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Annual UK BU coin sets

I started picking these up a few years ago simply because I liked the designs of the various coins. They’re relatively inexpensive and some are a bit scarce. I’m just curious if anyone on the forum is a fan. The Royal Mint sells plenty so I know someone is buying - is it mostly people from the UK or is there US and world demand. Thx

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  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 5,742 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Mainly UK buyers with very little (in general) secondary market. Few here in the USA care for them, even collectors like me....

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.
  • SaorAlbaSaorAlba Posts: 6,921 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Some of us even have too many multiples of £SD and decimal sets we would love to unload - but like a plague they stay.

    In memory of my kitty Seryozha 14.2.1996 ~ 13.9.2016
  • So you’re telling me I shouldn’t count on UK proof sets to fund my retirement?😁. I started buying a few things when the Captain Cook coins first came out and then Wallace and Grommet and then drifted into Brexit coins and proof sets. They all seem to have unique designs and are fun to look at. I doubt if I have $500 bucks invested so far. Couple of sovereigns also but they seem to be easy to move if desired. Thanks for the input

  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 5,742 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes. But enjoy your coins. I bought a copper nickel 2009 Darwin and kept it in OGP and even bag. Why? Because I am a biologist!

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.
  • ɹoʇɔǝlloɔɹoʇɔǝlloɔ Posts: 743 ✭✭✭✭

    I'm a fan of uk issues, though not necessarily the bu sets - have picked up a few brittania proof sets over the years

    working on completing the queens beasts series - nice that the end is on the horizon w that; really beautiful series imo

    started picking up a bunch of piedforts over the past few years - like their weight and lower mintages

    and the molasses-slow-to-release great engravers series is def one to keep eyes out for - really incredible reissues over the coming years w that

  • ɹoʇɔǝlloɔɹoʇɔǝlloɔ Posts: 743 ✭✭✭✭

    that all being said, I did just pick up 10 of the bu Stephen hawking 50p, as I missed those silver releases amd I think thats a really cool coin and person to commemorate - will give out to science friends in future

    also picked up the 50 years of 50p bu set - mitary [2019] solely for the hastings issue - what. a. coin.

  • Thanks for the tip on the great engravers series. Do they provide any advance notice like the US mint or do you just have to keep checking?

  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 5,742 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I think you have to be checking as by the time the RM notifies you it is too late.
    Britannia proofs are probably on a different level than are the BU sets, same for the Queen's Beasts - proof or "regular" uncirculated silver versions (ie not the copper nickel unc. that come in cardboard packs).

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.
  • DBSTrader2DBSTrader2 Posts: 3,172 ✭✭✭✭

    I found this 2015 set to be quite intriguing, so I got one.......... Thought it was a clever idea putting portions of the Shield of Arms on each denomination coin, so that once fit together they completed the shield. Others' thoughts?

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