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  1. 9 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received

    I meant if his coin gets au58 won't add much value to it (cost of grading) A lovely 1832 William Full Gold Sovereign 👍
  2. 8 points
    vand

    Today I bought.....

    +22 oz added today, 69 oz in total in the last 4 weeks. I have now joined the 1000+ oz club. Bring on the Apocalypse!!
  3. 7 points
    Agpanda

    Today I bought.....

    Just bought 3 rare pandas in OMP one -99 serif 1, and two -95 microdate
  4. 6 points
    KDave

    Today I Received

    Received April draw prize with thanks to @BackyardBullion A lovely piece of silver, just stunning.
  5. 5 points
    Silverstackeruk

    Today I Received

    Bought the outlaws of the marsh first in the series to go with my dream of red chamber series.Bought this set which I was going to grade until I found the full sets already graded..by that time it was too late to cancel.although the seller did offer me a return but I'll keep..
  6. 4 points
    Micky9776

    Today I bought.....

    Just bought a lucky dip sovereign from Atkinsons, won't receive now until Monday or Tuesday but on a plus side I have now completed my first gold goal of 100g! 😃 Fingers crossed for a old head sovereign as I don't have this type yet
  7. 4 points
    CarlosSilver

    Today I Received

    A 1888 Alfonso xiii five peseta coin. Some fairly average condition crowns.
  8. 4 points
    Paul

    Where to Begin?

    Keep things simple - just buy and stack full and half sovereigns once you have enough funds. Lowest % price spread, highly liquid, ready resale market, ease of storage, CGT free.
  9. 4 points
    BackyardBullion

    Where to Begin?

    Hi @Method - welcome to the forum! Check out my recent "beginners guide" video - I have just been covering some of these topics, and next week I will be looking at Bars vs Coins!
  10. 4 points
    kimchi

    Today I bought.....

    Oh blimey, from the likes on this post I can tell I am mixing in company that will encourage me into further 'bad' ways (and I need little encouragement!)!
  11. 3 points
    That's a platinum leopard then😉.
  12. 3 points
    MickB

    Today I bought.....

    Just bought a 2015 half sovereign from the Royal Mint bullion.
  13. 2 points
    Pipers

    GENERAL ELECTION

    I was leaning towards voting Conservative in the General election until today. I will go as far to say it is the GREAT TORY BETRAYAL. I am talking about the new proposed Tax on home owners . The TORY DEATH (DIEING) TAX. This is everything that the Conservatives use to be against, a person or a couple work hard all there lives paying all the Taxes and NI that the Government ask for, then they have the rug pulled from under their feet. So the one asset the majority of people in this country have (not the members of this forum) is taxed at a enormous percentage taking in mind the average price of a home in the UK. So why are the Conservatives Taxing the working class and lower middle class ( richer than this you can afford instruments to get around the Tax). They say it is for Social care cost and it is true the money will go towards the costs of social care, though i believe the real reason is more spiteful than that. IMO the real reason for for Death Tax on home owners is to stop the next generation of surfs/PLEBS from buying properties forcing them into high cost renting releasing properties onto the market for their friends to purchase houses/apartments a favorable prices then rent them out back to the next generation who would of been the buyers of the properties returning the Landlords an excellent return on their investment and this will in turn suggest the economy is improving, though in real terms the lives and well being of millions of people will be effected negatively financially and emotionally. I believe anyone who believes the Conservatives have a mind to build more homes than a bear minimum and certainly anyone who thinks the Conservatives have a mind to lower Rents moving forward will be very disappointed. IMO The Conseratives have plans to LOWER HOME OWNERSHIP BY PERCENTAGE OF POPULATION in the middle to long term and raise rents leaving lower income households with less money to spend on food utilities clothes etc. I am a swing voter not a Labour voter. It did not come easy righting this post but I feel i had no choice the Conservatives ring fencing the Death Home Tax to social car have been very spiteful and have back stabbed millions of home owners in this country.
  14. 2 points
    Have a look on ebay. The best ones to find would be: Kew Gardens 50p undated 20p Northern Ireland flag commonwealth games £2 Edinburgh £1 coin
  15. 2 points
    Lindeman

