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  1. This just highlights why I think the Royal Mint should issue at the start of the year a list of all their forthcoming releases. The regular Matt proof sovereign has a max mintage of 25,000 at £365 per coin, whereas this SOTD Matt proof has a maximum mintage of 650 at about £500 a coin. If we had this information at the start of the year I bet a lot of people would just go for the SOTD coin. Perhaps this is why the Royal Mint refuses to publish a comprehensive list of forthcoming releases.
  2. Last week I bought all 5 BU certified from Change Checker on eBay for £19.95. I guess some people just don't look around. And after all, I thought the BU issue was unlimited!
  3. On Thursday the new gold and silver versions of the Samuel Pepys £2 coin were released. Despite the prices and mintages being similar to recent 50p issues (there were only 225 gold Pepys £2 [with a max issue of 350]), there seemed to be hardly any interest in the precious metal versions of the Pepys £2 (the gold £2 is still available at the Royal Mint three days after release). There was certainly nothing like the near hysteria which surrounded the recent releases of the Peter Rabbit, Stephen Hawking, Gruffalo, and Snowman, 50p coins. Which leads to my question, why are the 50p pieces so popular? Is it the designs/subjects on the £2 coins that are not as popular? The Pepys design may not be brilliant, but there have been some good £2 designs (e.g. the 2015 Royal Navy Battleship, the 2015 Magna Carta, and the 2017 Jane Austen), but as a collectable coin, the £2 does not seem to be anywhere near as popular as the 50p. So, are the £2 precious metal coins “sleepers”, are the 50p coins over-hyped, or is there something else?
  4. I've just received an email from the Coin Connection publicising the gold and silver versions of the £2 Samuel Pepys coin. https://www.thecoinconnection.co.uk/product-category/british-coins/
  5. Hi, it is good to hear from you. I think the Royal Mint is milking ALL its series! If they were to produce less coins, they would have more time to spend on the designs. To me, the 2019 Peter Rabbit is very similar to the 2016 issue, only the 2016 had more detail as it was a close up, whereas the 2019 is a three-quarters length portrait. I think the Royal Mint missed an opportunity with the Stephen Hawking 50p. If they had made the coin in high relief the black hole would have looked superb, but I fear they are too busy rushing to think about these things.
  6. I think this coin, in different packaging, has been available at the Royal Mint Experience in Wales since early January.
  7. I have just had a look on eBay, and there appear to be 47 gold Peter Rabbit coins listed! This is nearly 10% of the total release. Surely this cannot be a healthy sign.
  8. These two items really bring out the different colours of gold.
  9. No, I think Britannia is saying "Does my bottom look big in this?"
  10. Please welcome an arrival from Australia... a rare 1862 Sydney Mint half sovereign. She may have a tarnished background... but is still a pleasure to behold! And from the UK, a superb example (MS61) of the 1867 full sovereign from the Sydney Mint which brings out the beauty of the Australian Victorian head type.
  11. Is this a rare date (29th March) error coin?
  12. But the sovereign is 22 carat gold and it is not usually referred to as "red gold" in the Royal Mint's advertising literature.
  13. What do they mean by "red gold"? I don't remember seeing this term used before.
  14. So, how many people on the Forum secretly communicated with the Royal Mint begging them to issue more coins in the form of a BU set??