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  1. 28 points
    sg86

    Today I Received

    Shields! Not sure what is going on with the lighting (phone camera pic) but none of them are black like the edges ones look 😂 Yet to sort through but they are all very nice, a few cleaned but that's it. 35 more to come tomorrow!
  2. 26 points
    sg86

    Today I Received

    30 more 1840s shields, 100 unsorted Sorry if it's getting boring posting the same pictures up, I need to find time to sort through them all and find some nice ones to photograph
  3. 25 points
    Olliecobs

    Today I Received

    Received this big boy today. Managed to grab it during the little dip in price a few days ago! Loving the weight.
  4. 25 points
    gavstick

    Smoking or Sovereigns

    As a long time smoker I decided to stop. I put the £7 cigarette money I would have spent each day into a jar. At the end of the month I would have around £200 in cash. Adding a little to this I would buy a sovereign each month. I now have a small collection of 16 sovereigns and it seems like I have just changed addictions.
  5. 24 points
    MrGeorge

    Today I Received

    Griffin arrived today. All upto date with the queens beasts now and hit my first milestone of 10oz of gold. So very happy, on to the next milestone.
  6. 22 points
    shortstack68

    Today I Received

    Rwanda Dog, Gold and Silver proof
  7. 21 points
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    THANKS GUYS I am totally gob smacked, bowled over, taken for six and dumbfounded. @BackyardBullion @Panda82 WOW, what an amazing and cool surprise in todays post. @Panda82 i was expecting your beautiful gold Pandas but this was a surprise and a half!!!! I dont even know what to say apart from thanks and this is a great forum and you guys are totally amazing.
  8. 21 points
    lightjaw

    Today I Received

    Treated myself
  9. 21 points
    onlyroadtoheaven

    Today I Received

    More 2017 sovereigns for my tube. Need to crack on with only 2 months of the year remaining. Tissue paper courtesy of Atkinsons - I really should start a thread about their customer service! Table courtesy of the Royal Mint - you can clearly see the milk spots.
  10. 20 points
    Bullionbilly

    Today I Received

    And for my daughters date run a full 2015 from @reidpj
  11. 19 points
    PolarPanda

    Today I Received

    Today i received what i think is the most special coin from my entire collection, the very first US Palldium coin MS70 graded by NGC! Special thanks again for my good friend @Jester!
  12. 19 points
    Silvergun

    Today I Received

    This weeks pickups , a 2005 half sovereign from @Sovereign 3 x Rwanda Lunar Dogs , and two lucky dip full sovereigns and a half sovereign .
  13. 18 points
    TheByzantine

    Today I Received

    today I received, a 1918 Bombay (I) mint sovereign
  14. 17 points
    Bullionbilly

    Today I Received

    3 half sovereigns for the gold stack.
  15. 17 points
    Oldun

    Today I Received

    Could not wait to pick these up next week after they arrived back from grading. Not bad for basically bullion prices when I bought them a while ago.
  16. 17 points
    Shinus73

    Today I Received

    Gold Elephant
  17. 17 points
    augur

    Today I Received

    1914 Austrian Ducat (no restrike, those are from 1915)
  18. 16 points
    TheByzantine

    Today I Received

    a 2016 Bullion Britannia from a fellow forum member
  19. 16 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received

    Just got it lovely coin👍
  20. 16 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received

    Received this week 1997 £2 proof gold 1887(M) PCGS AU58 sov
  21. 16 points
    sg86

    Today I Received

    25 shields, all 1840s. More worn than other years but at the price paid is to be expected. Few nicer ones though and some different variations. Haveanother 30 on order so hopefully some rarer overstates etc to come!
  22. 16 points
    Lr103

    Today I Received

    Palladium Eagles, raw and graded
  23. 15 points
    Oldun

    Today I Received

    This just arrived.
  24. 15 points
    The results are in! Micky9776 - 1/20 oz Libertad Mr1030 - 2013 Britannia Rat - Baby Flame Dragon Gkook - Baby Flame Dragon Uwink - Baby Leaf Dragon Shawy2510 - Baby Ripple Dragon Xander - Grand Prize 100g & 1 oz Silver forum bars!
  25. 15 points
    Lindeman

    Today I Received

    Received over the last week - from different sellers: proof Britannias from 2011, 2013 and the much maligned 2017. Wanted to work back from the iconic 2014 design. Must say I love the 2011 almost as much as the 2014. The 2013 is a tough one to get in good condition in that shiny big field - so quite happy with that one. Each one for less than the £85 that the RM sell them for so good bargains can still be found on eBay. Then two nice florins - 1929 and 1931 as I am trying to get all the George V dates. Love the proportions and design of this beautiful old coin.
  26. 15 points
    sovereignsteve

