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  1. Waiting list for me too, please! Where possible I would like two, but of course would be more than happy with one. Cheers! Andrew.
  2. You can get them from Germany (via EBay). https://www.ebay.co.uk/sch/i.html?_nkw=313122378984&_trksid=m5467.l1311
  3. I’m just bumping this as I’ll be sending the coin to the Royal Mint Museum tomorrow (it is open again for submissions). I will update when I hear back. Once I get the letter back from the museum I will share it. Does anyone have any further thoughts? Cheers.
  4. Type in the above - I have corrected it: "The Royal Mint strikes all its coins to very high standards, but the highest standard of all is Proof". "After striking, each coin is inspected for imperfections. The dies are cleaned with hair between each coin to ensure that many marks and imperfections are caused during striking".
  5. It will be interesting to see what happens here. They have not sold out yet and it may be that this is a one off. In my view, if this devalues anything it is the raw coins. They are effectively saying that they will assess batches of coins for perfection and offer them in slabs but then for raw coins provide a usual minting process where despite you still paying a premium, you get what you get which can be coins with scratches and imperfections from the minting process. What does this say about quality control at the Mint? Surely every coin leaving them should be a 70? Right? Maybe I am missing a point here. Sorry to continue the hyperbole but it's like going to buy a car and being told that you can have one that costs X more but is guaranteed to be perfect, or you can buy one off the normal factory line that may have faulty breaks........ It's late and I am ranting. I have to remind myself, also, that I bought one of these slabs yesterday. 🤣
  6. Holy Moly - I quote: Our selling price for sovereigns, currently £65 each, represents about £20 or less than 50% premium over their intrinsic metal value (about £45). I got into this game FAR TOO LATE...................
  7. I am confused by the whole thing, to be honest. The only reason I can see anyone wanting one of these is for the special label. I collect PCGS but do have a few NGC coins now. I should admit that I have bought one of these. It fits into my ‘unusual NGC’ collection and as it’s the first version from the Mint/NGC I think it’s worth the £97.50.
  8. He won’t stop burying them. Didn’t you see the video when he buried a 2oz QB and it was 10oz when he dug it up?
  9. I am interested in the 20 francs group order, too...hopefully not too late. Thanks! Andrew.
  10. Please remember to either return the certificate to NGC/PCGS by post or even just email them confirming this change to ensure that the censuses remain up to date! Cheers.
  11. Hello - good question. For me the answer lies in whether you like the coin or not. If you are buying the coin as a long term investment then you could probably do worse. If you want a quick turn around or flip, I would advise against it - look at how the last few piedfort 50p have done. I could be wrong (and others here will confirm this, if true!) but the secondary market for these coins is not great - most people who collect these are able to get them when they are released. If you like the coin - get it! (but perhaps consider going direct - not least because it is £125 at Westminster and £95 at the Royal Mint) - here: https://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/events/rosalind-franklin/2020-uk-50p-silver-proof-piedfort-coin/ A.
  12. Anyone seen Sir Elton's unboxing video: https://www.royalmint.com/stories/collect/elton-john-unboxing-a-half-ounce-silver-coins-from-the-royal-mint/?__ja=tsid%3a38667|kw%3aE20C2G&utm_medium=email&utm_source=product-launch&utm_campaign=2020-07-com-music-legends-elton&utm_content=main-cta He doesn't sound impressed which made me laugh a little. The way that he opens the box also made me wince a bit - I was waiting for the coin to fly across the room - he is lucky the coin was properly placed into the capsule.............
  13. Sceptics may also ask if I was looking at a particular coin when I predicted those numbers, rather than flipping it........ Everyone loves George III, right? 😉
  14. I am scaring myself here. Silver already gone beyond my prediction and gold fast approaching.
  15. Surely you would need two people to make that mistake. I think it was just two people after the coin who both didn’t really review options elsewhere first. Good for the seller and for CC!
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