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12 hours ago, Shep said:

No I realise that but if you check other sources they confirm 7.8g.
 

I think it must be a typo, I don’t see how they could sell a coin as being “1/4 oz fine gold” and shave .72g off it. It would be deliberate mis-selling. 
 

At current prices and if using 0% commission currency exchange (Revolut or similar) it represents a purchase of 1/4oz gold under spot price. I can’t find any other gold available at the minute at a premium that good!

11 hours ago, Martlet said:

This article from 2016 may explain things, they set the price at €375 and never adjusted it with the gold price. 

9 hours ago, TheApe said:

Confirmation from customer service that its 1 quarter ounce, not troy ounce.

8 hours ago, Foster88 said:

So it is 7.08 as the website says and not 7.8? I feel a bit duped now.

So at roughly £347 they’re not under spot price.

@TheApe - did you get the impression the customer services person knew what they were talking about? Perhaps they just read the spec off the page. 

Every other source says 7.78 grams, i.e 1/4 troy ounce. I also notice the €100 version (which is sold out) is described as a half ounce (so naturally double face value = double weight) and that's specified as 15.55oz - i.e. half a troy ounce (https://www.collectorcoins.ie/en/proclamation-of-the-irish-republic-100-gold-proof-coin-2016.html).

A risky one... I've gone back to Customer Services with a very specific request for clarification, will update here when I get a response on the weight. 

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1 hour ago, Melon said:

@TheApe - did you get the impression the customer services person knew what they were talking about? Perhaps they just read the spec off the page. 

Every other source says 7.78 grams, i.e 1/4 troy ounce. I also notice the €100 version (which is sold out) is described as a half ounce (so naturally double face value = double weight) and that's specified as 15.55oz - i.e. half a troy ounce (https://www.collectorcoins.ie/en/proclamation-of-the-irish-republic-100-gold-proof-coin-2016.html).

A risky one... I've gone back to Customer Services with a very specific request for clarification, will update here when I get a response on the weight. 

I’ve bought one of these today. 

If it is 1/4 Troy oz, great it will be 7.8 grams. 

If it’s 1/4 oz it will be 7.08 grams. Not so much of a good buy as I originally thought.

If it’s anything like trying to trace my Irish ancestry past my great grand parents, good luck.

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On 20/05/2020 at 17:18, Darr3nG said:

Nice one, @TheApe - just ordered one. It'll go great with my 1966 10-Shilling :) 

Worked out at ~6.5% over spot, delivered to UK. Not bad for a low-mintage proof!

Just saw on my bank statement, that I got caught for a foreign transaction fee (initial payment on a different card got rejected)... +£9.53!!!!

This 1/4oz (troy or ?) just got a bit more expensive - still, it's gold, so I'm happy(er) :) 

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10 minutes ago, Darr3nG said:

Just saw on my bank statement, that I got caught for a foreign transaction fee (initial payment on a different card got rejected)... +£9.53!!!!

This 1/4oz (troy or ?) just got a bit more expensive - still, it's gold, so I'm happy(er) :) 

Thats what happens when you wont join the euro like the rest of us🤣

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1 hour ago, Darr3nG said:

Just saw on my bank statement, that I got caught for a foreign transaction fee (initial payment on a different card got rejected)... +£9.53!!!!

There are cards out there which do not charge foreign transactions fees...

https://www.moneysavingexpert.com/credit-cards/travel-credit-cards/

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This seems like a good deal at £145 buy it now + £4.50 postage.  There is a spelling error "soverein" in the listing.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/The-2011-UK-Quarter-Soverein-Gold-Proof-Coin-in-Case-with-COA/193463679191

 

This one is £194.60 inc postage for comparison:

https://www.bullionbypost.co.uk/proof-sets/proof-quarter-sovereigns/2011-boxed-quarter-sovereign-gold-proof-coin/

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On 23/05/2020 at 02:40, Melon said:

@TheApe - did you get the impression the customer services person knew what they were talking about? Perhaps they just read the spec off the page. 

Every other source says 7.78 grams, i.e 1/4 troy ounce. I also notice the €100 version (which is sold out) is described as a half ounce (so naturally double face value = double weight) and that's specified as 15.55oz - i.e. half a troy ounce (https://www.collectorcoins.ie/en/proclamation-of-the-irish-republic-100-gold-proof-coin-2016.html).

A risky one... I've gone back to Customer Services with a very specific request for clarification, will update here when I get a response on the weight. 

@Melon any more clarification on this pal?

Also has anyone else on the thread recived theirs yet?

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18 minutes ago, cheekyhammer said:

@Melon any more clarification on this pal?

Also has anyone else on the thread recived theirs yet?

I've not heard anything from the company nor had an order dispatch confirmation unfortunately. 

While I can't confirm 100% as I don't have one in hand, I'm 99% convinced it's 1/4 troy oz though. So if it does ship it's a good find. 

Edit: also for what it's worth they have 400+ in stock. 

Edited by Melon

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12 hours ago, Melon said:

I've not heard anything from the company nor had an order dispatch confirmation unfortunately. 

While I can't confirm 100% as I don't have one in hand, I'm 99% convinced it's 1/4 troy oz though. So if it does ship it's a good find. 

Edit: also for what it's worth they have 400+ in stock. 

Cheers @Melon I also noticed the 7.08g on the site and reference to 1/4toz everywhere else before I ordered mine last week. But to be honest I went for it as personally (even though I do not have any Irish heritage) I think the coin has a really cool story behind it man. I love a bit of gold with a back story to it.

What I will say though is their communication is awful. They have not responded to any questions nor have I received a shipping email update, however if I log into the site and click on order details it does say "shipped" maybe you can have a look at that on your account @Melon

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16 hours ago, cheekyhammer said:

Also has anyone else on the thread recived theirs yet?

I emailed them and got a tracking number - apparently royal mail attempted delivery today, but didn't leave a card... Arranged redelivery for Monday.

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10 hours ago, Darr3nG said:

I emailed them and got a tracking number - apparently royal mail attempted delivery today, but didn't leave a card... Arranged redelivery for Monday.

@cheekyhammer and @Darr3nG Mine arrived today and it is a quarter Troy oz (7.8g) so don’t worry. It is clearly a typo on their website.

I like it, nice box and leaflet about Ireland’s independence. As someone who’s half Irish I found this very interesting. I’m sure you won’t be disappointed.

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5 minutes ago, Melon said:

Before anyone asks, my excuse is I had to average out the postage cost.... 😄

Don't blame you for buying the 2oz at around spot!  Fortune favours the brave and all that- nice haul! I personally believe they were a great price if they had of turned up weighing 7.08 grams!

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