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Shep

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    Shep reacted to Martlet in sovereign best prices   
    If buying 1, Sharps Pixley is usually cheapest including delivery.  If in London (so can pickup in shop), Hatton Garden Metals. Others may occasionally be cheaper time to time, but that means checking round half a dozen sites comparing with/without delivery etc. 
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    Shep got a reaction from kimchi in sovereign best prices   
    Hatton Garden Metals used to often offer some of the best prices for buying purely bullion coins, and sometimes you would even be pleasantly surprised when they would send a proof or a special year bullion sovereign at no extra cost.
    In the last few years however they seemed to have wised up and started to sell the shield backs, special years and proofs at a premium and their bullion prices are now in my opinion more or less comparable to most other dealers.
    For example - https://atkinsonsbullion.com/ or   https://www.chards.co.uk
    As you alluded to though, if it’s bog standard bullion sovereigns he wants without having to do his research, HGM have a good reputation and can probably be relied on to provide them at competitive prices month on month.
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    Shep got a reaction from MrGeorge in sovereign best prices   
    Hatton Garden Metals used to often offer some of the best prices for buying purely bullion coins, and sometimes you would even be pleasantly surprised when they would send a proof or a special year bullion sovereign at no extra cost.
    In the last few years however they seemed to have wised up and started to sell the shield backs, special years and proofs at a premium and their bullion prices are now in my opinion more or less comparable to most other dealers.
    For example - https://atkinsonsbullion.com/ or   https://www.chards.co.uk
    As you alluded to though, if it’s bog standard bullion sovereigns he wants without having to do his research, HGM have a good reputation and can probably be relied on to provide them at competitive prices month on month.
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    Shep reacted to Stuntman in Novelty coins are here to stay?   
    I see the novelty coins as a complete infantilisation of our coinage.  Which is a shame.  I do like some of the coins which commemorate British institutions and I also like the sports/olympics coins, but I think the Beatrix Potter, Paddington, Gruffalo, Wallace & Gromit (etc) are on the wrong side of the line.
    Look at some of the coin designs from 1816 to 1936.  I wish we had more designs like these, on the circulating coinage.  I'm all for progress, but we've lost the artistry.
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    Shep reacted to 5huggy in GOLD DEALS - (UK & Europe) See a deal, post it here   
    Lets say "Just a tad inefficient with customer relations and delivery timescales"  ! 🥴
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    Shep got a reaction from 5huggy in hattons 1/4 sov   
    I would say so.
    Youll find regular bullion sovereigns and half sovereigns produced by the Royal Mint usually provide much better value for money if you’re looking to build gold volume (stacking) rather than collect specific coins.
    Also, despite the images on the Royal Mint bullion website, they don’t look as pink in real life.
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    Shep got a reaction from 5huggy in hattons 1/4 sov   
    I see the bigger issue being the maths don’t make sense buying 2g of 22ct gold for £99.
    Unless you’re looking to collect this particular coin, it’s quite highly overpriced even at this “sale” price.
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    Shep got a reaction from silversurf in Full Stack / Full Collection Photos   
    My gold stack.
    Apologies for the horrendous lighting and picture, I’m clearly no photographer.

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    Shep got a reaction from daca in Full Stack / Full Collection Photos   
    My gold stack.
    Apologies for the horrendous lighting and picture, I’m clearly no photographer.

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    Shep reacted to Fastnick in H & B   
    Speaking personally, I have found putting a few envelopes from H&B in the bin to be a VERY small price to pay for having added a significant number of extremely attractively priced sovereigns and half sovereigns to my gold stack.
    Whenever another envelope turns up, I just bin it - simples! And so much easier than getting hot under the collar about it, or going to the trouble of writing sternly-worded cease and desist letters, etc.
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    Shep reacted to Thelonerangershorse in H & B   
    Britain's leading supplier of junk mail, also, they occaisionally sell gold coins.
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    Shep reacted to 1817Karl in 2019 Full Sovereign CoinStruck on the Day Queen Victoria Privy Gold Matte   
    Hi. I’d like to offer £650. Thanks
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    Shep got a reaction from daca in Red spot disaster!   
    Visited the safety deposit box earlier today and was greeted with this horror show five sovereign piece.
    Any suggestions on where I could get this “conserved” would be gladly received!

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    Shep got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Red spot disaster!   
    Visited the safety deposit box earlier today and was greeted with this horror show five sovereign piece.
    Any suggestions on where I could get this “conserved” would be gladly received!

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    Shep reacted to augur in Red spot disaster!   
    NCS (NGC) e.g. via Numistacker. 
    DO NOT ATTEMPT YOURSELF with a proof coin!!!

    Added 0 minutes later... ... and no disaster – will clean without a trace, so no rush. 
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    Shep got a reaction from 5huggy in Red spot disaster!   
    Visited the safety deposit box earlier today and was greeted with this horror show five sovereign piece.
    Any suggestions on where I could get this “conserved” would be gladly received!

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    Shep reacted to 5huggy in Rogue Dealers   
    Yeah - you are quite right @Shep 👍 - 
    "Trustworthiness and integrity are things that are earned" 
    but  by the same token, as it is "precious" -one should always fight hard to protect it!
    Cos there are some out there in this world who  can't wait to destroy someones "reputation" for really NO gain for themselves! as per the old adage  from Wiliam   - - - > > > 
     Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
    Is the immediate jewel of their souls.
    Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;
    'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands;
    But he that filches from me my good name
    Robs me of that which not enriches him,
    And makes me poor indeed.
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    Shep reacted to BackyardBullion in Rogue Dealers   
    @Serendipity I know exactly what you mean. 
    The sad thing is that the Data they hold on you is probably more valuable to them than the sale of a coin - as I showed in this video many of these dealers will farm your data out to other companies - probably for cash. 
     
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    Shep reacted to JackKlugman in 50 Years Of The 50p How Much!!   
    They should have put a toilet on this one
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    Shep reacted to westminstrel in 50 Years Of The 50p How Much!!   
    Putting privies on coins is such a slippery slope, and I’m disheartened the RM has started this trend. The Aussie coins look so cheap with their special privies for lunar celebrations, coin shows, and whatever else. 
    Just a cheap and easy way to make a coin seem special - when it’s really not 😐
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    Shep got a reaction from goldmember44 in 50 Years Of The 50p How Much!!   
    This privy mark buisiness is all getting a little bit silly in my opinion..
    The Royal Mint seem to be slapping them on anything and everything and I feel it’s become too much of a gimmick.
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    Shep reacted to JackKlugman in 50 Years Of The 50p How Much!!   
    If i spent £980 on a 50p that was not even 999.9 gold I would certainly feel like a trip to the privy. 
    When people talk about Royal Mint ripping people off with prices, its this kind of thing they are referring too
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    Shep got a reaction from JackKlugman in 50 Years Of The 50p How Much!!   
    This privy mark buisiness is all getting a little bit silly in my opinion..
    The Royal Mint seem to be slapping them on anything and everything and I feel it’s become too much of a gimmick.
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    Shep got a reaction from Scuzzle in 50 Years Of The 50p How Much!!   
    This privy mark buisiness is all getting a little bit silly in my opinion..
    The Royal Mint seem to be slapping them on anything and everything and I feel it’s become too much of a gimmick.
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    Shep got a reaction from westminstrel in 50 Years Of The 50p How Much!!   
    This privy mark buisiness is all getting a little bit silly in my opinion..
    The Royal Mint seem to be slapping them on anything and everything and I feel it’s become too much of a gimmick.