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sovereignsteve

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  1. Lea79 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Britannia Photo Thread...   
    Full Date Run, Proof 1oz Silver Britannia
     

  2. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by MaxShiraz in US Silver Morgan Dollars. Carson City.   
    I've got a few Morgans. Like others I realized early that a full date/mint set was a challenge that could take a lifetime. Not to mention VAMs which could consume multiple lifetimes.
    So I took a different, achievable strategy - I focussed on collecting the whole 1878 set. i.e. the 8TF, 7TF, Rev79, 7/8 Strong, S, CC in decent grades (63/64)
    For me that was achievable and interesting, and the money I would have otherwise spent on a lot of low grades I could put into fewer high grade coins.
    If you read about the early days of the Morgan I think that's the most interesting year.
    "Hey fellas, did you know that Eagles don't actually have 8 tail feathers"
    "No worries, just put 7 over 8 and no-one's going to notice"
    Maybe I'll get back to it and collect the CC set, but that's an expensive exercise, if achievable at all.
  3. shortstack68 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Can anyone recommend a book on pandas   
    I'm only aware of one,  Peter Anthony "Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyers Guide". It doesn't have prices though, that's a separate subscription.
    Others with more knowledge should be along soon. eg @DavePanda
  4. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by BackyardBullion in Tesco Vouchers - Goldsmith.   
    Yeah I meant shop! 
    Sainsbury's may not be the cheapest for sure, but we have found that the quality far exceeds Tesco for things like fresh fruit and veg, fish and meat too. #
    Its each to their own though!
  5. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by shortstack68 in Victorian Pennies   
    https://www.amazon.com/Standard-Guide-Grading-British-Coins/dp/0948964561
  6. shortstack68 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Victorian Pennies   
    "the book" ?
    edit:  ah yes Derek Francis Allen
    excellent book
  7. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by Heisenberg in 2015 1oz Gold Brit   
    Sixgun has bought from me before with no problems, and if he or anyone else were to be unhappy with the condition, i would happily do a refund.
     
    Sold pending payment.
  8. shortstack68 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Can anyone recommend a book on pandas   
    I'm only aware of one,  Peter Anthony "Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyers Guide". It doesn't have prices though, that's a separate subscription.
    Others with more knowledge should be along soon. eg @DavePanda
  9. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by gazer in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    Iv noticed that the Royal mint as a flash sale finish today, like the 2017 queens beast is £282 delivered and others on sale, just letting people know if anyone interested, might be a little bargain. 
  10. shortstack68 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Can anyone recommend a book on pandas   
    I'm only aware of one,  Peter Anthony "Gold and Silver Panda Coin Buyers Guide". It doesn't have prices though, that's a separate subscription.
    Others with more knowledge should be along soon. eg @DavePanda
  11. Lea79 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in A few questions about semi-numismatic coins & releases..   
    You are essentially correct.
    The term numismatic applies to the collecting of coins, usually old circulating coins that in their day were actually bullion as they contained their actual value in precious or base metal.
    These days, modern collector's coins are produced, usually in proof, for the numismatic market. However, collectors collect some bullion coins, usually ones that are produced in limited numbers and often with changed designs year to year. As a group, stackers and collectors have started using the term semi-numismatic to describe these coins and distinguish them from common bullion and exclusive numismatic releases.. The exact definition is nebulous but essentially anything that is limited and is collected can be termed semi-numismatic. Which ones will rise in value over time and therefore fit your requirements is debatable, but you have a number of older examples to guide you.
  12. NewMSmatist15 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Got MilK!   
    The only way to get past this problem is for people to stop buying .999 silver coins and insisting on mints going back to good old sterling or Britannia silver. Never had any milk problems with them and they were far tougher too, so they could strike nice shiny backgrounds without having to resort to these awful stippled backgrounds.
  13. TangoTango47 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in 2015 1oz Gold Brit   
    If I can remember that long ago, I think I preferred the exact opposite
  14. TangoTango47 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in 2015 1oz Gold Brit   
    If I can remember that long ago, I think I preferred the exact opposite
  15. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by Heisenberg in 2015 1oz Gold Brit   
    Not gone yet Roy, up your game son.
  16. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by sixgun in Equities going parabolic - Is the crash near?   
    i sell PUT options in the VIX so i follow this closely. This is the volatility index for the S&P index. In simple terms the VIX measures fear in the market. The amount of PUT options traders are buying to hedge themselves against a fall in stock prices. The VIX has been very low for a long time now. There is absolute complacency in the market.
    The VIX will always revert to the mean. We saw this level of complacency in 2007 prior to the 2008 crash. The Fed may well raise rates next month, there is the Dutch and French elections, either of which could break the EU. North Korea is launching missiles. There is constant conflict in the Middle East. The stock market is at all time highs without earnings to support these nosebleed heights.
    It is speculated that the market is being pushed high so the insiders can get out at maximum profit.
    Every parabolic move ends in a similar move down.
  17. shortstack68 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in 1925 Half Sovereign - no mint mark   
    I still have 3 fakes somewhere but I don't know where. I've had them a while and kept them in the house somewhere well away from my real ones which are in safe storage. Trouble is I can't remember which super safe place I actually put them. Guess I'll come across them at some point.
    Can't remember the dates but there was a YH, JH and a Gv. The YH is awful, even my dog would have spotted it, but the other 2 aren't too bad at all, they would pass all but the closest inspection. They are all very close to standard alloy.
    I've also seen a fake JH half and one or two Gv halves.
    I'll try to find them and post pictures for your amusememnt and education
     
  18. Sovereign liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Today I received.....   
    Is the colour and "shiny-ness" of the head the same as the background? There should be a noticable difference.
    Looks to me like it's been polished, the field should be the colour and texture of the background behind the letters.
  19. Sovereign liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Today I received.....   
    no sorry, my bad. I was looking at the 1883S full sov posted by @Sovereign on the previous page, should have linked.
  20. sovereignsteve liked a post in a topic by lightjaw in Today I received.....   
    It was bad, but not too bad if that makes sense. I really fancied it and it looked in good condition. Christmas 2017 may be cancelled however...
  21. Silvergun liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Today I received.....   
    I blame @Numistacker
  22. Roy liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)   
    sorry didn't ask
  23. SilverSniper liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in Dragon & Pheonix 1oz error   
    ooh, another variation, these will be worth even more
  24. shortstack68 liked a post in a topic by sovereignsteve in 1925 Half Sovereign - no mint mark   
    I still have 3 fakes somewhere but I don't know where. I've had them a while and kept them in the house somewhere well away from my real ones which are in safe storage. Trouble is I can't remember which super safe place I actually put them. Guess I'll come across them at some point.
    Can't remember the dates but there was a YH, JH and a Gv. The YH is awful, even my dog would have spotted it, but the other 2 aren't too bad at all, they would pass all but the closest inspection. They are all very close to standard alloy.
    I've also seen a fake JH half and one or two Gv halves.
    I'll try to find them and post pictures for your amusememnt and education