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About Fivepoundfred

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    Numismatics (Proof coins)
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  • What I am collecting / Investing in
    Royal Mint gold proof Commemorative five pound coins ( 1990 - date ) and have a registry set with PCGS.
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    The only silver that i collect is the QB 2oz series.

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  1. Personally i take the glass half full view, paid £250 from the mint and the coin is now worth multiple times that amount. Have not graded any of mine yet and as a collector i will be holding them for quite some time so no rush. I would expect the coins to slowly increase in value once the flipping stampede is well and truly over. Also EIC will soon be releasing their versions which includes a one and two ounce gold and silver proof into the market, but as a previous post mentioned nothing will better the RM originals.
  2. I would have a word with Ebay to check if the seller has received your payment. I know there have been a few problems with the new managed payment system and some sellers are not keen on shipping until they have cleared payment. I may be wrong but i think the seller has to declare the item has been sent to enable the payment process to proceed. I
  3. There was certainly people bidding on this coin, then an "error " message appeared and the lot was withdrawn ?
  4. I graded with PCGS for many years and prefer their holder but i found from experience that they could be a little mean grading modern proof coins, they did not seem to be keen on allowing for very small production defects, NGC appeared to be a little more tolerant with this. However if you look at the current PGCS 70 grade definition it quotes that they will allow for as minted flaws as long as they are small and do not impact eye appeal of the coin.
  5. I managed to get a one ounce gold, had the shipping notice at 14.50, thought i would be waiting for a couple of weeks !
  6. I wonder what the going price will be for the 10 kilo gold ? and who will buy it ? presuming it will be for sale ?
  7. This is Alfred the terrible, will not be going into my collection. The mint had a good run on £5 designs for a while but looks as if that's come to an end !
  8. This coin had a low fairly mintage of 299 compared to the mintage of the early commemorative gold £5 which was between 2500 - 3000. The mint reduced the mintages dramatically in 2013 and even more so in recent times.
  9. UPS have a standard investment gold declaration form but it is not easy to find and has no reference number. Personally i have never had a problem importing with them. Once your parcel lands in the UK fill in the form and email it to their customs and imports dept. Someone has previously posted a copy of this form and if you search for a thread " Ordering from the USA" you will find it.
  10. You could enquire by email to EIC and just ask why you have two silver proof 1 ounce with a different design. attach your photo and see what they say. I certainly would not send the coin back to them.
  11. If you look at the gold proof versions of the coin the designs are different depending on size of coin. The 1 ounce has one of your designs, the 1/4 and 1/2 g have the other design. Not sure how the silver proof 1 ounce ended up with both designs ? Also on the gold coins the EIC company mintmark moves position as it does on your coins.
  12. From the 2021 annual set that was released a couple of months ago.
  13. The London coin fair that was planned for Sat June 5th has been moved to Sat July 3rd with the hope that all is back to normal after June 21st. There is an option to register for the event on their website. Also Birmingham fair on Sun July 11th.
  14. Personally i am not into sets in a big way but previously had the popular Sov sets, graded them and came back with a mixture of 69 and 70 grades, initially sold the 69's but then later sold the 70's as well. Regardless i always kept the cases and c of a as someone always wants them with one of the coins. Maybe if the whole set had come back 70 i would have kept them. The only sets i have now are some SA mint Natura which i like because the four coins have a common obverse but the reverse design is different on all four coins. Also they just look too good in the wooden kiat cases to be split for grading. Always found it easier selling coins individually rather than in a set, many buyers seem to want one coin of that design rather than three or four and i don't think that will change much with time.
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