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  1. 16 points
    KDave

    Today I Received

    The beasts so far, just waiting on the Unicorn to arrive next week
  2. 11 points
    Oldun

    Today I Received

    1982 pf70 ultra cameo and a philip (capsule ala krugerrand farce, so this will be getting graded just to keep it safe from harm) Useless rm, what are they thinking....a no screw in lazily sitting cap....on a proof coin....bonkers.
  3. 10 points
    MickB

    Today I Received

    A solitary 2oz silver Queens beast Unicorn from Atkinsons. Not much buying for me this month as my wife wants all spare money spent on our granddaughter (who will probably get my stash of metal in the end anyway)
  4. 9 points
    montesf1030

    Today I Received

    Received on Friday a nice 7 oz poured silver bar ... Love it
  5. 8 points
    sg86

    Today I Received

    O, and someone delivered a few young heads Have an afternoon of sorting them now!
  6. 7 points
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    All the September coins are now safely at NGC being processed. Here is the final unboxing from the recent delivery back from NGC
  7. 6 points
    IOSILVER

    Today I Received

    First bi-metallic coin for me. Silver proof Jane Austin £2 coin. Quite happy with it in fairness.
  8. 5 points
    I think we've all been guilty of this at some stage or other. Although the Dog isn't the best, i haven't seen one this year that has been, i'm looking past that and onto the future coins such as the Dragon and Tiger as 2 coins that will have the potential to do much better than even the Rooster has done.........If you're going for the series then you have to take the rough with the smooth
  9. 5 points
    Cornishfarmer

    Today I Received

    That's to @Paul these arrive today From HGM
  10. 5 points
    sg86

    Today I Received

    So they arrived, 1989 Quintuple BU, and 1837-1897 3oz gold medal. The medal is now the best coin in my whole collection without any doubts, no proofs or rare dates compare to this, pictures or words cannot describe how this coin feels in hand! The relief on the old head side is just ridiculous. I think i may have to make a video showing the "turn" on this coin The 1989 Quintuple is in near-perfect condition, small blemish on rim of reverse is the only flaw i can see so very very happy with it!
  11. 4 points
    sg86

    Today I Received

    Yes they are, and don't worry I don't just drop them from a height into this pile, it's carefully orchestrated! The supply is in very original condition, not like buying from retail dealers, eBay etc. I suspect they are in fact untouched for many decades in vaults/safes. George V coins are always in pretty good condition because lots went into storage during the war, some of the batches I acquired recently literally looks like they had never left that storage since. Sure beats a lot of the shite that comes out of HGM anyway !
  12. 3 points
    Vern

    Today I Received

    Some like the I. I do, all three of them!
  13. 2 points
    Cornishfarmer

    Sainsburys Nectar Offer

    5 x 200, 1 x 500 and 1x 1000. What a pain in the neck to get some free points!!!
  14. 2 points
    Pampfan

    Today I bought.....

    Picked up these three in the junk silver bin at my local coin show - does anyone know if they are in the original mint packaging?
  15. 2 points
    Hi, it depends on what you are buying. For example, sovereigns - we sell bullion sovereigns which are kept in tubes - with the secondary market ones, you could get anything from Victorian Young Head to Elizabeth II, they will probably have bag marks, wear etc but they are a great way to buy sovereigns at a low premium. If they are more worn we have a 'Grade B' sovereign which have said 'These gold sovereigns have been checked by our expert numismatists. They don't meet the grade for our standard secondary market bullion sovereigns but they are too good to send to scrap. If you are looking to buy gold at a low premium above spot, to melt down or to use in jewellery'. If a sovereign doesn't meet this level they are scrapped. This is similar for other coins too.
  16. 2 points
    shortstack68

    Today I bought.....

    Ok, think i’m Done this month. The 5oz 2014 Brit
  17. 2 points
    Jester

    Today I bought.....

    A little bit of this, a little bit of that... 1887 Double Florin w/ Roman "I" in date 1887 Proof Sixpence (Withdrawn Type) Shield & Garter Reverse Bookending my EVII Sixpences with this 1902
  18. 2 points
    vand

    Today I bought.....

