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Lr103

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    Lr103 got a reaction from augur in Platinum - who's buying?   
    I have some of the platinum lions, and they're my favorite of what's available in the beasts series. The density of the coin is appealing, and it also seems to me that platinum should be worth more than gold. 
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    Lr103 got a reaction from augur in Silver Hammered coins   
    In case it's helpful these look very much like a silver penny that I have that came with an informational booklet.  I've pasted photos of the coin and booklet below.  As was said earlier, these are not that valuable in terms of resale, but there is loads of history...
     





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    Lr103 got a reaction from augur in Silver Hammered coins   
    In case it's helpful these look very much like a silver penny that I have that came with an informational booklet.  I've pasted photos of the coin and booklet below.  As was said earlier, these are not that valuable in terms of resale, but there is loads of history...
     





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    Lr103 reacted to oliversw5 in 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. 
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    Lr103 reacted to Xander in Today I Received   
    Received this today as a gift.


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    Lr103 reacted to JunkBond in 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.
     


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    Lr103 reacted to Numistacker in Today I Received   
    Only a few piles to get through ...




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    Lr103 reacted to Sovereign in Today I Received   
    2018 proof sov 
    back from NGC with perfect grade 
    thanks @Numistacker 👍


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    Lr103 reacted to Jay2 in 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 £227 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.
     

     
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    Lr103 reacted to Lindeman in 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 sovereigns😊.
     
    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 ? 








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    Lr103 reacted to BackyardBullion in My US state Quarters collection!   
     
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    Lr103 got a reaction from Jay2 in Today I Received   
    Not today, but recently...I added more to make 1 kilo of BYB's 100g Silver Forum bars!  They actually fit perfectly in this APMEX box, which will hopefully also contain 2018 bars this coming year 🙂

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    Lr103 reacted to mr-dead in Today I Received   
    6 X 1kg Metalor bars from Arshimo, sequential serials too
    The pile of bars is growing slowly but surely.


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    Lr103 reacted to JCRJM in Today I Received   
    Got my QB's back from grading. Thanks again to Numi.

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    Lr103 reacted to sg86 in Today I Received   
    Young head and jubilee sovereigns, the game is to guess how many, winner gets nothing, sorry! 


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    Lr103 reacted to augur in 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
     


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    Lr103 reacted to metallica73 in Today I Received   
    My first of any QB series... from Silvergoldbull, paid for with LTC

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    Lr103 reacted to Sovsaver in Today I Received   
    My first Queens Beasts 2 oz, bought from Martin at silvertrader, great service, price good and free special delivery.

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    Lr103 reacted to augur in 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!


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    Lr103 reacted to augur in Today I Received   
    2006 Belarus 50 Roubles Mute Swan PF69
     


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    Lr103 reacted to augur in Today I Received   
    MS69 1/4 oz gold Queens Beasts Lion
     

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    Lr103 reacted to augur in Wanted: Queens Beast Lion 1/4oz MS70   
    Today I received my MS69 1/4oz Lion. Many thanks to @Lr103 for his help in acquiring this coin.
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    Lr103 reacted to metallica73 in Today I Received   
    Bought using £75 off offer from Ebay....  MS63 Quarter Eagle. Pity its in an older NGC holder, but can't grumble.

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    Lr103 reacted to mr-dead in Today I Received   
    100oz Johnson Matthey
    100oz Royal Canadian Mint
    1kg Metalor
    1kg Emirates
     




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    Lr103 reacted to Bullionbilly in Today I Received   
    My last few orders from gs.be combined and shipped on wednesday.