Hard to find common coins

I'm working on an English gold sovereign type set (one each of each of the obverses since 1817) and the one sovereign I can't seem to locate is the uncirculated QE2 second portrait (approx. 1974-1982). The old ones were remarkably easy to find, the new ones were slightly harder (except QE2 portraits 4 and 5 which are fairly new), but second portraits are eluding me.

Going to start a half sovereign type set next, looks even more challenging.

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  • BillDugan1959BillDugan1959 Posts: 1,126 ✭✭✭✭
    edited November 15, 2017 4:31AM

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  • 3stars3stars Posts: 360 ✭✭✭
    edited November 15, 2017 4:15AM

    Apmex has only had everything but this date range. Chard is quite a bit pricey for what is essentially bullion. My local dealer doesn't keep QE2's in stock but ships them out as soon as they come in.

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  • Timbuk3Timbuk3 Posts: 4,581 ✭✭✭

    Good luck !!! :)

    Timbuk3
  • 7Jaguars7Jaguars Posts: 4,487 ✭✭✭

    I believe when you do find them that it may be in roll quantities....I had seen so many over the years that I stopped paying attention, and in particular the first and last dates in that range.

    Love that Milled British (1830-1960)
    Well, just Love coins, period.
  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 316 ✭✭✭

    Fun sets to collect - slabbed or raw?

  • 3stars3stars Posts: 360 ✭✭✭

    Raw. Unfortunately the Queens beast set has tickled my fancy as well, collecting the 1/4 gold and 2 oz silvers.

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  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 316 ✭✭✭

    I was considering QEII, but limited my focus to pre-1933. I've seen them at shows recently.

  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 316 ✭✭✭

    A bit overpriced, but shipping costs add up.

    https://www.ma-shops.com/cdma/item.php5?id=470425&lang=en

  • 3stars3stars Posts: 360 ✭✭✭

    Ever order anything from Bullion by Post? They now have a US website. A bit on the high side but not terrible.

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  • ExbritExbrit Posts: 316 ✭✭✭

    I've been trying to buy a few things from them for years and they would not ship to the US. I provided alternatives such as sending them to another dealer in the UK, but they refused. I'd have to find something I really like before dealing with them. I have ordered from Chards and have been satisfied with them - although a bit high for raw coins. I did manage to pick up a few that if auctioned after grading - was well worth the price.

  • 3stars3stars Posts: 360 ✭✭✭

    Try bullionbypost.com instead of the .co.uk version.

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