Choice Mint - Legend Series?

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  1. barsenault

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    Anyone have any idea what happened to the Choice Mint and the Legend Series (Odin, Ymir, etc...). I think they were supposed to complete the set of 4, but only three were issued. Anyone have feedback. I wonder if the challenges with the spot price of silver was too much of a challenge for them to weather? Thanks.
     
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    I can't speak specifically to the series, but Choice Mint has been holding money from buyers without delivering product for nearly two years on a Libertad set. Seems it was a joint venture with another dealer (possibly in Mexico), they had a spat which turned into a lawsuit, and buyers such as myself are the ones holding the bag.

    Even if this series somehow returns, I wouldn't recommend that anyone send this company any money, at least directly (purchase through a distributor instead perhaps).
     
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    whoa! Thanks for the heads up. I tried to look for a website for choice mint...and looks like it defunct. sadly.
     
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    It is sad to see Choice Mint went down.

    I like its 3oz Odlin Silver Coin a lot.
     
  5. Trinkets

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    The site (choicemint.com) went down last year. It was still active for a while but never updated since 2017 basically. There were preliminary sketches of the fourth Legends coin there at one point.

    Not sure about the story on the Libertads, but there were preliminary designs for the next Camelot issues as well: you can still see Morgan Le Fey on the twitter account as well - which hasn't been active since last year either. Brian Tully's pinterest is still there too. Other people have asked the same question on the youtube channel - but everything pretty much went dark last year.

    I remember reading somewhere last year that Tully was working for another mint now, but I don't remember where I saw it.
     
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    Wow. This market has been brutal. Looks like that's the end of the legend series? I remember advising these guys that 10 was waaaaay too many to have in a series (outside of a lunar calendar). I think they heard our voices, and bumped it down to 4, but it looks like we could be done at 3. That's the one thing I hate about some of this stuff. I'd rather know up front an honest assessment of how many they are projecting...and for them not to be stupid!! I remember the same thing happened with the stock horses too. 10 years, and it lasted 4. Lol . It's better to say, we'll have a series of 4. And then if it turns out well, you come back at the end of 4 and say we will have a series 2 of 4. But these damn guys/gals are so greedy that have ZERO business acumen...all they see are dollar signs, and they wonder why they go belly up. The only series beyond 12 that seems to be moving in the right direction is biblical series...but they have a long way to go...and they produce 6 per year....and their mintages are huge at 1500. I hope the best for them...but if I'm a betting man...I'm not sure they last the full 10 years X 6 = 66 pieces X 179.00...um, that ain't chump change in this market climate.
     
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    Yeah, the only reason I know a little about Choice is that I was following them, but stopped end of last year when it was obvious that was it. I'm hoping they will come back as it was very high quality at a reasonable price. I skipped the Camelot series, but loved the Legends: each issue was better than the previous. Mintage was definitely too high for what they were offering: 500 mintage probably would have been the sweet spot for 4-6 releases.
     
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    indeed. 500 is definitely the sweet spot. I think if they could do a 'redo', hopefully they would listen to the market...maybe when they come back to finish the 4th, they will reduce it to 500...and have folks scrambling to get it to complete their set. Lol
     
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    From your fingertips, to someone's eyes/ears :D
     
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    It's a pity that they have problems :( I like Legends of Asgard series as well as Camelot series.
     

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