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Paul

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    Paul got a reaction from Jay2 in Cant afford it ? Get some GOLD the easy way, without really trying - EVERYONE CAN DO IT   

    Day 1 - save 1p Day 2 - save 2p Day 3 save 3p Day 100 save £1.00 Day 365 save £3.65 Print the above picture off and mark each day off as you drop your cash in
    You'll have £667.95 after a year, enough for a few sovereigns, a half oz of gold and a few 1/10s.
    Get it without really trying, the cheapest will be the first week £0.28  the dearest week, this last week will cost you £25.34.
    It wont cost you more than a Starbucks coffee a day
    Each day when you get up, when you make your breakfast or are about to leave the house put the amount into a jar and watch your money increase daily. Because its loose change you won't really miss it and it will soon become a habit.
    Think of it as you are paying yourself if you like. You could even transfer it from your bank account daily to a savings account if you don't tend to have loose change on you or start by using a jar of loose change that you already have to keep you going for a couple of weeks or months.
    I'll be using a money tin which you need to open with a tin opener which will stop me from dipping into it. You can find these in most 99p shops and then you have a penny for the first day to get you started. 
    The above is at the bear minimum, everyone sticks to this who wishes to participate.
    But feel free & POST any FREE unexpected money that comes your way over the year, to it over the year to keep the thread alive.
    Your odd coppers in your jeans after a night out at the end of the working day, it goes in your gold pot You get a £2 coin in your change at the supermarket, it goes in your gold pot Your Lucky 15 bet comes in and nets you £20, it goes in the pot. You find a £1 on the way to work, it goes in your gold pot You get a x3 numbers on the Lottery it goes in your gold pot You win a domino card at the local darts/pool league game, it goes in your gold pot You are gifted a tenner in a birthday card, it goes in your gold pot   
    Who fancy's joining the challenge ??  
    This day next year we share our gold pot totals here, and share our pics of our gold purchases this time next year from our daily savings ?
    As chancellor Mr George Osbourne said, "We are all in this together "
    Fancy joining the challenge ?

     
     
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    Paul got a reaction from Xander in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    Just budget what you can afford each month assign a £ figure that suits your.  Last month gets you a little more this month a little less.
    In the long run you are dollar cost averaged in and have bought as much on the lows as you have the highs
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    Paul reacted to tallthinkev in Rosland Book of Gold Adverts on TV   
    Just got off the phone to them, not too bad over all. Not pushy, not wanting too much information, it was just a chat. Anyway, I only wanted to chat about Sov's, raw, £250, ms61-64 £325-350, ms65-68 £375-500. The bloke did say ms69-70 very rare, which we know is true, couldn't give a price, which I think well done them. Most graded are from PCGS, older ones more likely from NGC.
    They didn't press me for my phone number or email address. I gave them my name and address and they will be sending me one of their books.
    Over all no pressure or hard selling, much better than I had expected, plus you can meet in person if you would wish and free P and P.
     
