Recent Purchases....

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  1. Lucky13

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    Just thought that it could be fun to have a similar thread there....for everything else.8) :lol:
     

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    Good idea, Lucky...

    Then I'll show off a recent coin purchase of mine!

    I bought the 2008 Royal Shield of Arms Proof Collection from the Royal Mint.

    When I first saw the news release about these coins, I thought they looked great and decided I needed the set for my collection :)
     

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    That's a neat idea Geist!
     
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    Thanks!

    I was afraid I didn't get my order in on time and missed out, as they were only producing 10,000 base-metal proof sets. But I found out that I did get in under the wire and then watched over the mail like a hawk 'till they showed up...lol

    I think the most striking thing about them is the way the designer laid out the coins, representing the shield when all the coins were laid out in a particular pattern. From what I understand, the designer is a college student, who made the design with Photoshop and submitted the design to the Royal Mint during a contest.

    The mint was so impressed with his winning submission, they redesigned the pound to reflect the overall design...

    The photo doesn't do them justice, but I don't want to open the case and run the risk of damaging thier finish :lol:

    I'm sure our friends in the UK will be seeing coins similiar to these in circulation some time soon, if not already.
     
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    Yeah, I like how the crest is spread out among the coins.
     
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    Il make Heinz richer then
     
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    They sure are, the old ones were on it 5 years, the sidewalls started to crack fairly badly so they needed to be replaced.
     
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    Five years is not at all bad, especially if you gave it some welly off-road!
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