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  1. westminstrel

    World War I Coins

    Can’t wait to see it @augur
  2. westminstrel

    Sovereign packaging

    I would personally leave them in! The certicards are a sort of guarantee that they’re genuine - although this can be easily tested anyway so may not be an issue really. But I think the coins look well presented and would lose that extra appeal if they were removed. IMO of course
  3. westminstrel

    2018 India Gold Sovereign

    Thanks for compiling this information @SovTracker. It will be interesting to see the mintage numbers of the 2017i and 2018i whenever we can get them.
  4. westminstrel

    My Preciousss!

    I like this post for two reasons - one is of course for the coins themselves, the other is because it is totally canonical that Gollum spent some of his time protecting his PF70s ever so fiercely 😬
  5. westminstrel

    Royal Mint Issues for 2019?

    I found a couple others: 1 - https://m.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3124667 2 - https://m.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3124666 3 - https://m.thegazette.co.uk/notice/3057957
  6. westminstrel

    Today I Received.....

    Nothing too earth-shattering, but a surprise gift from an acquaintance who knows I like coins. It was passed down to her by her mother, and she said she was glad to part with it knowing it will be in good hands. The COA describes the coins. The smaller 50p is Cupro-Nickel while the larger Rs.10 is 50% silver.
  7. westminstrel

    Here we go again - eBay UK 10% off

    Looks like eBay US is doing 15% off but as usual coins are excluded.
  8. 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.
  9. westminstrel

    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.
  10. westminstrel

    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.
  11. westminstrel

    Royal Mint Brochure

    Oh damn. Just my luck. Thanks for checking for me though. I appreciate it 😀
  12. westminstrel

    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.
  13. westminstrel

    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 😬
  14. westminstrel

    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.
  15. westminstrel

    Giveaway Numistacker Rare Sample Slab Giveaway

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