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  1. 29 points
    mr-dead

    Today I received.....

    The big one arrived today Shrink wrapped with cert, shiny fresh bar too made 31/8/17 Feels unbelievably heavy for its size.
  2. 27 points
    augur

    Today I received.....

    Quincentennial and Bicentennial Quintuple Sovereigns
  3. 24 points
    sg86

    Today I received.....

    Five (Quintuple) Sovereigns, 1902 + 1887 ! excuse the pictures, handheld macro and bit blurry
  4. 24 points
    Sovereign

    Today I received.....

    It's here! What a coin 1911 Proof Full Sov , NGC PF65 Cameo will do a youtube video soon ,,
  5. 23 points
    Hyunchul

    Today I received.....

    Second package. It took ten days for me to receive my 2017 silver libertad BU coins. I got the 2 oz and the 5 oz coin from a local shop but couldn't find the fractional coins, so I had to order them on ebay. Now it matches perfectly with my 2017 gold libertad BU 5 coin set. Looking at the photos I think maybe I should have used the direct fit capsules rather than ait-tite ones.
  6. 22 points
    Yes, I have all shields bar 5-8 or something, and so far I'm at 50% of everything else . I believe i can get to 80% of the total in a year or so. Sure the rest will get harder and more expensive to acquire but game on. edit: Added a quick phone pic, when I get time and a bit closer i'll take some proper ones of the run
  7. 20 points
    mr-dead

    Today I bought.....

    8 X 1kg gold bars. So excited
  8. 20 points
    PolarPanda

    Today I received.....

    My very first Sovereign! The 2017 Strike on the Day! Let it be the start of a great collection!
  9. 19 points
    Numistacker

    Today I received.....

    1820 Closed 2 Short Date Sovereign
  10. 19 points
    Goldhooked

    Today I received.....

    Nothing special to most here but chuffed with my first PM purchase, a 2017 full sovereign. Hopefully the first of many!
  11. 18 points
    Finally got round to moving a bit of the silver stack for some gold, Aftee discovering hidden postage costs from ATS Bullion ive ended up with this lustreous 1974 full sov from Atkinsons Bullion mixed date range, got to be at least a 60, thought id get a scratched up one judging from the stock pics they use, my camera isnt really doing it any justice, sony m4 aqua for you!
  12. 18 points
    Shinus73

    Today I received.....

    A good day: 1884 M Sov, 1863 Shield, 2003 Proof 1/4 oz Britannia, Chile 50 Pesos and a couple of Koala Privys.
  13. 17 points
    Numistacker

    Today I bought.....

    Picked up this little beauty at heritage tonight...
  14. 16 points
    Jester

    Today I received.....

    Proud Papa just got the word from NGC that my little guy (please make no other references) weathered Irma in Sarasota and is ready to come home freshly graded!
  15. 16 points
    LewisRichards

    Today I received.....

    2017 Indian Sovereign.
  16. 16 points
    Sovereign

    Today I received.....

    1885(s) Full Sov NGC MS62 👍
  17. 15 points
    Sovereign

    Today I bought.....

    1827 full sov
  18. 15 points
    MickB

    Today I received.....

    This 1911 sovereign from @sg86 arrived today. Nice to come home from a long day at work and have this waiting. Cheers
  19. 15 points
    CarlosSilver

    Today I received.....

    Got my first sovereign today. I took a punt with Atkinson's random bullion lucky dip and crossed my fingers that I didn't get a veiled head Victoria. Nothing special but I'm happy with this as my first. I may have to change my username.
  20. 15 points
    Xander

    Today I received.....

    These 1/4 ozs arrived the other day.
  21. 15 points
    Silvergun

    Today I received.....

    1 x Bullion full sovereign and 3 bullion half sovereigns.
  22. 15 points
    Numistacker

    Today I bought.....

    Added a 1911 proof half sovereign today NGC PF64 Cameo Added a 1911 proof half sovereign today NGC PF64 Cameo
  23. 15 points
    Jester

    Today I received.....

