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  1. If you find any "Shield Front" sovereigns, please let me know. They are extremely rare. 🙂 https://www.chards.co.uk/blog/shield-back-sovereigns/191
  2. Before you can arrive at a perfect definition of precious metals bullion, you really need to start with a good definition and understanding of the word "bullion". My first choice reference source is "The Oxford English Dictionary". It includes the etymology, which is worth knowing as it helps in understanding the word. "Bullion" appears to come from old French buillon, meaning boiling, and it thought to refer to melting. Bullion does not just apply to precious metals, but also to base metals such as iron or lead, and non-metallic things such as salt or soap (because they are pro
  3. From our experience, they are the least popular of the 4 main sizes / weights of gold bullion coins. We discuss fractional sizes here: https://www.chards.co.uk/blog/one-ounce-gold-coins-or-smaller-weights/429 Which includes: Fractional Sizes of Coins To fill demand for smaller sizes of coins, both for jewellery and for investment, all of the countries which issue one ounce bullion coins also produce fractional sizes of half ounce, quarter ounce and tenth ounce. Some also produce fifteenth ounce or twentieth ounce coins, but these are usually too expensive to be considered by a
  4. Yes indeed. A genuine antique page and site, in internet terms, but it still works. We have ported many of our heritage site pages over to our newer site. to get to our page, I used a Google search, and to my surprise, our old site came up first. The ported page on our new site is here: https://www.chards.co.uk/blog/weights-and-conversions/373 Before posting, I checked whether I had provided the "reciprocals" for troy to metric conversions, and I didn't. It is easy enough to work it out, all you need to do is: Start with 31.1035 grams = 1 ounce troy But as we want
  5. It looks like a few other people have already provided some answer, but... ... you could always have looked here: https://24carat.co.uk/weightsframe.html on a page I created in late 1999 or early 2000.
  6. That's because you are thinking too small. Now if it was £365 million, including £264 million in cash, NatWest (RBS) would have been quite happy to take your money without asking too many questions. 🙂
  7. You don't need to work it out, we quote the intrinsic sovereign value here: https://www.chards.co.uk/gold-price/gold-price-per-ounce
  8. Where have I heard that before? 🙂
  9. This is rather late, but... These are some of our internal Teams messages from the time, with tmes and dates: [29/03 13:53] Lawrence Chard This https://www.bbc.com/news/business-56564717 could have affected metal prices, I see gold is down about £20, are we topping up? we still want to reduce our bank balances before month end. Credit Suisse and Nomura warn of hedge fund hit to profits Major investment banks warn of losses after hedge fund crisis sparks share
  10. Talking about boobs, we nearly advertised "Queen's Breasts" coins instead of "Queen's Beasts". Good job we spotted our boob in time!
  11. Yes, did you miss some of our design suggestions: Woman of Colour and: Diversity!
  12. No, she has almost always been depicted seated, as for example here: Britannia, as a captive of war, Seated on the Reverse of an As of Antoninus Pius As on our blog page: https://www.chards.co.uk/blog/roman-britannia/338 On on her first appearance on a British coin in 1672, read more here: https://www.chards.co.uk/blog/numismatic-information-and-coin-collecting-guides/a/britannia One of the first standing images was probably on British Trade Dollars, issued between 1901 and 1935, but most people think it was on Edward VII florins issued from 1902
  13. Yes, most of that sounds about right. I tried to avoid going in to too much detail, but there are a few gaps which I covered way back in about 1999/2000, when I created this page: https://goldsovereigns.co.uk/uniteandguineas.html from one of our old "heritage" websites. It also mentions our switch from an effective "silver standard" to the now famous "gold standard". I avoided mentioning bi-metallism, but whenever two, or more, metals have been used in any monetary system, there was always a problem about the exchange rate between them, and whether it should be fixed o
  14. So, we should club together and send David Cameron a monster box of silver Britannias, then I feel sure he would lobby for the cause. 🙂
  15. I was going to say: https://www.chards.co.uk/1kg-silver-coin-minty/1213? With premiums from 20% to 22% including VAT, but it looks like we sold them all (since yesterday).
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