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  1. I recently bought the Isle of Man proof and reverse proof set. Very nice coins, really like the reverse proof design, and supposedly as a set only 500 were minted. Anyone else like these or collect them? It seems there is a "Noble" minted annually, but I am having trouble finding out if there are silver ones minted annually or just platinum. I also can't seem to find ones found minted every year, but on off years. Take a look at some lovely photos below!
  2. I cant recall this having its own thread for discussion but has been hinted at here and there in the past. Why do folk pay in my opinion over the odds for what is already an expensive purchase? ie buying a brand new £5 proof Sovereign from the Royal Mint direct at the moment will cost you £1450 http://www.royalmint.com/shop/The_Five_Sovereign_Piece_2015 Buying a secondary market bullion £5 proof sovereign Baird £1093 / HGM has one for £1035 (5% over spot) / @arshimo2012 (less again Yet when comes the time to cash in your Scrooge McDuck gold hoard in your retirement years dealer by and large will mostly only offer you 98 - 100% of whatever spot price is on the day ? They mostly pay you on the gold content whether its proof or stock bullion To me, gold is gold. Its still rare, its still valuable. Whether its krugerrand or some limited edition to 25, extra frosted, super polished, high lustre, double strike whatever it is. Gold is still gold Why pay this extra premium for some extra shininess, funky box and some embossed certificates Is it just me but i want my stack to take up as little room as possible and all these boxes and cases proofs come in just take up room and are more of a hindrance than help Sorry for the rant, but am I just the only one who thinks this - discuss .........the floor is open