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  1. 33 points
    mr-dead

    Today I received.....

    Was like Christmas day today when the postman arrived with 3 X special delivery parcels 2017 Piedfort sov + full, half & quarter
  2. 30 points
    sg86

    Today I received.....

    Couple of sovs
  3. 29 points
    Numistacker

    Today I received.....

    I to say a big thank you too@pampfan and to@sovereignsteve for facilitating the local posting. My first Pamp bar and I love [emoji173]️ it thanks so much.
  4. 21 points
    shortstack68

    Today I received.....

    Finally 2 of my piedforts arrived
  5. 20 points
    Silverstackeruk

    Today I received.....

    Today I received 3 pietfort sovereigns.. You don't get much for your money these days.. Came in a nice paper envelope as usual from the royalmint.
  6. 20 points
    Sovereign

    Today I received.....

    1822 George lV full sov in 'ok' condition what a lovely morning 😉
  7. 19 points
    Pampfan

    Today I received.....

    Just picked up the 2017 1/4 oz libertad while on a lunch break - at Bullion Exchanges in NYC.
  8. 19 points
    Xander

    Today I received.....

    Here is my first 1/2 Sovereign. Arrived today.
  9. 19 points
    Kman

    Britannia 2017 release date?

    I've put together a quick sketch I'm going to put forward for the 2018 proof It's Britannia, but with a shield body and trident arms What do you think?
  10. 19 points
    Paul

    Today I received.....

    Picked this little ditty up locally for £255 which i was quite happy with
  11. 19 points
    Coinan

    Today I received.....

    Today I recieved these beautiful Swedish 10 kronor coins. Aren't they pretty? these are about 4gram gold each.
  12. 18 points
    I feel it is really important to record when something goes really well - way beyond your expectations. We can often get disappointments and sometimes become happy with "average" and tolerant to "poor" levels of service and quality of products. @Numistacker posted a fantastic video of a great coin - The 2017 British Sovereign minted under license for the Royal Mint in India with an "I" mintmark. I don't study coins like others on the Forum but I look for something a bit different. We are all to greater or lesser extents bargain hunters so when you see something that it not too much more than the price of the metal content, is unusual and has caught the eye of Forum members then excitement levels start to heighten. Then you spot the £10 discount code for a new customer and before you know it the email confirming your order is in your inbox! Fast forward 24 hours and you have a Royal Mail Special Delivery package in your hand, exactly like you see on the video and you cannot fail to be impressed by the care and attention taken of the packaging. For my personal experience, you come back down to earth quickly as you think; "This is too good to be true" and then; "Calm down dear, it's only a bullion coin, it must have nicks, dents and scratches" but no, the coins are in lovely condition, they have great definition and you cannot fail to be impressed by the effort that has been made in pre-sales marketing, production, inspection, shipping, sale, payment processing, email order confirmation and then packaging and insured delivery - a lot of elements to get right on a low premium coin. So usually in the buying process the story would end here, although there are sometimes a lot of frogs kissed that don't make the Forum because, no one really likes to moan, we are all used to problem coins, sometimes we are embarrassed and sometimes you just can't be bothered with the anxiety of dealing with it any further. But no, this happy story does not end here...................... Fast forward another 48 hours in the real world and there is a further positive development in the coin world! A call from Brandon, representing UK Bullion. An exceptionally polite young man asked me if I had received the package in good order. He explained his top priority was to make sure that customers were happy with their coins. We got into conversation and it quickly became very evident that he and UK Bullion really understood the needs of the customers. He asked me if I would feedback on Trust Pilot, which I agreed to do. There was a further surprise as part of the process - I will not spoil it for Forum members with orders from UK Bullion, but I felt like I was a valued customer - although this must be a small order for such a big company. So from me UK Bullion achieves my very highest recommendation, from first impressions, through fulfilment, to lasting impressions I really cannot find any room for improvement. Apologies for the long post, but when a firm goes to these lengths to make you happy then I think this sets a really good standard for Forum members' expectations for buying coins in the future.
  13. 18 points
    augur

    Today I received.....

    Finally received my two quintuple sovereigns. This time double bubble envelopes as packaging.
  14. 18 points
    mr-dead

    Today I received.....

