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  1. 24 points
    sg86

    Today I Received

    Young head and jubilee sovereigns, the game is to guess how many, winner gets nothing, sorry!
  2. 18 points
    Xander

    Today I Received

    Received this today. Back from NGC. Big thanks to Numistacker.
  3. 18 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received

    2018 proof sov back from NGC with perfect grade thanks @Numistacker ๐Ÿ‘
  4. 17 points
    JunkBond

    Today I Received

    Latest two halves from HGM, lucky dip style. My first Victoria too! Old Head, a bit smooth on high spots, still pleased with the condition though.
  5. 17 points
    augur

    Today I Received

    MS69 1/4 oz gold Queens Beasts Lion
  6. 16 points
    Jay2

    Today I Received

    Late arrival of the 20% voucher, because I negotiated changing the 2018 sov to get their next bullion Veil Head sovereign that comes available. In the same shopping cart, to make full use of the voucher, were various silver things. One was this weirdly toned 5 Shillings. It's all iridescent teal and purple and burgundy in the hand. And my first old Head. After deductions, it cost me ยฃ227 total. It's a bit sharper in the hand. My old iPhone doesn't like to gmail me massive pictures. And a bit of bling sterling for under spot too, because why not. Nice voucher haul.
  7. 16 points
    Lindeman

    Today I Received

    Finally picked up the two lovely gold one - ouncers that I bought in the dip a few weeks ago. A 2017 eagle and a 2017 anniversary Britannia. Nice to contrast the colour and the designs, with the US eagle of course being 0.917. Sorry about the poorer photo of the Brit - but I am reluctant to take it out of its capsule. Regarding the designs; while the Eagle is very good (and with a big ounce you can see more of the finer details of the eagles nest and the White House ), it does make me appreciate that the Royal Mint here in the UK is willing to take some risks and plays with new tweaks to the designs on the front and back. Lets face it, we do grumble about the RM and pile into them when they get it spectacularly wrong (eg the 2018 lunar dog) but at least they take the risk. On the US side - i guess it would take another revolution to change the design. Maybe President Trump will order a new design - with the genius himself on both sides!? Anyway - back to the final gold coin - a cool pickup from a visit to the LCS when in the States, a 1923 Melbourne sovereign for the same premium as any other bullion. Not in pristine condition, but this was a pretty low mintage by 1920s standards so quite pleased with that. That one goes into the semi-numismatic pile of sovereigns๐Ÿ˜Š. Also snagged a few of the annual silver 1 ounce designs - but my favourite by far is the Netherlands Lion restrike. I could only find the bullion version, but i see now what all the fuss is about....and i may need to track down a proof! Some nice 1990 Canadian maples in OMP - i do like the old maples, and these are in great shape. Maybe being in the wrapper prevents spotting ?
  8. 16 points
    austack

    Today I Received

    My first Sovereign from Atkinsons, usually buy from HGM but at the time they were out of stock, Atkinsons was the same price or cheaper (because of free P+P) coin quality is the same as HGM but Atkinsons was packaged better, plus I got a free chocolate coin, might stick with Atkinsons in future depending on price, overall happy even though they had no Edwards in stock.
  9. 14 points
    mr-dead

    Today I Received

    6 X 1kg Metalor bars from Arshimo, sequential serials too The pile of bars is growing slowly but surely.
  10. 14 points
    JCRJM

    Today I Received

    Got my QB's back from grading. Thanks again to Numi.
  11. 14 points
    mr-dead

    Today I Received

    My 5 X 50g Valcambi combi bars finally arrived today :
  12. 14 points
    Tpbullion

    Today I Received

    Recieved these two beauts today from HGM. Always tend to receive newer sovs from the lucky dip, others tend to get the older sovs. Doesnโ€™t bother me too much. I suppose thatโ€™s the point of a lucky dip! Keeping my fingers crossed for an oldie or two at some point though. Maybe in the next purchase ๐Ÿคž๐Ÿป
  13. 13 points
    one of the most ingenious ways of hiding gold I heard was from during WWII As the Nazi's plundered their way across Europe, one chap who feared for his family safety, had his gold holdings & coins smelted down and re-cast into massive door hinges He mounted them to various doors in his house and painted them black so they matched After capture, house looting and time in camp, after the war he returned home safely and found all his gold still in tact all the while whilst hidden in plain site
  14. 13 points
    augur

