The sands of time push on.

         My newsfeed was filled with the passing of Queen Elizabeth II today. I have no love for the British Empire. It did, however, trigger a walk down memory lane of the time I was in the UK back in 2008-2010. I dug around for some memorabilia.


         It's funny. It's only a measly £1.45, but it's a monarch that's no longer there. When I returned from the UK, I converted all my pound sterling into USD. British paper money looked like monopoly money anyways.

         I have silver rounds that have her face on them. I guess we will see Charles III's visage from now on. Will the Elizabeth II coins ever gain more value? Who cares. Fiat is fiat. Silver is silver. I hope Charles' face looks somewhat decent on the new mints.

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         As I dug for more items from a bygone age, I found several old cards.

         Once upon a time, I ate my meal from Cap'n Jasper's at the Barbican. I traversed through the St. Paul area in Bristol unscathed. People had mistaken me for an American operative in the English countryside. A group of Polish asylum seekers ran away from me because they thought I was with the police.

         Multiple Africans invited me to eat fufu with them. Most Muslims were surprisingly friendly toward me. I couldn't say the same for my English colleagues. I almost got into a fight when a smart-alec thought it was wise to put his hands on me. My colleague at the time had to pull me back after I gave the guy the death stare.

         As memorable as it was, it's time to move on. Just like the Queen has moved on.

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I still half expect her to be like: " surprise motherf%#%ers I'm not dead yet " :)

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I have never been to the UK but the queen was always part of the news every now and then and it's not a bad idea to look back at the past every now and then.

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She will forever be missed and the coins are really lovely as well.

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The queen will forever live in the heart of many people on earth. And also wonderful coin one have here

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My wife was showing me an article just the other day about a new silver place that is opening in a town near us. I am going to have to check it out at some point. Their big advertisement stated that they have better prices than the online stores. We will see...

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Now is a good time to look into them.

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Yeah, I need to pick up some more. I am thinking about getting my nephew some for Christmas too.

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Lol, we think american money looks like monopoly money. You would have experienced much more friendliness up north with the Scots!

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You think so? The only thing the south had to offer was warmer weather.

To be honest, I preferred the snow than the constant rain.

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The weather is warmer in the south but the hearts are colder and harder. lol

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You have purchased Queen Elizabeth coins of different versions. Many people are investing in coins and you are no exception. Nice to know

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I’ve had these for some time. Just so happen her face is on them.

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And now we're Stuck with Chuck, end of an era, life goes on. Your guess who's going to stamp out the first Charles III?

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Are you?

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Perth might be quick on the draw, but the Royal Mint would have got the nod well before Charles got his promotion.

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I'll be looking forward to those then.

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Now I am getting 2nd hand reports of Mints stopping production and warning of further supply chain issues. 2022 Charles III short runs?

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