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Spot the Boob (Error) - From a Leading Coin and Bullion Dealer


LawrenceChard

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I received a marketing e-mail today from a well-known UK coin and bullion dealer.

Silver Canadian Bullion Coins In Stock

1 oz Silver Bullion Canadian Coins

While the e-mail was alright, and I did not see a mistake in it, there was something omitted, so I clicked on one of the linked products to check, and BINGO! An error.

Anyone want to play a guessing game?

See if you can spot the error!

Anyone can make a mistake, but it is surprising coming from a highly respected, high profile dealer, and member of TSF.

Normally I am not shy about naming names, but on this occasion, I will refrain for now, even if it is mainly to make the challenge more difficult. 😎

Chards

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So disappointing that I read the headline! And alas. No dice!

The error is actually no boobs! The greatest of them all!

Central bankers are politicians disguised as economists or bankers. They’re either incompetent or liars. So, either way, you’re never going to get a valid answer.” - Peter Schiff

Sound money is not a guarantee of a free society, but a free society is impossible without sound money. We are currently a society enslaved by debt.
 
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The first link states that the coins are merely 999 fine, but are in actual fact 9999 fine. Maybe some people will be put off from buying them if they believe there is 0.01% less silver in each coin.

I'm not sure if there's a difference between silver Canadian bullion and silver bullion Canadian coins. This might be equally as important.

And crucially, as Bully states, there's no sign of boobs. 

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The Canadian grizzly bear that Chards list is specified as being 1000g (1 KG).

1 kilo for ÂŁ37.59. Nice.

If I click add to basket and buy now, will you honour the sale @LawrenceChard?

Technically, alcohol is a solution..

'It [socialism] poses a growing threat, however unintentional, to the freedom of this country, for there is no freedom where the State totally controls the economy. Personal freedom and economic freedom are indivisible. You can’t have one without the other. You can’t lose one without losing the other.'

"There is no such thing as public money, there is only taxpayers' money"

"Lenin is certainly right. There is no subtler or more severe means of overturning the existing basis of society (destroy capitalism) than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and it does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose."

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16 minutes ago, Roy said:

The Canadian grizzly bear that Chards list is specified as being 1000g (1 KG).

1 kilo for ÂŁ37.59. Nice.

If I click add to basket and buy now, will you honour the sale @LawrenceChard?

Well spotted!

Specification

Diameter 38 mm
Weight 1000 g
Denomination 5 Dollars
Alloy Fine Silver
Fineness .999
Manufacturer Canadian Mint
Actual Silver Weight 1 oz
Finish Uncirculated

Do you want job in Quality Control?

I had not spotted that one!

(and no!) 😎

Chards

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On 06/11/2021 at 15:32, SilverJacks said:

The first link states that the coins are merely 999 fine, but are in actual fact 9999 fine. Maybe some people will be put off from buying them if they believe there is 0.01% less silver in each coin.

I'm not sure if there's a difference between silver Canadian bullion and silver bullion Canadian coins. This might be equally as important.

And crucially, as Bully states, there's no sign of boobs. 

 

On 06/11/2021 at 15:41, Roy said:

The Canadian grizzly bear that Chards list is specified as being 1000g (1 KG).

1 kilo for ÂŁ37.59. Nice.

If I click add to basket and buy now, will you honour the sale @LawrenceChard?

Thanks for taking up the challenge, and finding the errors.

@ChardsCoinandBullionDealer owes you both a pint*.

It's something we started in 1998 on our first website, although we called it "Spot the Deliberate Error" which is an oxymoron of course.

You can collect it anytime if you visit our showroom, bump into us at a coin fair, or anywhere else (Tignes later this month?).

* Beer 😎

P.S. How do you know which dealer /website I meant?

Chards

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2 minutes ago, ChardsCoinandBullionDealer said:

We have been made aware of a couple of errors in our recent mailshot. We are currently addressing this with our marketing team. (Image supplied)

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1 hour ago, LawrenceChard said:

P.S. How do you know which dealer /website I meant?

Wait, stop! I was referring to BBP!

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5 hours ago, LawrenceChard said:

P.S. How do you know which dealer /website I meant?

Because it's the one with the most errors?

 

:D, joking of course, I'd recently received the Chards email and it was fresh in my mind.

Technically, alcohol is a solution..

'It [socialism] poses a growing threat, however unintentional, to the freedom of this country, for there is no freedom where the State totally controls the economy. Personal freedom and economic freedom are indivisible. You can’t have one without the other. You can’t lose one without losing the other.'

"There is no such thing as public money, there is only taxpayers' money"

"Lenin is certainly right. There is no subtler or more severe means of overturning the existing basis of society (destroy capitalism) than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and it does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose."

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1 hour ago, Roy said:

Because it's the one with the most errors?

 

:D, joking of course, I'd recently received the Chards email and it was fresh in my mind.

I laughed instantly when I saw yout first line, and I am still laughing at it.

I will quote you to our Marketing Team, but I won't tell them you were joking..

Chards

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Actually, whilst you're in my debt, perhaps you can answer something that's been bothering me for some time (and engage in a bit of banter too!)

It's your company name. As owner/director/C.E.O. etc., shouldn't it be CHARD'S?

Even if it was a family owned company, it would still be CHARD'S, although CHARDS' would be acceptable too.

