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  1. Apparently they have released a bullion version of the platinum elephant at least, although I can't seem to find any concrete reference to any planning on the release of bullion versions of the series, or any details such as mintages. Does anyone have any clear information on their plans for this - e.g. will there be a bullion version of each coin released 6 months after the proof version?
  2. The leopard is a beautiful design but I struggle to convince myself to pay so much for an oz of gold or platinum just because it's really, really shiny. Proofs are just not my thing.
  3. It may be worth talking to a dealer as they might be the only ones who could handle such a volume. Knowing that the dealers currently charge a fat premium for this particular coin you should be in a position to negotiate at least some fraction of that for yourself. You certainly shouldn't be selling at spot when they can turn around and resell at spot+90%.
  4. Just to agree with @Abyss here - no-one here would have advised you to buy silver in the way that you did @rubatosis. It's too late to change it now but if you got that advice from a financial professional you need to look elsewhere in future. If it was just a personal decision based on reading too many excited articles from people saying that silver was going to go up 10x in value any day now... the lesson is to seek advice from other people before throwing your money into something. Silver has plenty of fans here, including some who think it will go up massively, but even if that were t
  5. The fact that you own not far short of 1% of the entire mintage of this particular coin does mean you will have to spread out the sales to avoid overwhelming the market. That said, the fact that Bullion By Post sent you these instead of Britannias was a stroke of luck as these have far more resale value per oz than the plain vanilla Britannia.
  6. @FiveStacks - you're not crazy, premiums on new silver coins have always been high and since COVID they've become higher still. I think HighlandTiger is talking about premiums when buying coins on the secondary market rather than new coins fresh from the dealer. That's the only way you could be looking at 10% or less over spot. Over the last few years the lowest premium I've had on a new silver 1 or 2oz coin from a European dealer was 17.5%. Many semi-numismatic (collectible) coins have premiums of 20%, 30%, 40% or more.
  7. Wow, that's the first time I remember hearing of a major producer abandoning a series of coins altogether. Sales must have been truly abysmal for them to completely give up on them. I quite liked the horse - a stylized image with a definite Chinese feel to it - and assumed that they would extend that theme to the rest of the series but instead they went with a totally different image style for every single coin. The sheep was pretty weird, the pot-bellied monkey ugly, the rooster okay-ish, the dog was a crazy cartoon, the pig was horrible, and the rat was the stuff of nightmares. Not
  8. I certainly hope they don't do a second series. There's no reason to re-hash the same theme.
  9. Now that we have an image of the 1oz gold greyhound this is my attempt to picture the complete set of gold 1oz bullion coins. Note that this was cobbled-together from various sources so the lightning is different on each coin. Still, it gives an overall idea of how they look together. Personally, I have to say that although I was somewhat disappointed with the later coins they look pretty good in context, greyhound included.
  10. So here's an actual image of the gold 1oz coin:
  11. Nicely-drawn, but at the end of the day it's not a majestic lion, dragon, griffon, or unicorn, it's ... a greyhound. Not really an image that is going to appeal to a lot of people. It would have been nice if they could have finished the series on a high note with a must-have coin but once they decided the greyhound was going to be the last in the series that was never going to be likely.
  12. Good to know. I certainly rely on storage to make it worthwhile buying low-cost items from time to time then shipping later when there's enough value to justify it.
  13. Based on past form I'd expect to see the first images around the 9th or 10th of September, usually posted before they are supposed to be by some European sites.
  14. I love these coins but haven't kept up with the gold 1oz since the spot price jumped so I guess for that series I can say I'm only collecting some of the coins. If the more recent designs had been epic I probably would have stuck with them. The 2oz silver are much easier to stick with so I'm going to keep collecting the full set. The 10oz silver run is now starting to look pretty pricey. I managed to pick a Yale at 150 Euros back in March but the next one's going to be painful if I want to keep going. I will probably stick with them though. I was also collecting the platinum 1oz coin
  15. Because we all know the British, French and Italian Empires were a model for the ethical sourcing of gold. 😄
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