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ChardLizzie

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  1. Thank you to everyone who took part. We sold the 2009 Kew Gardens BU 50p for £230 and raised £448.71 during the afternoon.
  2. Scratch on the Queen's Beasts 1/4 Gold BU...

    Hi, you can just pop in - if you're buying gold you will need to bring 2 forms of ID - it will be great to see you.
  3. Scratch on the Queen's Beasts 1/4 Gold BU...

    Hi, it depends on what you are buying. For example, sovereigns - we sell bullion sovereigns which are kept in tubes - with the secondary market ones, you could get anything from Victorian Young Head to Elizabeth II, they will probably have bag marks, wear etc but they are a great way to buy sovereigns at a low premium. If they are more worn we have a 'Grade B' sovereign which have said 'These gold sovereigns have been checked by our expert numismatists. They don't meet the grade for our standard secondary market bullion sovereigns but they are too good to send to scrap. If you are looking to buy gold at a low premium above spot, to melt down or to use in jewellery'. If a sovereign doesn't meet this level they are scrapped. This is similar for other coins too.
  4. Are you looking for a 2009 Kew Gardens BU 50p? Well, we are auctioning a perfect coin in the original presentation folder on ebay - whatever it sells for will be donated in full to N-Vision. N-Vision is a a local charity for the blind and visually impaired. If you'd like to bid on the coin you can see it here http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2009-UK-Kew-Gardens-50p-Brilliant-Uncirculated-Coin-/162700666348?ssPageName=STRK:MESE:IT The auction ends on Wednesday 11 October - during John 'Gilly' Gillmore and his BBC Radio Lancashire afternoon show (12 noon to 4pm) which will be broadcast live from Chard's showroom. We'll be talking about coin collecting and there will be lots of guests as well. There will be a Tombola and refreshments available for a small donation - all money raised is going to N-Vision. We'd love you to join. If you are a coin collector bring any coins that you would like to show Gilly or would like advice on. Lawrence will be on hand to give his expert opinion! If you can't join us but would like to listen to the show, you can tune in on 95.5 MHz, 103.9 MHz, 104.5 MHz, 855 MW, 1557 MW or BBC iPlayer - please note this link is to the live feed. Please let me know if you need anymore information.
  5. Vat free 10oz QB's

    I thought I had answered this. Whilst we are restricted by HMRC we have to abide by their rules. Large fines for those that don't.
  6. 2018 Sovereigns?

    I nearly had kittens!
  7. 2018 Sovereigns?

    Sovereign or Britannia?
  8. 2018 Sovereigns?

    Totally agree. Disappointed not to see the shield design for the 2017 half sovereign.
  9. Gold Unicorn - Queens beast!

    We've shaved our prices so it's tricky to reduce for another offer, even though you guys are special! We've received our Australian Dogs but not the British Dogs yet - I understood that RM bullion Dogs will be sold in capsules this year which is why they are a tad more expensive than previous years so we wouldn't expect scratches etc. They are bullion coins so yes, they may have some scratches when they are sent to us in tubes but in capsules......we will let you know when we receive our allocation.
  10. 2018 Sovereigns?

    Yes, that sounds right. No sign of new designs yet.
  11. Hello

    Hi @bigvern, welcome
  12. Updated Michael Marsh book

    We have them in stock new for £31 plus postage £3.50 https://www.chards.co.uk/2017-the-gold-sovereign-book/3207
  13. VAT on silver coins

    We have to abide by UK regulations, we do sell secondhand silver using the VAT margin scheme where you pay VAT on the dealer's margin as per HMRC's guidelines here https://www.gov.uk/vat-margin-schemes Silver coins sold in the UK - for delivery in the UK - should have an element of VAT whether it is at the full 20% or the margin scheme.
  14. VAT on silver coins

    Aah, the minefield of silver and VAT. I'm not an expert on VAT in other countries so it is difficult to comment on the differing levels of VAT charged. Currently, if you are in the UK and are buying silver from countries in the EU and have them delivered to you in the UK, you are supposed to pay VAT at 20%. There may be loopholes and ways to circumvent this by, including buying from a country such as Estonia, but they could attract the notice of HMRC if you don't make the correct declarations or pay import duty. You can purchase silver in the UK and have it stored abroad, thereby avoiding the charge of VAT, however, if you take delivery you will pay VAT. It would be much easier if the UK - and the EU - removed VAT from silver as they did with Investment Gold. Hope this helps.
  15. Help with coin book

    Also, look at 'completed listings' so you can see actual prices achieved. Sellers can ask whatever price they want, but if it is never sold it isn't a realistic indication.