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  1. I have a couple of tubes of 2019 1oz silver Kangaroos from the Perth Mint. 25 coins per tube. One tube is unopened. Looking for £400 per tube (so £16 per coin) plus special delivery postage. Bank transfer ideally. Still much cheaper than the group buy and delivered quicker too! 😁
  2. If I read it right, $50 for overseas delivery, plus $0.25 per oz. And a minimum spend of $250 as well. So I think we'll call that a yes. I'm going to give one of these a go, and will try and update with how it looks:
  3. Coin Invest have this, although it's a little lacking on details of what size coins it'll hold: https://www.coininvest.com/en/collectors-box/1-x-1-oz-lunar-ii-silver-gift-box-empty/ It does say "Lunar series 1 1oz silver" -- but both the related products are Lunar II. Bullion by Post have one too, although the dimensions suggest it's for the unencapsulated coin (despite what the description states): https://www.bullionbypost.co.uk/accessories/gift-boxes/oak-gift-box--1oz-Silver-Coin-Australian-Lunar-Series/ There this one on eBay (coin size apparently 52mm): https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Coin-Medal-Presentation-Display-Box-Adjust-Case-with-Capsule-Blue-Gift-UK-FAST/323833243353?hash=item4b65f726d9:g:KxUAAOSw9sBdAf8o oooh, just seen some presentation frames
  4. I'm gifting a 1oz Perth Mint Lunar II coin to a family member. Supplied in a capsule, so nice, but thinking it would look a little more special if I could find a box. Not after anything too swish (i.e. expensive), just a simple presentation box to add a little flair. Had a look around but, aside from one possible on eBay, haven't found much. By my measurements, the coin and capsule come to about 49mm in diameter. Anyone got any suggestions?
  5. longplay

    Gold porn

    Watching the first episode of Colour: The Spectrum of Science on iPlayer yesterday and found they had a section about gold. https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/p02vmx6x/colour-the-spectrum-of-science-1-colours-of-earth Aside from talking about how it arrived on Earth, etc, they have a section where they're surrounded by Baird & Co 1kg bars. 😍 Pure gold porn.
  6. The European Mint is offering a €50 discount is you buy 500 or more of the coins on offer (Maple Leaf Random Years, 2016 Superman, 2014 Arctic Fox or 2019 Niue Turtle) with the code SUPER50. Now, that's a lot of coins, but possibly worth a group order at "as low as 1.75 over spot" Or you're just going to need deep pockets (~£7.5k).
  7. Strictly true, but it was 52%/48% so not exactly decisive, perhaps we shouldn't be surprised that we're struggling to get agreement in parliament. I'm not hopeful on a 4th vote working out, so we're back to where we were -- no clear path to exit short of crashing out.
  8. No queuing system, on sale for two hours and the 400 gold coins are still only 70% sold? Yep, a flop. To be fair, probably just everyone waking up to the fact that most of the releases aren't going on to perform like the Peter Rabbit and Snowman coins. A pretty uninspiring design too.
  9. Can't say the two-tone gold £2 versions do anything for me. Just make it all the same gold. Doesn't look like there's a huge amount of demand for it.
  10. Business as usual until an actual deal is passed and we exit -- potentially up to 31st Oct as it stands -- maybe beyond if we get yet another extension, but anyone's guess now. You're safe for a while anyway, they'll need to announce a deal, get it cleared with the EU and then set a leave date. So you'll get plenty of warning.
  11. Mark any post as "not known at address" and stick back in the post box, they're supposed to remove your address from their list, but 50/50 on whether it'll work. For email, reply that you have opted out and that if you aren't unsubscribed immediately you'll report them to the ICO under the GDPR regs -- see if that instills some compliance. Make your complaints public on social media if you have an account. Public shaming seems to be a good route. Dig out the email address of the CEO/MD and send to them (usually easy enough to work out if you can't find it -- firstname.lastname@company.domain is usually a reasonable guess).
  12. I work with marketing companies and the merest mention of GDPR is usually enough to cause chaos.
  13. And May is now offering to fall on her sword if MPs will vote for her deal. Will that be enough to swing it? And can they actually get the deal into the house past the speaker in order to vote on it anyway?