A couple of days ago Atkinsons had in a mixed date Panda for a little over 3% over spot. I thought it would be one of the newer years but thought I'd ask the year anyway in case it is an older one and they didn't have time to make a separate listing. Normally they list individual years for the older stuff. Asked in web chat and they got back to me a couple of hours later and it was a 2008. 2008 for 3.3%, why not!
Came in a scruffy cap so that's been replaced.
If you're in the UK, sovereigns or half sovereigns make the most sense I think, they're widely known and you'll have no problem selling them down the line.
As for 1/10th fractionals... I would just buy whatever is closest to spot
i am immediately drawn to the gold. Looking at the number of likes for this photograph, i can see many other forum members are attracted too.
This week i bought the Gold Eagle Heisenberg was selling and a couple of $20 Liberties from Hatton Garden Metals. I will have to put these up when they arrive.