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    SEL reacted to sg86 in Coin Photography - Lighting?   
    @augur Playing with angle some more, and I think i prefer the aesthetics of this one and might be onto a winner?
    This has the high beam but also another coming in from about 45deg. This is JPG straight from camera.
    Amazing how the same coin can look so different eh! and this is why I don't buy "graded coins" based on photos
     


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    SEL reacted to RoughDog in Gold premiums   
    I ran a program to compiled a quick list of gold coins available at Atkinsons ordered by premium.
    Thought it would be useful info for people when deciding a coin to purchase based on premium for the amount of money to spend.
    This assumes that the gold content on the site is correct.
    Looks like old Freddy Kruger is the cheapest. 😁😁😁
     
    Number Gold Coin Premium Price Per Ounce Gold Content Price Spot Price 1 Pre-Owned South African Krugerrand 1oz Gold Coin - Mixed Dates 2.47% £1003.81 31.1g £1003.70 £979.63 2 2018 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Gold 10 Coin Bundle 3.15% £1010.35 311.035g £10103.50 £979.52 3 2018 UK Britannia 1oz 30 Gold Coin Mini Box 3.30% £1011.83 933g £30351.60 £979.52 4 2018 UK Britannia 1oz Gold Coins in Tube - (10 Coins) 3.43% £1013.15 311g £10130.40 £979.52 5 2018 Australian Kangaroo 1oz Gold Coin 3.64% £1015.18 31.1035g £1015.18 £979.52 6 2018 UK Britannia 1oz Gold 5 Coin Bullion Bundle 3.69% £1015.62 155.5g £5077.55 £979.52 7 2018 UK Full Sovereign 125 Gold Coin Mini Box 3.90% £1017.84 914.5g £29926.25 £979.63 8 2018 UK Queen’s Beasts The Black Bull of Clarence 1oz Gold Coins in Tube (10 Coins) 3.95% £1018.35 311.035g £10183.50 £979.63 9 2018 UK Queen's Beasts The Unicorn 1oz Gold Coins in Tube (10 Coins) 3.95% £1018.23 311.035g £10182.30 £979.52 10 2018 UK Full Sovereign Gold Coins in Tube - (25 Coins) 4.20% £1020.76 183g £6005.75 £979.63 11 2018 South African Krugerrand 1oz Gold 10 Coin Bundle 4.71% £1025.78 310.76g £10248.70 £979.63 12 2018 Canadian Maple 1oz Gold Coins in Tube - (10 Coins) 4.75% £1026.07 311.035g £10260.70 £979.52 13 2018 UK Britannia 1oz Gold Coin 4.77% £1026.37 31.1035g £1026.37 £979.63 14 2018 UK Full Sovereign & 2018 Britannia 1oz Gold Collection 4.80% £1026.67 38.42g £1268.17 £979.63 15 2018 UK Full Sovereign Gold 10 Coin Bullion Bundle 4.85% £1027.10 73.15g £2415.55 £979.63 16 Pre-Owned 2018 UK Britannia Oriental Border 1oz Gold Coin 5.12% £1029.78 31.1g £1029.66 £979.63 17 2018 UK Queen’s Beasts The Black Bull of Clarence 1oz Gold Coin 5.20% £1030.55 31.1035g £1030.55 £979.63 18 2018 UK Queen's Beasts The Unicorn 1oz Gold Coin 5.20% £1030.44 31.1035g £1030.44 £979.52 19 2018 UK Britannia & UK Lunar Dog 1oz Gold Collection 5.22% £1030.62 62.2g £2061.00 £979.52 20 2018 UK Britannia 1oz & 1/10oz Gold Coin Collection 5.41% £1032.55 34.21g £1135.68 £979.52 21 2018 South African Krugerrand 1oz Gold Coin 5.45% £1033.00 31.1035g £1033.00 £979.63 22 2018 Austrian Philharmonic 1oz Gold Coin 5.47% £1033.09 31.1g £1032.97 £979.52 23 2018 UK Full