    Today I Received

    1898 South Africa 1 Pond (almost last coinage before entry in WW I in 1914 but the coins from 1899 will be out of reach of most on this forum) https://coinweek.com/world-coins/the-1898-single-9-pond-south-africas-rarest-gold-coin/ If it wasn't for the dies from Berlin, it would be the same as any South African Sovereign
  15. 12 points
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    I buy them expensively from eBay. No expense spared for SilverForum members.
  16. 12 points
    SilverRomantiX

    Today I Received

    2018 1gram gold Panda โคโคโค๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ Awesome detail guys a must but!!!
  17. 12 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received

    1887 half sov PCGS MS63 Small close JEB
  18. 11 points
    Hyunchul

    Today I Received

    Small purchase. 2018 Chinese panda 30gram silver and 3gram gold.
  19. 11 points
    Keenstacker

    Today I Received

    30 beautiful 1oz philharmonic silver coins! Curtesy of @arshimo2012. Thank you again, they arrived in perfect condition! Also thanks for the tube. ๐Ÿ‘Œ
  20. 11 points
    augur

    Today I Received

    2006 Belarus 50 Roubles Mute Swan PF69
  21. 10 points
    Mark43

    Today I Received

    From @Sovereign
  22. 10 points
    mr-dead

    Umicore 5kg silver bullion bar

    Go on then, ill take it. Slow off the mark due to being stuck in a kids party 1kg -> 100oz -> 5kg -> 1000oz good delivery bar next?
  23. 10 points
    Numistacker

    Today I Received

    Only a few piles to get through ...
  24. 10 points
    kugelblitz

    Today I Received

    And Now for Something Completely Different ( o )( o ) Libertad 2017 Kilo High Relief KG Proof (Reverse) and Prooflike (Obverese)
  25. 10 points
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Just past 6000 subs on YouTube thanks to all the amazing guys on thesilverforum.. [emoji56] Next mega unboxing video up
  26. 10 points
    Sovsaver

    Today I bought.....

    A 1 kg metalor silver bar from Arshimo2012, couldn't resist it. Planning to fit a thick chain to it and hang it around my neck so everyone at work thinks I'm rich. Having said that, the 13 year old Seat I drive might give the game away )-:
  27. 10 points
    MickB

    Today I Received

    Today I recieved a 1gram Degussa gold bar from Sharps Pixley which immediately went inside a birthday card for a member of family.
  28. 10 points
    augur

    Today I Received

    1912 Bulgaria 20 Leva Proof commemorating the constitution of the 22 Sept 1908 (official restrike from 1967/68) Many thanks to @Lr103 for his help in acquiring these coins!
  29. 10 points
    SilverRomantiX

    Today I Received

    Today I received the 1/20oz 2012 panda in OMP ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผโคโคโค THANKS THECOINCONNECTION ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
  30. 9 points
    Pampfan

    Today I bought.....

    Latest addition - another quarter ounce gold pamp fortuna bar - that makes 2 now
  31. 9 points
    mr-dead

    15 greatest gold heists of all time

    Spotted this on zerohedge alongside a story of an $11 million gold heist that took place in December. https://www.zerohedge.com/news/2018-01-10/brinks-reports-theft-mysterious-11-million-international-gold-shipment You will need to click the pic below a few times to get it to scale to readable size as its a long .jpg file
  32. 8 points
    PolarPanda

    Today I Received

    Received my coins back from grading. Thank you @Numistacker!
  33. 7 points
  34. 7 points
    oliversw5