    Piedfort sov arrived this morning. Beautiful looking coin, think its a battle between this and the 1989 Tudor sov for nicest ever made
  15. 17 points
    Roy

    Soppy story

    So We had a moment in the Roy household last night. The wife had been out with her colleagues and indulged in some 'extreme shopping'. It's no problem, she works hard and is her own keeper. But...I cannot stand waste. Frivolous spending. Keeping up with the Joneskis. It got heated, fueled by a little too much red, and we were in each others faces. I quizzed her: 'All that money on handbags...and what are they worth? (to be fair, some are vintage but that doesn't help this story!) She replied venomously, 'Pah! You can talk...what about all your stupid coins? What are they worth huh? The spread sheet is in my mind. 'Er...about 30 grand at today's prices.' You could have heard a pin drop. She went to bed. This morning, over poached eggs and coffee, she whispered, 'You weren't joking were you?' (I'm not a man known for idle comments) No, I replied. She smiled, her big brown eyes begging for reparation, And said, 'I knew you were right for me' Moral of the story? Is there one or am I just bored? lol Ying and yang? For every action there is an equal and opposite reaction? Someone has to take care of the finances. It's me, it's you dear forum pal. It doesn't hurt to be the 'grey man' once in a while (this sermon was sponsored by The Balvenie Doublewood 12 year Single malt. Cheers, Danny, Steve and Madstacks)
  16. 16 points
    morezone

    Today I received.....

    Back from grading from NGC and 70s across the board. 2002 Jubilee £25 and 1/4 Platinum Koala were just loose coins in caps so thought I'd might as well neaten them up. I hadn't noticed the Eagle privy on the Koala until I saw the label. The £25 is same the same spec as a sovereign. 2000 Isle Man and Gibraltar coins were bough close to spot and are 1/5 oz each. Not really my cup of tea but it was something different and a good size and price. Minted by The Royal Mint and came boxed with COA but took up a lot of room. 2010 Piedfort Maples came boxed and again too up quite a bit of space. The gold is the main coin but thought I might as well get the silver done as well and keep them as a pair. 2017 Chinese Rooster Medal. Came boxed etc and is a keeper so thought I'd slab it to make for better viewing. 2017 Rwanda Rooster. Only 100 minted so might as well. If it had been normal high volume minted bullion I wouldn't have bothered. Well happy to get a 70 with this one with it being such an expensive coin in the first place. 2016 & 2017 1/4 Korean Tigers. Boxed with COA etc and are keepers so slabbed to reduce space and make for easier viewing and storage.
  17. 16 points
    sg86

    Today I received.....

    I'm in love, these are gorgeous! 2002 + 2017 BU (Quintuple) Five-Sovereigns
  18. 16 points
    Lindeman

    Today I received.....

    A few silver pickups - a PF70 Unicorn, some more Scottsdale cast bars, and bought in a local coin shop in San Diego today - a couple of 1 oz bars. Can never really pass up an old Engelhard bar for $19.! The Northwest Territorial also quite neat. Interesting story behind that Mint and how they went into bankruptcy for defaming someone.
  19. 15 points
    arcglide

    Today I received.....

    Sapphire Jubilee sov...
  20. 15 points
    Sovereign

    Today I received.....

    2005 Full Proof Sov It will be going to @Numistacker next
  21. 15 points
    Silverhunter

    Today I received.....

    The first 1/4 oz gold coin in my collection more than pleased looks perfect both sides
  22. 14 points
    realbluegold

    Today I received.....

    Today I received the 4x 1/10 oz gold coins. Nothing impressive, I know but I think that they are cute! Two of them in the original mint packaging.
  23. 14 points
    Jester

    Today I received.....

    Wow...that was quick shipping! Off to NGC tomorrow. This little beauty has the potential to grade well...we'll see.
  24. 14 points
    Oldun

    Today I received.....

    This one is coming home with me too. Finally get to see what I ordered in the flesh from the ever reliable @arshimo2012 a couple of months ago and at a wee discount from the RM price to go with the 3 coin premium set, sotd and piedfort. Sorry for the rubbish photos as usual.
  25. 14 points
    arcglide

    Today I received.....

    a top pop 1/4 Lion (as a bedfellow for the 1) from a lovely fellow on TheSilverForum..
  26. 14 points
    Shinus73

    Today I received.....

    Postie would have been cursing today.....
  27. 14 points
    Silverhunter

    Today I bought.....

    My first 1/4 gold coin can't wait
  28. 14 points
    Augustus1

    Today I received.....

    hi this is probably old hat to you guys , but this is my first graded/ slab coin , courtesy of dutchstacker from this forum, a very good advert for the sales corner after the debate on here recently on trust etc. very please with the deal and coin dean.m
  29. 13 points
    Pampfan

    Today I received.....