    Freshly returned from NGC, my 2017 1/10 oz Gold BU Libertad! The luster of the Gold in contrast with the sky blue label and the image of the actual statue really makes for a great presentation. The MS69 doesn't hurt either
  24. 14 points
    Numistacker

    Today I bought.....

    On Sunday I sold a few items on eBay in order to fun this eBay purchase that ended tonight. The grades are not the very best but these are very rare. In 1923 there were 655 proofs minted and a smaller number of business strikes. The business strikes were made to order from local gold bought to the mint.
  25. 14 points
    ChardLizzie

    Help with coin book

    Well, I am from Chard so it is probably unsurprising when I say that our prices are not a rip off. You have mentioned that most of the coins that you have looked up are sometimes double what the book says - do you mean that the coins on our website are more than what is quoted in the book? It might be useful to have a few examples and to know whether these are all circulated coins or are you including modern commemorative coins as well? Whilst we often refer to coin catalogues, we also research prices that have been achieved and use our own judgement to come up with the selling prices. We also take into account mintage, condition of the coin and our own stock levels. If the coin is a particularly high grade we may feel that the selling price should be higher. If we have a large number of coins in stock at a certain grade we may be cheaper than the books. Sometimes, we are lower than the books, sometimes higher. We don't always agree with other peoples' prices, probably the same way they might not agree with us but you might be surprised at the number of experts who consult Lawrence regarding prices. Another aspect to consider is supply and demand. Modern commemorative coins often sell for many times the original issue price. Whilst we try to offer a lower price when a coin is first released, we do sometimes increase the price as the mint runs out or we buy in another allocation which we have paid more money to get. We also consider what the current market price is - for example, we were until fairly recently selling 2009 Kew Gardens BU 50p in the original presentation packs for under £10, however, these sell for over £250 - we would be mad to continue to sell at the lower price and adjusted the price accordingly. Whilst this is an example of us increasing the price, there are plenty of examples of us selling modern commemoratives where you can make a saving - for example the 2017 Britannia 6 Coin Gold Proof Set set is sold at £2995, saving £300 on the RM issue price or the 2017 WWI Aviation £2 Silver Proof Piedfort Coin which we sell at £90, saving £20 on the RM issue price. Regarding coin grades, we are known for our conservative grading and customers are often delighted with the coins that they receive. Lawrence has over 50 years experience in grading coins and is well respected in this field. We use British grading terms as seen below: Abbr. Grade Description FDC Fleur-de-Coin Absolutely flawless, without any wear scratches or fingerprints. Unc. Uncirculated In new condition as issued by the mint, but not necessarily perfect B.U. Brilliant Uncirculated As uncirculated, and bright. Sometimes used as type description meaning "non=proof" or superior normal. EF Extremely Fine Slight surface marks or slight wear visible on close inspection. VF Very Fine Some wear on the raised surfaces, but still retaining much detail. F Fine Considerable wear on the raised surfaces, all main features still sharp. fr Fair Very worn, but all inscriptions and main features distinguishable. poor Poor or Worn Very worn, some features or lettering worn away. Proof is not a grade, but a term for a specially struck coin, often with matt design against mirror finish background, produced originally as pre-production samples, now often marketed for collectors. Good - Although "good" is used in American grading meaning a coin which is not good, we use it in connection with the above terms, so that, for example, "good Fine" means "better than Fine". Almost or About - We use "almost" or "about" to mean "not quite as good as", so for example "almost Fine" means "not quite Fine". Art Not Science - It is important to realise or remember that grading is not a precise science. Opinions about grade will vary between individuals. Even expert dealers will grade a coin differently on different days. Grading is an attempt to achieve a reasonably standard set of descriptions, mainly to facilitate trade between collectors and dealers especially when dealing by mail order or telephone. We don't tend to use the Sheldon Scale that NGC use, however for the purposes of your query a coin graded in VF would be in the range of VF20-VF35 - we wouldn't necessarily agree that a graded using this scale is necessarily in what we class VF grade. Confusing, isn't it? You might find this page useful https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sheldon_coin_grading_scale We sell bullion sovereigns, secondary market sovereigns and newly minted sovereigns, and we have heard about people grading these. We sell them as an investment coin with a low premium which also has numismatic interest. They haven't passed the quality level which we would use to grade coins but there are collectors out there who would disagree. @numistacker would probably be able to give you more information regarding the cost of having coins graded/slabbed. Although I can see the benefits of slabbing coins, there is something very special about holding and examining a coin that isn't slabbed, but this is personal preference. It is definitely open to discussion and it will be interesting to hear other comments here.
  26. 14 points
    mongo28

    Today I received.....

