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  1. Do you take the article to mean that the Royal Mint has produced lots of new £2 coins over the past few years, but which haven't been released into circulation? That's how I'm reading it. Otherwise, how would they know that there is a stockpile of 26 times the target? If so - just allow collectors to buy them for £2, especially if they are post 2016 designs please 🙂
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    More Pennies

    Gonad lubrication 😉 Nice! Looks a bit down at heel...
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    1945 3d Discovered

    Did you buy it @VickySilver?
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    I'd be delighted to own either Paddy or ozjohn's 1910 half crowns 😄
  5. Nice. I distinctly remember looking at my watch nearly 18 years ago at 20:02 on the 20th February 2002. That was a triple palindrome in UK date format!
  6. Interesting perspective @JLS. I've actually taken almost the opposite approach - in that I've changed my main coin collecting focus towards new UK precious metal bullion coins, and away from predecimal numismatic coins. My reasoning being that I'm not going to lose my shirt on these coins (assuming the intrinsic metal value doesn't fall through the floor) if I need to turn them back into hard cash at short notice, and I can buy them at a relatively small premium compared to their intrinsic resale value. I also think that many of these bullion coins are beautiful in their own right. Currently I'm not looking to buy any older sovereigns although I would love to own some of the 19th Century Double or Quintuple sovereigns. I did still buy a good few predecimal coins last year, but this year they will much lower down the priority list. I need to save up to buy 6 more gold bullion coins this year first!
  7. Still, a million quid buys a lot of other vices 😉
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    Halfpenny ID check

    I applaud your enthusiasm and diligence, but to paraphrase one or two others on here - all I'm seeing is either 'rang tang' or 'a thrower' 😋
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    More Pennies

    I'm struggling to join the dots. Can anyone give me a synopsis of this ellipsis hypothesis... ?
  10. It's actually the original spelling of bride-to-be 😉
  11. ^^^ That will leave everyone snookered for the maximum amount of time. Back on the bird theme - most weekday lunchtimes I walk round a park local to my office. There are a couple of jays in there too, which I enjoy looking out for.
  12. Oh gosh, not Yew again. Don't talk to me in such clipped tones, or we'll have to set some boundaries between us.
  13. Good grief. You all need to get back in your Box.
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    Royal Mint Experiance / SYO

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    Royal Mint Experiance / SYO

    Richard - I put a thread on the forum when i went there nearly three years ago now - how time flies! Sadly, the photos don't show properly now because of Photobucket but hopefully you'll get an idea of what sort of stuff is there. Some true rarities... The strike your own coin is whatever they offer at the time - you have no choice. When I was there in Feb 2017 it was the yet-to-be released new £1 coin, but sometimes it can be a coin not intended for circulation. The coin is struck twice, so it's a better strike than a normal circulating coin.
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    Latest 50p from the Royal Mint

    Dear me. What is this place coming to...
  17. I think you had a lucky escape, personally. I don't see value in this coin being anywhere near the premium being charged over bullion... The London Coin Company will have been given an allocation of the coins from the Royal Mint. Other dealers often do too, such as Chards - and Chards usually prices the coins below the official RM price if you're lucky/organised/quick enough to get one of their allocation at the time of release. The remainder will have been made available to buy on the RM website.
  18. I like your coin, ozjohn, and think I would probably call it GVF or maybe NEF as it appears to have less wear than Non's coin, which I have also previously expressed admiration for. I agree it has pretty good eye appeal. My own example, which I don't think is quite as good as yours, although the strike on the obverse is similar and the reverse is pretty decent too:
  19. What a fantastic result that must have been! In answer to the original question - a few, mostly in 1990 and 1991 when I worked as a betting shop cashier. A couple of shillings, one of which was George V and the other being George VI, and three florins, two of which were George V and one which was George VI. Two of these florins remain in my collection. The better one is a 1929 specimen and is at least VF, with traces of lustre. A nice coin that I still treasure!
  20. I hope it didn't damage your colon. Regarding the 1890 - interesting, thanks for sharing. Like Rob and perhaps many others, I wouldn't go out of my way to collect such a specimen - but if I had one just randomly, I would probably feel an extra bit pleased about it.
  21. VAT, manufacturing premium and delivery costs all contribute to the premium over spot. I like the design. I'm biased, I have the gold bullion version 😊
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    copy or real

    Looks real rather than fake to my eyes.
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    I was thinking the same!
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    1989 Half and Full Sovereigns

    The 1989 double sovereign is the value proposition for that year if you want the design, rather than the investment. It seems that most people don't collect the doubles, and the price of a double is often less than the price of the sovereign. I'd love a 1989 double sovereign, or indeed the quintuple!