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    Paul got a reaction from whitesands1 in Cornering or influencing the market   
    This past hour I have just had some thoughts going through my head - corner the market
    As a collective we now stand at just shy of 2000 members
    The recent Strike of the Day was only 1817 mintage
    We as a whole forum, had we each bought one could each we could influence the entire market. Control and sway its future
    Win Win for everything 
    A modern day Hunt brothers scenario if you like !
    I reckon someone with a good bit of money could easily corner the market sticking to buying up each issue that comes onto the market.  
    If the slowly started purchasing all available, and continued to do so, removing from the market a % of them of them over the few years.
    The price would then rocket as few would be available at which point the purchaser could start to off load his coins at prices vast to what he bought them at.
    Someone with deep big pockets could do this with the 1937 full sovereign or as numistacker highlighted the 1989 full sovereign
    I am quietly contently buying 2002 2005 2012 and 2017 full sovereigns where i can,  paying that little bit extra % today for hopefully a good upside in years to come
    I'm sure there are examples of this happening, maybe even between dealers manipulating the bid/ask price by doing phantom sales between themselves to manipulate the price guides and market.
    On the flip side The coin market is funny in a way - for the coins with the lowest mintage numbers are those least likely collected - in other words not that many collectors are even trying to find examples. This means low demand and that means relatively low prices. 
    As a forum collective, sharing of info etc does this warrant a favourable beneficial discussion ?
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    Paul got a reaction from whitesands1 in Cornering or influencing the market   
    This past hour I have just had some thoughts going through my head - corner the market
    As a collective we now stand at just shy of 2000 members
    The recent Strike of the Day was only 1817 mintage
    We as a whole forum, had we each bought one could each we could influence the entire market. Control and sway its future
    Win Win for everything 
    A modern day Hunt brothers scenario if you like !
    I reckon someone with a good bit of money could easily corner the market sticking to buying up each issue that comes onto the market.  
    If the slowly started purchasing all available, and continued to do so, removing from the market a % of them of them over the few years.
    The price would then rocket as few would be available at which point the purchaser could start to off load his coins at prices vast to what he bought them at.
    Someone with deep big pockets could do this with the 1937 full sovereign or as numistacker highlighted the 1989 full sovereign
    I am quietly contently buying 2002 2005 2012 and 2017 full sovereigns where i can,  paying that little bit extra % today for hopefully a good upside in years to come
    I'm sure there are examples of this happening, maybe even between dealers manipulating the bid/ask price by doing phantom sales between themselves to manipulate the price guides and market.
    On the flip side The coin market is funny in a way - for the coins with the lowest mintage numbers are those least likely collected - in other words not that many collectors are even trying to find examples. This means low demand and that means relatively low prices. 
    As a forum collective, sharing of info etc does this warrant a favourable beneficial discussion ?
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    Paul got a reaction from Augustus1 in How much does it cost to self submit to NGC?   
    I looked at what it needed to submit coins for grading last year and just gave up.  Far too many hassles and confusions, i phased out and could not be bothered to complete in the end 
    I am sure they have lost as many people looking to slab coins as have used their services.
    Fees for this, fee for that, extra fees for scratch resistant, fee for conservation, fee for membership, fees for speedy service, fee for a funky custom label.  
    They must have got staff from Ryan Air on how to get the last drip out of the money sponge
     
    Paul's 'back of a beer' mat suggestions to improve would be :
    I send in coin(s) to NGC/PCGS NGC/PCGS do all the donkey work of working out what the coin is, where its from, its grade etc Charge is a fixed rate of $25 for the knowledge, time, slabbing, labelling, pictures, database populations etc Standard generic label, holder, photo for everything  NGC/PCGS send back to me slabbed coins at cost and charge my credit card 
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    Paul got a reaction from Augustus1 in How much does it cost to self submit to NGC?   
    I looked at what it needed to submit coins for grading last year and just gave up.  Far too many hassles and confusions, i phased out and could not be bothered to complete in the end 
    I am sure they have lost as many people looking to slab coins as have used their services.
    Fees for this, fee for that, extra fees for scratch resistant, fee for conservation, fee for membership, fees for speedy service, fee for a funky custom label.  
    They must have got staff from Ryan Air on how to get the last drip out of the money sponge
     
    Paul's 'back of a beer' mat suggestions to improve would be :
    I send in coin(s) to NGC/PCGS NGC/PCGS do all the donkey work of working out what the coin is, where its from, its grade etc Charge is a fixed rate of $25 for the knowledge, time, slabbing, labelling, pictures, database populations etc Standard generic label, holder, photo for everything  NGC/PCGS send back to me slabbed coins at cost and charge my credit card 
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    Paul reacted to morezone in How much does it cost to self submit to NGC?   
    I have been asked a few times as to how much it cost me to to have my coins graded by NGC without going through a group submission so I thought I’d run the numbers for anyone interested.  It should also help you compare against PCGS if you are using them at the moment.

    Sending a small amount of coins yourself will cost more due to the higher postage costs to and from the USA and worked on a per unit basis.  However, this can then be offset against the cost of sending the coins to and from the group submitter.  Special Delivery is a minimum of £6.45 each way.

    My last submission was 10 coins so I’ll worth with those numbers for now.  But…..10 is not an ideal number of coins as it doesn’t make full use of the postage bands.

    To send 10 coins it cost £12.50 by Royal Mail.  My parcel was 330g or so but this price is the same upto 500g.  Per unit cost is £1.25 but if you had say, 15 coins in there then it would only be 84p per coin.

    For simplicity we’ll use a single tier for these 10 coins.  10 coins at the modern tier is $17 each but going through a group submission there will be a 10% discount doe to the membership level.  I’ll talk about membership at the end.  Each tier and add-on combination requires an separate invoice which is $8.  So far it costs $178 for 10 coins on the modern tier without anything any add-ons.

