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  1. Missing JC on the obverse

    Looks to be error coin - do you mind sharing how much did you pay for it HyHy?
  2. What's your favourite queen,s beast

    Does anyone know why the proof series skipped griffin?
  3. What's your favourite queen,s beast

    Proof lion - it also have the highest relief among the series. Dragon and unicorn are very nice and magical, but doesn’t look as fierce as the lion. You can almost hear the lion roar!
  4. Queens Beast Bull - First look

    I got the 1oz gold proof and must say it looked much better in person than Mint generated photos. A little bird told me that for the initial batch submissions 70 grades are a bit lower than usual this time (compared to amazingly high 70 percentages on previous 3 QB 1oz gold proof issues), so if you’re buying the proof coins def cherry pick them. Oops I just realized this is for silver, apologize but I’m really too lazy to open another post under gold...
  5. Proof coins for investment - worth it?

    One thing to understand is generally collectors buys proof coins and store them with care. This is a blessing and a curse. Blessing because you generally can find earlier proof coins with very high grades as they are preserved well. Curse is more interesting. Historically there are many examples where US proof coins are much rarer on paper in terms of mintage, but are readily available decades later. On the other hand, sometimes people ignore seemingly high mintage non proof issues and years later most got either circulated or destroyed/melted and gem examples become very rare and much more expensive than proof counterparts. It sounds counterintuitive but it happens. As for modern bullion coins, if they are not rare and are not in high demand, then yes most chances their proof counterpart will be worth more down the line.
  6. Queens Beast Bull - First look

    This is probably the weakest in QB design so far, but to balance heraldic design with Jody Clark’s modern design language is no easy task especially he is not given much time to research and iterate At this pace there may be two more by year end...
  7. 1989 Tudor Rose graded vs. raw set

    I just checked NGC census today and it seems in the past couple of months or so we have a (relatively) large increase in the population of 1989 full sovereign graded as 70. 2017: Population 15 3/5/2018: Population 21
  8. 1989 Tudor Rose graded vs. raw set

    That’s beautiful, damn now I have to find that case...
  9. 1989 Tudor Rose graded vs. raw set

    Yes nowadays PCGS and NGC can’t tell a MS from Proof.
  10. 1989 Tudor Rose graded vs. raw set

    The plain edge sovereign, though I think the sapphire jubilee has very low mintage, if not for the platinum wedding added later (well played by the RM...)
  11. 1989 Tudor Rose graded vs. raw set

    Yep one needs a big budget, or simply choose whatever he likes. There is no need to collect all of them. What do you think about Piedfort sovereign? MCM is still trying to sell the perfectly graded ones. That’s actually one of the main reasons i ask the questions before - it seems recent sovereigns are very easy to grade perfect due to technology improvements from the RM
  12. 1989 Tudor Rose graded vs. raw set

    Thanks for the reply Numistacker, congrats to getting a 70 from a raw set. Comparing to 2002, 2005 and 2012; I personally prefer 1989 and 2017 from a design point of view. But I understand the demand from type collectors.
  13. 1989 Tudor Rose graded vs. raw set

    I’m still new to the sovereigns, but my favorite is absolutely the 1989 Tudor Rose design. While hunting for the coins, I was curious if there are some different perspectives from the collector base in UK and US on modern issues like these. On PCGS and NGC population summary there aren’t many graded 1989s even adding all grades together, particularly in top grades. This could either mean many collectors don’t like sovereigns to be in 3rd party plastic holders so very few submissions, or that the average quality on 1989 is not worth the effort to grade if below 69, or maybe a raw set with box & coa carry some sort of premium, or maybe there is some secret hoard somewhere (I am joking of course on the last one). What do you guys think might be the case? Chards’ informative website mentioned some interesting tibits on how the 1989 sovereign suddenly becomes popular a decade later. Although it’s hard commenting on the past but I’m still shocked it’s not a hot item at issuance! Collector tastes are like shifting sands...
  14. Where are all the 2017 1/10 oz gold libertads

    No what they mean is they still haven’t cleared 2015/2016 stock. They minted 1300 in 2015 and 1000 in 2016, probably some got returned and some haven’t got sold.