Sovereign Gold 5 Coin Bullion Bundle 5.53% £1033.85 36.6g £1216.55 £979.63 24 2018 UK Britannia Oriental Border 1oz Gold Coin 5.72% £1035.68 31.1035g £1035.68 £979.63 25 2018 UK Britannia 1oz Gold Coin with Gift Box & Certificate 5.74% £1035.76 31.1035g £1035.76 £979.52 26 2018 Canadian Maple 1oz Gold Coin 5.82% £1036.54 31.1035g £1036.54 £979.52 27 2018 UK Queen’s Beasts The Black Bull of Clarence 1oz Gold Coin with Gift Box & Certificate 6.17% £1040.05 31.1035g £1040.05 £979.63 28 2018 UK Queen's Beasts The Unicorn 1oz Gold Coin with Gift Box & Certificate 6.17% £1039.94 31.1035g £1039.94 £979.52 29 2018 Australian Dragon Rectangular 1oz Gold Coin 6.30% £1041.26 31.1035g £1041.26 £979.52 30 2018 South African Krugerrand 1oz Gold Coin with Gift Box & Certificate 6.43% £1042.62 31.1g £1042.50 £979.63 31 2018 UK Full Sovereign Gold 2 Coin Bullion Bundle 6.44% £1042.68 14.63g £490.44 £979.63 32 Pre-Owned Full Sovereign Gold Coin - Mixed Dates 6.48% £1043.03 7.32g £245.47 £979.52 33 2018 UK Full Sovereign Gold 4 Coin Bullion Bundle 6.49% £1043.21 29.26g £981.38 £979.63 34 2018 USA Eagle 1oz Gold Coin 6.59% £1044.05 31.1g £1043.93 £979.52 35 2018 UK Full Sovereign 5 Gold Coin Collection with Gift Box & Certificate 6.63% £1044.62 36.58g £1228.55 £979.63 36 2018 UK Lunar Dog 1oz Gold Coin 6.66% £1044.86 31.1035g £1044.86 £979.63 37 2017 Australian Lunar Rooster 1oz Gold Coin NGC Graded MS 69 - 2726111-008 7.20% £1050.07 31.1g £1049.95 £979.53 38 2018 UK Britannia 1oz, 1/2oz, 1/4oz & 1/10oz Gold Coin Collection 7.61% £1054.09 57.535g £1949.85 £979.52 39 2018 UK Lunar Dog 1oz Gold Coin with Gift Box & Certificate 7.63% £1054.24 31.1035g £1054.24 £979.52 40 2018 UK Full Sovereign Gold Coin 7.92% £1057.18 7.32g £248.80 £979.63 41 Pre-Owned 2011 Australian Lunar Rabbit 1oz Gold Coin 7.94% £1057.30 31.1g £1057.18 £979.53 42 2018 UK 2 x Full Sovereign & 1 x Half Sovereign Gold Coin Collection 8.05% £1058.40 18.28g £622.04 £979.52 43 2018 Canadian Golden Eagle 1oz Gold Coin 8.28% £1060.60 31.1035g £1060.60 £979.52 44 Pre-Owned Victoria Veiled Head Full Sovereign Gold Coin - Mixed Dates 8.86% £1066.27 7.32g £250.94 £979.53 45 2018 Australian Lunar Dog 1oz Gold Coin 8.98% £1067.47 31.1g £1067.35 £979.53 46 Pre-Owned 2018 Chinese Panda 30g Gold Coin 9.16% £1069.24 30g £1031.31 £979.52 47 2014 - 2018 UK Lunar 1oz Gold 5-Coin Complete Collection 9.18% £1069.44 155.5175g £5347.20 £979.53 48 Pre-Owned French 20 Franc 'Rooster' Gold Coin - Mixed Dates 9.21% £1069.75 5.8g £199.48 £979.53 49 2018 UK Full Sovereign & Britannia 1/10oz Gold Coin Collection 9.35% £1071.27 10.43g £359.23 £979.63 50 Pre-Owned 2017 UK Full Sovereign Gold Coin 9.53% £1072.86 7.32g £252.49 £979.53 51 Pre-Owned 2014 UK Full Sovereign Gold Coin 9.53% £1072.86 7.32g £252.49 £979.53 52 Pre-Owned 2013 UK Full Sovereign Gold Coin 9.53% £1072.86 7.32g £252.49 £979.53 53 Pre-Owned 2009 UK Full Sovereign Gold Coin 9.53% £1072.86 7.32g £252.49 £979.53 54 Pre-Owned 1925 South Africa Mint George V Full Sovereign Gold Coin 9.53% £1072.86 7.32g £252.49 £979.53 55 Pre-Owned 1912 Perth Mint George V Full Sovereign Gold Coin 9.53% £1072.86 7.32g £252.49 £979.53 56 Pre-Owned 1912 Sydney Mint George V Full Sovereign Gold Coin 9.53% £1072.86 7.32g £252.49 £979.53 57 Pre-Owned 1910 London Mint Edward VII Full Sovereign Gold Coin 9.53% £1072.86 7.32g £252.49 £979.53 58 Pre-Owned 1909 UK Edward VII Full Sovereign Gold Coin 9.53% £1072.86 7.32g £252.49 £979.53 59 Pre-Owned 1901 Melbourne Mint Victoria 'Veiled Head' Full Sovereign Gold Coin 9.53% £1072.86 7.32g £252.49 £979.53 60 Pre-Owned 1900 London Mint Victoria 'Veiled Head' Full Sovereign Gold Coin 9.53% £1072.86 7.32g £252.49 £979.53 61 Pre-Owned 1900 Melbourne Mint Victoria 'Veiled Head' Full Sovereign Gold Coin 9.53% £1072.86 7.32g £252.49 £979.53 62 2018 Australian Lunar Dog 1oz Gold Coin with Gift Box & Certificate 9.95% £1076.97 31.1g £1076.85 £979.53 63 2018 UK Britannia 1/2oz Gold Coin 10.06% £1078.10 15.55g £538.99 £979.52 64 2018 UK Full Sovereign & Britannia 1/4oz Gold Coin Collection 10.11% £1078.70 15.095g £523.51 £979.63 65 Pre-Owned South African Krugerrand 1/2oz Gold Coin - Mixed Dates 10.40% £1081.36 15.55g £540.62 £979.52 66 Pre-Owned 2009 UK Sovereign Gold Proof 5 Coin Collection 10.54% £1082.80 64.05g £2229.77 £979.53 67 Pre-Owned USA Eagle 1/4oz Gold Coin - Mixed Dates 10.54% £1082.80 7.775g £270.67 £979.53 68 Pre-Owned 1894 Melbourne Mint Victoria 'Veiled Head' Full Sovereign Gold Coin 10.58% £1083.18 7.32g £254.92 £979.53 69 Pre-Owned 1888 Melbourne Mint Victoria Jubilee Head Full Sovereign Gold Coin 10.58% £1083.18 7.32g £254.92 £979.53 70 2018 South African Krugerrand 1/2oz Gold Coin 10.60% £1083.46 15.55g £541.67 £979.63 71 2018 UK Full Sovereign & Half Sovereign Gold Coin Collection 10.74% £1084.80 10.98g £382.95 £979.63 72 Pre-Owned 2000 The Queen Mother Centenary £5 Gold Proof Coin 10.95% £1086.79 36.6g £1278.85 £979.53 73 Pre-Owned 1894 UK Victoria Veiled Head Full Sovereign Gold Coin 11.11% £1088.32 7.32g £256.13 £979.53 74 2018 UK Half Sovereign Gold 5 Coin Bullion Bundle 11.73% £1094.49 18.28g £643.25 £979.63 75 2018 Austrian Philharmonic 1/2oz Gold Coin 11.73% £1094.46 15.55g £547.17 £979.52 76 2018 Canadian Maple 1/2oz Gold Coin 11.93% £1096.34 15.55g £548.11 £979.52 77 Pre-Owned Half Sovereign Gold Coin - Mixed Dates 11.94% £1096.61 3.66g £129.04 £979.63 78 2018 UK Full Sovereign Gold Coin with Gift Box & Certificate 12.04% £1097.54 7.32g £258.30 £979.63 79 2018 UK Britannia 1/10oz Gold 20 Coin Bullion Bundle 12.16% £1098.66 62.6g £2211.20 £979.52 80 2018 Somalian Elephant 1oz Gold Coin 12.29% £1099.92 31.1035g £1099.92 £979.53 81 2018 USA Eagle 1/2oz Gold Coin 12.35% £1100.48 15.55g £550.18 £979.52 82 2018 Australian Kangaroo 1/2oz Gold Coin 12.77% £1104.62 15.55g £552.25 £979.52 83 2018 Chinese Panda 30g Gold Coin 13.51% £1111.81 30g £1072.37 £979.52 84 2018 Australian Lunar Dog 1/2oz Gold Coin 13.63% £1113.00 15.55g £556.44 £979.52 85 Pre-Owned 1895 UK Victoria 'Veiled Head' Full Sovereign Gold Coin 13.75% £1114.24 7.31g £261.87 £979.53 86 2018 UK Britannia 1/4oz Gold Coin 14.02% £1116.84 7.775g £279.18 £979.52 87 2018 UK Half Sovereign 5 Gold Coin Collection with Gift Box & Certificate 14.21% £1118.79 18.3g £658.25 £979.63 88 2018 