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Shinus73

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    Shinus73 got a reaction from vand in Gold/Silver/Miners... the tide is turning in our favour   
    Good - my SIPP is heavily weighed down with gold and silver mining stocks and needs a boost!
    Up 5% yesterday though.
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    Shinus73 reacted to arshimo2012 in Gruffalo hunting starts tonight   
    Price be £65 plus postage 7-10 working days 
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    Shinus73 reacted to h103efa in Gruffalo hunting starts tonight   
    My viewpoint is different on this! As a newish parent (8 & 5 yo) , this coin appeals the most to my kids compared to the other character releases. Its a new topic for a younger generation. My parents know nada about Julia Donaldson & Axel Scheffler books, but parents like myself (for the last 10-15 years) know nearly all of them. We've read the books enough, had them recited to us by our kids, walked the trails at the local forests and watched the animations at Christmas. I don't intend to flip my coins, but i do think they are collectable and have long term appeal especially to the next gen of collectors etc. I would say if anything, the Gruffalo is a "sleeper" in the making. It would not surprise me if they continued with The Stick Man and Room with A Broom. It just doesn't have the international appeal that the snowman, Beatrix Potter or Paddington has.
    I guess the big hoorah will be the Harry Potter releases one day - they will probably "mint" that to Avada Kedavra
     
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    Shinus73 got a reaction from richatthecroft in Gruffalo hunting starts tonight   
    Quick, charge your phone man!
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    Shinus73 got a reaction from richatthecroft in Gruffalo hunting starts tonight   
    Quick, charge your phone man!
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    Shinus73 reacted to Numero in Today I found in my change........   
    First special design 50p I've found in my change this year. 
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    Shinus73 reacted to Oldun in If silver shot up in value.......   
    Yup.
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    Shinus73 reacted to mr1030 in Today I Received.....   
    2019 Proof Britannia 6 coin and 1 oz sets.  2017 Proof QB Unicorn.  2019-P Lowell National Historical Park 5 oz ATB.  2018 1/4 oz gold South Korean Tiger.  And from Provident Metals, the Spartans from the new Warriors series, and The Welsh, 2nd release in the World of Dragons series.








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    Shinus73 reacted to h103efa in Today I Received.....   
    Here it is! A stunning piece of history! Received from @SovTracker along with some very helpful discussions!
    MS62 graded (PCGS) 1855 Shield reverse Sovereign!


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    Shinus73 reacted to FFkook in Today I Received.....   
    Got this Proof set in today, not sure what it's worth though.. Pretty cool set!
     


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    Shinus73 reacted to Kookaburracollector in Today I Received.....   
    Received the 1/2 oz today, the 1oz a short while ago.
    Please note...The 1oz coin has a dark secret which is not visible on this picture. To find out what view the Libertad thread. (See bottom)
     

     

     

     

     
     
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    Shinus73 reacted to augur in Today I Received.....   
    Little treat from @Numistacker Grading Company (NGC):
    my avatar and favourite design so far (except for the 2014 maybe, which I haven't yet acquired)

    another piece for my 1927 proof set

    a triplet of older sovereigns 

    and an India Sovereign with full score

     
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    Shinus73 reacted to motorbikez in Today I Received.....   
    @augur  No but I can tell you what I paid for my 1st sovereign lol.I was just looking at my coin & stamp albums from when I was a youngster.
     

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    Shinus73 reacted to sovereignsteve in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    you read my mind😀
    They should all be like this and a lot, lot cheaper. Typical RM extracting every last pound of profit out of the poor, unfortunate collector.
     
    Added 0 minutes later... They won't sell all of these which is a shame as there would be loads on the secondary market in years to come at normal bullion sov prices.
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    Shinus73 got a reaction from Oldun in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    The question is - if you are a collector with patience, will you get it cheaper on the secondary market?
    I think there’s a chance that you will with this one, but who knows.
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    Shinus73 got a reaction from Oldun in Royal Mint 50p's   
    It is a phenomonally succesful children's book by Julia Donaldson, which has morphed into an even more succesful merchandise brand. As the father of an 8-year old daughter (just too old for the Gruffalo now), I can vouch for the effectiveness of the marketing.
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    Shinus73 got a reaction from sovereignsteve in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    I wish they would make the bullion version look like this and do away with those horrible shiny things.
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    Shinus73 got a reaction from Oldun in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    The question is - if you are a collector with patience, will you get it cheaper on the secondary market?
    I think there’s a chance that you will with this one, but who knows.
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    Shinus73 got a reaction from sovereignsteve in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    I wish they would make the bullion version look like this and do away with those horrible shiny things.
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    Shinus73 got a reaction from Oldun in 2019 matt finish sovereign   
    The question is - if you are a collector with patience, will you get it cheaper on the secondary market?
    I think there’s a chance that you will with this one, but who knows.
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    Shinus73 reacted to Goldmick in Today I Received.....   
    Was thinking of getting this graded what do you think folks. Ive had a look and it.s mint cond. 
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    Shinus73 got a reaction from gsimpson in Year of the Pig 1/4oz   
    The monkey and sheep/ram in 1/4 oz were briefly available on the RM website a couple of years ago, but that’s it. 
    As stated above the 1/4 oz have been minted exclusively for the US market and most of them have gone straight into pension schemes, never to be seen again.
    I’ve never seen anything other than monkey and sheep available in the U.K. 
    I don’t think they produced the horse in 1/4  Oz at all.
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    Shinus73 reacted to sixgun in Plan B   
    I had a little nut tree, nothing would it bear but a silver nutmeg and a golden pear; The King of Spain's daughter came to visit me, and all for the sake of my little nut tree.
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    Shinus73 got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Plan B   
    'I have some land deep in the countryside near the coast and some beautiful sandy beaches. We have planted Apple, pear and plum fruit trees. Also many nut trees especially walnut trees which are growing and getting larger every year. '
    Also, where exactly in the UK are you growing walnuts?