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  1. Unwilling Numismatist

    Ebay's Worst Offerings

    It's better than the usual offerings on aliexpress etc, but as Jerry said - the thread on coincommunity would be the one to look for regarding the edge nick etc. Personally I think I'll stay out of this as I have proven before that I don't know enough about these yet, and will continue my reading and learning in silence
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    Mintage Figures A-Z 10p 2018

    It's that shoe-box which wil probably have quite a value in another 200 years, all you need to do is figure out how to be around to get the reward
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    Mintage Figures A-Z 10p 2018

    I thought they'd be in the millions too, but the tour guide was very precise about the mintage figures. Let's just hope he was accurate too. I think when they do get displayed on the RM site, thats when prices will potentially take a jump.
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    Mintage Figures A-Z 10p 2018

    Everyone seems to want to save them, even if it's initials or a complete name. As for the mintage figures, the 2018 alphabet was 200k each. no idea if 2019 will get a run, that wasn't mentioned.
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    50 Years of the 50p (Set)

    I'd like to, but I don't see it happening this decade. Currently they're "only" doing about 300, so a couple of years in the stock cupboard might help
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    2014 50p Shield Doubled Die Reverse

    It looks like a fake, it's very poorly produced reverse design is in line with some previously found on alibaba.com or aliexpress.com .. like this one which does not have correctly formed devices on the reverse - the lions are mis-aligned and of child-like execution, and the obverse gives the impression of being cast or pressed very badly, then polished. I cannot actually understand why someone would spend $4 on a 50p though, but people have done.
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    50 Years of the 50p (Set)

    Makes you wonder doesn't it. I (again) wish I'd ordered more. One day I will learn.
  8. Unwilling Numismatist

    50 Years of the 50p (Set)

    How peculiar. I'm not aware of doing anything untoward with the original link. All I did was went to that link and scrolled down (ignore all the bumf you see at the top about the 50p's and scroll down).
  9. Unwilling Numismatist

    50 Years of the 50p (Set)

    I got an email at 08:22 this morning while I was driving to work, hardly sufficient to plan a buying frenzy.
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    50 Years of the 50p (Set)

    The link seems to function perfectly still. The only set left available is the crappy "old and 2008" pairing for waaaaytoomuchmoney. Everything else on teh page (once you've scrolled down) all shows as no longer available.
  11. Unwilling Numismatist

    50 Years of the 50p (Set)

    All sold within 2 hours of writing. Dammit, I should have bought 10. That would have been easy cash for real coins. Many appear on ebay already and some have sold for consideably more than the RM price - many listings show as "Pre-Order". If you blinked, you missed 'em.
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    50 Years of the 50p (Set)

    For those interested, the set of 50p's including a 2019 Kew are on sale from today. These sets are limited to 3,500. Make of it what you will, I have mine.. just wish they'd left it for a month or two, as this close to Christmas getting 10 wasn't an option. https://www.royalmint.com/our-coins/events/50-years-of-the-50p/ Kev
  13. Unwilling Numismatist

    Ebay's Worst Offerings