Niue Hawksbill Turtle 1oz Gold Coin 14.75% £1124.02 31.1035g £1124.02 £979.52 89 2018 Somalian Elephant 1/2oz Gold Coin 15.22% £1128.63 15.55g £564.25 £979.52 90 2018 Canadian Maple 1/4oz Gold Coin 15.48% £1131.17 7.775g £282.76 £979.52 91 2018 Australian Kangaroo 1/4oz Gold Coin 15.48% £1131.20 7.777g £282.84 £979.52 92 2018 USA Eagle 1/4oz Gold Coin 16.07% £1136.89 7.775g £284.19 £979.52 93 Pre-Owned 2001 UK QEII Half Sovereign Gold Coin 16.27% £1138.93 3.66g £134.02 £979.53 94 2018 UK Queen’s Beasts The Unicorn 1/4oz Gold Coins in Tube - (25 Coins) 16.27% £1138.93 194.375g £7117.50 £979.52 95 2018 UK Queen’s Beasts The Black Bull of Clarence 1/4oz Gold Coins in Tube - (25 Coins) 16.28% £1138.96 194.37g £7117.50 £979.52 96 2018 Chinese Panda 15g Gold Coin 16.55% £1141.64 15g £550.57 £979.52 97 2018 UK Britannia 1/4oz & Half Sovereign Gold Coin with Gift Box & Certificate 16.58% £1141.95 11.435g £419.83 £979.52 98 2017 South African Krugerrand 1/4oz Gold Coin 17.03% £1146.33 7.775g £286.55 £979.52 99 2018 Chinese Panda 8g Gold Coin 17.09% £1146.90 8g £294.99 £979.52 100 2018 UK Half Sovereign Gold Coin 17.24% £1148.53 3.66g £135.15 £979.63 101 2018 South African Krugerrand 1/4oz Gold Coin 17.31% £1149.25 7.775g £287.28 £979.63 102 2018 Austrian Philharmonic 1/4oz Gold Coin 17.53% £1151.21 7.775g £287.77 £979.52 103 2018 UK Britannia 1/10oz Gold Coin 17.85% £1154.33 3.11g £115.42 £979.52 104 2018 UK Britannia 1/4oz Gold Coin with Gift Box & Certificate 17.90% £1154.85 7.775g £288.68 £979.52 105 2018 UK Queen’s Beasts The Black Bull of Clarence 1/4oz Gold Coin 18.34% £1159.29 7.775g £289.79 £979.63 106 2018 UK Queen’s Beasts The Unicorn 1/4oz Gold Coin 18.34% £1159.17 7.775g £289.76 £979.52 107 2018 Australian Lunar Dog 1/4oz Gold Coin 18.45% £1160.24 7.77g £289.84 £979.52 108 Pre-Owned 2005 UK End of WWII 60th Anniversary Proof £2 Gold Coin 19.38% £1169.32 14.62852g £549.95 £979.53 109 Pre-Owned 2000 UK Elizabeth II Half Sovereign Gold Coin 21.27% £1187.88 3.66g £139.78 £979.53 110 Pre-Owned 1905 USA Liberty Head Half Eagle Gold Coin 21.55% £1190.61 7.53g £288.24 £979.52 111 2018 Canadian Maple 1/10oz Gold Coin 21.76% £1192.63 3.11g £119.25 £979.52 112 2018 UK Queen’s Beasts The Black Bull of Clarence 1/4oz Gold Coin with Gift Box & Certificate 22.22% £1197.29 7.775g £299.29 £979.63 113 Pre-Owned South African 1 Rand Gold Coin - Mixed Dates 22.28% £1197.74 3.66g £140.94 £979.53 114 2018 UK Queen’s Beasts The Unicorn 1/4oz Gold Coin with Gift Box & Certificate 22.38% £1198.89 7.775g £299.69 £979.63 115 Pre-Owned 2012 UK Full Sovereign Gold Coin 23.78% £1212.44 7.32g £285.34 £979.53 116 2018 Somalian Elephant 1/4oz Gold Coin 23.85% £1213.12 7.77g £303.05 £979.52 117 2018 UK Half Sovereign Gold Coin with Gift Box & Certificate 25.83% £1232.67 3.66g £145.05 £979.63 118 2018 Australian Lunar Dog 1/10oz Gold Coin 28.03% £1254.04 3.11g £125.39 £979.52 119 2018 Australian Kangaroo 1/10oz Gold Coin 28.74% £1261.04 3.111g £126.13 £979.52 120 2018 USA Eagle 1/10oz Gold Coin 29.03% £1263.84 3.11g £126.37 £979.52 121 2018 Austrian Philharmonic 1/10oz Gold Coin 30.04% £1273.74 3.11g £127.36 £979.52 122 Pre-Owned Austrian Philharmonic 1/25oz Gold Coin - Mixed Dates 31.86% £1291.64 1.244g £51.66 £979.53 123 2018 Somalian Elephant 1/10oz Gold Coin 34.95% £1321.85 3.11g £132.17 £979.53 124 2018 Chinese Panda 3g Gold Coin 35.67% £1328.95 3g £128.18 £979.52 125 2018 South African Krugerrand 1/10oz Gold Coin 40.33% £1374.71 2.83g £125.08 £979.63 126 Pre-Owned 2017 Australian Sovereign Gold Proof Coin 43.14% £1402.08 7.31g £329.52 £979.52 127 Pre-Owned 2015 UK Fifth Portrait First Edition Sovereign Gold Proof 3-Coin Premium Set 48.78% £1457.35 25.61g £1199.95 £979.53 128 2018 Australian Lunar Dog 1/20oz Gold Coin 56.22% £1530.19 1.556g £76.55 £979.53 129 Pre-Owned 2016 Australian Sovereign Gold Proof Coin 56.64% £1534.32 7.31g £360.60 £979.52 130 2018 Austrian Philharmonic 1/25oz Gold Coin 57.21% £1539.92 1.244g £61.59 £979.53 131 2018 Canadian Maple 1/20oz Gold Coin 63.11% £1597.72 1.55g £79.62 £979.53 132 Pre-Owned 2011 UK Proof Sovereign 3 Gold Coin Set 68.72% £1652.62 12.797132g £679.95 £979.53 133 2018 Chinese Panda 1g Gold Coin 77.72% £1740.86 1g £55.97 £979.53 134 2018 Somalian Elephant 1/25oz Gold Coin 96.03% £1920.14 1.24g £76.55 £979.53 135 2018 Somalian Elephant 0.5g Gold Coin 154.98% £2497.61 0.5g £40.15 £979.53
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    SEL reacted to augur in chard   
    The only product sourced to order is the secondary market sovereign. Everything else is either in stock or not.
    The whole point is that you can - as you did with another dealer - buy low premium sovereigns at a convenient gold price. HGM only sells what they currently hold but if you wanted to buy more, with Chard you could. Someone did this and that's why the big queue formed by which the thread operator unfortunately got affected. 
     
    A while ago people were upset with HGH because they increased their premium - presumably because they had to use allocated sovereigns for their "low" premium product.
    Every few weeks people get upset with gs.be because of their gentle art to abuse. 
     
    Chards offers a low premium product and a good service including communication on this forum; in an isolated case a forum member had to endure an extraordinary long waiting time. I don't think this justifies a post this long or an outrage this big. 
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    SEL reacted to Roy in chard   
    This is also how I understand it. We're not talking about potatoes or Amazon tat but gold, which has a floating price.
    The buyer and seller agree on a price and a contract is formed. One hopes the price will rise and the other that it will fall.
    Relevant to this thread, and the forum as a whole, this is perhaps more common than you may think and I'd like to offer examples.
    On a number of occasions, I've sold coins on this forum to fine gentlemen who understand that I am working abroad and cannot deliver until my return to the UK. They pay upfront for the coins and lock in the price even though it may be weeks or a month until they take delivery. One hopes the price will rise and the other that it will fall.
    It's trust. They trust me and I'm just Roy from the Silver Forum, not a company with 50 years of experience, million pound stock and a showroom with windows to look through.
    The issue here, as others have clearly expressed, is a lack of communication between parties and a failure to understand both the business methods of Chard and, indeed, gold itself.
    N.B. 4 pages of discussion and the OP only appeared twice 
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    SEL reacted to sovereignsteve in chard   
    I think it's time for a reality check here.
    As this thread seemed to spiral downhill quickly, I decided to have a look back at the comments.
    At least 75% criticised Chards in some way, a few were non-committal and a couple understood Chards' way of selling this product and that they clearly informed the customer on purchase.
    Nowhere did I read anything that could have excused or justified the offensive remark quoted above.
    IMO Chardlizzie explained the company's side of the story with clarity and one or two people stated this also. That's as far as it goes and to call such people "arse lickers" is totally out of order and I'm sure most people will realise where the arse actually is around here.
    I actually have experience of buying coins from Chards using this method, A few years ago, I bought a number of shield sovereigns at a good price and was told at the time that they only had a couple in stock and I would have to wait for the rest until they could source them.
    It took about 2 -3 months to fill my order and my only criticism would be that they could have kept me better informed as to the progress. I did phone them a couple of times to make sure they hadn't forgotten but would have appreciated it if they had taken the initiative on this matter.
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    SEL reacted to JCRJM in Making money short term profit on modern gold coins under 1oz?   
    So far I have bought the gold queens beast 1oz Lion, griffin and dragon. Each have been a good play so far. I also have the quarter ounce proof dragon which has done well. 
    I think even if one has a bad design it will still be a good play because if it ends up with lower mintage due to that reason then people will need it one day to fill the collection. 
    And yes I use bullion sovs to save because you will not lose much cash and I feel its easier to save four sovereigns then buy a 1oz. Than it is to save £1000.
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    SEL reacted to WealdenWoodsman in chard   
    As expected,  another corporate response which skirts around an apology to the customer involved.
    I'm fed up of the 'not my fault' mentality. Companies should take responsibility for their service and how they treat customers.
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    SEL reacted to ChardLizzie in chard   
    Thank you for your feedback.
    Our answer may not appease everyone on the forum but we have been selling secondary market bullion sovereigns this way for over 50 years. However, we are aware that as transactions have moved from ordering over the telephone where we can advise the customer before they place their order - to online transactions, we may have diluted our process. Secondary market bullion sovereigns are our cheapest investment sovereigns which may not always be available for immediate dispatch. We have updated our website to clearly inform whether your order is available for immediate dispatch. If you order more sovereigns than that are currently in stock, you are informed during checkout that these coins will be sourced on the secondary market. You are also updated on a regular basis as to the current status of your order. 
    This process offers customers the opportunity to fix the price when the live gold price suits their requirements. If customers could only order when the secondary market sovereigns are in stock, they may miss out on a low gold price. Whether gold goes up or down, we honour the price that the gold was fixed at. If at any time a customer wishes to sell the coins we will buy them back at the current live price.
     
    In this instance, the reason for the delay is due to a very large order which we are fulfilling. This has resulted in a backlog of orders sitting behind it, some of which are small quantities. We would not normally use this as an excuse as all of our customers are important and would not like to deem one to be favoured more than another. Whilst we are currently paying 100% for bullion sovereigns, there has been a slow down on customers selling sovereigns to us in the last couple of months, although this could change at any time. We have been established for over 50 years and have huge resources of bullion and collectable coins. We believe in owning physical bullion as the most secure way to protect your wealth which is why we have over 5,000 bullion products available for immediate dispatch and you are welcome to visit our showroom without an appointment. 
    We are continuously reviewing our processes and appreciate the comments here as they help us to improve our service to you.
    If you have read the above and you still have further questions, please call us on 01253 343081 and we will be happy to answer them.
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    SEL reacted to BackyardBullion in chard   
    I disagree.
    I thought that @ChardLizzie 's response addressed the issue clearly and explained the process
    The customers that buy these items have had every opportunity to read the T&C's about how things work so I think to blame Chards completely for this situation is not fair.
    That said, Chards have owned up to the communications issues that have led to this customer dissatisfaction. They have also mentioned that their policies and practices are evolving in the future to meet the ever changing communications expectatios from an evolving e-commerce market place that demands and expects updates.
