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  1. South African 1 and 2 Rand do have a face value There are the German 10 Marks missing in the table, as well as German 100 Euros. Well, the latter may not necessarily be considered 'bullion'...
  2. Today I bought.....

    When I got hooked to sovereigns, that was some of the first things I did. 2002, 2005 and 2012 were easy. For the 1989, I ended up buying the set of three for 1200€ hammer price. Still undecided about the half and the double... I'll keep the half, most likely. Just last week, an auction of a 1989 full sov alone fetched 750€ hammer price 😱
  3. '827' Sovereign sold in Oz

    For those among us who are interested or just curious: There was an auction of a '827, Die 22' Sovereign (Marsh R5) last week. Young Vic side looks quite worn... It fetched 8500 Aus-$ hammer price. Should be something like 4790 Pounds (plus buyer's fees and everything). I don't bid on non-Euro auctions but I would have certainly bailed out long before things got to such dimensions Anyway, a nice pic for my photo collection. Could take some time until the next one pops up... https://www.sixbid.com/browse.html?auction=4579&category=130270&lot=3768325
  4. Gold Sovereign

    Not yet. Do you have one left over?
  5. What would you buy for £800

    I'd buy anywhere between 2.5 and 3 Saxon kings 20 Mark coins.
  6. 2018 1/10 oz Platinum Britannias Announced

    Too bad I'm not interested in Britannias. I'll have to stick with Queen's Beasts, and Platinum there comes in full ounces only So far, that is...
  7. Today I Received

    Great piece! How do we/they know that this is one of the first 75 struck? By the CoA number? If so, how do we know that the coins are packaged and CoA'ed in the exact order of strikes?
  8. 'Photo Only Topics' Discussion Thread

    Which size are they? Five Oz Proof?
  9. Sovereign Errors, Overdates and Varieties

    How on earth did they make these 'overdate' dies, and why??? Looks like a typewriter job
  10. Most expensive coin

    My most expensive so far is a 1855 Australian Sovereign VF35 at 1600€ (roughly 1360 Pounds). Otherwise, I have a few ounces that are above 1000; all the rest is well below.
  11. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    I see. But how is the contrast influenced, and by whom? Is it because the proof fields do (or at least might) blind a bit over the years through storage temp or humidity. Is it through wear and tear of the dies within the lifespan of a die? Or what else can we think of, apart from attempts of polishing ?
  12. NGC Grading Submissions Open

    On another note: I am considering to get a few of my Sovereigns graded in the near future. To get an idea what to expect, I studied the NGC Populations of the Sovereigns here: https://www.ngccoin.com/census/world/great-britain-decimal-1968-to-date/sc-350/1sov/ In the Proof category I see PFUC and PFCA distinction (and PF sometimes) in many years, especially in the 1980s. I assume the coins are all struck by the same technique; so what does the distinction mean? Who is making this distinction as numerical grades are given anyway? How is, say, a PFUC69 differing from a PFCA69?
  13. sovereign on mount

    Unless it's a really rare sovereign, mount traces lower the value to scrap value at best. Try to sell it mounted to a jewellery shop, or have it melted down. Reportedly 'most' Burgersponds had been mounted back then, and still get higher four- or even five-digit hammer prices but they are a rare exception.
  14. Sovereigns with (No B.P.) - Exist?

    Thanks. That were my thoughts too.
  15. Sovereigns with (No B.P.) - Exist?

    Would someone think this is a no-B.P. version? It is a 1882 M, Melbourne, sovereign on auction this weekend, eF+ in the catalogue.