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  1. @TheShinyStuff I agree with the choices you listed and also with the preferred options you mentioned. It is nice to know that someone else feels the same way as me about the mismatch and the preference of capsules boxes and COAs. It is more difficult to remedy with the small mintage, but who knows. This is a great forum and the solution just might be here with one of the members. Fingers crossed.
  2. A debatable subject, are COAs important to you ? With the introduction of the "Great engravers" coin collection, so many people have jumped on the bandwagon to make a "quick buck". Good luck to the flippers, everyone has to earn money by whatever means are available. I am a collector, and it is becoming difficult at times to find some coins at reasonable prices due to the crazy prices these coins are selling for. One potential problem for me is the popularity of graded coins and the use of slabs. The reasoning for grading is obvious and the question "Would you prefer a perfect coin or a coin with all of the paperwork attached ? We all know that a COA with Number 001 on it does not necessarily mean that this was coin number 1 struck, we know how it works. Now here is my problem. I have collected all 11 x 10oz silver proof queens beasts coins, all in capsules / boxed and with COAs. So what I hear you say 11 PF70 slabbed coins would be better. Possibly so but that it not my case. One of my coins "The griffin" has been lost in transit somewhere ! The dealer I always used is genuinely upset about this and has sourced a replacement "slabbed" PF69 coin for me from overseas at no extra cost to myself. With a mintage of only 140 the choices are quite limited. A replacement capsule and box can be provided but a COA cannot. The Royal Mint will not provide a COA without having the coin ! NGC and PCGS allegedly throw away the boxes and COAs (why keep them as the coin has been graded and protected in the slab ! I will now have 10 coins in capsules and one in a slab, maybe cosmetic but a bit frustrating. Buying a display box with 10 coins with COAs and one slabbed coin without would put me off, would it put you off ? Has anyone else had similar issues ? Maybe the majority of people wouldn't really care as it is a high grade coin. Is there anywhere to get a COA for this coin other than creating a false cert ?
  3. @Mrpoundhas a 2021 proof eagle for sale. This is the last one of this type to be made and the second new version is due out in the summer
  4. Thanks for the help @Alex944
  5. I have been asked by someone who would like to join the forum, how to go about selling on the forum. As I have only bought on here I am unable to give him advice. Could someone please help me to give him a link with instructions. Thanks in advance
  6. The series has come back to life with the first being Osiris, hopefully some UK stockists will offer them in the near future Buy 2 oz UHR Egyptian Gods Series Silver Rounds | Provident Metals™
  7. @robinvonbrex I contacted the South Africa Mint and their reply was "Hi Mark, The mint only issued coins with 2 ears. Early marketing images were made available to our dealers prior to production which had the single (flat) ear but were never produced. We have made the correct images available to our dealers prior to launch but it seems as if some of them have not updated their marketing collateral. Thank you for bringing this to our attention we will contact our dealers again to avoid any confusion." There was an advert in one of the local Gazettes regarding the upcoming "Big five releases" This also showed the plan for the "One ear" version, but more interestingly it also showed the plan for the final release of the Buffalo. A nice series to own. Take a look at page 10 of https://archive.opengazettes.org.za/archive/ZA/2019/government-gazette-ZA-vol-645-no-42327-dated-2019-03-22.pdf Mark
  8. Only 1 One Kilo coin in my collection but I think it is one of the better ones made, 2015 Longest Reigning monarch along with a couple of the 5oz mini versions
  9. Available for pre-order from https://aurinum.de/2020-Republic-of-Ghana-1-oz-Silver-African-Leopard-BU-5-Cedis
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