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  1. Today I bought.....

    I think I'll stick to sovereigns!
  2. Today I Received

    Delivered from HGM today. A couple of the 2012s they have at the moment and the one for luck turned out to be a 1968 in nice condition.
  3. I wonder how many people started out by collecting the various 50p, £1 and £2 coins in their change and progressed from there? Social media has also likely had a big influence too, did coin collecting used to be seen as a bit nerdy but now it's quite cool?
  4. Today I Received

    I think if you get caught doing that then it'll cost you more than a days time
  5. Today I Received

    Definitely take the course. It'll cost you the money to attend (but there is no fine) and a days time but it means no points and, more importantly, not having to declare it to your insurance. It used to be that you had to take the course in the county or force area where you were caught but now you can attend at a centre near to where you live.
  6. Today I bought.....

    Well, it's a slippery slope this collecting lark. Having originally bought some 2017 bullion sovereigns just to hold some gold, followed by a 2018 when eBay did the 20% offer, followed by some random mixed modern dates from Atkinsons, I suddenly found myself contemplating date runs! So, just taken the opportunity with a couple of 2012s from HGM and as I was ordering thought I'd go for a lucky dip too. I knew I shouldn't have started!!!!!!!
  7. I can assure you the novelty wears off when you practically live in one of the places for nearly 6 months!
  8. first 1oz gold purchase, coin or bar

    Stick with coins from a reputable dealer. Which coins you go for are a personal preference but I like sovereigns. To me they are the ultimate coin, easy to trade, recognised the world over and come with hundreds of years of history behind them. Also not too expensive individually so if you need to liquidate a small amount of cash you're not stuck with 1oz.
  9. Today I Received

    Two days worth of receivage! I'm quite surprised in the amount of differences between the 2017 and 2018 coins.
  10. My Atkinsons Bullion Experience

    Just received 5 x 2017 sovereigns from Atkinsons. All lovely coins, can't fault them.
  11. Today I bought.....

    I did the same the other day, except I went for 2017 ones!!
  12. Zip lock bags for slabbed Coins

    Does heat or cold actually cause damage? I'd have thought fluctuating temperatures are more of a problem.
  13. Zip lock bags for slabbed Coins

    I'd have thought those bags could potentially cause condensation problems if they are subject to changing temperatures.