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  1. If I had, or could afford, the coins in question - I'd do 1989, 2002, 2005, 2012 and 2017 for an Elizabeth II special reverses proofs set.
  2. Gold: coins only at the moment. In future, probably the same unless I can afford to buy a bar that is at least 250g in weight. Silver: coins and bars. In future, probably more bars (10oz or bigger) and fewer coins.
  3. The offer is 100% genuine. All good!
  4. Well there are quite a few members of the Royal Family, so maybe next year's coin will feature Prince Harry's hairy arms, or Prince George's tiny arms? 😉
  5. In the description it says: "A brand-new, unique investment opportunity – this is the first Royal Arms coin released by The Royal Mint" This suggests that it may become an annual fixture, do you reckon?
  6. I don't like the buying experience on the Royal Mint Bullion website at all. It's a complete faff compared to Atkinsons or Bullion By Post, for example. I only buy from them if the items in question are MUCH cheaper than elsewhere.
  7. And last one for now - William and Mary shilling, from 1692. I love this design too and wish I had a better example!
  8. Some older shillings. Charles II from 1676: Added 0 minutes later... James II from 1685:
  9. 1837 half crown of William IV. I really like this design, probably my favourite and I'd love to have a better example. 1837 is the rarest date though 🙂
  10. 1823 George IV half crown. I love the design of George IV and William IV half crowns: Added 0 minutes later... 1829 half crown, still George IV but a different design for both the obverse and the reverse:
  11. King George I shilling of 1723, made from South Sea Company silver:
  12. King George II shilling of 1745, made from captured Spanish silver that had been mined near Lima in Peru: https://www.chards.co.uk/blog/lima-coin-info/458
  13. Some of my predecimal silver that the forum might be interested in: Queen Anne shilling of 1703, made from silver captured from the Spanish treasure fleet by Admiral Rooke at Vigo Bay: https://www.chards.co.uk/blog/vigo-coin-information/459
  14. And just to show how the light reflects on this coin - same picture for the obverse, different picture for the reverse: