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  1. Earlier this month, the Royal Mail issued ten stamps also to commemorate the Gruffalo. The only problem was the Gruffalo only appeared on one stamp whereas the mouse appeared on seven of the ten stamps - I am sure this had nothing to do with the forthcoming Chinese Year of the Mouse/Rat! What is the betting that tomorrow's coin also portrays the mouse? We can already see it in the advertising.
  2. The 2020 gold 1oz Britannia has been released recently. https://www.bullionbypost.co.uk/gold-coins/britannia-1oz-gold-coin/2020-britannia-one-ounce-gold-coin/
  3. The gold and silver piedfort versions (5x2 sets) are now out. https://www.thecoinconnection.co.uk/product-category/british-coins/
  4. This sounded quite exciting - but when you look at the notice, the gold coins are denominated £5,000, £2,000, £1,000, £500 and £200 (62.42 grams) so they are going to cost a fortune. It is a pity they are not going to produce a gold Una & Lion in the standard quintuple sovereign size (even though these cost enough). There will be a £5 in silver.
  5. One complication this year could be that the Perth Mint have produced a different version for the Chinese market. On another forum I have read: "heard there will be a Lunar 3 Series especially for the Chinese market. Is this true or false? If true why and where can we see the different design?"Perth Mint - "Hi - thanks for the enquiry. We are manufacturing a separate range of Year of the Mouse bullion coins for exclusive distribution by our Chinese client Baoquan Coin Investment Co." So I am not sure whether this will impact on the popularity of the coin.
  6. Gold is down today - currently $1,470.80 (i.e. well under the $1,500 level). Is this due to quarter-end profit taking? Or is it due to the start of China's "Golden Week National Holiday"? https://www.zerohedge.com/commodities/gold-prices-plunge-right-cue-china-golden-week-begins
  7. Was he a member of The Silver Forum? He obviously did not read the recent thread about not storing your gold at home!
  8. A freedom of information request is certainly an interesting idea (as long as we do not ask for quantities!). I wonder how many other British coins exist that no one knows about! Even if they have a special deal with an overseas dealer, I just don't understand how they can get away with putting NONE of them on sale in the UK.
  9. How can the Royal Mint get away with producing coins that it does not sell in the UK? This is really frustrating. I bought the 2018 version when BBP was selling it for a brief period last year.
  10. Was anyone expecting this coin (and the silver versions)? I guess they must have announced it in The London Gazette?
  11. I suppose that if a gold mine was found with unlimited amounts of gold, this would have the potential to make gold worthless (or just worth a fraction of its current value). But would we be told? Or would the price just be managed to gradually go down over time?
  12. This ZeroHedge article is also about it: https://www.zerohedge.com/markets/three-jpmorgan-traders-charged-massive-gold-market-manipulation-fraud
  13. I filled my car with petrol this morning as I fear there is only one way the oil price will be going.
  14. The Paddinton Bear at St Paul's Cathedral 50p doesn't seem to have caused much excitement.