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Kman

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    Kman got a reaction from westminstrel in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    I'm going to give this one a miss as there's no guarantee they aren't going to make more with the only difference each time being the privy
    I may change my mind before release, but currently it's an annoyed no from me 
     
     
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    Kman got a reaction from westminstrel in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    My first reaction was "oh ffs.."
    If this was guaranteed the last sotd matt finish, plain edge with a privy id buy it but they can't just keep watering things down like this
    The more they make, the less special they are
     
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    Kman reacted to kimchi in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    I reckon these would be an instant sell out even with just the flippers (just mvho).
    As Numi shows, this is quite a collection now, and there are way more than 600 odd serious modern Sov collectors in the world who will want/need this.
    A matte finish, V or A cipher has no interest for me as no relation to the current monarch, and the quality so far has been poor from what we've seen on here, whatever NGC say.
    It's very clever but very naughty of the Mint what they have done with the Mattes this year. You buy the first two (especially the Viccy) and then you have to get the third, it doesn't match into any other sets (other than the entire unique SotD issues, which is a huge financial undertaking just at sale price) like the Sapphire Coronation (for example) does. It'd be nice to be a collector and not feel like the Mint are trying to pull your pants down every few months, and to be honest I'm surprised there hasn't been a bit of an outcry about this, and more reaction like @Kman's.
    I've had it myself recently with the second pair of Paddingtons which sold out within a day - I have the first two, but I can't just lay out £1600 for that amount of gold with a few days' notice, so I missed out (OK I appreciate that perhaps some on here - and hundreds of folk elsewhere - can, and good luck to them). At least with that one though they let you order the second along with the first. There are going to be a lot of frenzied collectors who have the Viccy and now 'need' this. It's absolute pish taking from the Mint imvho and I am more and more inclined to stick with what I've got and buy very little else in the future.
     
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    Kman got a reaction from goldmember44 in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    My first reaction was "oh ffs.."
    If this was guaranteed the last sotd matt finish, plain edge with a privy id buy it but they can't just keep watering things down like this
    The more they make, the less special they are
     
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    Kman got a reaction from kimchi in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    My first reaction was "oh ffs.."
    If this was guaranteed the last sotd matt finish, plain edge with a privy id buy it but they can't just keep watering things down like this
    The more they make, the less special they are
     
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    Kman reacted to goldmember44 in Prince Albert celebration sovereign!   
    Anyone else got the email? A companion for the Victoria celebration strike on the day sovereign is planned for release soon... will also be similar to the Vic one, matt BU with a special privy (different one for Albert).
    https://www.royalmint.com/sovereign/2019/Prince-Albert-2019-Celebration-Sovereign/

    What do you think?? Does it take away from the specialness of the Victoria sovereign? Or a fitting companion? Or more £500 to spend??
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    Kman got a reaction from RichRock in Anyone else selling here @ £1150?   
    I haven't checked prices, maybe they've caught up, but assuming there is a delay in numismatic prices rising then you get more for less bullion than you would have currently
    Numismatic prices have risen with spot prices since gold was down at £700/800
    Things like historic sovereigns will always be desirable and will always have to be worth considerably more than spot 
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    Kman reacted to kimchi in Harrington & Byrne gold proof sovereign   
    I hope there's no 3 per household limit on this cracker!

