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    kimchi got a reaction from PansPurse in **April 2018** Group order from European Mint   
    I couldn't wait for the meringue to set - I unboxed my box while watching your unboxing vid BYB  
    I am very happy with the condition of my 2018 Brits compared to the absolute rubbish (tube of Owls, tube of Perth Roos, tube of Perth barcoins - already opened by GS.be) I got last time (not in the group order) as a private customer so I will be using European Mint directly (as BYB has been open about, it's not always cheaper in the group buys if you are buying in a lot) in future for sure and encouraging others to do the same. Much credit to all involved!
    Yes it's 'just' bullion but it's very much nicer not to receive milked, toned, dinged and marked coins when you spend a fair bit (especially when they have already been 'checked'), and this is the second lot I've had from European that has been good quality 
    So I will join the group buys from European for odd coins again in the future, avoid GS.be full stop (heard of a milked Emu today from them ffs!) if European will price match for me, and I will use my rhubarb crop and meringue for a direct unboxing from them that will get me a free Oz rather than a half from a group unboxing
     
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    kimchi reacted to augur in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    Kilo gold coins are overrated. Either my hands are big or their diameter is small but in hand they are not that impressive... wouldn't mind one though but wouldn't buy one either. 
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    kimchi reacted to SovTracker in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    I believe the Mint Mark is the same as the 2018 Proof Sovereign.

    The "biggie" on this for me is the Plain Edge which, to my knowledge has only ever been on 1 Brilliant Uncirculated coin before now.
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    kimchi got a reaction from PansPurse in **April 2018** Group order from European Mint   
    I couldn't wait for the meringue to set - I unboxed my box while watching your unboxing vid BYB  
    I am very happy with the condition of my 2018 Brits compared to the absolute rubbish (tube of Owls, tube of Perth Roos, tube of Perth barcoins - already opened by GS.be) I got last time (not in the group order) as a private customer so I will be using European Mint directly (as BYB has been open about, it's not always cheaper in the group buys if you are buying in a lot) in future for sure and encouraging others to do the same. Much credit to all involved!
    Yes it's 'just' bullion but it's very much nicer not to receive milked, toned, dinged and marked coins when you spend a fair bit (especially when they have already been 'checked'), and this is the second lot I've had from European that has been good quality 
    So I will join the group buys from European for odd coins again in the future, avoid GS.be full stop (heard of a milked Emu today from them ffs!) if European will price match for me, and I will use my rhubarb crop and meringue for a direct unboxing from them that will get me a free Oz rather than a half from a group unboxing
     
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    kimchi got a reaction from PansPurse in **April 2018** Group order from European Mint   
    I couldn't wait for the meringue to set - I unboxed my box while watching your unboxing vid BYB  
    I am very happy with the condition of my 2018 Brits compared to the absolute rubbish (tube of Owls, tube of Perth Roos, tube of Perth barcoins - already opened by GS.be) I got last time (not in the group order) as a private customer so I will be using European Mint directly (as BYB has been open about, it's not always cheaper in the group buys if you are buying in a lot) in future for sure and encouraging others to do the same. Much credit to all involved!
    Yes it's 'just' bullion but it's very much nicer not to receive milked, toned, dinged and marked coins when you spend a fair bit (especially when they have already been 'checked'), and this is the second lot I've had from European that has been good quality 
    So I will join the group buys from European for odd coins again in the future, avoid GS.be full stop (heard of a milked Emu today from them ffs!) if European will price match for me, and I will use my rhubarb crop and meringue for a direct unboxing from them that will get me a free Oz rather than a half from a group unboxing
     
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    kimchi reacted to fehk2001 in Royal Mint Proof Coins   
    yea 5x Britannia  alone ( if that's proof ) would easily fetch more than 193 pounds and you should know 
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    kimchi reacted to BackyardBullion in **April 2018** Group order from European Mint   
     
     
    You cheeky sods!
    Video went live exactly at 1pm on YouTube...
    Yet you still expect a hand butler service to share a link here...
    I could create a blacklist for group orders you know 
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    kimchi reacted to Numistacker in NGC Grading Submissions Open   


    I can’t see why they would as they are identifiable
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    kimchi got a reaction from Bullionbilly in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    That seems sensible, I always think it's best to grade asap anyway 
    Good buzz on these on Numi's channel, I do feel good about these myself today I must say. I hope I don't wish I'd bought more, I realised today that I had the final one in my basket yesterday when I was posting on here (the lag in stock updates on the site meant I got five in my basket when the lady on the phone said 'four left', but when the system updated a few minutes later it defaulted to one until I cleared my basket - and I know the person who bought the previous three ). Whoever got the last one has me to thank when they clicked refresh and the final one popped back up
    A somewhat different kettle of fish, but ofc there is overlap - a friend today had an offer of almost £600 for a PF70 2018 Sov, so they are performing as expected (i.e. rather well already) at the moment, and already a steady increase on the £550 mark of last month
     