    Libertads various dates

    2011 a pretty high mintage year - by Libertad proof standards. But at that price you can't go wrong. It's never a bad time to buy a silver proof Libertad ...so long as its in its capsule.
  16. 2 points
    Sounds perfect mate. If you want I can swap for my "1oz Silver Proof Krugerrand, mint condition, do not open as may reduce value" that I've just posted on ebay. I've attached a pic. Let me know.
  17. 2 points
    I'm not sure how you can list a coin without a picture of the coin. Regardless of it being a Proof Sovereign or a proof Krug, I'd still want evidence that there's an actual coin in the box, sealing a packet again after taking a coin out is relatively easy for someone who wants to try and pull a fast one
  18. 2 points
    Then again if mine come back all Pf70s then all will be forgiven
  19. 2 points
    The rest are all MS70 and PF70..
  20. 2 points
    BackyardBullion

    Where to Begin?

    @Method We tend to buy silver from europe for a lot cheaper. Websites like www.silver-to-go.com www.goldsilver.be or www.europeanmint.com are good places to start. Only viable if you are buying enough to warrant the shipping but it usually works out cheaper. I have started organising group buys from Europe and will be doing it more in the future. A great way to pick up a few coins without big delivery charges and avoiding nasty VAT! DM if you want more info!
  21. 2 points
    calandlew1

    Today I made.....

    2 bad boys I made today
  22. 2 points
    sovereignsteve

    GENERAL ELECTION

    You are a paranoid soul aren't you? What's wrong with people having to contribute to their old age care with wealth accumulated over their lives? The full cost of care for everyone is unaffordable in this day and age by any modern society. We are all living too long and it will get worse (or better if you look at it from the opposite perspective). As to the Tories being the friends of buy-to-let homes owners, who's done the most to make this business unattractive in the last few years?
  23. 2 points
    Bullionbilly

    In Focus Friday Series!

    Lovely coin, great video too.
  24. 2 points
    sovereignsteve

    Today I bought.....

    Is that sovereigns plural or the 2017 sydney?
  25. 2 points
    Roy

    Loupe recommendations?

    lol when we first got married, I was a 'victim' of all the tricks of the East. Powdered this and ground that... She forgot that I was raised on roast beef and Guinness and she soon became 'in da club'. Strong swimmers you see Now she's happy with her Korean/Japanese dramas and leaves me to my forum!
  26. 2 points
    Jester

    Today I Received

    I'm following @Numistacker's lead...per @HyHy, confirmed that the raw coins were sold out at MCM so I picked this beauty up from NY Coin & Bullion for $149 w/ free shipping...Not overly concerned that it won't come with the OGP as the CoAs don't give a specific number for your coin (kinda like the 2017 BU Silver Krugs).
  27. 2 points
    Numistacker

    Today I Received

    2017 Lion Dollar Love this coin
  28. 2 points
    kimchi

    Today I bought.....

    I just ordered my first ever sovereigns, the 2017s.
  29. 2 points
  30. 1 point
    Ares

    Today I bought.....

    Keep an eye out for the mint marks mind, my last from there was a 1930-SA which I was particularly chuffed about
  31. 1 point
    Jay2

    GENERAL ELECTION

    <EDITED> Carpe diem. Suum cuique. Ad astra per aspera. C'est la vie. And other postcard sentiments too.
  32. 1 point
    baurum

    GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)

    https://www.coininvest.com/en/gold-coins/sovereign/sovereign-george-iii-gold-1817-1820/ Sovereign George III | Gold | 1817-1820 Around 333€
  33. 1 point
    As an investment I agree, housing is the equivalent of buying stocks at the top imo. In regards to my situation, it doesn't matter as the house is not a financial asset. Where rent was a liability, now the mortgage is a liability, but is cheaper than the rent and will end in 25 years. I can't rent in my current job and keep my family settled, so buying is also the best option for us for non financial reasons. We are lucky that where we are buying prices have been practically stagnant for the last few years and compared to the rest of the UK, prices are cheap relatively speaking, certainly in terms of price/income. I had hoped to buy later after the anticipated correction but plans have had to be moved forward. Someone at work asked me to let them know when I start buying stocks again so they can sell theirs, such is the legendary reputation of my market timing. With me buying, the top for housing is most certainly in
  34. 1 point
    Still, as they say "a fool and his money is soon parted"...this explains why I still have the Terminator proof coin!
  35. 1 point
    Too true. Could be anything in there? Mmmm...anybody got some empty boxes and a heat gun?
  36. 1 point
    Silverstackeruk

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Hi numi are you going to reveal the rest of the results? The suspense is killing me..feel like im waiting for exam results from the teacher😵
  37. 1 point
    prophet800

    Today I bought.....

