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Modern Sovereign Uneven Rims?

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I've got a sovereign here from a reputable dealer. It came in a plastic bubble cut from a sheet (sticker for one side of the bubble, moulded hard plastic for the other) impressed with the text "British Royal Mint".

This is a 2010 sovereign, I guess it was brilliant uncirculated until I took it out and played with it. And in playing with it found that one bit of the rim on the reverse was shallower than the rest.

Placing the coin face up on a flat hard surface, I can press down on the rim and in two locations approximately opposite to each other, the other side of the coin raises. Is this normal?

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In particular the two shallow rims locations are the edge where the queens crown sits, for the full width of the crown and, visibly shallower, the bottom where the ground of the reverse is - from where one end of the ground would meet the edge to the other end.

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The royal mint should be ashamed of themselves, compare a soveriegn, one hundred or two hundred years old to the new ones. Look at the state of our modern coinage, rusty 1p and 2p, and that rediculous design of the shield spread over all the coins like they got misstruck in the machine. Look at what the bank of england has done to our currency!!

Thats why your sovereign is tat....

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Contact customer services at the Royal Mint. Perhaps they'll exchange it, and give you another one free as a goodwill gesture?

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Contact customer services at the Royal Mint. Perhaps they'll exchange it, and give you another one free as a goodwill gesture?

...and if they do exchange it, dont get it out of the protective cover to play with it :lol:

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