    Are there any common or garden variety stackers still around? Or have you all progressed to slabbed numismatic collecting snobs? I only ask because, well because basic silver is very cheap at the moment, but judging by the posts on this thread nobody gets excited unless it comes in a case and has a mintage in single figures.. (I just bought my monthly 20-something ounces of boring silver FWIW).
  19. 1 point
    Hi, you can just pop in - if you're buying gold you will need to bring 2 forms of ID - it will be great to see you.
  20. 1 point
    IOSILVER

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    I thought it was just them too. Bit unfortunate but you are right I do have the COA and original packaging in full and the receipt from the RM.
  21. 1 point
    augur

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Another BU labelled PF? I thought only the 2017s had that issue... well you always have the COA
  22. 1 point
    Clens92

    1887 Sixpence -- Proof?

    Did you buy it as a proof? 1887 coins are very strong strikes, and often do have proof-like qualities - albeit I suspect that this is a circulation strike.
  23. 1 point
    I have been disappointed with certain dealers who have sold bullion coins at a premium and then sent knackered dinged and scratched coins. It's fair enough if selling the coin as bullion a few percent above spot but anything above that is selling at a premium and a premium coin should be supplied in my opinion. HGM are good for bullion, but they sell certain coins at a premium then send trashed coins in my experience. I have not bought from them recently though, they do now list individual heads on sovereigns for example and say they are good quality in the description so might be worth a go. I've had no such issues with the coins I bought from chards, I can recommend them. The premiums are low yet the coins and service have been of premium quality, can't fault them at all. Fingers crossed the unicorn I bought from them keeps up the track record
  24. 1 point
    I have been buying gold for a long time and sold in 2011-2012. I started buying gold again and silver for the first time when silver coins were around the £20 mark around 2013 a mistake and silver has not been kind to me though gold has been one ofmy best friends within investment. I don't buy graded coins and have never felt the need to grade a coins though if a coin came along at a good price in a plastic container I would buy it. IMO slabbing is an American way to go though I can see why some prefer to slab eg easy to store, looks smart to some, can identify straight away what condition it is in when or if you sell to distant prospective buyers, all of this into consideration I still prefer Coins in normal form I like to hold it maybe with gloves but I hold the coin I get a loop out and try to grade the coin myself with a 10* loop, it's part of the enjoyment of buying gold coins for me. Silver coins as I mentioned before though not a novice anymore I am not experienced, milk spotting on expensive coins this usually is only on modern 999 coins I have noticed older coins that are lower in silver content have do not seem to get milk spots they do get tarnished, this is preferred IMO. Stacking, I stack I buy gold coins at the best price I can on dips though I must admit gold is near it highs in £ terms, Silver is not though the premium on silver coins is disgusting IMO . Then with silver you can sell at above spot atm, in the future who knows? I tend to buy Government coins Gold and Silver and the instantly recognisable coins. I always look at the real silver gold ratio when buying bullion, that's the sell ratio, the fast sell price!! Collectors maybe stuck with their charge for months to get anywhere near the price they want or they have to advertise heavily (which is time spent not earning money) ; I have never heard of a collector take this into account when selling. I like stacking and one can pick up some nice coins at good prices. I just will not pay silly money.
  25. 1 point
    KDave

    Catalonia and the effect on banks

    Exactly, we agree. Each nation getting the government it deserves is about as ideal we can get in my opinion. Edit - good post some good linked info in there thanks again.
  26. 1 point
    augur

    Catalonia and the effect on banks

    I guess @KDave, each country has the government it deserves... The exodus of companies from Catalonia was nothing unexpected, most companies announced the intention after the previous referendum, so people were very aware. While Puigdemont now is surprised, people have been withdrawing funds or transferring them to non-Catalan banks. Whether that will cause a banking crisis is to be seen. http://www.elmundo.es/economia/2017/10/08/59d9e02b468aeb8e798b4610.html Right now there are nearly a million people on the streets of Barcelona who are against the independence, if you can believe the numbers of the organisers. http://www.lavanguardia.com/politica/20171008/431847995246/reacciones-1-o-catalunya-en-directo.html The Catalonian Authorities number them around 350,000. If the truth is somewhere in the middle, you have at least double as many protesters than there were separatists last week on the street. I really don't believe that the decided majority wants to leave Spain. It just really frustrates me a bunch of criminals is ruining their own country in such a way and the public opinion sides with them because of a fake tweet.
  27. 1 point
    KDave

    Catalonia and the effect on banks

    That people lie, make mistakes constantly and have no idea what they are doing, even when they say they do, is part and parcel of life and is a good example of why allowing people to choose new government and get rid of the old is a good thing. No one individual, group or structure knows what is best for everyone. The best we can get is consensus of the majority. What you seem to be saying is that when the majority disagree with what you think is best, democracy is a bad thing. I'll agree that democracy has its flaws, humanity is full of them.
  28. 1 point
    SilverTanner

