Looks like a mint error, premium?
I dont know why you are giving the Royal Mint such leeway. There is no quality control, thats covered in problems that a basic manual look would show, doesnt need a technological solution. That ding has to be from the die or blank, could be whole batch affected? They simply need a real QA process that rejects coins not lets them through.
Thank you for this video. Really fascinating. I'm trying to put a bit aside each month as a different form of investment for the long run. I think the strategy there is to buy and then just hang on for a LOOONG time and with a bit of good fortune the cash that's initially sunk into the precious metal will accrue in value faster than the base rate of inflation. I don't think that an average Joe like me should attempt the "rolling stock" strategy that you've just described, as a long-term inve
As noted by interveiwee, the infrastructure isnt there for full switch. Talk about central banks digital currency (CBDC) are them exploring the concept, the mostly likely use is for inter-bank transfers and settlement at large corporate level. This could eliminate 2008 credit crunch scenario as all actors would know reliably how much credit and debt each other has. It could push in to bookrunning for stock and bonds issues. Actually finding its way down to everyday currency would be a genera