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NewMSmatist15

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  1. UK Circulating 2 Pound Bi-Metal Coin

    Please share! Would love to see some photos of what is out there.
  2. UK Circulating 2 Pound Bi-Metal Coin

    Interesting fact. So is it that people collect the 2PND coins in coin books like in the US we would for statehood quarters? Or is it people collect UK annual coin sets and by default collect these variants as they are included?
  3. UK Circulating 2 Pound Bi-Metal Coin

    Agreed - as a US based collector it would be much easier to collect my own country's currency, but I started with the silver 2 pound Britannia series and now am hooked on the Queen's Beasts proof coins, and of course love some of the designs on these "meant for circulation" 2 pound and 50 pence coins. Slippery indeed! The kew gardens one is very lucky to find! I've seen them on eBay for quite a lot of money - have you gotten it graded?
  4. UK Circulating 2 Pound Bi-Metal Coin

    All the way back to '86! That's really cool. Am I correct in that the design did not change every year? Do you collect the years were there were multiple variant designs? For instance, there were 2 designs in 1999 - one for the rugby world cup and one celebrating technology.
  5. UK Circulating 2 Pound Bi-Metal Coin

    I'm an NGC member myself and while I didn't get these coins graded, I bought them already in their slabs, I would be curious to find out about your results. Also, is it quite common for these to be bought and sold in the UK in uncirculated condition. I'm based in the US and rarely see them come up on my eBay here. I'm thinking it's because many would not be available for shipment outside of the UK by the sellers. Would love to see some of the photos of past designs as well!
  6. Does anyone collect the non-precious metal 2 pound coins in the UK? If so, do you use a coin book? The annual or definitive sets released by the Royal Mint? Graded and slabbed versions? I've got a few now - the 2015 reintroduction of the Britannia portrait both in circulated condition and from the definitive coin set slabbed, the WWI aviation definitive coin set slabbed, and am very excited for the 200th anniversary of Mary Shelley's Modern Prometheus (Frankenstein!) coin this year. I love the Kew Gardens 50 pence and the Sir Isaac Newton of the same denomination, but only have the latter slabbed by NGC. Photos below are mine and of my coins.
  7. Queen's Beast 1oz Silver Proof

    I personally love this series. Yes, milk spots are a risk, but they are a risk for other mint products, as well, not just the Royal Mint's products. It seems to me British coins (so maybe this series) hold their value more than other countries' coins.
  8. NGC Slabbed/Graded Proof QB Unicorn @ MCM

    I've pulled the trigger and ordered mine. I have read the black core is something NGC did for its anniversary this year, but it looks so smart with the royal purple label I hope they continue to have it as an option.
  9. Full set of britannia

    If by bullion you mean the business strike silver 2PND coins, yes absolutely! Some years sell better than others (2001, 2003, 1999 or the 2014 mule error for instance), but they certainly have a presence in registry sets on NGC and I see them on eBay often.
  10. Queens Beast Unicorn of Scotland Proof

    Why aren't they doing the proofs in the same order???
  11. Star Wars silver coins

    These are often referred to as colorized coins and for the most part they don't do well long-term. I wouldn't say that is true in every case, but they tend to be more gimmicky type coins and the people who are willing to spend good money on coins aren't interested in these it seems. Check out eBay or some coin shows and see what colorized coins you do see and how well they sell. It could be a good way to gauge whether these will be successful.
  12. Full set of britannia

    Some of the higher grades in the years pre-2012 command $150-$250 a piece. If you have the set and most are in gradable condition (MS 68 or higher) it might be worth it to slab them and then try and sell the set. NGC has a 5 coin minimum but 10 coins is ideal for a submission. Maybe get in touch with@Numistacker while he still sends in submissions for forum members...
  13. Full set of britannia

    Are they in graded slabs or raw?
  14. New Here

    Welcome! You'll find some Koala lovers on here no doubt