    Chards could have done better in relation to this customers order, no doubt. But to suggest that this whole situation is 100% Thier fault amd that they are "skirting" around an apology is a little unfair 
    What more could they have done @WealdenWoodsman to satisfy you?
     
     
     
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    SEL reacted to FoolzGold in Freedom of information request - Royal mint   
    Given that the lion/griffin/dragon sales are effectively complete (for 1oz gold and 2oz silver) at the time of publication we can draw some tentative conclusions on the progress of series so far.
    1oz gold bullion: The dragon has outsold the griffin by almost 10%. Lion population is 72.6% higher than the lowest in the series so far.
    2oz silver bullion: The dragon has outsold the griffin by 6.2%. Lion population is 40.9% higher than the lowest in the series so far.
    Tentative conclusions:
    First in series populations are enormous. In theory these should never be the blocking point for collectors looking to complete a set, more the readily-available gateway drug that can draw people in.
    The dragon was a beautiful design but the griffin was almost as nice (imho) so I suspect we can attribute most of the 6 to 10% higher sales of these coins to the appeal of dragon designs to Chinese buyers. If that's the case then this 6 to 10% sales boost is what's behind the mints churning out dragon-based designs by the bucket load.
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    SEL reacted to Pampfan in Freedom of information request - Royal mint   
    Here are the bullion only figures - As soon as I receive the proof figures I will update.
    Standard
    Alloy
    Theme
    Fine Oz / Size
    Mintage Limit
    Despatched Sales to End March
    Bullion
    GOLD
    Dragon
    0.25
    No Limit
    10,421
    Bullion
    GOLD
    Dragon
    1
    No Limit
    14,456
    Bullion
    GOLD
    Griffin
    0.25
    No Limit
    10,758
    Bullion
    GOLD
    Griffin
    1
    No Limit
    13,159
    Bullion
    GOLD
    Lion
    0.25
    No Limit
    20,094
    Bullion
    GOLD
    Lion
    1
    No Limit
    22,707
    Bullion
    GOLD
    Unicorn
    0.25
    No Limit
    10,193
    Bullion
    GOLD
    Unicorn
    1
    No Limit
    12,268
    Bullion
    GOLD
    Bull
    0.25
    No Limit
    5,066
    Bullion
    GOLD
    Bull
    1
    No Limit
    5,612
    Bullion
    Platinum
    Dragon
    1
    No Limit
    3,020
    Bullion
    Platinum
    Griffin
    1
    No Limit
    3,051
    Bullion
    Platinum
    Lion
    1
    No Limit
    4,135
    Bullion
    SILVER
    Dragon
    2
    No Limit
    195,263
    Bullion
    SILVER
    Dragon
    10
    No Limit
    5,077
    Bullion
    SILVER
    Griffin
    2
    No Limit
    183,939
    Bullion
    SILVER
    Griffin
    10
    No Limit
    8,286
    Bullion
    SILVER
    Lion
    2
    No Limit
    259,204
    Bullion
    SILVER
    Lion
    10
    No Limit
    16,305
    Bullion
    SILVER
    Unicorn
    2
    No Limit
    155,700
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    Another Success under the belt!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    SEL reacted to SilvergunSuperman in Today I bought.....   
    I've had a pot of money sitting from the saving scheme that some of us on the forum did a while back, and finally splashed it today on a Perth Mint 1oz gold rectangular dragon coin. Looking forward to this one, which is by far the most I've spent in one go on PMs. Looks a beauty 
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    SEL reacted to Numistacker in Today I bought.....   
    Bought the 2006 4 Coin Proof Set for breaking up and grading.




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    SEL reacted to Oldun in Today I Received   
    Just arrived. MS70 1/4oz Bull.
     


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    SEL reacted to Numistacker in Today I Received   
    A very beautiful 1968 Sovereign from @oliversw at a great price totally recommended.





    My PF63 ultra cameo from Baldwin’s also arrived






    I am thinking that this coin could be transformed by NCS and may rise a grade...

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    SEL got a reaction from blab in Gold and bits of silver   
    I'd like 1/4 oz gold Queen's Beasts - I'll pm.
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    SEL got a reaction from blab in Gold and bits of silver   
    I'd like 1/4 oz gold Queen's Beasts - I'll pm.