    1981 1/4 Onza, beautiful coin with full cartwheel. Hard to get a good picture of this coin but definitely heading to NGC this fall for grading. Should be an MS64+
  27. 14 points
    Pampfan

    lots of silver for sale ??

    I am also fed up with buying any premium silver or graded silver at this point. @Jester is right, it is hard enough to pick a "winner coin", only to then lose on it when it spots, or milks up. Many a coin I socked away only to find milk spots another day. (Could this be the start of a new nursery rhyme.) ahem, ahem Silver so shinny, Silver so bright, why must you spot in the dead of night. I get you graded, I cover you up, I leave you in the OGP, so what the $&@" is up. You take my money and throw it away, just like other precious metals of yesterday. Endurium, Molybdenum, and now you too, Silver oh Silver how we all hate you. But wait there is hope, a light in sky, if silver hits $200 an ounce, I will no longer cry, I'll sell you off as fast as I can and buy some gold - the real master plan. Thank you, thank you very much 💰💰💰🥛
  28. 14 points
    Lindeman

    Today I received.....

    Today - bought and received at the London Coins auction, just a couple of common sovereigns - but always good to buy gold at a reasonable price. A whole load of sovereigns up for sale. 1912 London and 1920 Perth full sovereigns. Reasonable condition, nothing special..but I did avoid a lot of the ex- jewellery stuff.
  29. 14 points
    Oldun

    Today I received.....

    Back from my own grading. 1/4 2016 rabbit...not bad 69 1999 silver libertad....no 70 on ngc so very very happy with a 69 2008 1/4 gold libertad. 69 top grade on ngc so happy with a 68 and only 3 in each grade. 1996 1/4 gold lunar year of rat 70....very very happy with that
  30. 14 points
    Hyunchul

    Today I received.....

    Today I received Krugerrand 1oz silver proof and 1/10 oz gold proof. I figured it would make a great couple with the BU coins.
  31. 14 points
    Goldmick

    Today I received.....

    Well happy big thanks to Numistacker
  32. 14 points
    kimchi

    Today I received.....

    It was a couple of days ago, but today's the first time I've been able to get on here to post. A stunning custom piece by @BackyardBullion for a very special birthday My poor phone camera cannot do it justice, so I'll use the perfect pic BYB sent in advance, which shows it off in all its glory! The reverse side is custom stamped with an important personal message, and hallmarked. I'm over the moon with this - a piece that will be in a dear relative's family for many generations to come I would hope! From first PMing through the forum, superb contact at all times, this was truely a collaborative effort. By that I mean, of course BYB did all the leg work, but at every stage he was consulting me and advising me (luckily I listened to his sage wisdom at some - rather key - points! ) to ensure this very meaningful gift was absolutely what was wanted, and was something he was happy to deliver as a commission. Lovely work @BackyardBullion, so very many thanks again 100% satisfaction here, and I cannot wait to see the recipient's face when they open this up!!!
  33. 13 points
    Jester

    Today I bought.....

