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Author Topic: Cheap metal discs or 2 pence coins, how to get them?  (Read 598 times)

Offline Gonzo100100

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Cheap metal discs or 2 pence coins, how to get them?
« on: June 24, 2022, 11:40:34 PM »
I am looking for metal discs like 2 pence coins
It’s exhaustingly annoying trying to find an answer to the question, how to get a pack of ordinary, circulation 2 pence cash coins. There is so many options to cash in spare coins but nothing how to actually get normal non collectable or toy coins.
Does anyone know?
Alternatively, is there a way to buy cheap metal discs 25mm diameter?
On eBay I saw listings of laser cut discs but they are very expensive, like £2 or more per 1 little disc. Also found out that I could buy a pack of 100 washers for as little as £6.50 but I don’t like that they have a hole in the middle.
So, do you know of anything that would be made of metal, circular, with no hole on the middle and cheap? If you do, please let me know.

Offline Citizen Sade

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Re: Cheap metal discs or 2 pence coins, how to get them?
« Reply #1 on: June 25, 2022, 05:28:36 AM »
I doubt that you’ll find a cheaper option than 2p coins. Precision Wargames Supplies, for example, sell galvanised 25mm steel discs but they’re 38p each.

Tried asking for coins in your local bank?









Offline fred

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Re: Cheap metal discs or 2 pence coins, how to get them?
« Reply #2 on: June 25, 2022, 05:56:29 AM »
Taking cash £1 coins or £10 note to a bank or post office and asking for bags of 2p coins should be possible

Asking for £1 coins recently I had a slightly odd experience of being asked to pay money into my account then withdraw it. As I didn’t have my bank card with me I came back the next day, different person (I think the owner of the shop) just changed the money without question.

On the MDF front Pendraken will do you 200n 25mm circular bases for £11. Which is 5.5p each. I do sometimes choose MDF bases over 2ps for smaller or lighter figures.

Offline Tactalvanic

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Re: Cheap metal discs or 2 pence coins, how to get them?
« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2022, 06:17:46 AM »
Age old debate. at the end of which the conclusion is usually.

go to bank, enter, go to cashier, withdraw money, in the form of 2p pieces, bags of..

postal services tiller should be able to do similar. but as others and  you have probably found thats no longer that straightforward

eg
https://www.natwest.com/business/ways-to-bank/cash-coin-order-form.html

maybe not easy with all banks shutting down as many branches as possible.. finding one that provides such cash withdrawal option is  indeed tricky, and will depend on your bank

toy money - if indeed they are the same size:

https://www.tts-group.co.uk/two-pence-coin-100pcs/MA03233.html?gclid=CjwKCAjwwdWVBhA4EiwAjcYJECQTT922vvLPu67NGn1EPpdomelh6PjsGfdcmdKPsntdRpoU38_THBoCW8AQAvD_BwE#

https://www.ypo.co.uk/product/detail/education-and-learning/curriculum/821977

https://www.rapidonline.com/Invicta-060359-Sterling-Play-Coins-100-x-2p-Coins-52-0714

Blank metal disks can be expensive. available all over, but of course not for 2 pence each.

Washers are easily available, but still cost more, as regards the hole - size of course varies, and bear in mind they are very popular option for others, both because they are cheaper than the metal disk blanks (usually) and readily have an available central hole for base magnetisation

examples, not washers

https://www.htsspares.com/buy/round-key-disk-1-25mm

https://www.novachrome.co.uk/product/metal-circular-discs-50mm-2/

https://www.thetransferpress.co.uk/aluminium-circles-25-mm-c2x17170142

then back within our hobby space there are offerings for plastic, mdf, clear acrylic etc, depending on your tastes/needs and how much you want to spend.


Offline Fitz

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Re: Cheap metal discs or 2 pence coins, how to get them?
« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2022, 06:54:04 AM »
If you have anyone in your area who manufactures in sheet steel, there's a reasonably good chance you can get them for free from their rubbish bins. The only thing is that you're going to be restricted by whatever size holes they happen to be punching out of things at the time.

Alternately, if you can find somebody with a lever-punch and die set, punching slugs up to a couple of millimetres thick isn't very hard. You'd just need to buy some steel.

Offline Rick F

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Re: Cheap metal discs or 2 pence coins, how to get them?
« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2022, 07:02:55 AM »
Go to your local Wilkos, as well as pick n mix sweets, they do pick n mix bolts, screws and washers. They've probably gone up recently, but a small bag was about £3 and a large one £3.50, you can cram in 100s. So they're cheaper than 2p pieces, they come in 20mm, 25mm and 30mm, I usually clear them out of 25mm a few times a year, so don't bother looking in the Lincoln branch lol.
Edited, just noticed you wrote "with no hole" the holes in these are quite small and have never been a problem.
« Last Edit: June 25, 2022, 11:27:38 AM by Rick F »

Offline Kikuchiyo

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Re: Cheap metal discs or 2 pence coins, how to get them?
« Reply #6 on: June 25, 2022, 07:14:02 AM »
Seaside trip to the penny arcade :D

would work too


Offline swiftnick

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Re: Cheap metal discs or 2 pence coins, how to get them?
« Reply #7 on: June 25, 2022, 08:01:50 AM »
Of course steel washers will stick to magnetic sheets.

Offline jon_1066

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Re: Cheap metal discs or 2 pence coins, how to get them?
« Reply #8 on: June 25, 2022, 08:52:51 AM »
So do modern “copper” coins due to change in material used.

Offline 6milPhil

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Re: Cheap metal discs or 2 pence coins, how to get them?
« Reply #9 on: June 25, 2022, 11:07:30 AM »
Are you in the UK?

Offline Gonzo100100

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Re: Cheap metal discs or 2 pence coins, how to get them?
« Reply #10 on: June 25, 2022, 06:36:51 PM »
Thank you all for your responses.
They are very informative and will most likely help me in the future.  For now, I cut the circles myself out of 0,5mm thick steel sheets I’ve got. For what I need them, it is not necessary for them to be perfect circles. Also, at this stage I needed only 4. I’ll describe the project in more detail in my other thread (that is buried somewhere on this sub forum) about magnetizing miniatures when I finish it.
Also, since a certain year the 2p coins are copper plated stainless steel.
And yes, I am in the UK.

Offline Aethelflaeda was framed

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Re: Cheap metal discs or 2 pence coins, how to get them?
« Reply #11 on: June 25, 2022, 07:22:36 PM »
If you are cutting them out of sheet metal, look for a disk die cutter from a jewelry tool supplier.  you could cut out the disks in seconds where a saw will take you minutes.

 

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