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ChardLizzie

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  1. Chards

    Thank you @Pipers happy to be of service.
  2. Black Friday Bargains

    Thank you for commenting. We've tried not to go crazy but instead offer two really good deals that will be popular with both gold and silver investors. Our Best Value products are split into to two main types, secondary market and newly minted. The newly minted are modern issues that can be from 2000 to present - the majority of which are in the original blister packaging from The Royal Mint. The secondary market sovereigns /half sovereigns can range from Victorian Young Head to Elizabeth II (even 2017), these coins will show signs of wear and may have edge knocks or light scuffs or scratches. I hope it's not confusing but we recently introduced Grade B - not an actual grade - but these are sovereigns that we do not consider good enough to sell as bullion but are too good to scrap. We scrap quite a lot of sovereigns, particularly if they have been in jewellery.
  3. Black Friday Bargains

    We couldn't wait until tomorrow to share this. For a limited period we've reduced Newly Minted Half Sovereigns to 3.5% - the same premium as our Secondary Market Full Sovereigns! The more you buy, the lower the premium. https://www.chards.co.uk/best-value-half-gold-sovereign-bullion-coins-newly-minted/1991 If you're looking for a silver bargain - we've introduced Secondary Market 1oz Silver Coins - these are our cheapest one ounce silver coin. Check out our prices here: https://www.chards.co.uk/best-value-silver-one-ounce-coin-secondary-market/2870
  4. Poppy appeal raffle for the final mintage 100g & 1oz silver forum bars

    Lovely idea, I've sent 2 entries.
  5. Bottle Cap Shaped Coin

    I rather like the novelty aspect - will we see Pepsi, Irn-Bru following??
  6. Where to buy

    Hi, we don't tend to stock the more recent issues of the half sovereigns so this will be unlikely, sorry.
  7. 2018 proof Sovereign - 65th coronation "crown privy"

    We are seeing a growing demand for the proof sovereign both in the UK and in a growing international market. The Royal Mint is doing a great marketing job, appealing to collectors with a variety of coins being issued successfully throughout the year. Whilst the 2018 proof sovereign is not necessarily as exciting as the 2017 garter design, the privy mark makes it interesting enough to be more desirable than the 'typical' proof sovereigns such as 2013, 2014 etc. The slight variations such as the 2 portraits in 2015, James Butler's Birthday portrait in 2016 and this 65th anniversary privy mark certainly make them more collectable. We buy and sell all proof sovereigns, they are still very popular as lasting gifts for special occasions and anniversaries, even the 'plain' ones. We will probably continue to see collectors keen to add Eliz II proof sovereigns to their collection no matter what the design, after all, our longest reigning monarch is not getting any younger.
  8. 2018 proof Sovereign - 65th coronation "crown privy"

    Any bets on a BU strike on the day sov or/and £5 to be struck on 2 June 2018?
  9. 2018 proof Sovereign - 65th coronation "crown privy"

    I'll come back to you on this one - it's hectic here
  10. 2018 proof Sovereign - 65th coronation "crown privy"

    We'll be interested to hear views on this when they're received.
  11. 2018 proof Sovereign - 65th coronation "crown privy"

    Design - interesting privy mark. Depending on her reign, there may not be many more special occasions for them to celebrate, although if we're being cynical there may be one for her demise when this happens. Until we physically see the coins we won't be able to say much about the quality of the striking. Design wise 5 Our first allocation is selling fast - we're hoping to get a second allocation but won't know until the initial furore from the release has died down. Looking at this morning I'd say not as crazy as 2017 - but there will be the lunchtime/after work email openings - probably 8. Waaah, this may all change lots of live chatting on the website
  12. 2018 proof Sovereign - 65th coronation "crown privy"

    Four coin is new for this year, we weren't offered this one. Our first allocation of the other coins and sets are selling fast, looks like it's going to be popular with regular collectors.
  13. 2018 proof Sovereign - 65th coronation "crown privy"

    Mint mark or privy? Surely the mint mark is the Llantrisant cross crosslet?
  14. Where to buy

    Shh! There's a special offer on half sovereigns later this month for our subscribers.