    Returning 10 coins is approx. $34.  However it is also the same cost to return 15 coins so the return cost can be reduced from $3.40 per coin for 10 to $2.27 per coin for 15.  The price will change as the value of the submission increases beyond value breaks as well as coin breaks so it’s a matter of running numbers if you want to maximise cost effectiveness.

    $178 to grade 10 coins and $34 to return the coins giving a US$ total of $212.  Using 1.3 as the exchange rate we get £163.  If you’re not using a foreign currency fee free card you will need to add on around 3%.  I’ll use 5% for simplicity so adding on 5% now gives a total of £171.23.

    Adding on the original postage cost of £12.50 gives a full grading cost of £183.73 which is £18.38 per coin.

    These numbers are as for coins submitted on the same tier and invoice.  If you wanted to have special labels on 2 of the coins then it will be an additional $8 for a new invoice for just those 2 coins.  Special labels will then have an additional cost of $4.50 per coin.  It should be $5 but I’ll explain that with membership.  These 2 coins will now cost $4.50 (label) and $4 (1/2 of invoice) more.  If you want special labels for add-ons such as double thick holder/scratch resistant holder the fees can add up unless there are enough coins to dilute the $8 invoice fee.  Same goes if you have coins which are going onto a separate invoice because it falls into a different tier.  The other 8 coins is now $8/8 rather than $8/10 so the unit cost for those have shifted up a little.  This is where group can have considerable savings since the invoice fee will be split between many more coins. My latest submission had a single coins going into a different tier.  That cost me an additional $8 just for that coin.
    I think that’s covered most of the fees and in conclusion it should cost you ~£18 if you submitted 10 coins on the modern tier on the same invoice without add-ons.

    Next is membership which is compulsory if you submit directly and there are several options and is valid for a year.

    Associate: $39 to join and gives you 10% off add-ons so special labels cost $4.50 instead of $5.  I do not believe is a level worth considering.

    Premium: $149 to join and again gives you 10% off add-ons.  This also gives you $150 back in credit which means as long as you grade more than 9 ($150/$17) coins then the membership is effectively free.  This is my recommendation.

    Platinum: $299 to join and gives back $150 credit so the membership is effectively $149.  Again you get 10% off add-ons but this level also gives you 10% off grading at both NGC and NCS.  Based on $17 grading fee you would need to submit 89 coins to break even.  It is less if you also submit to NCS and also higher value tiers as well.  Unless you’re submitting a lot of coins this level is not worth considering.  But if you do exceed this threshold you will save ~£1.30 per coin

    ANA:  As a member of the American Numismatic Association you can also submit to NGC.  ANA costs $28 but unless you’re already a member this route is not worth considering.

    Postage to both the USA and back is at your own risk.  I do not believe any courier will insure precious metals without some special agreement.  If you are worried about this you could directly submit to NGC in Germany.  There is also the PCGS route with direct submission in France and also at some of the UK coin shows.  It does eliminate postage risks but does add on travel costs and also VAT on grading.

    Although it costs me slightly more to grade myself than going through a group submission I do it so that I do not need to rely on anyone and also have a paper trail for the coins.  Counterfeiting has always been an issue with raw coins and there is also a small amount of counterfeit slabbed coins.  With grading growing rapidly in China we will most likely see more counterfeit slabs over time.  By having the paper work for my coins it will hopefully add some reassurance when I come to sell in the future.  I will have the original submissions forms from NGC, screen shots of the grading from NGC as well as the final invoice from NGC.  The invoice numbers and line details will match the cert number on the slab so if anyone every queries the authenticity, hopefully this will ease their mind.

    Hopefully I’ve covered everything or at least the important bits.
     