    A few recent pick-ups. I'm only needing the 1918 Sov from Melbourne and Perth to complete the 1918 set... And I couldn't pass up picking up the 1917 Ottawa Sov with a mintage of 58,875
  34. 13 points
    I have been able to obtain a copy of the Bullion Book by Sebastian Wieschowski to give away to members of the Silver Forum. Here is my book review of the book To enter the draw is free and open to all members of the silver forum, just add your entry number below. The final entry will be 12.00 uk time on 1st September 2017. If you would like one of these books without winning the draw, I have 5 copies available first come first served. Special Silver Forum price of £10 delivered (normally £14). Please pm me separately.
  35. 13 points
    Augustus1

    Today I received.....

    well not quite true not today, I actually got theses last week but I have not had chance to post , anyway nothing special billion coins, two 1/20 gold libs 2017, obtained from a forum company supporter, they were not expensive and cheaper than gold.be at the time . sorry for poor images but you get the subject. thank you dean.m
  36. 13 points
    Hyunchul

    Today I bought.....

    Today I bought... A 2017 silver libertad 5 coin proof set. Won it on ebay from @muenzdachs It says the shipping will be made around mid September. I am anxious to see them.
  37. 13 points
    prophet800

    Today I received.....

    Thanks to Numi for getting this pair tucked up nice and safe [emoji6][emoji16]
  38. 12 points
    Jester

    Rwanda Lunar and Ships series

    You were spoken to by a Moderator likely because you called a fellow Forum member a "price gouging S.O.B." (which has since been redacted). Even after @shortstack68 discretely tried to give you a heads up that Muenz is a Gold Member who actively participates on the Forum providing you with an opportunity to modify your approach to something more civil, you pressed on. While members of this community disagree with each other from time to time, we do so in a respectful manner without resorting to name calling regardless of what side of the pond you're on. As an owner and seller of the coins in question, @muenzdachs is completely within his rights to sell them for whatever he chooses. As @Roy mentioned above, you can then make the choice not to buy from him. It is in fact all about supply and demand (regardless of how much you want it to not be so). From what I'm reading, this coin is 1) hot right now, 2) in very high demand and 3) in very short supply. And you want him to sell his remaining (limited) stock for what it originally sold for (or even a small mark-up)? That makes no sense. Let me put the same scenario to you...you own a coin that is red hot, highly sought after by the coin collecting community and just can't be found anywhere. You decide you'd like to cash in on the hype and so you're going to sell it on the secondary market for what? What you purchased it for? What it could originally be had for when dealers had stock? A small percentage mark-up? There's no need to respond, it's a rhetorical question as we know what the truthful response is. And you know what, I wouldn't begrudge you in the least for doing so. Capitalism is a beautiful thing.
  39. 12 points
    mr-dead

    Stacking goals

  40. 12 points
    Xander

    Today I received.....

    this nice Sovereign arrived today.
  41. 12 points
    Coinan

    Today I received.....

    I receieved these lovely swedish silver coins yesterday. Last picture only show how to use your protein shaker when you don´t use it anymore It fits almost 250 coins. The batch I got yesterday were about 125 coins x 12g silver.
  42. 11 points
    Jester

    Today I bought.....

    My first foray into sixpences...
  43. 11 points
    shawy2510

    Today I bought.....

    Just bought this from JB's auction
  44. 11 points
  45. 11 points
    Numistacker

    Today I received.....

    Special arrival from Australia Special arrival from Australia
  46. 11 points
    west6

    Today I received.....

    I received my order from France Mint (Monnaie de Paris) today. The face value silver coins are "normal" but I would like to share this heavy medal (350 grams, 85% copper + 15% zinc). Using a one-euro coin as scale reference of this 75mm medal. It depicts the grand Forbidden City Palace of Beijing, with a modern touch of bicycles and rickshaw on the reverse side.
  47. 11 points
    augur

    Today I received.....

    Jubilee Prussian Double Crown or 20 Goldmark and Sovereign from the same year. Nephew and Uncle one year before becoming opponents in The Great War. (The 20 Goldmark is thinner and slightly larger but contains less weight and gold than the sovereign)
  48. 11 points
    Well - I got the package today and I just couldn't resist - Below are the unboxing Photos - enjoy
  49. 11 points
    Numistacker

    Today I received.....

    The new edition of The Gold Sovereign Great job though the Sapphire Jubilee Strike on the Day seems to be missing...
  50. 11 points
    shawy2510

    Today I received.....

    Forgot to put this up. Thanks Numi