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  1. Never been a huge fan of these high premium coins... Seems very speculative. I mean don't get me wrong, they look great and I would get a couple of them once the premiums get down to 3%-5%.
  2. Lol isn't this a privacy concern? If these are postcards don't come in envelopes.
  3. If I was starting out, I would stay away from high premium coins and mostly focus on bullion gold. While silver might be seen as a better opportunity, selling/buying it in the UK is a nightmare (wide spreads) and there is definitely uncertainty over buying silver from EU as a long term strategy. Plus the storage of doing so. For gold coins, I'd focus on sovereigns and Britannias first, maximum premium 3% over spot. Fractional coins like 1/2 oz or 1/4 oz can be a good idea but I noticed the premiums on them are generally higher than 1 oz coins. You might experience stacking fatigue - if you buy only one type of coin, then it might become boring so switching up your collection might be a way to reignite that interest/enthusiasm again. Once you understand the basics, you can look at higher premium coins and see how they fit with your long term goals. Personally, I am not a huge fan of high premium coins. By purchasing them, you are not only gambling on the price of gold going up but also on them maintaining their premium. That's a very risky strategy in my eyes. For example, some of Queen's Beasts series coins have high premiums (Lion, Griffin etc), there is nothing to say that their premium will hold up over time. Plus when you sell these high premium coins, some dealers might not want to pay for the premium and offer you spot price instead.
  4. Hm don't they say that they suspect it would only affected the 2017 series? It would be very worrying if it was across the board for all Krugs.
  5. I love this! And they are ideal for storage, no one would realise you have a few thousand of £ in there.
  6. Educational video, I enjoyed watching it. He is working for State Street so obviously he's going to promote GLD and ETFs as a whole. If he wasn't, then pretty sure he'd settle for physical gold.
  7. I prefer gold coins over bars, there's a couple of reasons: 1. UK legal tender gold coins are exempt from CGT and gold bars are not. 2. The premiums on bars are very similar to bullion gold coins (sovereigns, Britannias etc). And for me personally, coins are much more attractive to look at than bars!
  8. I have seen it, I wasn't sure if it is a "bargain" but the coin itself was in a very nice condition. Personally, high premium coins are somewhat off putting but every collector is different.
  9. Given the direction the spot is moving in... Harrington & Byrne's deal might not be a bargain anymore
  10. You are right, some account for the "free postage" already in the coin price, though they also offer collection service. I think ATS Bullion is an example... they advertise the "from" price as the bulk price, buying one coin is almost higher than the listed price on the catalog page, they also offer free postage but doesn't make sense for the postage cost to be incorporated in the coin price, the postage+packaging+insurance costs do not apply if I am picking it up in person.
  11. Looks like they fixed it! Shame, would've been an interesting experience to order a bunch of these.
  12. Thanks! Will definitely bookmark that site.
  13. Hi all, This might seem like a silly comment/question but I noticed that a fair amount of dealers who list the prices of bulk purchases. For example, Bullion By Post is advertising Gold Sovereign Best Value Gold Coin "from" £242 (https://www.bullionbypost.co.uk/gold-coins/full-sovereign-gold-coin/) but when going to that page, the actual price of a single coin is £250 if only one is purchased. The price of £242/coin is only reached when someone buys over a 1000 of them, which I can assume doesn't happen as often as smaller purchases. I guess they do it to attract the buyers to visit more pages but it seems unreasonable as once the potential buyer sees the true price of a coin, they would feel somewhat cheated. I noticed that not all dealers do it and some do list the real starting price per coin.