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Zhorro

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  1. I am now kicking myself for not buying one yesterday!
  2. Thank you for pointing this out - I was not aware of it. I have just bought one from BBP as they have reduced their prices by 10% and so they are now much near to the bullion price. It will probably be a couple of weeks before I receive it as I paid by cheque, but I am really looking forward to examining it.
  3. The “design” is terrible, the prices will be outrageous, and to me the issue is a complete disappointment.
  4. Before it was issued, I think very few people anticipated the 2oz gold Una and the Lion being sold for £20,000+. I certainly didn’t, and I bet the people that bought the five gold 50ps a year ago (mintage of 75) are feeling a bit sick! But this now raises an interesting question as to what happens when the next Great Engravers gold 2oz is issued... It would not be unreasonable to expect it to sell out within minutes and for the secondary market price to immediately rise to £8,000, or £12,000, or £15,000, if not more but let’s be conservative (assuming that there is a similar mintage to the Una and the Lion and that it is a classic design). Therefore, presumably everyone (and their families and friends) are now saving up for the second one in the series as financially it should make more sense to buy five of the second issue (at £3,995 each) rather than one of the Una and the Lion for £20,000+. I will be sitting this one out, but it should be fun to watch! But there is also a danger for the Royal Mint that sales of other issues will fall off as people save for this second and future issues - why buy a gold 50p that might increase in value by £100 when there is a coin that could increase by more than £15,000? Whilst the Great Engravers series has caused a lot of excitement and hype, ultimately it may have a very detrimental impact on the future of GB numismatic gold coins (e.g. lower and lower mintages offset by more and more issues).
  5. And the price is reasonable (i.e. little premium).
  6. The 2019 quarter ounce Gold Standard coin is now on the Royal Mint's web site. https://www.royalmintbullion.com/Products/Gold-Standard/Gold/UKBGS19O
  7. BBP now have a picture of the 2020 double sovereign. They point out that it does not bear the George III mint mark. To say that you could buy two 2020 bullion sovereigns (also without the George III mint mark) for £607, at £673 the double sovereign has a massive premium. https://www.bullionbypost.co.uk/proof-sets/proof-2-coins/2020-two-pound-proof-gold-coin/
  8. 10,000 Matt BU 2020 Sovereigns have been produced. https://www.royalmint.com/sovereign/sovereign-2020-brilliant-uncirculated/the-sovereign-2020-gold-brilliant-uncirculated-coin/
  9. Why stop there!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  10. Having just looked at the Royal Mint's web site, it appears that the Prince Albert SOTD is now back in stock - "limited stock". The price has gone up to £550 (the release price was £500). I suppose that makes sense, if you are struggling to sell something, put up the price!
  11. BBP are saying it should be in stock on Monday (6th January) - the price they are currently quoting is £643.50.
  12. It did not take the Royal Mint much time to start issuing 2020 coins! Happy New Year. The £5 looks ok - a pity it will not be seen in circulation.
  13. It also appears to have gone up to £1,181.63 for a very short time this morning.
  14. On the first day of Christmas my true love sent to me, a Gruffalo 50p. On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me, two silver pennies and a Gruffalo 50p. On the third day of Christmas my true love sent to me, three Kew Gardens, two silver pennies and a Gruffalo 50p. On the fourth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, four Maundy coins, three Kew Gardens, two silver pennies and a Gruffalo 50p. On the fifth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, five cool Britannias, four Maundy coins, three Kew Gardens, two silver pennies and a Gruffalo 50p. On the sixth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, six proof Beasts, five cool Britannias, four Maundy coins, three Kew Gardens, two silver pennies and a Gruffalo 50p. On the seventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me, seven platinum quarters, six proof Beasts, five cool Britannias, four Maundy coins, three Kew Gardens, two silver pennies and a Gruffalo 50p. On the eighth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, eight piedforts, seven platinum quarters, six proof Beasts, five cool Britannias, four Maundy coins, three Kew Gardens, two silver pennies and a Gruffalo 50p. On the ninth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, nine historic rarities, eight piedforts, seven platinum quarters, six proof Beasts, five cool Britannias, four Maundy coins, three Kew Gardens, two silver pennies and a Gruffalo 50p. On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, ten SOTD sovereigns, nine historic rarities, eight piedforts, seven platinum quarters, six proof Beasts, five cool Britannias, four Maundy coins, three Kew Gardens, two silver pennies and a Gruffalo 50p. On the eleventh day of Christmas my true love sent to me, eleven gold crowns, ten SOTD sovereigns, nine historic rarities, eight piedforts, seven platinum quarters, six proof Beasts, five cool Britannias, four Maundy coins, three Kew Gardens, two silver pennies and a Gruffalo 50p. On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me, all twelve Una kilo pieces, eleven gold crowns, ten SOTD sovereigns, nine historic rarities, eight piedforts, seven platinum quarters, six proof Beasts, five cool Britannias, four Maundy coins, three Kew Gardens, two silver pennies and a Gruffalo 50p. It was at this point I realised it was not my true love but the Royal Mint’s sales department – and they sent an invoice (but with free delivery).
  15. The problem with "Signed For" is that it records something going into the postal system, and hopefully coming out of the system on delivery. The problem is, in between, there is no additional security over the item - indeed it merely advertises the fact that there may be something worth stealing inside the envelope!