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    kimchi reacted to Lr103 in Britannia proof COA without number   
    Unless someone else from the forum has seen a card like this, then if I were in your situation I would contact the Royal Mint and ask about it.  I've used the "Contact Us" button on their website many times, and they have always been responsive.  I asked a different question about this same coin, and they referred me to someone from the Royal Mint Museum who was very helpful.
    It might also be a good idea to ask the seller.  If everything else looks good, I wouldn't know how else to assess the legitimacy of the card.  There have been instances of mistakes by the Royal Mint with these cards, such as with the Strike on the Day sovereign last year.
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    kimchi reacted to Lr103 in Britannia proof COA without number   
    That doesn't look right to me, but there is a chance it's an error.  I would compare the back, including the hologram in lower right.  Here is mine for comparison.
     


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    kimchi got a reaction from ChardLizzie in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    Blimey you must offer good prices if you expect to see these!
    It was a good bet indeed, but well called
    I'm more of a (pickled) cabbage surgeon meself
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    kimchi got a reaction from JCRJM in **April 2018** Group order from European Mint   
    An SD arrived today that is so carefully packaged it can only be from one place...many thanks!
    Now, to fiddle around for hours with my rotten (literally now, in the case of the organic components ) 'tripod' or dive straight in (which might be quite painful)..?
    That sounds entirely appropriate, I heartily approve  Have you considered the addition of a meringue?
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    kimchi reacted to mr-dead in Bullion in in the church collection basket?   
    Stick to bars, they make take offense to a donated 30 pieces of silver coins

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    kimchi reacted to Numistacker in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    I will make sure that any strike on the day Sovereigns that anybody wants to grade all sent in one bundle for grading.

    I’m not convinced that first strike already strike designation means anything when it comes to these type of coins. But anyone who wishes to request either can do so for an extra $10.

    Assuming they get there within the deadline then they will be marked with that designation.
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    kimchi reacted to Thelonerangershorse in **April 2018** Group order from European Mint   
    I wouldn't imagine the guy who comes to pick up the post will be quite so happy when they hand him 40kg of parcels.
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    kimchi reacted to BackyardBullion in **April 2018** Group order from European Mint   
    OK - Viewing schedule for this RIDICULOUS unboxing is as follows:
    Wednesday 23rd May @ 1pm
    The grand unboxing - all 1200 oz in ONE BIG Box! 
    Summary: lots of silver comes out of a box...it is bloody fun!
    Certainly a video not to miss - first to correctly guess the timestamp on the video where I cut my finger...wins a cookie!
    Thursday 24th May @ 1pm
    The grand tour begins!
    I also play devils advocate and talk about why buying this much silver (all in one go or over a long period of time) might be a bad idea
    Complete with plastered finger 
    Saturday 26th May @ 1pm
    The grand tour continues!
    I balance the books and talk about why buying silver (certainly for us UK stackers) is a good idea with Brexit looming!
    Sunday 27th May @ 1pm
    A sea of dragons...I plaster the table with 18x 10 oz dragons, 4x 10 oz griffins and some little two dragon coins!
    These are the culprits for the delay's we experienced! 
    But they can be forgiven because they are so GORGEOUS!
    Video links will appear on this thread as well as the video section of The Silver Forum.
    Otherwise feel free go over to YouTube and sub if you have not done so already!
    https://youtube.com/backyardbullion
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    kimchi reacted to xthomasx in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    That went fast... Thanks to all of your efforts, I am spared the decision . I hope I won't regret not ordering immediately...
    On the brighter side... this way I'll have enough funds for another three-digit-mintage gold piece which I ordered right away.
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    kimchi reacted to andrewmcmann in Precious Metal Themed Songs   
    Did you know the term going out on a bender originates from a Sixpence because back in the day you could go out with a Sixpence and have a good night out and get totally trashed, it was supposed to be possible to bend a Sixpence that's where the term come from going out on a bender
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    kimchi reacted to SovTracker in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    Its interesting that so far today Numistacker's "Alert Video" has had 470 views.

    Now let's say the Mint sold say 250 yesterday to their "loyal customers" and say 50 went to Dealers that just leaves 350 today to sell.

    I bet a few like me bought a couple because of the "Plain Edge". It's interesting to note that my so called "Account Manager" at the Mint didn't bother to phone me on this one.

    I think there was accelerated buying throughout the day and I honestly believe his video tipped this one over the edge several days early.

    Well done to all those who got in.
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    kimchi reacted to Pete in Lending to Friends   
    Yes all the court fees were recovered in full and a tiny amount of interest around 1% was awarded by the CCJ