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    Paul reacted to SilvergunSuperman in £GBP heading to oblivion   
    Bear in mind that a currency being the 'strongest in 2018' just means that its inexorable descent toward worthlessness is temporarily moving at a slower pace than some others 
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    Paul reacted to whitesands1 in 2017 Full British Sovereign - India Mint   
    I feel it is really important to record when something goes really well - way beyond your expectations.   We can often get disappointments and sometimes become happy with "average" and tolerant to "poor" levels of service and quality of products.
    @Numistacker posted a fantastic video of a great coin - The 2017 British Sovereign minted under license for the Royal Mint in India with an "I" mintmark.  I don't study coins like others on the Forum but I look for something a bit different. 
    We are all to greater or lesser extents bargain hunters so when you see something that it not too much more than the price of the metal content, is unusual and has caught the eye of Forum members then excitement levels start to heighten. 
    Then you spot the £10 discount code for a new customer and before you know it the email confirming your order is in your inbox!
    Fast forward 24 hours and you have a Royal Mail Special Delivery package in your hand, exactly like you see on the video and you cannot fail to be impressed by the care and attention taken of the packaging.  For my personal experience, you come back down to earth quickly as you think; "This is too good to be true" and then; "Calm down dear, it's only a bullion coin, it must have nicks, dents and scratches" but no, the coins are in lovely condition, they have great definition and you cannot fail to be impressed by the effort that has been made in pre-sales marketing, production, inspection, shipping, sale, payment processing, email order confirmation and then packaging and insured delivery - a lot of elements to get right on a low premium coin.
    So usually in the buying process the story would end here, although there are sometimes a lot of frogs kissed that don't make the Forum because, no one really likes to moan, we are all used to problem coins, sometimes we are embarrassed and sometimes you just can't be bothered with the anxiety of dealing with it any further.
    But no, this happy story does not end here......................
    Fast forward another 48 hours in the real world and there is a further positive development in the coin world!
    A call from Brandon, representing UK Bullion.  An exceptionally polite young man asked me if I had received the package in good order.  He explained his top priority was to make sure that customers were happy with their coins.  We got into conversation and it quickly became very evident that he and UK Bullion really understood the needs of the customers.  He asked me if I would feedback on Trust Pilot, which I agreed to do.  There was a further surprise as part of the process - I will not spoil it for Forum members with orders from UK Bullion, but I felt like I was a valued customer - although this must be a small order for such a big company.
    So from me UK Bullion achieves my very highest recommendation, from first impressions, through fulfilment, to lasting impressions I really cannot find any room for improvement.
    Apologies for the long post, but when a firm goes to these lengths to make you happy then I think this sets a really good standard for Forum members' expectations for buying coins in the future.

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    Paul got a reaction from ChardLizzie in 200 Anniversary "Strike on the day" Sovereign   
    Thanks for you for the explanations and refund offers.  
    I just intend on keeping the SOFD sovereign.    Hassles to return, return costs at my own expense, may receive another damaged coin in return, the credit card bill has already been paid so any refund will put my account in credit. 
    It is only the tiniest of marks, it looks much worse at x10 loupe magnification, than at x1 magnification human eye where is is hardly even visible to see 
    Once the dust has settled 10-20 years down the line when none are available in the aftermarket, the mark hopefully wont be an issue and rarity/low mintage/value will prevail with a profit
    It is what it is, the fault is Royal Mint not yours.  With the advancement of online forums like this and sharing of experiences, the Royal Mint is on a slippery slope to loosing its base core of  collectors with these all too common minting issues, quality issues, incorrect COAs, returns issues, poor packing.  Royal Mint can keep any new offerings and their super high price they ask for them. I am done with Royal Mint well and truly.  My gold cash will be spent anywhere but them. 
    Thanks for your efforts @ChardLizzie and speedy attempts to resolve amicably in public 
      
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    Paul got a reaction from Pete in From £12 to £13   
    Not in the least bit excited, when i bought at the peak of 2011 , when a 1oz of any generic silver coin on eBay £40+ was the norm
    Expect an equal or worse price smack down not far down the line
     
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    Paul got a reaction from Pete in From £12 to £13   
    Not in the least bit excited, when i bought at the peak of 2011 , when a 1oz of any generic silver coin on eBay £40+ was the norm
    Expect an equal or worse price smack down not far down the line
     
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    Paul got a reaction from ChardLizzie in 200 Anniversary "Strike on the day" Sovereign   
    Thanks for you for the explanations and refund offers.  
    I just intend on keeping the SOFD sovereign.    Hassles to return, return costs at my own expense, may receive another damaged coin in return, the credit card bill has already been paid so any refund will put my account in credit. 
    It is only the tiniest of marks, it looks much worse at x10 loupe magnification, than at x1 magnification human eye where is is hardly even visible to see 
    Once the dust has settled 10-20 years down the line when none are available in the aftermarket, the mark hopefully wont be an issue and rarity/low mintage/value will prevail with a profit
    It is what it is, the fault is Royal Mint not yours.  With the advancement of online forums like this and sharing of experiences, the Royal Mint is on a slippery slope to loosing its base core of  collectors with these all too common minting issues, quality issues, incorrect COAs, returns issues, poor packing.  Royal Mint can keep any new offerings and their super high price they ask for them. I am done with Royal Mint well and truly.  My gold cash will be spent anywhere but them. 
    Thanks for your efforts @ChardLizzie and speedy attempts to resolve amicably in public 
      
