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End of an Era - Ten Offerings of the Queens Beasts

MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭
edited May 22, 2021 2:39PM in Precious Metals

I have appreciated and enjoyed this decade-long series, from Platinum to Gold to Silver, and this appears to be the finishing touch on this era:
https://www.cnn.com/style/article/royal-mint-gold-coin-scli-intl-gbr/index.html

Do you have a favorite Beast?

Now riding the swell in PM's and surf.

Comments

  • rickoricko Posts: 98,724 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Wow... That is a beauty....Sold for six figures according to the article. There is no view of the reverse at all...or description. I assume it is blank, but find it hard to believe. Maybe some denomination (10,000 pounds)...Cheers, RickO

  • MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I would imagine the reverse is typical with the Portrait of the queen!
    This is my favorite Beast:

    Now riding the swell in PM's and surf.
  • dpooledpoole Posts: 5,940 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited April 30, 2021 9:06AM

    For me, it was hard to beat the first issue. I love this series in gold proof (glad it's over, though; it was expensive!)

  • OPAOPA Posts: 17,103 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Great series, but unfortunately the silver coins "attracted milk spots." :'(

    "Bongo drive 1984 Lincoln that looks like old coin dug from ground."
  • MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I haven’t seen any of the milk spots on my silver issues but that is sad! Sorry to hear. And yes I too am glad it’s over because it does become expensive chasing the tail of the Dragon. I hope they don’t renew the series like they did with the lunar series.

    Now riding the swell in PM's and surf.
  • 3stars3stars Posts: 2,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Juts ordered the clad five pound BU. Hopefully a 2 oz piedmont forthcoming.

    Previous transactions: Wondercoin, goldman86, dmarks, Type2
  • MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    What a Ten Ounce Gold Beast!

    Now riding the swell in PM's and surf.
  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 32,038 ✭✭✭✭✭

    ok... THIS time it is a farewell tour.
    the end of an era farewell tour
    goodbye forever farewell tour
    we know you can't believe we're still here farewell tour.

    I can't believe someone in marketing thought the "farewell coin" was a good idea.

    Current maintainer of Stone's Master List of Favorite Websites // My BST transactions
  • RobMRobM Posts: 526 ✭✭✭

    I thought I had purchased the 5oz gold Completer from a seller on eBay, but the coin I received featured just two small round raised bumps on the reverse. Came to find out that I misread the auction title and actually purchased the Queen's Breasts coin. Talk about taking one's lumps.

  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,263 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The last time I checked, the Plat series only included 8 of the designs. Same for the 10 oz silver beasts - only 8 had been released.

    Is that right?

    Q: Are You Printing Money? Bernanke: Not Literally

    I knew it would happen.
  • MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I received my Greyhound and Completer Beasts.
    The latter of the two came in a glued rather than taped box and was open in a USPS clear bag (with their apology) and the only reason I have it is because the bubble pack was also glued to the inside of the box. Whew. I let APMEX know. The racer pooch was from Provident @ $1888.88, had to buy her at that lucky number!
    So, here they are. Albeit, on my camera phone and this “reverse proof” design (although they describe the GLD coin as uncirculated) is very difficult for me to photograph.

    Now riding the swell in PM's and surf.
  • MsMorrisineMsMorrisine Posts: 32,038 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Was it a poor glue job?

    Their glue is killer strong.

    Current maintainer of Stone's Master List of Favorite Websites // My BST transactions
  • MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Yes, I believe so. It was not holding it all....the box and flaps fully open and it was more in the style of the US mint packaging then previously APMEX shipping with a lot of tape.

    Now riding the swell in PM's and surf.
  • mustanggtmustanggt Posts: 2,615 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I always liked the Unicorn

  • MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I like it too, just not significantly above spot.
    I have been fortunate to get most of mine very close to spot.

    Now riding the swell in PM's and surf.
  • taxmadtaxmad Posts: 960 ✭✭✭✭

    I really like the display box!

  • MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Love it!!!

    Now riding the swell in PM's and surf.
  • jmski52jmski52 Posts: 22,263 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I always liked the Unicorn

    Ditto. I liked it so much that I lost my mind and paid the premium for the proof 1 oz gold. :/

    Q: Are You Printing Money? Bernanke: Not Literally

    I knew it would happen.
  • dpooledpoole Posts: 5,940 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @jmski52 said:
    I always liked the Unicorn

    Ditto. I liked it so much that I lost my mind and paid the premium for the proof 1 oz gold. :/

    Welcome to coin collecting!

  • 3stars3stars Posts: 2,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    The 2 oz bullion version of the 11th "collector" coin comes out Thursday. I wonder if anyone has an 11 coin coin holder out there I can upgrade my 10 coin with?

    Previous transactions: Wondercoin, goldman86, dmarks, Type2
  • MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    I ordered a roll of the 2 ounce Completer (love the RP finish on my one ounce gold Collector/Completer) silver coins from APMEX and may order one from Providence Just to spread the wealth.

    Now riding the swell in PM's and surf.
  • 3stars3stars Posts: 2,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Just got my 2 oz completer coin, looks great! Wonder if anyone will make an 11 coin storage / presentation box for airtites? Sucks to be one of the people that shelled out big money for a fancy wooden box and now can't hold the complete set in it.

    Previous transactions: Wondercoin, goldman86, dmarks, Type2
  • MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    Good question. I have a couple of rolls of the 2 ounce completers on the way but I can see the benefit of the presentation box allowing that last one.

    Now riding the swell in PM's and surf.
  • thefinnthefinn Posts: 2,652 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @3stars said:
    Juts ordered the clad five pound BU. Hopefully a 2 oz piedmont forthcoming.

    Piedfort?

    thefinn
  • 3stars3stars Posts: 2,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    @thefinn said:

    @3stars said:
    Juts ordered the clad five pound BU. Hopefully a 2 oz piedmont forthcoming.

    Piedfort?

    Those too!

    Previous transactions: Wondercoin, goldman86, dmarks, Type2
  • 3stars3stars Posts: 2,278 ✭✭✭✭✭

    anyone know if there will be a 1/4 oz gold bullion collector coin - the details would be microscopic, but it does complete the set.

    Previous transactions: Wondercoin, goldman86, dmarks, Type2
  • vulcanizevulcanize Posts: 1,339 ✭✭✭✭✭
    edited October 8, 2021 7:59PM

    @MilesWaits said:
    I haven’t seen any of the milk spots on my silver issues but that is sad! Sorry to hear. And yes I too am glad it’s over because it does become expensive chasing the tail of the Dragon. I hope they don’t renew the series like they did with the lunar series.

    I got very lucky too with no milk spots on my Queens beasts silver.

    The new series is Tudor Beasts

    https://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/royal-family/royal-mint-tudor-beasts-coin-collection-b1933469.html

    starting with the Seymour Panther.

    https://www.royalmint.com/search/SearchProductListing/?q=tudor beasts&type=Shop

    Am gonna pass up this one. ;)

  • MilesWaitsMilesWaits Posts: 5,297 ✭✭✭✭✭

    So far I am not impressed with the finish or the art on the new series. Of course, everything looks better in hand. Except maybe a Morgan.

    Now riding the swell in PM's and surf.
  • OPAOPA Posts: 17,103 ✭✭✭✭✭

    over $100 per oz of "bullion" silver ... I'll pass, just like I did with the US proof ASE's

    "Bongo drive 1984 Lincoln that looks like old coin dug from ground."
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