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  1. Another nice Canadian anniversary coin- this one commemorating the 100th birthday of the Royal Canadian Mounted Police (1920-2020). I’ve just seen this 2oz bullion coin drop into the Silvertrader UK store and am interested to note that the obverse carries the image of the monarch who reigned when the Mounties were founded- King George V. Does the depiction of a past monarch affect the status of the coin. It has a face value of 10 Dollars but can it be legal tender? The question is purely academic as I hope to never see the day when silver spot prices dip below face value!
  2. Hello, Any Canadians here have purchased Silver from US suppliers like Provident Metal, Apmex or others? How was your existence or what payment method did You used? How much charges for Shipping ? Any free shipping to Canada? What was your best deal purchased from US with delivery to Canada? Do you have to pay duty for silver? It is better/ cheaper to purchase from Canadian dealers or better deals include shipping can be found in US? Thank you for all the comments and info provided.
  3. I am looking to downsize my collection a bit and wish to offer some items for sale on the Forum. I am very unsure about valuations and dubious about Ebay prices. Chrissilver has suggested I ask for help with the valuations and any advice would be appreciated. The coins are as follows:- CANADA Wildlife 2011/13 (Grizzly,Wolf,Puma,Elk,Bison,Antelope) 6 coins Birds of Prey 2014/2015 4 Coins Predator 2016/18 3 Coins Bison 2015 Arctic (1 1/4 oz) 2013/2017 5 Coins AUSTRALIA Funnel web Spider Crocodile Stock Horse Set 5 coins I would prefer to sell them in bulk or sets rather than individually. They are all BU Encapsulated Thank you
  4. I bought these earlier this year, partly because I loved the design and partly because with the new "technique" the RCM developed to avoid milk spots I wasn't as weary to buy their silver coins, but I haven't seen much about these in this or other coin forums. I also, unless I'm not looking properly, haven't seen these on eBay or coin sites. So, any love for the Great White North Coins this year? Are these just not what forum members are usually interested in? The first coin pictured is a special design of the typical bullion Canadian Maple Leaf coin with a big "30" hugging the traditional Maple Leaf Design. Canada did a similar design on the 25th anniversary in 2013, but I didn't purchase that coin. There isn't anything remarkable about this coin, but I like the way the anniversary number looks around the maple leaf, the privy mark serves a purpose (it is for anti-counterfeit measures) so it doesn't bother me, and the fine radial background on obverse and reverse is appealing IMHO. According to the NGC website there are 126 coins of this type graded MS 70 across the label pedigrees (early release, first release, and standard). Mintage of 250,000 according to the websites I've seen. The second is an incuse design reverse proof Maple Leaf coin. This is an odd coin for the RCM to produce. I would love more info on this if others have it. What I know is it has a mintage of 6,500, and according to the NGC census almost 3000 have been graded by them and 93% of them have been PF 70. I don't think this coin is a part of a series, but not sure, and it seems the FDOI (first day of issue) pedigree is the one to have, but there are 1,000 of those kicking around in PF 70 with NGC holders according to the census data. I like this coin better than the first one because of the simplicity and contrast of the reverse proof as well as the edge lettering. These coins also bring up the question of rarity. The first, has hundreds of thousands minted, but just over a hundred in the top grade, while the latter has a low mintage for a coin, especially a commemorative proof, and yet the majority of them are "perfect". So one is a conditional rarity and one is a mintage rarity, but which one is more desirable???
  5. For a good portion of the summer I stopped buying any coins, gold or silver, proof or bullion, because I felt a bit overwhelmed by all the series that are available. There's the Chinese Panda series, the Chinese Lunar series, the Britannia Series (my personal favorite, but not much love from a lot of collectors nowadays), the Great Britain Lunar series, the Perth Lunar series, the Canadian Lunar series, the Rwandan Lunar series (these are quite lovely, but I didn't set aside cash for them or buy any 😥), the Canada Predator series, the Kangaroos, the Kookaburras, the Saltwater Crocodiles, the Birds of Paradise, the Emus, and the Sharks. The Queen's Beasts, the Lion Dollars, and the Bisons. Not to mention the Ukrainian Archangels, the Isle of Man Nobles, the Niue hawksbills, superheroes, and star wars coins. Colorized coins, incuse coins, concave coins, egg shaped coins, coins that are square, coins that have scalloped edges, and privy marks on everything! Just tossing a discussion out to the Forum in general. Does anyone else feel overwhelmed by all of these? Are there forum members that have culled down their collections and eliminated collecting certain series? If so, which series are you avoiding or stopping?
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