    Some Very Nice Pamp Suisse Bars:
  30. 13 points
    Silvergun

    Today I received.....

    Lucky to receive my 1/4 oz gold libertad from Coininvest as UPS left it on my front doorstep in full view of anyone walking on the pavement .
  31. 13 points
    Jester

    Today I received.....

    One of the coins I've been coveting since I began collecting. Thanks to @metalslug I can cross it off my want list. Thanks so much my friend. Great price, stellar packaging.
  32. 13 points
    tbone

    Today I received.....

    Sent these to NGC, came back PF-70 Ultra Cameo
  33. 13 points
    RegalStacker

    Today I received.....

    There is a method in my madness, only time will tell, I have enough gold and silver to cover me, but not enough crypto, I am covering what I am doing with my Bitcoin which I paid £660 for pus I have 1 free Bitcoin Cash. If the Crypto's rocket I buy more gold and silver, if not I am ok. Life is not just keeping for ones self, I see the joy I bring makes me happy makes me feel free, giving back has its place some might say I aim stupid but to each his own I can't take it with me, if I can help some so be it
  34. 13 points
    BackyardBullion

    Today I received.....

    Today was a good day!
  35. 13 points
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Some more grades are coming through.... I am so happy with this. I bought this with a big red blotch on Georges face.. and sent it to NCS for conservation and it came back as a PF65* the * is highly unusual and designates a particularly attractive example.
  36. 13 points
    augur

    Today I received.....

    My Britannias have arrived: Crown gold and Britannia silver In in the end I decided to celebrate the 30th gold Britannia anniversary with a 30 year old gold coin and the 20th silver Britannia anniversary with a 20 year old silver coin. Happy Birthday Britannia!
  37. 13 points
    Kman

    Britannia 2017 release date?

    I quickly put together a Britannia design Obviously it would need polishing, make her look less nude, but I think it's 1000x's better It would be in the style of the finish like how they have done the King Canute coin ps. Just realised I put Brittania instead of Britannia, that would only be caught after the first 500 were minted, 500 rare mules
  38. 13 points
    Agpanda

    Today I received.....

    a NGC MS69 silverpanda 1999 Large date serif That makes my collection complete Will try to swap over some from MS69 to MS70 in the future tho all 1989 - 2000 is MS69, got 1 MS70 from 2001 large D and all from 2002 - 2017 is MS70
  39. 12 points
    augur

    Today I received.....

    20 Goldmark 1912 Wilhelm II. Sort of the German equivalent to the sovereign with 0.05g less gold due to the 0.900 alloy.
  40. 12 points
    Ansel

    Today I received.....

    Bullion price so no complaints about the marks. The case was a very nice surprise as it hadn't been listed as being included. The proof coins really are lovely to look at as you catch the light playing on them.
  41. 12 points
    Jimmock

    Today I received.....

    Received my prize draw prize today. Thanks again.
  42. 12 points
    Pampfan

    Today I received.....

    The ultra rare 1/10oz gold 2017 libertad - this could be the coin of the year.
  43. 12 points
    Pampfan

    Today I bought.....

    Some fun pamp bars for the kids
  44. 12 points
    Pampfan

    Today I bought.....

    Today I bought the complete 100gm size pamp lunar series.
  45. 12 points
    Quicksilver

    Today I received.....

    Revived the Queen's Best Dragon of Wales MS70. I'm now up to date Thanks for this @Pampfan Also received the India sovereign. I have been collecting these for a while and this is the first one I have received split from its box and COA.
  46. 12 points
    Numistacker

    Today I received.....

    2017-I Sovereign
  47. 12 points
    Sovereign

    Today I received.....

    2x MS61 $5 indian head (Random Date) first parcel i receive from the US ,,
  48. 11 points
    jayboat

    Today I received.....

    Got one these a few days and its arrived today. Its a 2017 SOTD gold sovereign i snatched for £390, yes that is not a typo, £390 . Enjoy the pics. Its my first full sovereign also
  49. 11 points
    Silvergun

    Today I received.....

    Recent pickups from Forum members 1913 full sov , 2016 half and a 2017 half sov
  50. 11 points
    I have grown tired of all the guess work of the queens beast series, so i decided to email our friends at the royal mint to provide the release order of the bullion and the proof versions of the coins under the freedom of information act. I was quite successful with my previous request - so lets see what I can find out?