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    Paul got a reaction from vyas2210 in New to Stacking and this is my plan:   
    None of the businesses I mentioned based in bricks and mortar locations in Newcastle have a reasonable web presence but this can be a very good thing if you know what you are looking for.
    From what you seem to write you seem to be wanting to stack on precious metals on a very low budget.  
    Far better to get you own financial house in order and just stack cash
    Pay down or pay off any debts you have
    Build an emergency fund of six months wages or expenses should life throw you some bad luck.  
    By stacking cash at least you then have zero risk of loosing any money other than to invisible annual inflation
    You should only be dabbling into investing in precious metals with money you have maxed out in other risk free financial vehicles. 
    Also what is seldom ever mentioned on forums or articles is investing your cash into your own ongoing personal 'education', get better skills for your trade/job, better qualifications that will lead to big wages,  spending a few hundred quid on learning about health, diet, cooking correctly, chef skills, batch cooking, veg growing, baking own bread, tools for your house to do jobs to do yourself, learning car basic repairs & maintenance.
    In this case a few weeks just reading up on precious metals with learn you far more than just jumping in with both feet only to regret it down the line
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    Paul got a reaction from ChardLizzie in 200 Anniversary "Strike on the day" Sovereign   
    Thanks for you for the explanations and refund offers.  
    I just intend on keeping the SOFD sovereign.    Hassles to return, return costs at my own expense, may receive another damaged coin in return, the credit card bill has already been paid so any refund will put my account in credit. 
    It is only the tiniest of marks, it looks much worse at x10 loupe magnification, than at x1 magnification human eye where is is hardly even visible to see 
    Once the dust has settled 10-20 years down the line when none are available in the aftermarket, the mark hopefully wont be an issue and rarity/low mintage/value will prevail with a profit
    It is what it is, the fault is Royal Mint not yours.  With the advancement of online forums like this and sharing of experiences, the Royal Mint is on a slippery slope to loosing its base core of  collectors with these all too common minting issues, quality issues, incorrect COAs, returns issues, poor packing.  Royal Mint can keep any new offerings and their super high price they ask for them. I am done with Royal Mint well and truly.  My gold cash will be spent anywhere but them. 
    Thanks for your efforts @ChardLizzie and speedy attempts to resolve amicably in public 
      
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    Paul got a reaction from ChardLizzie in 200 Anniversary "Strike on the day" Sovereign   
    Thanks for you for the explanations and refund offers.  
    I just intend on keeping the SOFD sovereign.    Hassles to return, return costs at my own expense, may receive another damaged coin in return, the credit card bill has already been paid so any refund will put my account in credit. 
    It is only the tiniest of marks, it looks much worse at x10 loupe magnification, than at x1 magnification human eye where is is hardly even visible to see 
    Once the dust has settled 10-20 years down the line when none are available in the aftermarket, the mark hopefully wont be an issue and rarity/low mintage/value will prevail with a profit
    It is what it is, the fault is Royal Mint not yours.  With the advancement of online forums like this and sharing of experiences, the Royal Mint is on a slippery slope to loosing its base core of  collectors with these all too common minting issues, quality issues, incorrect COAs, returns issues, poor packing.  Royal Mint can keep any new offerings and their super high price they ask for them. I am done with Royal Mint well and truly.  My gold cash will be spent anywhere but them. 
    Thanks for your efforts @ChardLizzie and speedy attempts to resolve amicably in public 
      