    1887 Sixpence -- Proof?

    As Shortstack68 says it isn't a proof and the obverse looks very hairlined from the picture. A proof would have mirrored fields and a very good strike which is usually evident in the lettering where the currency issue has slight rounded edges, I also find that the rims on the proofs are usually very sharp and you can almost cut yourself!
  29. 1 point
    KDave

    Catalonia and the effect on banks

    Yes we need the EU to negotiate our trade agreements for us, spend our taxes on what the EU thinks is best (ie - not the UK) and dictating most of our policy, all for our own good of course. Once the UK goes it alone it is guaranteed to collapse!
  30. 1 point
    AlphaBeast

    Sainsburys Nectar Offer

    Luckily the petrol station near me is a bit bigger than normal one plus I was kinda lucky to able to go in 4 x times without there being too much queue! Went back today and got another 10000 points with my mum too!
  31. 1 point
    sixgun

    Gold distorting UK trade figures

    There was a time when nurses did not have to do a degree. i remember this time and was able to compare the before and after. The nurses before were better. They got on with looking after patients. i do not understand why there are shortages or rather should i say there should be no shortages. The issue is the government is not training enough nurses and have been importing foreign nurses b/c it is easier and in the short term cheaper. i expect this is a deliberate policy to make us dependent on foreign nurse so politicians can trot out their usual clap trap about immigration. If there is a shortage of nurses then courses should be fully funded with maintenance grants, free hospital accommodation and all fees covered. What happened to training our own people? We should have no shortages. Close and or slash the budgets of useless university courses, Urban Dance, Women's Studies, indeed so many Arts degrees are a waste of breath. Most university students should never have gone there. If they were trained to do useful jobs doing productive things, the country would be miles further forward.
  32. 1 point
    augur

    Today I bought.....

    The other version will be the US version, NGC graded as 'one of the first 750 struck'. Together they meet the max mintage of 1,350 coins.
  33. 1 point
    Bullionbilly

    Today I Received

    Really love the size of those 10oz qb's
  34. 1 point
    Sovereign

    Today I Received

    Only 1 sov 😁 1890 Full Sov MS60
  35. 1 point
    KDave

    Today I bought.....

    I missed the early dip in gold but I have bought a 1 oz gold unicorn from chards today. I have begun trading out of the Royal Mint Lunar series after the disaster that was the year of the dog design and buying the queens beasts instead. So far I have only had to give up a tiny amount of gain in terms of £ lost to sale and premium spread to do this, but I have been lucky with my timing, until today of course
  36. 1 point
    kimchi

    October 2017 Premium Member Prize Draw

    Thanks a lot @ChrisSIlver that sounds great! An announcement on the thread would be perfect imo, but don't listen to me, it'd just be really nice to have a bit more activity around this as for me it was one of the nicest things about the community here and then suddenly disappeared! Thanks!
  37. 1 point
    kimchi

    October 2017 Premium Member Prize Draw

    Thanks @ChrisSIlver! I think the question was about 'which system' is used, but I guess you mean it's part of the forum software perhaps? I thought before the upgrade you or another admin or mod used to announce the result on the thread, which led to all the congratulatory posts, and is something I loved. It really was a lovely part about being a Premium Member (quite apart from the listings and entering the raffle in the first place!) - the taking part and all the camaraderie, wishing the winner well (albeit with jealous glances perhaps ). I think it'd be nice if there's some sort of message announcing the winner from one of the team here, and then the congratulations posts would flood in. At the moment some sort of system picks a winner and then (if you're like me!) you realise at some point in the month that you don't know who won, and go in to see a pretty dead thread. Tldr: please find a way if you can to bring back the good old thread with an announced winner and then all the congratulations - which could be as simple as announcing the winner!
  38. 1 point
    a common phenomenon, the initial price rise as buyers are rushing to buy and supply is limited. Then more come onto the market and buyers disappear as their orders are filled. don't forget this is a long term game; the 1989 proof took a long time to really take off.
  39. 1 point
    Thanks for the options guys - I am literally "weighing" up my options.... Yes @shortstack68 - I am in contact with Chris already. Essentially buying them for scrap copper value...with a few exceptions for excellent examples.
  40. 1 point
    The answer to your other question has arrived
  41. 1 point
    oliversw5

    Today I bought.....