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    Kman got a reaction from RichRock in Anyone else selling here @ £1150?   
    Maybe now is a good time to sell bullion and buy numismatics hmm 
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    Kman reacted to 5huggy in i am back from the "grave"   
    NO not quite -  ive been out of circulation for a few months now with a rather frenetic period of my life!
    ive spent some considerable time around europe - off to Cyprus in October - and Africa on Safari early next year - 
    Oh and I became semi retired in the midst of all this 
    SO Hi again peeps -- - - noticed this a.m. that I have a similar namesake too! LOL - @shuggyboy24
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    Kman got a reaction from TheBuckinghamCollection in The Buckingham Collection Free Half Sovs   
    A 10% off code to anyone who had to wait would have been something, a free half sovereign is going above and beyond, I'd go as far as to say it's too generous lol 
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    Kman got a reaction from HighlandTiger in Anyone experienced in making colloidal silver?   
    Colloidal silver, healing crystals and a personal horoscope reader; there more chance of the world being round than me getting ill. 
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    Kman reacted to TheBuckinghamCollection in The Buckingham Collection Free Half Sovs   
    Hi all members of the forum, 
    I am a representative of the organisation The Buckingham Collection Limited, firstly we would like to express our sincere apologies to those that had to wait 30days for delivery for their coins. I'd like to offer an explanation to why this happened and some things we have implemented for this to not happen again in future. As I'm sure everyone on here is aware Gold is at an all time high, this really did have an effect on orders, we where inundated with so many orders that stock ran out. Where we purchase the stock from, there was a huge delay in our delivery out of our control. We often use just the one supplier to ensure the best deals and delivery times. 
    So rather than refusing orders we continued to accept orders without knowing there was going to be such a large delay in deliveries. When we did receive any enquiries we did inform the customer of a delay in delivery. (However we would like to acknowledge there could have been clearer communication)
    I have seen some comments on here concerning us being a new firm. We are a new firm nearly one year old, but this has no bearing on the the delay in delivery times or how we treat our customers. We collectively as a group of four directors have a wealth of knowledge concerning coins and offer coins at fair prices, of course we do have a mark up on some of the pieces we offer, this is standard practice as we lose out on the bullion coins, we are a business and do need to pay costs. It has been a difficult year with the sky rocket of gold but we are still here to tell the tale and will be for the considerable future. 
    I would like to address a few of the concerns regarding our offices and accounts. With us being a new firm we are still not yet due to file our accounts, we are also not a marketing company working out of a mail house or "virtual office" we are in Richmond House with plenty of room for expansion which is what we intend on doing and expanding rapidly. 
    I would also like to address "The Regal Mint" this is a company not owned by us, nor do we have any connection, that company is dissolved. We changed our name from "Regal Mint" to "The Buckingham Collection." As can be seen on companies house. We chose a name that sounded prestigious as we are a Gold specialist and only selling 22 Carat Gold or above, we do not sell any other precious metals. 
    Also. "Yes" we only offer one bullion order per household per year. 
    All sales should be delivered within 7-10 working days maximum from now on. However we have implemented a few measures to ensure that our customers receive their coins in adequate time frames, the first being an alert system.
    Any orders that we expect will have a delay in delivery will be flagged by our system, automatically a text message or email will follow, giving an estimated time frame of delivery giving us clear communication with the customer, upon receiving that message, if you are not happy with the time frame of delivery we will honour a full an immediate refund via your payment method. (please be advised this takes 3-5 days, thats the acquiring bank not us). 
    The second implementation: We will refuse orders for coins if there is no stock available, unless customer is happy in waiting the time frame within our terms and conditions. 
    Paying via Paypal is available on our site as a method of payment along with our standard card processing. 
    As an apology from us here at The Buckingham Collection we would like to offer a FREE half sovereign to those that had to wait the long time frames for delivery. To claim your coin please send us an email at info@buckinghamcollection.co.uk with your surname and postcode only. We will check the system if your wait time was longer than the 7 - 10 working days we will have your free half sovereign sent out as a priority. There is a maximum of 10 that we can offer, the offer is only available to forum members only. 
    We are going to continue to improve our products and services and hopefully build and regain the trust in not just the members here, but everyone. 
    Thanks again for reading. 
     
     
     
     
     
     
     
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    Kman got a reaction from Gildeon in Where are the good coin shops gone?   
    Youtube got a lot of people into pm's, especially younger people, especially around 2014 for some reason
    Internet is bringing us all together and what a joy 😛 so not all bad
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    Kman reacted to DarkChameleon in Proud of my grown up son   
    I don't know the mechanics of it, there was a photographer on the fuel tanker who took the picture...it is,one wicked picture and we never see many pictures of him at work for obvious reasons but it is one cool great to look back on picture, we've already had it blown up and getting framed for the spare room for when he visits with his wife...I'm as proud of him now being an airforce pilot as I am the fact this is what he wanted since being a pre teen, worked every day to become one and now we see him here doing his day job, or well in this case night job.
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    Kman reacted to Sovereign in Today I Received.....   
    1911 proof sovereign 
    NGC PF65+ UC
    hard to find in UC or DCAM Grade 
    only 6 graded by NGC 




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    Kman reacted to Sovereign in 2019 Piedfort Sovereign and Five Sovereign   
    @SovTracker agree with you on the 2018 piedfort sovereign i had mine on here for sale for £750 over a week with no interest then sold for less .. 
    (bought it less then the royal mint issue price anyway)
    passing on both of them ..
    about the proof sovereign if it’s nothing special will wait and buy a 70 grade at the right price 
    atm focusing on the old sovs recently bought 1911 proof sovereign NGC PF65+ Ultra Cameo (hard to find in UC grade) 
    will receive it tomorrow 😀
     

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    Kman got a reaction from *tada* in 2019 Piedfort Sovereign and Five Sovereign   
    I think 2018 was 1000 and I think the 2017 garter design was also 1000
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    Kman reacted to Pampfan in Freedom of information request - Royal mint   
    All, I just sent the request to my contact at the mint. I will let everyone know when I receive a response.
    I am curious to see the Bullion figures for the later date 2oz Bullion coins. 
    Pamp
     
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    Kman got a reaction from Bullionaire in Today I Received.....   
    That's very cool, I like the style, reminds me a bit of Quentin Blake
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    Kman got a reaction from westminstrel in 2019 Piedfort Sovereign and Five Sovereign   
    5sov matt proof is interesting, but for £2000 there's stuff id enjoy way more with better upside potential 
    Only for the real collectors 
    piedfort sov is meh and mintage is very large
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    Kman reacted to westminstrel in 2019 Piedfort Sovereign and Five Sovereign   
    I really should keep my mouth shut, shouldn’t I? 😰
    Who’s biting?
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    Kman reacted to Bullionaire in Today I Received.....   
    Not exactly PM, but almost... a gift from a colleague:


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    Kman reacted to Lr103 in Something a bit different - Backyard Veggies!!!   
    I love the idea of being self sufficient with your vegetables!  We are that way with apples, and to a lesser extent grapes.  These are from last year's harvest, which is in late September or early October.