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  1. Why not auction them as a Non Fungible Token instead, so the 'lucky' winner doesn't have to 'enjoy' the Speedos' err... original patina?
  2. Couple of quite nice 1826 shillings available here - at £175 and £120 respectively, if you're still looking for one: https://saltfordcoins.com/collections/shillings/products/1826-shilling-aunc https://saltfordcoins.com/collections/shillings/products/1826-shilling-gef Or this one from the same dealer at £75: https://saltfordcoins.com/collections/shillings/products/1826-george-4-ref16060
  3. 5,500 coins! Hope you do manage to get that many, Lawrence. I'll add my expression of interest for one from you. Does the Forum reckon that this 'special reverse' will also apply to the bullion version of the 2022 sovereign, like it has done for all of them since 2000 apart from 2017 (when it had the '200' privy mark, rather than the garter reverse)? I, for one, hope so.
  4. I have 5 oz of physical Pt, which is as much as I want to hold right now. If the Royal Mint releases some special 2022 Platinum Jubilee themed Pt coins I will add to my physical stack but only if the coins are bullion rather than proof. I recently added to my Pt ETF holdings when the price fell back below £700. I think I have enough for now and have about 30 oz, bought in at an average price of about £675. I think it's probably good value to buy below £750.
  5. Catharine The Divorced Beast of Aragon Anne the Headless Beast of Boleyn Jane the Deceased Beast of Seymour Anne the Divorced Beast of Cleves Katherine the Headless Beast of Howard and Catherine the Surviving Beast of Parr? 🙂
  6. I think @SilverStorm is giving good advice here. Look after the basics first and build up some (but not excessive amounts of) cash for a rainy day. Then, decide where to invest any additional money. If you decide to put some of it into the stock market, it probably makes sense to start with larger companies, and also probably the stock market in your own country (if it has one) to remove any currency risk. Then diversify - across different global stock markets, and across different company sizes and investment sectors. Regular savings into an ISA and/or pension makes a lot of sense. I've been doing the above for over 20 years now. Generally, I buy funds and hold them for the long term. In those 20 years I've moved investments about 10 times in total (so not very many) and I've only actually cashed in any of these investments once - and that was earlier this year to help me move house. On that particular investment (a UK smaller companies fund) I turned £7k into £20k in about 10 years with plenty of ups and downs along the way. Basically it's get-rich-slow. Overall my investments in total have grown by about 9.5% compound, after all charges. That'll do me nicely for long term investing.
  7. Definitely not enough unless it's purely for the pleasure of ownership, as opposed to being an investment. I have less than 100 oz of physical but about 1000 oz in ETF holdings and that's definitely not enough if it was my only investment. Fortunately, my investments are more diversified, not only into Gold and Platinum but also into global equities, property and art.
  8. I was half-seriously looking for one about 6 years ago, and I regret passing on the opportunity to by a very nice one for £1950 at that time. It eventually sold to a very serious collector. The same coin would be towards £4k today. Hey ho. However, there are almost always quite a few high quality genuine examples for sale. I think it's one of those coins that get churned quite regularly. Despite the relatively low mintage, availability is pretty good. I'd say it's scarce rather than rare.
  9. Stuntman

    Pep talk

    I think it's a dip and therefore a buying opportunity. I will almost certainly add to my silver ETF holdings on Monday (I know, don't shoot me).
  10. ^^^ That's an absolute stunner compared to most of the rest of the suggestions in this thread 😁
  11. Very nice, well done! I think your 1821 is my favourite, with the 1902 a close second and the 1820 completing the podium 😃 The 1972 and 1977 actually look good in what I presume to be silver proof specification. I just have the cupro-nickel versions. Agree also about your 1960 - very tidy! I would be tempted to go backwards from your 1820 and get a decent example of an early milled Crown for each monarch back to Charles II. Probably a deep breath required for a nice William & Mary example but it's a lovely design that I would seriously love to own. And then take some very deep breaths and get the Gothic Crown and a Cromwell Crown!
  12. I used to work with someone (and I'm not making this up) whose name was Robert C0ck. Some wags used to visit his department and say "has anybody seen R C0ck?" I also once worked on a project with a consultant whose name was Anna Dominey. That's probably my favourite name of actual people I've met.
  13. I've browsed the catalogue and I have absolutely no interest in owning any of the pieces offered for sale, even if I had an enormous amount of money.
  14. I like the Newton 50p design and also the 1998 EU design. Of the larger sized 50p coins, I like the EEC presidency coin of 1992-93.
  15. Some more content for you, to help with your decision: http://www.predecimal.com/forum/topic/10650-gothic-crown-real-or-fake/ https://www.coincommunity.com/forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=146846 Ideally you also want to see photos of the edge of 'your' coin, but at first glance when compared to the photos in the second link - I think 'your' coin does not fail any of these tests (so the presumption remains in favour of it being a genuine coin and not a forgery). Hope it helps. Personally I think I would only buy a gothic crown from a reputable coin dealer who can guarantee it as being genuine (and would therefore give you a full refund if it subsequently proved to be a forgery).
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