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  1. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    I look forward to seeing your next Brillo Video!!
  2. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Q Tips can mark Silver quite easily - I've seen the damage Q Tips can do. Q Tips can mark Silver quite easily - I've seen the damage Q Tips can do.
  3. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    DON'T CLEAN COINS...... Don't even think about cleaning coins is my advise - just rubbing your finger across a coin can take it from a prized possession to bullion value only. Don't ever handle Proofs if you can avoid it - leave them in their cases. If you buy a Proof that has finger marks and it is worth Slabbing - send it to NCS / NGS. If you are buying newly minted coins, the latter should not be a problem.
  4. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    @Numistacker 7k Sub's!! Well done indeed on another milestone - 10k here we come!!
  5. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Just noticed Heritage Bags - did you have to declare those too?? That looks a bit like a bribe to me!! So are we going to be treated to an Unbagging rather than an Unboxing??
  6. valuation of sovereigns

    If you own it you can class it as Legal Tender at £1 per coin. It might be different if you are a Dealer though?
  7. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    In the beginning there were - Sovereign's then Britannia's I think Sovereign's have a certain longevity about them - yes history as@Numistacker said. Britannia is all about Britain. The Sovereign has been minted in Britain, Australia (at 3 different mints), Canada, South Africa and India which I think adds not only variety but a certain "Commonwealth" theme. Has America ever minted coins with "Mintmarks" from elsewhere or has any other country come to that? I am not sure on the latter but for Sovereign's there is that certain mystique. Even today, with "Privy" marks, India and - if the Mint ever get it totally right - "Strike on the Day", I believe the Sovereign will continue to outshine the Britannia. But that is just my take on things!
  8. Sovereign Rings

    I also had a 3L Capri followed by a White 2LS - I was hoping Ford would bring them back. The KIA just isn't the same!! Never had a Sovereign Ring but my missus often says she will stick my Sovereign's somewhere the sun don't shine!!
  9. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    "See when it says best in class i guess that means best grade by them only. Like there could be a better grade with ngc or pcgs?" Not only that but there is the issue of the different style of Grading as I previously mentioned. I've seen a lot of CGS + LCGS Graded Coins and they often don't Crossover well to either NGC or PCGS - there are always exceptions though! I am not sure how many coins CGS have graded in total but it is nowhere near the 40,000,000 that each of their American counterparts have done. I am not 100% sure but I think there is only one CGS grader. I am aware that a couple of UK Dealers who "downgrade" the CGS slab number by 2 grades!! Whatever you do, always "Buy the coin and NOT the holder!!".
  10. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Although the table is a guide, don't place too much accuracy on it. NGC & PCGS tend to place more emphasis on the Fields than they do on the high points / figures. I've had high grade CGS (now LCGS) and they have not graded so well with NGC / PCGS. Mid to lower grade LCGS tend to grade better / closer IMHO. If LCGS made their population reports and sample coins available like PCGS / NGC I think we would have a better understanding. I bought a CGS85 and in the flesh wouldn't grade it as even an MS63 using the Sheldon Scale - go figure that one!
  11. Today I Received

    Today I sacked my previous account manager at the Royal Mint. Forgot to order me a 2018 Beatrix Potter Roger Rabbit 50p Proof for my Grandson - unforgivable!! Forgot to order me the 2018 Queens Beasts 1/4 Oz Proof Black Bull - plain ridiculous!! Both were on Regular Order - I was (past tense now) with the Marque Department - sacked them for the normal sales team - far more reliable and friendly!
  12. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    Bloomin eck - globe trotter!! Is it easier to say when you are in the country instead of out? Well I can talk - currently working away in Spain for 5 weeks, well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!! Bloomin eck - globe trotter!! Is it easier to say when you are in the country instead of out? Well I can talk - currently working away in Spain for 5 weeks, well that's my excuse and I'm sticking to it!!
  13. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    @Agpanda you are just plain greedy!! I will miss the next deadline, which is could actually be the 29th March as the 30th is a Bank Holiday so no postie!! or will it be stretcheeeddddd to the 31st@Numistacker ??
  14. Interesting Overdate on 1843 Sovereign -

    Rock on Tommy!! That's all you get!!
  15. Interesting Overdate on 1843 Sovereign -

    Hi Lizzie. Well I blew it up - the number not the Rock, then I changed the colour several times to get a better aspect and I have it as a plain original rotated 3 over 3. The latter struck 3 is more worn on the top left but the original 3 is left intact being protected by the final strike. Also the "bulge" mid RHS looks like the top RHS of the original rotated 3 - if that makes sense. I must say at £800 someone has overpaid in my book unless they know better about what's going on with the coin? But there again its probably upped the value on mine! I note that the I in Britanniarum is not the usual looking reversed 1. But it has the "Broken Foot" on the first N as normal - odd. I've attached a "normal" 1843 for comparison.