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  1. Very interesting indeed, thank you folks! Does a portfolio such as this count as a second property - I am guessing not unless you own the/a whole thing outright (in which case you would simply buy direct anyway, surely)?
  2. kimchi

    Last minted

    Order of mintage and CoA mean nothing (they are done in batches almost certainly, with some flunky throwing the next CoA to hand into the box). You have a great CoA though and that may mean some extra value to some collectors (if you find the right one willing to pay a premium you select - I wouldn't put it to auction because most folk know what I put above). So: 1) No, but the CoA is desirable. 2) No chance. How do you prove the coin matches the CoA without written evidence (possibly more) from the Mint? You can't. The grading companies charge extra for 'First Releases' and 'Early Releases' and 'First 250 Struck' which appeal to the American market I've been told on here, simply because the US coins are such large mintages. This is a scam by the grading companies imvho opinion because you have to get the coins in fast to get any of these labels, and the CoA has no bearing on any of them, they just charge you more for the label. If youcan get one it may be worth it for the future American market, but basically it's meaningless. I have SotD Sovereigns I can't get these labels for because I haven't submitted them 'in time' for the graders, despite it being fairly obvious to anyone with a working brain that a Strike on the Day must be an 'Early Release' 3) Who knows how these coins will do in future or if it's best to sell now? If you can get a premium for the CoA it might be worth it.
  3. kimchi

    2018 Piedfort Sovereign Design

    Just check the quality of the coin and get it replaced by the Mint if they send a below-par one, otherwise enjoy your coin, love mine!
  4. kimchi

    The Sovereign 2018 Gold Proof Coin

    I cannot imagine who might have been unhappy at such a list in public
  5. kimchi

    Ebay 15% off

    I found them very good with gold in the past, not so much (quality wise, postage was still good) with silver bullion (back in the days before I found marginal VAT from Europe on here - oops!).
  6. kimchi

    Ebay 15% off

    Yes but ebay takes the hit so they are making more. Don't get me wrong - it's a good deal for customers. It just doesn't reflect well on the company imvho.
  7. kimchi

    Ebay 15% off

    Multiple purchases are fine but you have to check them out all in one go. Yes their prices always change with spot. OK, so they are doing some coins still at a discount (that falls on ebay, not them) which actually make them more since they have bumped prices up, but they've taken off a huge amount of products as far as I can see that are still available on their website.
  8. kimchi

    The Sovereign 2018 Gold Proof Coin

    I don't think the Mint know or care what a pulse is, let alone bother to check it That's a good point about the SotD Sapphire Reign and Wedding, but (if you don't have one or both already) would you be happy to chance the premium? It's going to get interesting to see what the differentiated (slabbed) coins do versus the raw ones with no proof which one is which. Will the main modern Sov collectors want them (I am not sure due to the slow sell outs)? Will the undifferentiated ones be lumped in together? It is still not a huge mintage - maybe these will surprise us all! The George and Charlotte ones etc though... Dealers get a schedule in advance, but they are subject to NDAs of course. One was 'leaked' on here for 2018 up to August and moved to the Premium Members Section, because 'someone' was not happy this info was out in public!
  9. kimchi

    Ebay 15% off

    That's fair enough but that's not what it seems is happening here. It looks like they're pulling products because the discount (that falls on ebay) makes their usual prices look too high/devalues the perceived/accepted premium.
  10. kimchi

    Ebay 15% off

    Cheeky so'n'sos they are, well I did know that already I suppose, it's why I haven't used them for the last few years.
  11. kimchi

    Ebay 15% off

    Many thanks Alas I didn't realise the voucher code only works once per account so you need to check everything out all at once. I was also after a 1kg silver bar but it seems they've pulled/run out of those (?)
  12. kimchi

    Ebay 15% off

    Doh, forgot to use that. Ended up with a Full Sov from Bullionbypost for £217 Have Bullion By Post pulled all their ebay listings, I can't seem to find them on there?
  13. kimchi

    Ebay 15% off

    This is a ridiculously low price for these stunning art bars, absolutely ridiculous... Thank you so much for all your help BYB, an absolutely top person to deal with as ever
  14. kimchi

    Ebay 15% off

    Which seller please?
  15. Yeah but you love capsules, you!