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  1. @Pete There is no 1987 proof silver Britannia perhaps its a Chinese import.
  2. SHIPWRECK A man washed up on a beach after a shipwreck. Only a sheep and a sheepdog were washed-up with him. After looking around, he realised that they were stranded on a deserted island. After being there a while, he got into the habit of taking his two animal companions to the beach every evening to watch the sunset. One particular evening, the sky was a fiery red with beautiful cirrus clouds, the breeze was warm and gentle - a perfect night for romance. As they sat there, the sheep started looking better and better to the lonely man. Soon, he leaned over to the sheep and put his arm around it. The sheepdog, ever-protective of the sheep, growled fiercely until the man took his arm from around the sheep. After that, the three of them continued to enjoy the sunsets together, but there was no more cuddling. A few weeks passed-by and, lo and behold, there was another shipwreck. The only survivor was Nicola Sturgeon, Leader of the Scottish Nationalists. That evening, the man brought Nicola to the evening beach ritual. It was another beautiful evening - red sky cirrus clouds, a warm and gentle breeze - perfect for a night of romance. Pretty soon, the man started to get those feelings again. He fought the urges as long as he could but he finally gave in and leaned over to Nicola and told her he hadn't had sex for months. Nicola batted her eyelashes and asked if there was anything she could do for him? He said, 'Take the dog for a walk.'
  3. Sturgeon as was her predecessor Salmond are poisonous fantasists who hate the English, Scotland would have permanent austerity should they(the Scottish electorate at sometime in the future vote to leave the UK), Sturgeon should get on with running Scotland properly & stop trying to cause problems for the UK in its historic negotiations with the EU. Salmond used to bang on about Scottish oil LOL look at where Scotland would be now without money from the rest of the UK, primarily England. I find it ironic that Sturgeon is still banging the break up the UK drum to get into bed with an even more controlling & bureaucratic entity the EU. She is insane & has a narrow one track mind IMHO & just like a lot of politicians of all political divides want to go down in history at the expense of her countrymen.
  4. @Jester You want some inspiration have a look at this photo thread where I & others show some of our coins.
  5. The easiest sets to complete are 1oz S1 Bu & S2 BU which the latter is obviously on going. All of the S1 proof sets are near impossible to complete, in order 1oz would be the easiest followed by 1/2oz,2oz forget it. A nice set which will give a collector a realistic chance to complete is the S1 2oz Bu set, the only one in that set which will cost serious money is the tiger. S2 2oz Bu again fairly easy to complete & in that set only mouse followed by ox will cost serious money. S2 1oz proof set is now getting harder to complete but again it is possible & is a beautiful set, likewise S2 2oz proof which will be far more difficult to complete, in S2 1oz proof tiger is the key coin & most expensive followed by dragon.S2 proof 2oz mouse & ox are the most expensive coins.
  6. You are right when you say there is little or no perceptible difference in a PF69 & a PF 70,what I would say to you is if you are on a limited budget(or don't want to spend much) buy the PF 69 because I believe they are a bargain, in a lot of instances you can get a pf 69 for less than the raw version. Personally I like to buy the best I can afford & will only buy PF 70s but then again I don't buy many & only want to fill a box which holds 20 slabs as something different in my collection. I am a collector so like to buy the best examples of coins I can.
  7. It is a nice looking coin if you are into coloured coins & the odd coloured coin can be good investment, eg the recent feeding frenzy on the coloured peter rabbit 50p coin, the Tuvalu red back spider is another example. But on the whole very few coloured coins are a good financial investment. If you like it & are a collector buy it, don't be put off by what other people like, view it as a tiny piece of art that cost relatively little & enjoy. If you are looking to flip it don't bother.
  8. The coin is not the same as advertised, if you are not happy with it ask for an exchange or refund. I'm also 99.9% the coin is genuine as far as I can be without seeing it in the flesh. The toning on edge is not much of a problem IMHO as the coin is not that easy to come by. As another option you could also ask for some monetary discount from the vendor as the coin is not the one shown for sale. As has been mentioned, if the coin has come from a roll, dealers are not going to photograph every bullion coin from the roll.
  9. My entry
  10. Mouse & Ox is my guess
  11. @sovereignsteve Which are you missing Steve.
  12. Check that the scratch is not on the capsule, the capsules unscrew, if it is on the coin send it back, RM are very good when you send coins back. Although it would be better if they checked coins properly before dispatching to collectors.
  13. for auction

    Cheers Chris pmd
  14. @Kman That old chestnut LOL, personally as I don't collect the £1 coins I wouldn't like to say one way or the other, but if any £1 coin was going to be a flipper this being the 1st of the new coins I would say it would be the one to go for. The problem being with the price being high to start with for all the guys obsessed with the spot price of silver its a risky one for the flippers.