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    Paul got a reaction from ChardLizzie in 200 Anniversary "Strike on the day" Sovereign   
    Thanks for you for the explanations and refund offers.  
    I just intend on keeping the SOFD sovereign.    Hassles to return, return costs at my own expense, may receive another damaged coin in return, the credit card bill has already been paid so any refund will put my account in credit. 
    It is only the tiniest of marks, it looks much worse at x10 loupe magnification, than at x1 magnification human eye where is is hardly even visible to see 
    Once the dust has settled 10-20 years down the line when none are available in the aftermarket, the mark hopefully wont be an issue and rarity/low mintage/value will prevail with a profit
    It is what it is, the fault is Royal Mint not yours.  With the advancement of online forums like this and sharing of experiences, the Royal Mint is on a slippery slope to loosing its base core of  collectors with these all too common minting issues, quality issues, incorrect COAs, returns issues, poor packing.  Royal Mint can keep any new offerings and their super high price they ask for them. I am done with Royal Mint well and truly.  My gold cash will be spent anywhere but them. 
    Thanks for your efforts @ChardLizzie and speedy attempts to resolve amicably in public 
      
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    Paul got a reaction from ChardLizzie in 200 Anniversary "Strike on the day" Sovereign   
    Thanks for you for the explanations and refund offers.  
    I just intend on keeping the SOFD sovereign.    Hassles to return, return costs at my own expense, may receive another damaged coin in return, the credit card bill has already been paid so any refund will put my account in credit. 
    It is only the tiniest of marks, it looks much worse at x10 loupe magnification, than at x1 magnification human eye where is is hardly even visible to see 
    Once the dust has settled 10-20 years down the line when none are available in the aftermarket, the mark hopefully wont be an issue and rarity/low mintage/value will prevail with a profit
    It is what it is, the fault is Royal Mint not yours.  With the advancement of online forums like this and sharing of experiences, the Royal Mint is on a slippery slope to loosing its base core of  collectors with these all too common minting issues, quality issues, incorrect COAs, returns issues, poor packing.  Royal Mint can keep any new offerings and their super high price they ask for them. I am done with Royal Mint well and truly.  My gold cash will be spent anywhere but them. 
    Thanks for your efforts @ChardLizzie and speedy attempts to resolve amicably in public 
      
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    Paul got a reaction from Kman in 200 Anniversary "Strike on the day" Sovereign   
    Well after my six week wait, my SOTD has arrived and it is also damaged like others here kman and whitesands  
    Knowing there were minting issues with the coin & returns already noted on the forum here, i'm surprised they weren't inspected for damage prior to dispatch by Chard which is a great shame.
    Regardless how good customer service is or the ability to send things back, when Royal Mint  cant get the core product of the sovereign right in the first place why bother minting & sending it at all. Royal Mint internal quality control is abysmal   
    I have paid over £2,000oz for a not perfect damaged sovereign with a nice fancy box and corrected COA to house it in
    The Royal Mint  have lost a customer for good now, I will be happy to buy their product in the secondary market as close to spot as i can. Their new issue coins forget it
    I wont be returning to Chard.  Hopefully the value will long term will be retained on this limited issue coin.

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    Paul got a reaction from Kman in 200 Anniversary "Strike on the day" Sovereign   
    Well after my six week wait, my SOTD has arrived and it is also damaged like others here kman and whitesands  
    Knowing there were minting issues with the coin & returns already noted on the forum here, i'm surprised they weren't inspected for damage prior to dispatch by Chard which is a great shame.
    Regardless how good customer service is or the ability to send things back, when Royal Mint  cant get the core product of the sovereign right in the first place why bother minting & sending it at all. Royal Mint internal quality control is abysmal   
    I have paid over £2,000oz for a not perfect damaged sovereign with a nice fancy box and corrected COA to house it in
    The Royal Mint  have lost a customer for good now, I will be happy to buy their product in the secondary market as close to spot as i can. Their new issue coins forget it
    I wont be returning to Chard.  Hopefully the value will long term will be retained on this limited issue coin.

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    Paul got a reaction from seXes in Today I received.....   
    Picked this little ditty up locally for £255 which i was quite happy with 





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    Paul got a reaction from stackspot in 200 Anniversary "Strike on the day" Sovereign   
    01253 *** 081  was the no of my call earlier - if it matches your missed call list
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    Paul got a reaction from ChardLizzie in 200 Anniversary "Strike on the day" Sovereign   
    To the folk awaiting orders of the 'strike of the day' from Chard, i got a lovely phone call this afternoon arranging delivery
    If you have not had the call, expect it very soon
    They are shipping out tomorrow.
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    Paul got a reaction from stackspot in 200 Anniversary "Strike on the day" Sovereign   
    01253 *** 081  was the no of my call earlier - if it matches your missed call list