The government has pressed pause on the Brexit fifty-pence coins – 13 mint responses
Having already begun production of commemorative Brexit fifty-pence coins dated 31st October 2019, the Royal Mint has been instructed to postpone the pressings until further notice as it’s highly unlikely to be the correct date. Reports suggest the process has cost £11.5m so far, adding to the growing list of Brexit money wastage.
BREAKING Sajid Javid has "postponed" production of the new Brexit 50p coins due to the likelihood that the UK will not leave the European Union next Thursday.https://t.co/dh5kbLuWrj
— Christopher Hope📝 (@christopherhope) October 25, 2019
The scorn of Twitter was turned on the government, so there’s no change there then.
"And now, the now regular commemorative melting down of all the commemorative Brexit 50p coins."
— Mark Gibbings-Jones (@brokentv) October 22, 2019
Re the Brexit 50p coins: can they not just leave a space so you can fill in the exit date yourself with a pen
— Michael Deacon (@MichaelPDeacon) October 22, 2019
Ok so the last two dates didn’t work out but I’ve got a good feeling about [arbitrary date] TRIPLE THE ORDER YOU MINT SHITS
— James Felton (@JimMFelton) October 26, 2019
— HappyToast ★ (@IamHappyToast) October 25, 2019
Useless 50p coins sir, millions of 'em pic.twitter.com/gJ0Q1OVRYD
— Murray Foote (@murrayf00te) October 26, 2019
Government to issue commemorative Brexit Extension 50p coins
— LCD Views (@LcdViews) October 25, 2019
So the FT say it will cost £11.5m to cancel the contract for minting 10 million 50p coins. That’s over £1 each. Boris economics for you
— Roy Stonebridge 🌑 #FBPE (@roy_stonebridge) October 26, 2019