Quick update on buying coins at face value from the Royal Mint using 3V

A couple of weeks ago, I ran this post on buying 50p coins at face value from the Royal Mint.

To be honest, it was written as a bit of fun.  And the fact that the ‘free postage’ code I gave had expired before the post actually appeared did not help!

However, a new code for free postage is now available – OLDNPP


At worst, you can now buy £50 of 50p coins for £50 and get them delivered to your house for free.  Because the Royal Mint takes Visa and MasterCard, you can earn a few miles for your effort and get £50 nearer any sign-up bonus you are working towards.

It gets more interesting if you buy 3V Virtual Visa cards from Tesco, though.  The Royal Mint takes these cards, so you can immediately cash them out – whilst netting yourself 150 Clubcard points (360 Avios) for every £50 of 3V cards you bought.  (See here for more details on 3V).

Since you are limited to roughly £50 per order – you can only buy 4 of each different coin – and since someone needs to be at home to take the delivery (I assume they don’t go through your letterbox), I still put this in the ‘bit of fun’ category.  But it could prove useful nonetheless.

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  1. Rocky says:

    Just got this email from The Royal Mint.

    Are they planning on sending me a envelope full of coins? If so even better so I don’t need to unwrap them……………

    Dear Mr Rocky

    Thank you for your recent order with The Royal Mint.

    Due to an unusually high demand in our London 2012 Olympic 50p range, we have had to reproduce a large amount of the designs. Please be aware that some of the 50p range of coins that were ordered will be dispatched without the outer retail packaging.

    Thank you for your understanding and I apologise if this has caused any inconvenience.

    Yours sincerely ,

    Allyson Bowden
    Customer Service Manager

    • I just got this email too and I’m not best pleased as I was planning to flog them on eBay, where they’re going for up to £2.99 a piece. Presumably they won’t have the same value without the commemorative packaging.