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2 minutes ago, BackyardBullion said:

Awesome stuff! 

Which assay office did you go for?

London, basically for the convenience of being able to take a trip into town and deliver by hand. Also they offer laser marking without having to pay for a punch which seems a bit of a bonus for my purposes

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On 16/05/2019 at 22:35, sovereignsteve said:

possibly a silly question; but are you allowed to deface/disfigure/mutilate coins of the realm?

maybe it makes a difference that they are not current legal tender?

It's a good question and I have looked into it. Basically it only applies to current circulating coinage so anything pre-decimalisation is fine (for example). Weirdly defacing is fine, so those machines that take a 2p and stretch it and emboss the logo of a tourist attraction are fine. The only things outlawed are breaking up or melting down. Because making a ring means punching or drilling a hole in the middle it would fall foul of that, so I'm steering clear of circulating UK coins to be on the safe side.

There's also, I guess, a question of enforcement and whether a prosecution would be in the public interest but I've absolutely no interest in being a test case 😋

The only other grey area I'm pondering is where it would stand on, say, sovereigns.

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