As a newish member I have just picked up your comments about the Britannia Edge Privies. I also have been drawn into collecting the Britannia Edge Privy coins, much to my subsequent dismay. I agree that it is totally unethical to stop bona fide UK collectors from obtaining the couns without a massive premium. I contacted Goldco.com who I believe are the sole benificiaries of the Dog (2018) coin to be told curtly that they do not ship to the UK.
I felt strongly about this matter so I wrote a complaint to the CEO of the Royal Mint and received the following reply:
I am currently out of the office on annual leave returning Thursday 12th October and then shortly thereafter will be leaving the business for pastures new. If anything urgent is required please leave me a message on my mobile and I'll get back to you as quickly as I can. Alternatively I will forward your email onto the most relevant person to respond.Regards, Adam.
Good annual leave until October! I feel that this is an old and standard reply. I have followed it up and await a further reply.