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What happens if I’m not entirely happy with my purchase?
On bullion products the price of goods are linked to underlying metal prices or financial markets and all sales are final, there are no refunds or exchanges. There is no statutory right to return or cancel an order once placed under the Financial Services (Distance Marketing) Regulations 2004 or Consumer Contracts Regulations 2013.
However, for non-bullion items, should you be unhappy with your purchase or it is in any way not as described we will accept refunds within 14 days of you receiving your item(s). If uncertain about a purchase, we encourage our clients to ask any questions beforehand so as to minimise the time our valuable coins spend in transit.
South Africa George VI 1952 Proof set.
South Africa, George VI, 11-piece 1952 Proof set, gold Pond and Halfpond, silver Crown to Threepence, copper Penny to Farthing, in original Pretoria Mint case of issue (KM PS24). Mint state, a magnificent example.
Ex W V R Baldwin collection
The set was purchased directly from the Pretoria Mint in February 1953 by W V R Baldwin of A H Baldwin & Sons Ltd, and formed part of his extensive South Africa collection. In 1967, on W V R Baldwin's death, the collection was bought by the company from his widow and lay untouched until 2017 when it was offered for sale by auction. A number of the coins and medals in the collection had notes accompanying them which read "Take home to compare with my own" suggesting that W V R Baldwin systematically upgraded the coins and medals in his collection whenever better examples were available. This in turn suggests that the coins and medals he kept were the best examples he had been able to find which is particularly significant bearing in mind the truly astonishing number of coins the company acquired in its heyday.