Received 2019 Piedfort Proof Set from the Royal Mint today. Beautiful set. Unfortunately, I'll be sending it back as the D-Day and Wedgewood 2 pound coins have serious flaws. The D-Day has a a major scratch that must be almost a centimeter long, and the Wedgewood has a ring of blemishes along the circumference of the silver near the transition to gold plating. Especially with the scratch on the D-Day, it boggles the mind how such a flaw could get past any quality assurance checking and actually be sold. I'm certainly not a nitpicker that expects every coin to be an unblemished perfect 70, but these two are just bad, and shame on the Royal Mint for trying to sell such lousy quality. I'm going to give some thought in the next couple days about whether to return for exchange or return and cancel, as now I'm worried what might get sent in exchange. I wish they would let you just return the defectives, as I really do like the Holmes, and the 5 pound is a nice hefty chunk of silver beauty.
Picked up this 1977 Gold Proof Cyprus £50 coin at a reasonable price. Its in great condition, some very very light surface scratches perhaps where someone wiped it with a cloth but overall very good. Prob a PF67-68 after conservation I would hope.