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  1. The other problem is their overseas shipping. At USD 75 it kills any deal they might provide. I can’t see why the shipping cost for a small 5 gm gold item worth about $100 or $200 should cost this much even with tracking and signature on delivery. I’ve ordered more expensive items from the US and UK with the same delivery services (tracking, signature) and it never costs that much. Even for heavier items.
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    2018 India Gold Sovereign

    They’ve just started minting them and will do so for the most part of next year. I say this based on what they’ve done in the past. So it’s too early to know anything about the mintage of the 2018. Remember these aren’t Proof Sovereigns. Although retailers mark them up, they’re really Bullion Sovereigns and do not have the sort of “limited” mintage that Proofs do.
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    2018 India Gold Sovereign

    @SovTracker- One correction... I have it on pretty good authority that the mintage of the 2013 Sovereign was 94,790. I also shared the mintages of the other years until 2016 from my contact. But I’m happy to stand corrected because you never know.
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    Royal Mint Brochure

    Oh damn. Just my luck. Thanks for checking for me though. I appreciate it 😀
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    Royal Mint Brochure

    I wasn’t sure whre to post this so I chose this forum... I’m looking for a brochure that the Royal Mint had sent out last year around this time with information about the 2018 Proof Sovereign range. It was a dark blue booklet (sort of long-ish) and it came in a dark blue envelope with gold/gilt embossing. If anyone has this, could you kindly PM me? Thanks.
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    Royal Mint survey

    Well I honestly used the survey to voice my personal disapproval of the numerous Sovereigns they’ve released in the last two years celebrating every single occasion (including things like Prince George’s 5th Birthday, which, although a joyful event for the family, didn’t really warrant a special Sovereign imo). And the only suggestion I gave was to celebrate Tolkien on a coin - but that was more of a selfish request because I’m a huge fan and would be first in line to buy it 😬
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    Royal Mint survey

    I’m sure you can send in your suggestions through that survey link. Who knows, they might find an interesting way to honour these people too; like the A to Z coins but with a different theme.
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    Giveaway Numistacker Rare Sample Slab Giveaway

    Congrats @richatthecroft! And, no worries @Nubiestacker - thanks for a shot at this giveaway
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    Selling the Stack

    From one Tolkien fan to another, I’m sorry you had to sell some of your stack. I hope you can get those items back once things start looking up for you again (just as Pippin got his Elven brooch back). Take care.
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    The royal mail

    Anyone care to share pics of the mailer? 😬
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    2019 proof sovereign

    The Piedfort seems to be an annual affair now (along with the BU Five Sovereign) so this isn’t surprising. I’m just wondering how Apmex managed to obtain the mintage numbers so early. Unless the RM somehow intends releasing the 2019 Piedfort earlier instead of in June 2019 (the month they released the 2017 and 2018 Piedforts).
  12. In a Royal Mint survey that I responded to, I suggested celebrating JRR Tolkien on a coin. I suppose if they follow through, they’ll do so in 2022 to commemorate his 130th birthday. His art has already been portrayed on UK stamps, and he remains hugely popular around the world since the two trilogies, so I think a Tolkien coin would go down quite well.
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    Giveaway Numistacker Rare Sample Slab Giveaway

    Since my dad keeps saying "Son, always finish what you started... never leave things half done!", here we go again... Updated list: 1 - BackyardBullion 2 - matrawr 3 - Bullionaire 3.14149 - greendragon 3.14159 - Lr103 4 - mustynewb 5 - daz 6 - austack 7 - Shinus73 8 - MexStack 9 - Murph 10 - sgcoins 11 - Gildeon 12 - fiveshotdon 13 - airmac 14 - Goldhooked 15 - ZatStackz 16 - panda82 17 - richatthecroft 18 - Ryan 19 - NeutronJack 20 - zittergie 21 - creative 22 - AuricGoldfinger 23 - Big23 24 - blackadder 25 - SovTracker 26 - Oldun 27 - Thesilverguy 28 - HawkHybrid 29 - coolector 30 - kiskelo 31 - GoldenDuck 32 - metalstyli 33 - kimchi 34 - gsimpson 35 - danmc82 36 - AlphaBeast 37 - FFkook 38 - Coolsmp 39 - augur 40 - Goldmick 41 - arcglide 42 - terakris 43 - sovereignsteve 44 - barney 45 - Rat 46 - Captdeano 52 - h103fa 57 - Piggybank 58 - lubi29 62 - Gordon 64 - Xander 65 - Uwink 66 - dicker 69 - SILVERFINGER 70 - Blab 77 - ChrisG 79 - Cornishfarmer 80 - Nick1368 83 - westminstrel 91 - TheBeast 92 - CadmiumGreen 98 - Groundup 99 - vanderPoot (also chose 1.987.554.332.234.495) 101 - GrahamDiamond 123 - NRSovereign 1313 - Seasider
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    Giveaway Numistacker Rare Sample Slab Giveaway

    Okay, so I did this partly because I had some free time, and partly on account of my OCD 1 - BackyardBullion 2 - matrawr 3 - Bullionaire 3.14149 - greendragon 3.14159 - Lr103 4 - mustyweb 5 - daz 6 - austack 7 - Shinus73 8 - MexStack 9 - Murph 10 - sgcoins 11 - Gildeon 12 - fiveshotdon 13 - airmac 14 - Goldhooked 15 - ZatStackz 16 - panda82 17 - richatthecroft 18 - Ryan 19 - NeutronJack 20 - zittergie 21 - creative 22 - AuricGoldfinger 23 - Big23 24 - blackadder 25 - SovTracker 26 - Oldun 27 - Thesilverguy 28 - HawkHybrid 29 - coolector 30 - kiskelo 33 - kimchi 34 - gsimpson 35 - danmc82 36 - AlphaBeast 38 - Coolsmp 39 - augur 40 - Goldmick 41 - arcglide 42 - terakris 46 - Captdeano 57 - Piggybank 58 - lubi29 62 - Gordon 64 - Xander 65 - Uwink 66 - dicker 69 - SILVERFINGER 77 - ChrisG 79 - Cornishfarmer 80 - Nick1368 83 - westminstrel 92 - CadmiumGreen 98 - Groundup 99 - vanderPoot (also chose 1.987.554.332.234.495) 123 - NRSovereign And this is Santa's / @Numistacker's Naughty List - you lot didn't do due diligence and need to choose new numbers as the ones you picked were already taken @GrahamDiamond - You chose 4 @TheBeast - You chose 9 @Seasider - You chose 13 @FFkook - You chose 16 @h103efa - You chose 19 or 52 (52 is not taken, so maybe you want to go with it) @GoldenDuck - You chose 77 Anyone else wanting in, maybe copy and paste the above list in your post when you add your name and number.
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    Giveaway Numistacker Rare Sample Slab Giveaway

    This hodgepodge has actually made this whole thing more fun 😆