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  1. Well after looking at the mintage of this particular presentation (25,000) I will wait until the Royal Mint comes out with another coin and stamp or coin and book set. The overall mintage is 27,500 so I suspect they'll do something similar like they did recently with the Gruffalo.
  2. Well I was already in and logged in 45 minutes before the launch and when 9:00 o'clock rolled around somehow I was booted off or the website just crashed. What a buzz kill.
  3. I see that the royal history is rich with anniversaries so there is no shortage of what the mint can come up with. As a relatively new collector from the Royal Mint (about 1 1/2-2 years maybe?) I find it exciting to collect the proof sovereigns, SOTD sovereigns as well as coins commemorating any other major U.K. accomplishments especially with the low mintages. I think that the U.S. Mint director now is starting to realize that collectors in the U.S. are clamoring for something exciting to collect again and they can learn a lot by maybe doing some of the same things as the Royal Mint. jmvho.
  4. I have my alarm set for a little before 1:00 a.m. PST; I wonder if there will be a queue?
  5. I received an e-mail from The Royal Mint sometime last week and was wondering if anyone else had received the same about some new release coming up concerning a show called Wallace and Gromit? Is this something that is highly anticipated by collectors or just another avenue for the Royal Mint to fleece a few more dollars from an already over saturated market (with these type of coins) and cash strapped collector base?
  6. It looks as though the Gruffalo 2019 Gift Set went from 100% reserved/ Sold out earlier to currently able to add to basket now. Is this due to cancellations or possibly an error in calculation of how many sets they had left?
  7. How does the U.K. like the portrait that is on Royal Canadian Mint commemoratives? I've always thought it was outdated but what do I know? I'm an American.
  8. I'm on the fence with this one but as someone on this forum has said with a Simpson's cartoon; "Shut up and take my money!"
  9. Yes I think it was this past Friday that I was able to pick one of the sets with the book, I wanted the other one with the stamp sheet? but when I finally made the decision to buy that one it was already reserved, so since I never had bought the Gruffalo when it originally came out I decided to pick up the set with the book and coin. Looks like a nice set, I'm glad I picked one up.
  10. Hello I am fairly new here and from ordering from the Royal Mint. I have a question- On the 2019 Gruffalo Gift Set the website shows at the top that it is 85% reserved yet at the bottom where it shows approx. shipping date it shows Sold Out. Is this common with the Royal Mint or maybe it's similar to what the U.S. Mint does with their hot new releases?
  11. Overpriced commemorative bullion imho.
  12. Thomas Crapper would be rolling over in his grave if he had heard about this.
  13. Isn't 2019 the 10th anniversary of the quarter sovereign? Maybe other mint's are jumping on cashing in on another anniversary.
  14. The same thing happened to me with the 2018 sapphire coronation sovereign; I ordered it, it went through and everything then about several hours later I get an e-mail from the RM informing me that it was oversold and they had to cancel my order. Very frustrating.
  15. I set my alarm in order to get up in time to get into the cue of the Royal Mint (I live in the U.S.) but to no avail. I knew it would sell out fast and apparently it did. Now the coin's price will instantly shoot up to 1000 pounds or more. I love these special sovereigns but they are difficult to collect as well as expensive.