    The 200 privy might increase the value in the future.
  38. 1 point
    kimchi

    Today I bought.....

    Many thanks! I found an interesting link about the history of sovs, much to learn! That anniversary proof (the Perth one?) does look interesting. Alas nothing unusual or particularly fancy here, just regular 2017 sovereigns, but I'm very pleased to say the least
  39. 1 point
    SilverTanner

    Royal Mint Bullion Platinum bars

    I wish they would do 1/10oz versions of platinum and gold Queens Beasts! Proof versions in 1/10oz and it will be very difficult not to keep funds ring-fenced for the old numismatic stuff I usually go for😄 At the moment the toss up is between the 1/4oz and something from the 1800's and the latter is still winning! As the RM do 1/10oz Britannia's and lunars it seems to be a huge missed opportunity as most other coins have 1/10oz versions (maybe the design just doesn't work for the smaller size?)
  40. 1 point
    BackyardBullion

    In Focus Friday Series!

  41. 1 point
    Clens92

    GENERAL ELECTION

    Just watching Question Time now; it's utterly depressing. The Tories are relatively reliable on bringing a stable economy, but their attitude to the sick and needy is horrific. Taxing people with dementia and shifting the burden onto their families is beneath contempt. Labour forgot to realise that nationalising the railways, water and energy industries might actually cost money. They would borrow wrecklessly and worsen the economic outlook. Their position on immigration will only worsen the demands on the NHS, as well. The Lib Dems want to overturn democracy, and tax businesses on their turnover and not profit... no more needs be said. What an abolute shower of sh*te. It's a bloody disgrace - we're the most advanced democracy in the world and we don't even have a centre-ground party to represent middle England. I thought I was 100% Conservative, until today. Now I don't even know if I can bring myself to vote for them. But I can't vote Labour, Lib Dem or anyone else... utter bloody rubbish.
  42. 1 point
    shawy2510

    Today I Received

    Received these coins today 2016 Australian Sovereign Proof 1996 Smithsonian Liberty Proof 1996 10oz Kookaburra BU
  43. 1 point
    Silvergun

    Today I Received

    An Australian 150 year anniversary proof full sovereign from Chards
  44. 1 point
    rebnah

    Today I Received

    Today I got my 1/4oz beasts X3 my 1/4oz Brit and my 1/10oz Brit. I'm returning the Dragon for an exchange as it has a really poor edge.
  45. 1 point
    That is an awesome coin. Congrats on the 70.... Money!
  46. 1 point
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Lets take a look at some more of the ones that have been graded... This is the MS version of the Rooster - It looks almost as good as the Proof. The Small Copper Trigos Medal Nice the way they leave the cut away at the bottom so you can see the serial number. The COA has the serial number and the certificate number too. A 1937 old penny - there are only a very few ever graded better than this one. Almost the top graded MS66 Sovereign from 1925
  47. 1 point
    Ares

    Today I bought.....

    Getting back into this after, what, a year hiatus? (Moved and new job!) Picked up a 1/4oz gold eagle, 1oz silver lunar monkey and rooster. It's good to be back in the game.
  48. 1 point
    I reserve 420 if you get there Was just looking and there are around 1600 members to the forum so far. Maybe 1200 at most are active logging in once a week are more. The fact that you can sell 150 of these with i guess most people buying 1 is quite an achievement. Just goes to show that quality over quantity of members make all the difference.
  49. 1 point
    MintyK

    Today I Received

    These finally arrived, lovely looking coins...
  50. 1 point
    BackyardBullion

    Today I made.....

    Well, it wasnt today that I made them, but before christmas I made (what I consider to be) my best piece to date! What do you think?