    eBay & Coin Market Values

    The BUY IT NOW benchmark is the price that dealers will price at, on new coins the price is very narrow as competition is hot. On old coins the BIN benchmark is very wide. the benchmark has validity though because people who are not professional sellers will always price near a professional price (or they should be). I will add to this actually. With new coins, if you price above the benchmark you probably won't sell. As an individual wanting to sell on eBay you need to come under just under the benchmark to sell a coin. Why would someone buy from a member of the public when they can buy from a well respected dealer at the same price? your reputation as a dealer is paramount and people will gravitate towards you. The price is a constant tandem of different market forces, such as spot price, competition and competitive advantage. A dealer can only come down so much in price before it harms not only himself but all the other dealers involved. For an individual to really pick up a bargain I would suggest an auction or buying peer to peer. If you are paying the BUY IT NOW price you are paying spot plus manufacturing plus dealers cut plus postage, that is for new coins. With old coins, dealers have more sway over price and will charge a higher mark. This is done because backdated coins in good condition are hard to find. I often buy from dealers the world over and try and 'bully' them into getting the best price possible. I charge a higher mark up because firstly its higher risk for me, the reason the dealers will sell in large is because its left over stock they can't shift on most occasions and secondly as long as I stick to the BIN benchmark set by others my mark up is determined by the skill I have in getting the price I want. Going back to the original posters question. Value is a spectrum, there is no such thing as a price but a spectrum of prices that one can buy at. At one end is Ebay and the other end is peer to peer with everything in-between (such as online dealers, auctions, antiques etc etc), its not eBay is expensive as its relative. In your case you are looking in the wrong place as you are after value, eBay simply provides a mechanism for buyers and sellers and charges a fee on top. Not everyone is an investor and some people will see it as money spent and not expect a return on a coin whatsoever.
  35. 7 points
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Itโ€™s up@sovtracker and others.. Mega video #3 Sovereigns + MegaCoin the unboxing starts videos in 4K all week! | Grading with thesilverforum.com
  36. 7 points
    Pampfan

    Today I bought.....

    Just got this very rare 1/10 oz pamp suisse silver fortuna bar. This bar was never listed on pampโ€™s website and it was the face of a watch. ( the watch was a piece of junk and it took me about 1 minute to remove the bar from the crappy quartz movement. - on the positive side the bar was in great shape on the face since it was protected by the glass cover)
  37. 7 points
    SilverRomantiX

    Today I Received

    Thank you morezone ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘ second in my set of 2005 ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ๐Ÿผ
  38. 7 points
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Lots of great stuff coming up over the next few days. In to NGC for January grading And the 70โ€™s keep coming out of the grading machine
  39. 6 points
    1) The budgeting advice is important. I am now reeling back/working on this. 2) The Royal Mint's Signature gold option offers pretty competetive rates and is a good last-in/first-out stash of value. 3) Canadianโ€™s have a horrible portrait of the Queenโ€ฆ possibly part of a larger disaffection with having her as head of state? 4) Some people are crazy. 5) Most people are not (and in fact pretty lovely) 6) If you ever want to feel poor and humble, convert savings into gold. 7) Relatively stable PM prices can look like terrifying roller-coasters if you follow them daily/weekly. 8) I am definitely not a numismatically minded person (little scratches and links donโ€™t seem to bother me in the slightest) 9) I will never understand the popularity of Pandas (both the coin and the animal)
  40. 6 points
    Online gold sales soar 400% as Crypto plunges https://www.rt.com/business/416192-gold-coin-sales-jump/ I think I defo jumped ship at the right time a few weeks back.
  41. 6 points
    JunkBond

    Today I bought.....

    Two more half sovs from HGM.
  42. 6 points
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Next one @shawy2510 @MikeSol 1. Should not say set 2. Should have GB label 3. Should be first releases 1 Should have GB Label @MikeSol yours is one of only 4 graded 70 ))
  43. 6 points
    Numistacker

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Some results are coming through My 1820 got a VF25 @augur
  44. 6 points
    shawy2510

    eBay & Coin Market Values

    Just sent money to a member on here Paypal F&F. I was then told it had been sent as an E-cheque for some unknown reason. The funds are not available until 22nd but the seller checks my feedback & repuation & has agreed to send tomorrow. Thats how we like it on here [emoji3]
  45. 6 points
    metallica73

    eBay & Coin Market Values

    Yes, but then when forum members build up trust and trade between each other, i'd rather do that.
  46. 6 points
    mr-dead

    stacking goals 2018

    Aiming to hit end goal targets this year then will stop stacking (I hope) 2000oz silver - 1282oz to go (clocked up 718oz in 2 weeks so off to a flying start ) 400oz gold - 27.44oz to go
  47. 6 points
    Bullionbilly

    Umicore 5kg silver bullion bar

    @mr-dead clearly has no wi-fi where he is today... or this would have gone
  48. 6 points
    A good post full of SilverForum coins for grading and conservation
  49. 6 points
    augur

    NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Uncle Numistacker is the David Attenborough of planet coin ๐ŸŒŽ: stunning footage and a lovely story to go along!
  50. 6 points
    Oldun

    Today I bought.....

    Wrong thread but better than gold or silver