The Royal Mint
are simply using their Heritage
position rather like a Bank does with your money. But just because it says something on the outside doesn't mean the practices on the inside are ethical . TRM are nothing more than greedy exploiters using their massive market place influence to dupe joe public. Do not buy anything from them 9/10 you will lose value on your purchase. Just 1 example of many. Paddington bear silver proof 50p £65 was the buying price for those when they launched. I have seen them @ buy now £14. It's a modern piece of Silver in the thousands and will never be rare. All those gimmicky novel storyline coins unless they hit lucky with collectors are worth the value of the metal and nothing more IMO. I can't wait to hear all the cry babies start hissing and spitting when in a few years that Over hyped un rare £200 kew gardens 50p plummets in value like a stone.
Their historical side is by far the worse. It really is tant amount to fraud. Grossly over graded coins and even more grossly over priced .