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  1. NumisNewbie

    Today I bought.....

    Ten half sovereigns from HGM Vicky 1895 Eddie 1905, 1908, 2x 1909, 2x 1910 Georgie 1911, 1912 Lizzy 2015 Arriving tomorrow. Can't wait!
  2. NumisNewbie

    Customs Importation Codes

    Sorry this was directed at Danny Boy. Don't know what happened to the quote... Not really. It's all a bit Alice in Wonderland to me. A coin, legal tender, which you would be crazy to spend at face value, but also be crazy not to accept if offered at face value for a good or service. Let's all work that one out. Regardless of the value question though I don't think you can disoblige a legal tender coin, otherwise what would be the point? I know only 20 pence of coppers, a fiver's worth -I think- of change are tender and more than that can be refused but for all practical purposes we'd all accept more if need be. Unless of course you were being vindictive and paying your council tax bill in pennies at the town hall, they'd probably refuse... but I have been sorely tempted to try it anyway, just to wind them up. You certainly wouldn't disoblige a debt being paid in Gold and Silver Brits at face value if you had a clue and any sense, which sadly most people don't. Our collective memory of gold and silver as money, paid in full, is long gone. There does seem to be a principle of law at stake with the issue though. Not that i'm a lawyer but I'm pretty convinced that someone with a lot of money and time on their hands could take HMRC to court on this. And win. Of course everyone would boo and say you were the bad guy denying HMRC of much needed tax money but that's another argument entirely!
  3. NumisNewbie

    Customs Importation Codes

    Thanks sixgun that's good info. As Silver Brits are legal tender an argument could -and should- be made that they ought to be VAT free as a matter of course really, at least to my mind. I wrote an article saying the same years ago that's floating around somewhere in Internet Land... At the very least HMRC/Treasury should be made to account for why they're chargeable. Whatever the case it's clear to me that paying VAT on legal tender coins is an outrage and should be treated as such. Just found this. No straight answer. Nor a lawful one. https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/vat_on_legal_tender_silver
  4. NumisNewbie

    Merry Christmas

    So sorry to hear that. May he rest in peace. My condolences.
  5. NumisNewbie

    Au Gold dory bars available for sale

  6. NumisNewbie

    for sale 2009 Canadian Maples

    Bumped. Price reduced! £18 each £35 for 2. Just PM me thanks
  7. NumisNewbie

    for sale 2009 Austrian Philarmonics

    Now £18 each, £35 for 2. You know you want them... just PM me if interested thank you
  8. NumisNewbie

    completed Bullion - Only Philharmonikers Remaining

    What are the pieces on the right hand side of the 1st photo? Intriguing...
  9. NumisNewbie

    for sale 2009 Austrian Philarmonics

    Still £19 each, £36 for 2. Just PM cheers
  10. NumisNewbie

    for sale 2009 Canadian Maples

    Still at £19 each, £36 for 2 just PM cheers
  11. NumisNewbie


    Yes, the original Euro... damn sight better idea than the paper tickets on offer these days. Can't quite see a 20 euro note holding its value in the same way 150 years from now. Unless it's the only one left, of course. Wasn't aware of the Italian 'Vreneli'. Thanks for educating me.
  12. NumisNewbie


    Wasn't it the coin of the Latin Monetary Union? The Swiss have something similar called the Vreneli, I think. Marked 20 Swiss Francs. Coin Invest usually have a few. Lovely coin, another I haven't quite got round to buying yet.
  13. NumisNewbie

    expression of interest PRE 1947 and PRE 1920 UK COIN SCRAP

    I might be interested if they're in reasonable condition
  14. Holding at £525 including postage, but not for much longer. Spot is on the march!