CHARDS looks awkward, wouldn't you agree? CHARD is the eponym.

May I refer you to Sainsbury's, McDonald's and Woolworth's?

:D

Technically, alcohol is a solution..

'It [socialism] poses a growing threat, however unintentional, to the freedom of this country, for there is no freedom where the State totally controls the economy. Personal freedom and economic freedom are indivisible. You can’t have one without the other. You can’t lose one without losing the other.'

"There is no such thing as public money, there is only taxpayers' money"

"Lenin is certainly right. There is no subtler or more severe means of overturning the existing basis of society (destroy capitalism) than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and it does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose."

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3 minutes ago, Roy said:

Actually, whilst you're in my debt, perhaps you can answer something that's been bothering me for some time (and engage in a bit of banter too!)

It's your company name. As owner/director/C.E.O. etc., shouldn't it be CHARD'S?

Even if it was a family owned company, it would still be CHARD'S, although CHARDS' would be acceptable too.

CHARDS looks awkward, wouldn't you agree? CHARD is the eponym.

May I refer you to Sainsbury's, McDonald's and Woolworth's?

:D

I know how to settle this…

 

 

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1 hour ago, Roy said:

Actually, whilst you're in my debt, perhaps you can answer something that's been bothering me for some time (and engage in a bit of banter too!)

It's your company name. As owner/director/C.E.O. etc., shouldn't it be CHARD'S?

Even if it was a family owned company, it would still be CHARD'S, although CHARDS' would be acceptable too.

CHARDS looks awkward, wouldn't you agree? CHARD is the eponym.

May I refer you to Sainsbury's, McDonald's and Woolworth's?

:D

All good points!

The company name is actually Chard (1964) Limited. There were a few simpler names we could have used, but they were either in existence, or deemed to be or sound similar.

To keep it visually simple, we debated Chard or Chards, but there is a Chard letting agent in London called Chard.

The domain name Chard.(anything) had gone, but chards.co.uk was available. 🙂

As you may have noticed, I am slighly pedantic about grammar, punctuation, spelling, and a few other things, so it's not that we don't care about the apostrophe, but it would have been a problem for the domain name. It seems OK for businesses to omit apostrophes for many reasons, and I both understand and agree with a flexible approach on this, So Chards it was, and I don't like ALL CAPITALS, but signwriters do because it avoids descenders.

There also seems to be a common usage thing that people often add an "s" to the end of shop and business names.

So call us Chard, or call us Chards, as long as you call us, and not BbP. (Call Me - Blondie)

I often got called Lawrence Shard, even when I had spelt it out for people, and I had one school teacher who asked me if it was Chard or Shard, and of course I told him Chard, and he then spent the next 7 years calling me Shard!

It possibly doesn't help that locally there is a river crossing called Shard Bridge.

Some day I might get a building named after me, although it might be quicker and easier if I change my surname to Shard.

Woolworth's went into liquidation, and the other two got their names before the internet and domain names.

Interestingly, I was told about 20+ years ago, that many legal documents and correspondence had already deprecated apostrophes and some other punctuation, possibly because typists and legal secretaries were pathetic at it, and it has probably got worse.

 

Chards

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I suspected there would be a valid reason rather than a simple error, and I'm glad you appreciate that this pedant takes a 'lighthearted exception' to it.

Darn, the bloody logo is there to taunt remind me at the end of every one of your posts! :P

42 minutes ago, LawrenceChard said:

Interestingly, I was told about 20+ years ago, that many legal documents and correspondence had already deprecated apostrophes and some other punctuation, possibly because typists and legal secretaries were pathetic at it, and it has probably got worse.

Well, this is why society is as it is today. Britain is a nation built on standards after all.

Who else can you blame if not the parents and the education system?

Speaking of 'education' :o

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Technically, alcohol is a solution..

'It [socialism] poses a growing threat, however unintentional, to the freedom of this country, for there is no freedom where the State totally controls the economy. Personal freedom and economic freedom are indivisible. You can’t have one without the other. You can’t lose one without losing the other.'

"There is no such thing as public money, there is only taxpayers' money"

"Lenin is certainly right. There is no subtler or more severe means of overturning the existing basis of society (destroy capitalism) than to debauch the currency. The process engages all the hidden forces of economic law on the side of destruction, and it does it in a manner which not one man in a million is able to diagnose."

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1 hour ago, Roy said:

I suspected there would be a valid reason rather than a simple error, and I'm glad you appreciate that this pedant takes a 'lighthearted exception' to it.

Darn, the bloody logo is there to taunt remind me at the end of every one of your posts! :P

Well, this is why society is as it is today. Britain is a nation built on standards after all.

Who else can you blame if not the parents and the education system?

Speaking of 'education' :o

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Shouldn't that be "Betterer"?

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1 hour ago, Roy said:

I suspected there would be a valid reason rather than a simple error, and I'm glad you appreciate that this pedant takes a 'lighthearted exception' to it.

Darn, the bloody logo is there to taunt remind me at the end of every one of your posts! :P

Well, this is why society is as it is today. Britain is a nation built on standards after all.

Who else can you blame if not the parents and the education system?

Speaking of 'education' :o

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Hmmm! Interesting (Apollo). 

It does provoke some thought, which is a good thing.

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Chards

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