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kimchi

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    kimchi got a reaction from Silverien in 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.
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    kimchi reacted to caloundracats in Property investment   
    Sounds sensible to me. Potential immigrant crisis coming? Thought it was here already.
    The powers that be and media keep telling us there is a housing shortage. Green belt is being taken over and housing developments planned. At least where I am, 6000 new houses to be built.
     
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    kimchi reacted to caloundracats in Silver Forum Bars 100g (2018) - Support the forum and buy some silver!   
    Great video BYB. Looking forward to Part 2. Excellent presentation and so informative. Thanks
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    kimchi reacted to BackyardBullion in Silver Forum Bars 100g (2018) - Support the forum and buy some silver!   
    I went to the Edinburgh Assay Office to drop these bars off for Hallmarking a week ago. 
    I was fortunate enough to do an interview with the Assay Master. Here is Part 1 of 3!
     
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    kimchi got a reaction from westminstrel in 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!
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    kimchi got a reaction from westminstrel in The Sovereign 2018 Gold Proof Coin   
    I cannot imagine who might have been unhappy at such a list in public
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    kimchi reacted to medgasguy in 2018 Piedfort Sovereign Design   
    Well I don't know if I did the right thing, but I ordered one of the 2018 Piedforts. First time ordering from the Royal Mint, hoping that they deliver what are really beautiful coins and also hoping that this year's editions of all the sovereigns with the privy mark do well for collectors because trying to find a 2017 Piedfort is pert near impossible w/o an extremely high premium. Can't wait to see what is coming for 2019. 
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    kimchi reacted to BackyardBullion in Taking the plunge   
    I have had a few viral videos recently which has no doubt helped! 
    I do it for the good of the forum - not for commission - if you want to say thanks, get the 100g bars!
     
    Added 0 minutes later... Oh and @PeakEdge we have already met in the PM's - but formally welcome to the forum!
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    kimchi got a reaction from BackyardBullion in 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!).
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    kimchi reacted to westminstrel in The Sovereign 2018 Gold Proof Coin   
    @kimchi - And so I deduce that that “someone” is not a Premium member 😬
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    kimchi got a reaction from BackyardBullion in 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!).
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    kimchi reacted to BackyardBullion in Ebay 15% off   
    Mrs BYB and I bought some sovereigns for 97.65% of spot price - and they arrived already!
    First time ever using BBP and it was because of a 15% eBay voucher!

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    kimchi reacted to HelpingHands in The Sovereign 2018 Gold Proof Coin   
    It might have not been a member at all as it was reported by a guest or somebody who was logged out.
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    kimchi reacted to augur in Ebay 15% off   
    Bought a proof sovereign for bullion prices  and a few bits and bobs to utilise the maximum £50 discount.
    (roughly £333.33 maxes out this offer - there are some MS64 sovereigns and proofs that are in this territory)
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    kimchi reacted to shawy2510 in Ebay 15% off   
    Looks like I saved everybody a few £
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    kimchi got a reaction from Goldmick in 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!
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    kimchi reacted to Bullionaire in Ebay 15% off   
    Thanks for the heads up @shawy2510.
     
    Got myself a decimal head sov for £215 after discount and topcashback happy days. Think that's my first below spot gold purchase! 
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    kimchi reacted to GrahamDiamond in Ebay 15% off   
    Just Purchased the 2012 Full Sovereign with the discount and top cashback and Nectar points ( Phew ). This can now go alongside my 2012 Half Sovereign Coinsters, I Love Sales On Coins Me !!!!
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    kimchi got a reaction from Goldmick in 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!
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    kimchi got a reaction from Goldmick in 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!
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    kimchi got a reaction from MickD in 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.
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    kimchi reacted to MickD in Ebay 15% off   
    Unfortunately, no but f you have a family member or friend with an e-bay account................................
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    kimchi reacted to westminstrel in The Sovereign 2018 Gold Proof Coin   
    I sure do hope they are. After all, these are collector coins, and if collectors themselves are getting turned off, it’s not a good sign. 
    I guess in this day and age they’ll always be able to sell whatever variations they dream up; but the fact of the matter is it’s harming the image of the Sovereign as a coin that’s supposed to represent “a constant through change”.
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    kimchi got a reaction from Goldmick in 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.
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    kimchi reacted to MickD in Ebay 15% off   
    2017 sov is £33 more expensive than their website