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  1. Lr103

    πŸŽ… Christmas Prize Draw πŸŽ…

    You are very welcome, and thanks (belatedly!) to @airmac for my 1oz silver Isle of Man Reverse Proof. It is a very nice looking coin!! (edit: the spots are on a sealed plastic pouch)
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    Most Memorable Postings of 2018 πŸŽ‰

    For me the most memorable (and creative) post of 2018 was @Kman's Snooty Shopper...
  3. I recently went from the US to Ireland with two tubes of coins, and was never asked to declare anything. I was prepared to declare them, but they just asked how long I was staying, and why I was there. So in this case I could have had much more with me.
  4. Lr103

    Royal Mint Two Dragons 1 oz Gold Bullion

    Thank you for the correction. You are right about the mintage of 300...I was referencing the govmint link above, which says 500, but LPM as well as MCM say 300. In any case, they seem to still be available.
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    Royal Mint Two Dragons 1 oz Gold Bullion

    This coin does actually have a proof version with frosted dragons and a mintage of 300, but I think that for whatever reason it was only distributed in Hong Kong and the US through MCM/Govmint. There was a thread that mentioned them earlier in the year, but I can't seem to find it. It looks to me like they are at least still for sale via Govmint. (edit...mintage correction) https://www.govmint.com/2018-great-britain-1-oz-gold-mythical-two-dragons-ngc-pf70uc-first-day-of-issue
  6. Lr103

    Today I Received.....

    A puzzle board and silver elemental cube from @BackyardBullion. The puzzle board looks great and is extremely functional...the tiles slide very easily and smoothly. Also the elemental cube is very well done. I wasn't sure how a poured, hand made version of these cubes would turn out, but he did an awesome job!
  7. In case anyone was wondering (as I was), I verified that these coins are considered part of the stated maximum mintage. I thought perhaps they might look at them differently as they were not originally intended for public sale, but that's not the case.
  8. I'm going to go for one of the Queen's Beasts coins. The way I see it, these are less expensive than the MCM PF70s, and have a lower population. Granted the PF70 is much prettier, but in the end each are an ounce of gold, and these may turn out to be just as collectible, albeit for different reasons. Also I'm a little obsessed with this series, so I'm sure that factors in 😊
  9. Lr103

    πŸŽ… Christmas Prize Draw πŸŽ…

    It's a double prize for @augur because now he also gets free postage on another item that he purchased in the USA, as these will be posted together. Good karma for starting off the draw with 3 prizes!!
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    πŸŽ… Christmas Prize Draw πŸŽ…

    Congratulations and Merry Christmas!! πŸŽ„πŸŽ
  11. Lr103

    Royal Mint

    There's no way to be sure, but I think it's likely. They've had all the recent Royal Mint silver and gold coins (usually not the cupronickel BUs). The recent Captain Cook Β£2 silver proof is still in stock at APMEX, as are the Royal Air Force coins. They did have the Β£5 King Canute coin (same specifications as the raven) last year, and I believe that had a lower mintage than the raven at 3,000.
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    Royal Mint

    If you create an account with a US address and log in to the Royal Mint website, all prices will be displayed excluding VAT. For this coin that is Β£68.75, so around $88. You would also need to pay Β£12.50 for shipping. Especially if you are thinking of purchasing just this coin alone, APMEX will almost certainly be less expensive net of shipping costs.
  13. I apologize for the scare!! It just happened to be where I was looking, and you just happened to have a super-liked post. πŸ™‚
  14. I agree with this...I don't have the option to use the orange heart/super like. When I like posts, it appears as the normal blue heart. I have noticed that all of the @BackyardBullion orange hearts appear (at least for me) in the All Activity stream, and vanish when a thread is opened. See below for an example.