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Seeking a 1977 sovereign


AndyC44

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Is there anywhere I can buy a specific year sovereign? My friend's birthday is soon, and I'd like to buy him one from his birth year, I think that would be a nice touch. I don't trust Ebay, but I can't think anywhere else one could be sought out. Year is 1977.

Edit: edited to a more specific thread title.

Edit: I'm in the UK.

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Why were there none made by the Royal Mint that year? I'm curious. I might have to rethink this then.

The US seems to have good coin sellers on Ebay, anyone ever bought from the US, is there going to be a sting in the tail from customs, I wonder. I'm still hesitant with Ebay, somewhat.

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Cheers for the suggestions. Got to rethink this one, maybe one of the suggested alternative 1977 coins. Budget is under £300 (sovereign price) so I need to do more looking around!

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19 minutes ago, AndyC44 said:

Cheers for the suggestions. Got to rethink this one, maybe one of the suggested alternative 1977 coins. Budget is under £300 (sovereign price) so I need to do more looking around!

Thing is, as soon as you don't need a 1977 Sovereign sized coin, a dozen of them will turn up at once.

Give Hatton Garden Metals a call in the morning- they have 3x South Africa 2 Rand coins in stock- at the price you wish to pay- ask what dates they have- its a very long shot- but who knows, you might strike it lucky and it won't cost you much to ask- in my experience, the staff there are very nice and obliging  https://www.hattongardenmetals.com/buy/south-africa-gold-two-rand

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22 minutes ago, AndyC44 said:

I've decided it was a nice idea, but the alternatives for that year are rarer and out of budget, so I'm just getting a nice coin, non-1977.

Great idea- Lots of choice- I'm sure you'll find something interesting- nice gift.    

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I also collect coins from 1977. The sovs do crop up now and again, but they are usually in a proof set unless someone is breaking one up. There are a few other nice coins, as already mentioned the 1 and 2 rand coins are a nice alternative or a p.new guinea 100kino but that may be a little over budget at prob around 350ish for a proof version. Otherwise with the year being the jubilee year there are a few other alternatives and plenty of non gold coins you can pick up. I can post some pics of example coins I have if it would help?

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@terakris Thanks, but that's not necessary.

I've bought an Austrian 8 florin 20 franc coin from Hatton's. So it's sorted. I know I could have gone with a Jubilee year silver coin, but that's not gold.

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