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  1. Also behind Queens head, possibly a large hair, at that price it certainly wasn't well handled
  2. Its just a shame that his coin had a couple of edge knocks which i spotted from his video, there was another on the other side at around 2mins 53 secs in
  3. The design is supposed to replicate both of the above, that's why its called a restrike........Here's the blurb, also 288 mintage. I'll add a Youtube video in a mo of someone who has this in hand, and when i say in hand, he literally handles it, i was cringing watching this, each to their own i guess. I think they've replicated the dragon pretty well. The link to the coin https://www.theeastindiacompany.com/products/2019-chinese-trade-dollar-1oz-gold-proof-coin/ THIRD ISSUE IN THE TRADE DOLLAR COIN SERIES LIMITED TO JUST 288 COINS WORLDWIDE • STRUCK IN HIGH RELIEF TO EXCEPTIONAL PROOF QUALITY • PRESENTED IN LUXURY WOODEN BOX WITH PERSPEX DISPLAY TRAY, COLOURFUL AND INFORMATIVE BOOKLET • INDIVIDUALLY NUMBERED CERTIFICATE OF AUTHENTICITY The East India Company is pleased to announce the release of the third coin in this uniquely popular Trade Dollar Collection. Struck in ultra-high relief, the reverse side of the gold one ounce proof quality pieces, features an exceptionally detailed depiction of the classic Chinese dragon in the centre, surrounded by the text: “THE EAST INDIA COMPANY”, the denomination and a traditional oriental patterned border which appears on each Trade Dollar in the collection. Engraved with a uniquely patterned obverse which includes an elegant effigy of HM Queen Elizabeth II created by British sculptor Ian Rank-Broadley, the 2019-dated Chinese Trade Dollar 1oz gold proof coins have a limited mintage of just 288 presentation pieces and are the first coins in the collection struck with this year date. A lasting tribute to a currency born out of commerce and trade, The East India Company’s 2019 Chinese Trade Dollar is part of a five-coin series and is certain to stand out as one of the collection’s most admired pieces.
  4. My apologies Michael, still playing around with intros and the likes......
  5. I went full modern retard and bought this, love the design, so don't kill me
  6. Are you going for the full mintage? 😁
  7. Hold onto your hats, the RM are about to pump another 50p set, this time in BU, contained within will be a Kew but it will be dated 2019 like the gold set was that the released about a month back
  8. azda

    1913 penny - Freeman 175 & 176

    Not only a pain in the arse here, but also ebay to 😂 (just kidding) 😉
  9. Spink is still a price guide, not the definitive on what a price is. People still don't get that its the currency issue that was rare and not the proof. Even the RM played on the fact that there was a gold Kew in the recent gold 50p set, obeyers claiming the "rare gold kew" was in the set is pure spin. Its the unwitting that buy into this type of sheeeeeeet.
  10. funnily enough the editor of coin news touches on the subject of modern day coins in a secondary market in his notes in this months issue IN THIS month’s magazine we include an interview with Richard Lobel of Coincraft. The interview was originally supposed to concentrate on Richard’s 60+ years in business, however, as is often the case with these things, the topic strayed a little onto to subject of the secondary market for new issues. Now there can be no doubt that the new issues boom is creating a new generation of collector, people who are onceagain searching through their pockets and purses to find the latest Beatrix Potter 50p or “Alphabet” 10p. There are hundreds, if not thousands of new collectors out there alleager to find the one Olympic coin they are missing or perhaps strike it rich with the Kew Gardens 50p or the dateless 20p. Our new book Spend it? Save it? which has sold over 10,000 copies through supermarkets and newsagents, is testament to just how popular thedecimal series is with the public. On the back of this, numerous marketing companies are now selling new issue thematic coins featuring a wide variety of subjects from flora andfauna through to politicians and Royal events; coin collecting is mainstream once again. Now this is all well and good as long as the people collecting these coins are enjoying themselves. If they are having fun forming a collection of new issues, or themed coins, or anything else then who are we to argue that they are wrong? We “traditional” collectors collect a huge array of things and Ipersonally don’t see the appeal of some of them, but others do and that’s OK. The trouble, however, starts when the peoplewho have collected these newer coins come to sell them as there simply isn’t the secondary market for new issues that there is for, say, Athenian owls or Gothic crowns, and, as many of them are base metal, they don’t have an intrinsic value either.Thus you may have someone who has spent thousands of pounds on a collection only to find when he comes to sell he is offered far less than he spent. Dealers then worry that because they are offering so “little” they will get a bad rap. And attimes the collector will indeed, unfairly, blame the dealer and the hobby in general and this, ultimately, could turn them away from collecting for good. Obviously dealers and auction houses can’t artificially create a secondary market—if they can’t sell a 1987 year set in 2019 they aren’t going to offer large sums for one, but that doesn’t stop some collectors from feeling put out. Should, perhaps, the companies that sell the coins in the first place buy them back? There is an argument that they can create, or at least sustain,a secondary market but then we have to ask: why should they? If I bought, say, an ornament, in John Lewis Ltd and in a couple of years’ time decided I didn’t want it any more, then going back to the shop and asking them to buy it back wouldbe pointless; and I certainly wouldn’t expect them to do it with an item that was made and marketed for a specific occasionthat has now passed. So what do I do? Well, my only option is to go to sell my ornament to someone who sells such things,but he recognises this piece is mass produced, was made for a specific occasion that has no relevance today and whilst it is still in great condition it isn’t the kind of thing that usually sells well secondhand. He therefore offers me far less for it than I paid—of course he does, and neither you nor I would expect anything different, so why people expect a different outcomewhen it comes to coins is a mystery. The fact is that standard new issue coins are a quality manufactured commodity just like ornaments, like jewellery, like watches, like anything you could buy in any high end department store. Certainly the precious metal strikes will always have an intrinsic metal worth and that worth may well increase as the price of thosemetals goes up, but ordinary BU coins should be looked at purely as fun things to collect and nothing more. The problem comes, of course, when people buy coins, or indeed anything, as an investment—we try to steer well clear of the “I” word in COIN NEWS and never recommend any collector buys with an eye to turning a profit. Sadly all too often people ignore our advice and hope that the item they are purchasing will make them some serious cash in the future. Sometimes it can happen, certain modern coins do indeed go up in value but we shouldn’t assume they will do so automatically and nor should we assume they will do so quickly. Think about watches, think about handbags, think about jewellery, all of these things command a premium when sold new and make less money when sold on the secondary market, yes, proper “vintage” items will then start going up in price but that takes a while and of course it is only ever certain models/versions that fetch the big bucks and sadly we never know what these will be until years down the line. Richard’s interview shines a light on his view of the secondary market; our view is that it is often the perception that coins are unlike any other item and thus should automatically make money regardless that is the potentially damaging thing. What’s your view? We’d be delighted to hear from you.
  11. Would recommend subscribing, you can opt for digital or paper, i've gonet onto digital because i have several years worth of paper issues at home
  12. As Chris Peckris wrote in his original article, the real truth about the penny mysteries from 1922 to 1926 may never be of-ficially resolved, but it does appear that an awful lot was goingon at the Royal Mint at that time and there may be more mys- teries and rarities to be discovered. More details of these and other milled pennies can be found at my website www.pennyvarieties.co.uk.
  13. Strange, can't post an image of the article