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richatthecroft

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    richatthecroft got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Today I Received.....   
    Thanks @shawy2510 for this fabulous Half Sovereign 


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    richatthecroft got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Today I Received.....   
    Thanks @shawy2510 for this fabulous Half Sovereign 


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    richatthecroft got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Britannia 2017 20 OZ PF69 PRICE CHECK   
    Mmm- around £74 per oz plus shipping and Import duties- This years Britannia 1Kg works out significantly less per oz at around £65 oz with a 115 mintage- and we don't blink an eyelid paying for our favourite 1oz Proof Silver coins at £40- £50- £60- £85 per oz!- and not forgetting the RM just sold 25K units of the Gruffalo in only a few hours-  at over three times the price per oz as the coin you are asking for views of pricing!    
    For me, these very special coins and for that matter, any object 'scarce' and unique are worth what people are prepared to pay- the right man/woman who desires the coin/object will pay what it takes to get it- I've attended sale-rooms and watched online auctions in disbelief on many an occasion, as the hammer falls at what I would think is a hugely inflated price- but then again, I'm certain that I have paid far, far in excess of what an item is actually 'worth' on more than one occasion.  
    Not helpful to you-  but I don't think you can put a very accurate price guide on this type of coin- I'm guessing it cost around this price the day it was minted- not my favourite design, but each to their own.  These items are not sold because they are good value or in terms of intrinsic value.    
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    richatthecroft got a reaction from GoodAsGold in Gruffalo hunting starts tonight   
    Maybe save you a phone call today: 
    I can only go by my past dealings with the Mint with popular releases such as the Snowman & the 50p Anniversary sets, but if the order is ‘closed’ and it says ‘invoiced’ and your cash is still pending in your account, at some point in the very near future they’ll Despatch your coins and they’ll take the payment. 
    I ordered my Silver Proof 50p Anniversary Set on the 16th January. It  remained an open order labelled pending for around 5 days, before they then released the hold on the cash in my bank- the order still said open & pending.
    Then not until 29th of February I received the email below and it moved to the closed order and invoiced. 
    If you read the t&c’s it says that if the RM cannot fulfill an order within 10 days it will take the hold off of your cash within 5 days, and you will be billed when the item is actually shipped.
    My 50p Anniversary set shipped only yesterday teatime- ahead of schedule, they said in the email ‘late March’. 
    It makes sense really- my fantasy is this- they likely won’t have anywhere near the 25k Gruffalo’s ready to ship, they’ll likely make a guesstimate of initial orders and work to that and if it never sells out, then they haven’t blown cash- on the ancillary bits & pieces such as the lumps of Perspex, capsules, glossy printed boxes and COA’s- that’s where the expense lies, not the 8g of .925 Silver- that can always go back in the pot. 
     

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    richatthecroft got a reaction from Bullionbilly in Today I Received.....   
    These big bars have many uses, your right they are always nice and cool to the touch and on a hot day they are a great substitute to a cold flannel on the forehead, gently rolling them on ones forehead cools you down or soothes a headache or hangover- they are also fabulous doorstops- and a fantastic cosh if someones attempting to break in to steal them- a lot more practical than on first glance- Nice bars.  
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    richatthecroft reacted to Elements in Today I Received.....   
    Many thanks @Sparrowlegs4 for this 1989 double. Very nice


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    richatthecroft got a reaction from arshimo2012 in So, who got a grufallo?   
    If your quick, (it says 90% reserved) buy one here, they’re only a tenner extra including postage:
    https://www.islandstampsandcoins.co.uk/the-gruffalo-2019-uk-50p-silver-proof-coin.html
    @arshimo2012 posted this link yesterday, I bought an extra one from them. 
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    richatthecroft got a reaction from GoodAsGold in Gruffalo hunting starts tonight   
    Maybe save you a phone call today: 
    I can only go by my past dealings with the Mint with popular releases such as the Snowman & the 50p Anniversary sets, but if the order is ‘closed’ and it says ‘invoiced’ and your cash is still pending in your account, at some point in the very near future they’ll Despatch your coins and they’ll take the payment. 
    I ordered my Silver Proof 50p Anniversary Set on the 16th January. It  remained an open order labelled pending for around 5 days, before they then released the hold on the cash in my bank- the order still said open & pending.
    Then not until 29th of February I received the email below and it moved to the closed order and invoiced. 
    If you read the t&c’s it says that if the RM cannot fulfill an order within 10 days it will take the hold off of your cash within 5 days, and you will be billed when the item is actually shipped.
    My 50p Anniversary set shipped only yesterday teatime- ahead of schedule, they said in the email ‘late March’. 
    It makes sense really- my fantasy is this- they likely won’t have anywhere near the 25k Gruffalo’s ready to ship, they’ll likely make a guesstimate of initial orders and work to that and if it never sells out, then they haven’t blown cash- on the ancillary bits & pieces such as the lumps of Perspex, capsules, glossy printed boxes and COA’s- that’s where the expense lies, not the 8g of .925 Silver- that can always go back in the pot. 
     

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    richatthecroft got a reaction from Goldhooked in So, who got a grufallo?   
    Sorry- I got the wrong end of the stick- but I’m easily confused 😐 
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    richatthecroft reacted to terakris in Another social experiment video   
    I know there are a few of these around, I found this one more funny as its British.
    Why cant someone try that with me, wouldnt see me for dust!
     
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    richatthecroft reacted to vicamy in Today I Received.....   
    The 2019 Perth Mint 1oz silver dragon rectangular has just arrived. 😄