' BATCH WAS MADE THEY USED AN OLD MOULD FOR THE QUEENS HEAD AND A NEW ONE FOR THE COAT OF ARMS RESULTING IN THIS ERROR.

IF YOU SEE SOMEONE SELLING A 20P THAT'S UNDATED ON COAT OF ARMS SIDE AND HAS '2008' OR '2009' ON QUEENS HEAD SIDE THIS IS NOT THE 'MULE'.  PLEASE BID WITH CAUTION AND IF IN DOUBT ASK TO SEE MORE PHOTOS BEFORE PARTING WITH YOUR CASH. A GENUINE SELLER WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM DOING THIS FOR YOU. FROM WHAT I CAN SEE A LOT OF SELLERS ARE USING THE PICTURE THAT WAS IN THE PRESS AND NOT SHOWING THE REAL ARTICLE WHICH WORRIES ME ALSO.

 IF IN DOUBT DON'T BID...

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