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  1. I don't think they are worth the outlay either, they are more a luxury item, but if you like it then it's your money and choice, I buy what I like because it's my money I'm throwing into the purchase, so it you like it then you should buy regardless of opinions.
  2. I was waiting for someone to check in with a landed purchase, the price was 😁
  3. Strange place to start though
  4. Yes, Lunar type I believe
  5. I bought the silver proof and 1oz Gold
  6. Ordered 😁
  7. Lol, can't even see a broken link on MacBook
  8. From coin portfolio?
  9. Hairlines coming from cleaning usually all flow in the same direction and are in multiple hairlines, when you have 1 or 2 on a coin then this is from the years of being in circulation and i really believe that NGC and PCGS for that matter haven't got a proper grip on this situation nor can they differentiate between these. The 1902 Proofs are an example and they have no idea of the historic wiping that the RM at the time did before placing them in the case for issue, but it's a part of these sets history and in my opinion shouldn't be slapped down for it @SilverTanner i would be interested to hear where you bought your death slab coins from if you still have the paperwork to hand (more interested if it were UK auction houses)
  10. Hallo Aaron und Willkommen
  11. We must be the unluckiest bunch of buyers lol
  12. @SilverTanner i think both TPGs state this either in their online tutorials or websites, but i have heard/read it, although not everything with tone will get added points, it has to come with eye appeal also, so blotchy toning might not get added grade points
  13. In general slabbed coins with toning gets added grade points especially if it suits the coin. Americans are into the Morgans with rainbow tones and a lot of these have been artificially done. British coins with tone simply means that the coin is original and hasn't been cleaned which collectors like to know, so it's just another part of a coin being authentic. Not all toned coins are all the rage, toning must be natural, on modern day bullion it's considered a detraction. Attached is a picture of a naturally toned coin from 1804 this was actually minted over a Spanish 8 Reales, you can see the under type coin if you look at the legends on both OBV and REV
  14. The gold proofs had no quality issues to my knowledge, just the silver. I'm assuming one of the big boys in America has snapped them up or they've been melted down for the Griffin
  15. Doubtful if they're being told what grade to assign