    Today I Received

    Opened a nice package from the US today. Proof swan and a couple of the less common ATBs.
  27. 15 points
    Lindeman

    Today I Received

    Some new gold - the 2017 Libertad 1/4 gold proof, two 1/4 gold QB Unicorns, and then a nice older 0.917 gold piece - the 1930 Uruguay centenary 5 pesos. I bought two QB Unicorns as I was hoping to get one perfect one to grade, but although it’s too detailed to see in the photos one has a nick on the unicorn and the second has a nick on the usual spot on the Queens neck. So as I am really after an MS70 (greedy ...I know) , I may not actually send either of them in at all to NGC😥😥 Then some silver for the stack: 12 QB unicorn 2 ounce coins (love the new background design on the Queens side), and a nice 2000 Britannia and a new 1 oz silver bar for me, being a Geiger. looking at both the unicorn gold and silver QBs compared to the others in the series, must say the unicorn is my second favourite, behind the Lion. Lindeman
  28. 15 points
    Lr103

    Today I Received

    A platinum Griffin
  29. 14 points
    Jimmock

    Today I Received

    My first piece of gold,and it's lovely!!
  30. 14 points
    tbone

    Today I Received

  31. 14 points
    Just wanted to share a story that may be typical of us coin collectors...as it shows how you learn along the way. A few weeks ago at auction I decided to bid on a bulk lot of coins - 3 stacker boxes full of mainly UK coins, because a quick rummage revealed several Britannias I needed for my date run, silver Piedforts from the 1970s, plenty old £1 coins and some beautifully kept old English and Jersey banknotes. Those were amongst kilos of old pennies and other predecimal mintage from Victoria through to QEII and lots of modern era uncirculated 50ps from 1969-1983, modern U.K. commemoratives etc. I figured that after I had kept the Britannias, I would sell the old pennies and coppers for scrap and maybe auction off all the rest. But I had not realised how interesting it was to sort through these old coins - as essentially I was going through a family's history as I was doing so - with notes about family holidays in Jersey, Gibraltar and Spain, and it was obvious that multiples of various commemoratives had been bought with kids names on various packages. First eye-opener was the prices realised on eBay for old banknotes - which I had no clue about. Selling an old fiver (albeit in crisp mint condition) for £17 amazed me. Piedfort silver is something I had never even looked at - but some 50p pieces like the special EEC 1992/93 50p fetched over £50, and others like the D- day commem reached over £30. For some reason this stacker/family had assembled a pile of the 1973 EEC special 50ps (the clasped hands design), and these have been selling well - maybe pre-Brexit nostalgia for some buyers?! I found other 50ps from Gibraltar and Isle of Man that have also attracted buyers that have made it worth the effort to put them up on eBay. As my main goal was to shift stuff without asking crazy prices I usually started auctions at 99p and you quickly find out whether there is a market for any given coin. Some stuff I never thought would sell were bought - like 1951 Festival of Britain cupronickel crowns and plain UK coin sets from the 1960s. Picking through kilos of old pennies was only of interest to find the 20 or so Queen Vic pennies, but it was certainly nostalgic to think of where these coins may have been over the past century. None are in spectacular condition - but I am keeping a few examples from Vic, Edward, George V and George VI. The vast bulk of them went for scrap though. From the piles of farthings I kept a few of the Victoria ones, including an 1875 "H" Heaton mintmark example ( I had no idea that coins were minted in Birmingham !), some from 1900-1930 and a half farthing from 1844. Also didn’t appreciate that the actual Britannia design on those farthings changed between the 1870s and 1880s. Then looking for the pre-47 UK silver I sorted out quite a few good coins - Threepences (nice ones from 1922 and 1938), sixpences - the oak reverse (from 1934-1936 among these) and the later George VI ones from 1939-1945, four single shillings (1934, 1937, 1939, 1946), two shillings/florins (six - from 1939 to 1946). Although they are "silver free" I must say I found some of bigger Elizabeth predecimal era coins really cool - particularly the half crowns ( I got six - including a nice condition 1961) and a full crown from 1960. Got stacks of Decimal coin sets, post-47 shillings, farthings and sixpences as well - not sure if they are worth flogging or not. Also quite a nice bunch of brass Threepences - including plenty of the early thrift variety from George VI. The previous owner was a bigtime hoarder of all British commemorative crowns as well - so I have 6 Churchill crowns, 10 1972 silver wedding crowns, 12 1977 Jubilee crowns, Queen Mother birthday crowns etc. Those I do need to get shifted - but lucky to get 50p each I reckon😉 Turning to foreign coins - there were many I had never seen before - including NZ and Australian pennies ( a nice toned 1939 example, but not the famous 1930 penny!), an NZ half crown, a holed but wonderful 1868 50 centimes, a Weimar Republic 50 Pfennigs, some old US wheat cents and lots of postwar "world in a box"-type coins from all over Europe. While there may be some rarities in that lot it's just too much effort to work out right now - so I may sell them on as a "bulk lot" myself - or hold onto them until I have time to find a dealer that may be interested. So you may be wondering - have I made any profit on all of this?! The answer is yes, but only about 30% over what I paid. But I did get the stuff that sparked my original interest, learned a whole lot about coins (and notes) I had never seen before, and got some satisfaction in knowing that through selling lots of stuff, coins that would otherwise have stayed hidden away in a loft have been redistributed to collectors that wanted them. That may seem strange - but I actually rather enjoy that aspect, and especially for coins that held no interest for me personally. Finally if anyone is interested in any of the coins mentioned above (or wants QEII farthings or sixpences/shillings etc) just PM me; happy to discuss and continue my redistributions! I guess my interest in these older coins started earlier this year when I picked up a 1930 Florin and an 1887 double florin earlier this year. None of the coins I show here are worth troubling the graders with in my view, so I guess for the aficionados of old silver like SilverTanner or Shortstack66 there is not much to get excited about - but it certainly will make me pay more attention to the long sections in the in-person auctions when the old silver coins come up, and I get it now why you guys can get excited about the beauty of the rarer Victorian sixpences and florins!
  32. 13 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received

