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Fastnick last won the day on April 4

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  1. Very true, @KDave - I'm sure that we have seen a greater number of things change (and at a greater/faster rate of change) in the last 50 years or so, than at any other similar period of time previously in history
  2. The dragon - miles ahead of the rest IMHO
  3. I can only speak from my personal experiences with both these companies...... Harrington & Byrne sent my coins out to me very promptly, the limit of 3 Sovereigns a year per household is very tightly enforced (my subsequent additional orders were politely declined), and I still receive regular mail shots from H&B trying to entice me to acquire much more expensive proofs. For some SF members the latter seems to be a major issue; personally, I find it no hardship at all to put these mailings into my recycling bin (and definitely worth it to acquire what were 3 extremely well-priced Sovereigns) The Buckingham Collection were much slower in dispatching my orders (although the delivery time-scale was pointed out to me when I placed my order by phone, and it is also in their T&Cs), but the coins did arrive after a few weeks and again, I was delighted with the price I paid for them. I did receive 2 or 3 sales phone calls after my first order, but I simply asked not to be called again and for my number to be removed from their database, and have had no more phone calls since then - SIMPLES!
  4. It looks as though Harrington & Byrne are undercutting them with their price of the 2019 Sovereign coming in at £279 (inc. P&P) https://harringtonandbyrne.co.uk/2019-united-kingdom-gold-uncirculated-sovereign-3850.html
  5. "Superb" and "Thank you!" are the words that come to mind.....
  6. @itslikegolddust Have patience! Don't even think about buying a box from anywhere else apart from @Alun! His boxes are the absolute very best you will find, are very sensibly priced, and if it means waiting a little while for the next batch, it will be time well spent. Any other boxes are a false economy (believe me on this! I have previously made the mistake of buying one from abroad and the workmanship and quality was to put it politely, "at best, average")
  7. I don't even have to go to the trouble of 3D printing anything in order to p**s my wife off..... My very existence seems to be sufficient to frequently do the trick
  8. Well, at least they invested that last 1% wisely then!
  9. I'm absolutely delighted with my latest bespoke box from @Alun - this one is for my recently-started collection of quarter ounce gold Queen's Beasts 😎 As with all Alun's boxes, the quality and workmanship are faultless - if you're in the market for a box, look no further than @Alun
  10. @5huggy, @SovTracker, @Tsunami, well done all of you for helping spread the word about The Silver Forum
  11. What a lovely example of the Swiss 20 Franc coin! There's something about this particular coin that I just absolutely love
  12. The UPS guy just knocked the door with a parcel from Estonia...…. "The Falcon Has Landed"
  13. Thank you @SILVERFINGER - I've absolutely no idea if I paid over the top for it, but it was only £7 and I'm a happy bunny Looking at the photo, it is quite an eclectic mix that I picked up at the weekend - but that's a big part of the fun and enjoyment in collecting PMs and coins, I feel
  14. If truth be told, I didn't receive these today - I picked up three of them at the Coin Fare in London on Saturday, and the other arrived in the post whilst I was up in The Big Smoke: Many thanks to @5huggy for the Geiger 1oz bar - I've had one of these on my "must get list" for a few months now Chards were selling the 2020 Kangeroos off for £20 at the show, and with no P&P to pay I wasn't going home without one The 1970 is only Nickel-Brass - but I have always loved the design, and to see such a nice example was just too tempting The 2002 Shieldback Half Sovereign is again one of those coins that has been on my radar for a little while; it's still in a sealed plastic packaging, the price was VERY good, and so it didn't take much to persuade me to press the button