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sovereignsteve last won the day on October 23

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  1. for sale 2oz Queens beasts lion

    given up on the £15 / oz ?
  2. Black Friday

    you should eat less fast food, it's not good for you
  3. Rwandan Lunar Pig

    read the thread on the dog and see who was selling them etc
  4. If you celebrate it...

    I've no idea what it is but you yanks seem to like it, so Happy Thanksgiving to y'all Have some turkey for me!
  5. Today I Received

  6. Today I Received

    thanks, it's ok where i am, other areas near me been worse than 2 years ago, some not as bad. Generally not in the same league.
  7. Today I Received

    na, with sovereigns, just buy as many as you can afford, sod the records
  8. Grading

    Lies, all lies
  9. Special Coin or plain old farthing?

    Maybe you're right, but I do hate people messing with old coins and all these crappy new silver coin themes that we seem to be bombarded with lately.
  10. Special Coin or plain old farthing?

    I would give it a wide berth even if I was the world's biggest farthing lover and it was as rare as rocking horse doo-dah. It's awful.
  11. NGC 1965 MS 65 sovereign for....

    so a lot less than spot, catalogue clearly out of date. also the fact it doesn't differentiate between all the early Eliz II sovs shows it is just going through the motions and isn't a serious price guide. you won't get accurate values for the very top grade coins from catalogues. MS65 is a high grade for any sovereign that has seen the light of day and as such the value is very much dependent on what collectors will pay at the time. 1965 is a common year and has nothing notable to increase it's value but people will pay for the top condition coins. £365 is possibly too much but certainly not horrendous.
  12. Australian Lunars loosing demand?

    yes but most of those will be unsold stock at dealers
  13. Grading

    No, my point is there is no "right" grade. The whole thing is subjective. If the grade is important to you for $$$ reasons, surely it's only right that you get the grade the coin deserves. You are paying good money for the service after all. Once you accept they don't get it right all the time, if you are prepared to accept the extra cost, and you think they have got it wrong, send it back.
  14. Grading

    It's just not possible to precisely grade any coin using the grade definitions available. OK, maybe it is but only with brand new therefore modern coins fresh from the mint. It should be possible to say if a new coin is a 70 or not. However, once you start looking at older coins with some wear, it becomes impossible. All coins are different and will show wear and faults in different places and to varying extents. Even if you get several graders to look at each coin, you still have to realise it's human beings giving their opinions by comparing the coins to the defined standards. It's not possible to use some kind of scanning technology etc. Once you accept this fact, it follows that sometimes you will receive grades less than you expect, sometimes the opposite. I have had both. The question is what do you do? If it's better, do you just smile and rub your hands together with glee? Or do you send it to be re-graded? Ha I think I know the answer. Once you accept that there will be "errors" made by the TPG's, what's wrong with re-submitting hoping to get the right result next time?
  15. NGC Grading Submissions Open