    Picked up this today at a good price 1/4oz gold proof unicorn
  33. 13 points
    Ojay45

    Today I Received

    My gold collection so far, was collecting silver but starting to change to gold.
  34. 13 points
    mr1030

    Today I Received

    2017 1 kg BU Libertad. Mintage of 200. I love the smaller sizes too, but these are incredible in the kg size.
  35. 13 points
    Numistacker

    Should I collect gold coins?

    This might be one for you if you collect Silver or are a coin Newbie and considering your options?
  36. 13 points
    augur

    Today I Received

    1914 New Zealand 1/2 Crown (no specific coins were minted for New Zealand at the time)
  37. 13 points
    MickB

    Today I Received

    My 2017 bullion sovereign arrived today. Also got two silver roos and a silver 1998 Britannia.
  38. 13 points
    wilky1

    Today I Received

    My first sheild back sovereign came to day, not being knowledgable about them is it good or poor?
  39. 13 points
    SVcollector

    1913-C gold sovereign

    Hello I am trying to collect again the canadian sovereigns which they were minted from 1908 to 1919. I think its a very interesting period of gold sovereigns so i will start with my first coin i bought today. 1913- C gold sovereign with only 3,715 mintage. Certified by PCGS 64 Any comments would be great to read.
  40. 13 points
    stackspot

    Today I Received

    Quite chuffed to receive a Piedfort Sovereign today from @Sovereign
  41. 13 points
  42. 13 points
    Pampfan

    Today I Received

    Today I picked up two rare 1/4 ounce gold pamp proof Soloman Islands 2016 British Grand Prix coins (Formula 1) - Amazing looking coins
  43. 13 points
    mongo28

    Today I Received

    5 2017 Silver Swan Proofs arrived
  44. 12 points
    airmac

    Today I Received

    Got my 1885 morgan today. More awesome then the pictures credit.
  45. 12 points
    PolarPanda

    Today I Received

    Today i didn't receive really a coin, but a very nice slab box for 50 slabs! Looks great!
  46. 12 points
    Hyunchul

    Today I Received

    Items delivered today are... 2018 queens beasts unicorn 2oz silver coin and 1/4oz gold coin.
  47. 12 points
    I would love more women to be involved in pm’s. There is literally only a hand full of us in this forum. This is probably because most women like spending money not saving it!! Most of my mates think I’m weird for loving coins haha. But I will be the 1 laughing when I have a 20000 pound collection and all they have is used shoes 😂.
  48. 12 points
    Paul

    terrible customer service

  49. 12 points
    Pampfan

    Today I Received

    New addition to the 1/4 ounce gold 70 World Collection - 2015 Ukraine Archangel Michael -
  50. 12 points
    MrGeorge

    Today I Received

    Unicorn arrived today 😀