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Offline mmiguel

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Re: Gibraltar: Labours of Hercules 2 pounds series
« Reply #30 on: April 15, 2020, 09:12:52 PM »
Scary how the 5th coin is nowhere in ebay, whereas the first 4 are easy to see and 6th and 7th are on as well...

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Re: Gibraltar: Labours of Hercules 2 pounds series
« Reply #31 on: May 09, 2020, 09:08:11 PM »
Anyone who already has some of these, make sure you check the edge of the coins. A remarkable amount of partial collar errors have been found on the Hercules 2 pound coins. The edge should be completely reeded without any smooth parts around the coin. An example of a partial collar error on a Hercules coin can be seen below. Not on all coins with this partial collar error the portion of the edge that is flat is as large as on this one.



At least 1 Hercules coin has also been found that was double struck and struck off-center.


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Re: Gibraltar: Labours of Hercules 2 pounds series
« Reply #32 on: May 13, 2020, 08:44:38 PM »
8th and 9th coins from series were released today: The Mares of Diomedes and The Girdle of Hyppolyte.

Unfortunately, I read the e-mail after 40 minutes and of course coins were no more avaliable.

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Re: Gibraltar: Labours of Hercules 2 pounds series
« Reply #33 on: May 13, 2020, 09:25:49 PM »
Email them immediately to get your name on the waiting list for coins 8 and 9. There is a significant chance that you will then eventually be able to order them.

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Re: Gibraltar: Labours of Hercules 2 pounds series
« Reply #34 on: May 13, 2020, 09:29:17 PM »
Done immadetly when read email  :)

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Re: Gibraltar: Labours of Hercules 2 pounds series
« Reply #35 on: May 13, 2020, 09:42:34 PM »
Done immadetly when read email  :)

Very good!  :)

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Re: Gibraltar: Labours of Hercules 2 pounds series
« Reply #36 on: May 26, 2020, 04:16:05 PM »
On some of the Diomedes coins (the 8th coin in the series) both sides are extremely frosted which makes it stand out from the other coins in the series. All of the 9th coin in the series, which the first people today received too, have the normal level of frosting for diamond finish coins, similar to the other coins in the series.

It seems that proof quality dies may have mistakenly been used for the production of some of the Diomedes coins, although there is currently no news on whether the 2020-dated Labours of Hercules series will be issued in proof quality.
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Re: Gibraltar: Labours of Hercules 2 pounds series
« Reply #37 on: May 26, 2020, 07:28:44 PM »
The difference mentioned above:


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Re: Gibraltar: Labours of Hercules 2 pounds series
« Reply #38 on: June 03, 2020, 11:54:09 AM »
The waiting list for coins 8 and 9 has now closed. All people on the list who will be allowed to buy coins 8 and 9 have been contacted.

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Re: Gibraltar: Labours of Hercules 2 pounds series
« Reply #39 on: June 03, 2020, 12:07:54 PM »
The waiting list for coins 8 and 9 has now closed. All people on the list who will be allowed to buy coins 8 and 9 have been contacted.

 :( Managed to get the first 7! Might have to check eBay.

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Re: Gibraltar: Labours of Hercules 2 pounds series
« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2020, 11:46:07 AM »
Seems that I'm the lucky one: I menaged to order 2 pieces 8th and 9th and I received both versions of 8th coin :) Need to open the capsule and check 5th piece too to see which version of edge I have.


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Re: Gibraltar: Labours of Hercules 2 pounds series
« Reply #41 on: June 25, 2020, 11:31:42 AM »
The tenth and eleventh coins in The Labours of Hercules were issued few minutes ago.
These stunning coins feature The Cattle of Geryon and The Apples of the Hesperides. The obverse of the coin features the Pobjoy Mint exclusive Effigy of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II and includes the year date 2020.

As usually, website of Pobjoy is not working due to high traffic...