    I actually want to add to that. Most people don't understand the psychology of buying and selling. There will be situations where you are a price taker and situations where you are a price giver. You want to be the latter when you come to sell. There are many methods you can use, I won't go into it too much because one day Ill put it into a book and sell my knowledge (thats what everyone else seems to do). I will give a scenario though, if you own high end coins if you go to an auction you are a price taker and its luck of the draw. If you have the network and you know your friends and other collectors you can become a price giver. People do business with their friends and as long as the price is fair you can dictate more, by doing this you make money by your knowledge and your skill set. Ill offer another example, if you have just pure bullion you are a price taker, there will be a market equilibrium (thats changes everyday) and you want to make sure you are under the curve when buying so that there is room to sell and make money. The higher your skill level the more potential money you can make.
  42. 1 point
    The thing is that most of the posts from long-timers on TSF revolve around graded and high premium stuff. I think there are a couple of reasons for this: 1. They have obviously been around for a long time and really know their stuff when it comes to numismatics. Most people, even most people who own PMs have next to no knowledge of this tiny segment of the market. 2. This may be a bit controversial, but I think there is some truth in it... Basically, silver bugs have been largely disappointed for a LONG time now. Bear market for 2011 to late 2015 and then bouncing around near this level for near 2 years since. During such bear markets you get a LOT of people falling by the wayside as they lose interest. This is what makes it a bear market. I think the people who are now into graded stuff have done it largely as a response to a long period of falling/low spot prices. Let's face it, if silver just went up and up for many years there would be much more interest and excitement about basic bullion silver and much less incentive to get everything slabbed as a way of maximizing premium.
  43. 1 point
    Oldun

    Today I bought.....

    Might be a good idea to start a new thread on bullion vs graded - the merits and demerits. It'd be a cracking thread I reckon.
  44. 1 point
    Thelonerangershorse

    Today I bought.....

    Bullion all the way, don't own anything graded.
  45. 1 point
    Jay2

    Gold distorting UK trade figures

    I fear you may be a crackpot. But I have no evidence of that. Good luck finding facts and truth, Deputydog.
  46. 1 point
    Deputydog

    Gold distorting UK trade figures

    Hi, I hope everybody is well. People should research chemtrails, governments all over the world are spraying the atmosphere with chemtrails by using converted planes. Chemtrails are fully of chemicals including aluminium and nano particles. Aluminium is a neuro toxin to humans, it kills micro biology, increases combustion of fire and some people believe that it is affecting the bee population. Nano particles are very much part of the AI agenda. The UN agenda 21 clearly sets out goals for reducing the population and also getting people to live in mega cities not the countryside. I say this to people and gets called a crackpot. The financial system is fixed so companies and rich people can make more money, maybe it's getting old but I do not believe the spin anymore and trust anything I am getting told. Hope I did not depress people too much with my rant. Deputydog
  47. 1 point
    silversky

    Gold distorting UK trade figures

    Watched the sky piece just to see the images of the gold bars being poured Interesting to see what looked like the fineness printed on the LGD bar at 99.82. It would seem hard to believe that the import of the gold does not balance the export of the gold on the countries books if indeed there is no net selling of gold from the UK. Perhaps there really is a mistake in the accounting, who knows. But one thing I noted with this article was that the EU/non EU export graphic is made to look a lot more severe than it actually is. It's clearly being politicised. If you put a graphic up that had its extremes at 0% and 100% then the difference between 46% to 50% would not look so large. They however focused in and had the extremes at 40% and 60% which makes the difference look huge!! That's where the politics comes in and makes an otherwise interesting video dishonest in my opinion. "fake news"???
  48. 1 point
    They are still new and are stored in tubes, you should expect them to have slight marks on them because they are bullion. What do you expect Atkinson's to do? Take photos of all the thousands of coins they have and list them separately on there site, im sorry but all this fuss for a tiny scratch on a bullion coin is nonsense.
  49. 1 point
    It's a tricky thing buying coins without seeing them first. I have always bought mine face to face, but it looks like I'll be using either Atkinsons, Chard or HGM soon and buying second hand coins online. does worry me a bit, but it just can't be helped. Do these second hand/secondary market dealers have a cut off point where a coin is too battered to sell? Sorry if this is a thread hijack, should probably open a new discussion!
  50. 1 point