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sovereignsteve

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    sovereignsteve reacted to Xander in Today I Received   
    Received this today. Back from NGC. Big thanks to Numistacker.


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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in 1883 Sydney shield half sovereign, 1821zs RG mexico 8 reales zacatecas mint NGC AU50   
    It's not polite to say that in a guy's sales thread
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in 1883 Sydney shield half sovereign, 1821zs RG mexico 8 reales zacatecas mint NGC AU50   
    It's not polite to say that in a guy's sales thread
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in 1883 Sydney shield half sovereign, 1821zs RG mexico 8 reales zacatecas mint NGC AU50   
    It's not polite to say that in a guy's sales thread
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from sg86 in Sovereigns with (No B.P.) - Exist?   
    If you're questioning whether they actually exist? then yes they do. They are well documented and I have seen them myself.
    Years 1880 - 1885, mainly the branch mints and generally rare.
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    sovereignsteve reacted to Numistacker in eBay & Coin Market Values   
    Buying and selling among forum members is a good thing and there is or can be a bond of trust. My point is that generally sellers that charge eBay prices and ask FF are generally not making sales.
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Xander in EU (&UK) Ban on Consumer Credit Card Charges.   
    Like most monopolies, the credit card companies charged excessive fees to retailers and used these fees to subsidise cashback cards, cheap balance transfers (aka loans) etc. This encouraged people to develop bad habits and get into debt. Over the years credit cards have been a source of misery for millions of people.
    I realise for the savvy person, these cards have been a source of convenience, discounts and essentially free cash. I have played the game myself.
    However, IMO, fees in general need to come down and if this directive helps that, I'm fully in favour. It's not often I have been able to say that about something emanating from Brussels.
     
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Xander in EU (&UK) Ban on Consumer Credit Card Charges.   
    Like most monopolies, the credit card companies charged excessive fees to retailers and used these fees to subsidise cashback cards, cheap balance transfers (aka loans) etc. This encouraged people to develop bad habits and get into debt. Over the years credit cards have been a source of misery for millions of people.
    I realise for the savvy person, these cards have been a source of convenience, discounts and essentially free cash. I have played the game myself.
    However, IMO, fees in general need to come down and if this directive helps that, I'm fully in favour. It's not often I have been able to say that about something emanating from Brussels.
     
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Xander in EU (&UK) Ban on Consumer Credit Card Charges.   
    Like most monopolies, the credit card companies charged excessive fees to retailers and used these fees to subsidise cashback cards, cheap balance transfers (aka loans) etc. This encouraged people to develop bad habits and get into debt. Over the years credit cards have been a source of misery for millions of people.
    I realise for the savvy person, these cards have been a source of convenience, discounts and essentially free cash. I have played the game myself.
    However, IMO, fees in general need to come down and if this directive helps that, I'm fully in favour. It's not often I have been able to say that about something emanating from Brussels.
     
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Jay2 in Today I Received   
    A few things from the US with thanks to a great guy on the forum.
    The latest 5oz ATB, a difficult to get 2012 ATB Hawaii Volcanoes (just leaves Acadia).


     
    MS70 Antiqued Cleopatra and Anubis 2oz rounds


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    sovereignsteve reacted to savoyard in Brexit opinions?? Will you ever be allowed to leave?   
    Yes, you are in a minority here but you're not the only one. I'm strongly pro-Europe, not necessarily pro EU. The EU is a wishy washy thing. For me it's either a European Federation or nothing. But I really want the negotiations to fail . I want super dooper hard Brexit. I want the Brexiteers to be punished in their wallet. You see, I won't be in this country too long. I have already an exit strategy. I will achieve my own personal Brexit.
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from 999magnum in Fake 1887 £5 ?   
    If the weight is that far out, it's definitely a fake. Even though it is pretty worn in numismatic terms, it shouldn't have lost more than 0.1 - 0.2g
    The 1887 £5 is the most faked coin I know, I've seen probably 2 or 3 fakes for every real one.
    The reverse of these coins usually tells the story, if you compare them to a real one. Mainly the date and tail stand out as wrong. This one seems to have poor definition of G&D.
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Kman in Are privy marks overdone?   
    Never were desirable in my opinion, a blatant marketing gimmick or a way to circumvent mintage limits.
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from fehk2001 in sovereign 2016 proof   
    By sight really, unless you fancy gently rubbing it with something very soft (not advised!).
    If it looks like a smear or smudge then it's not too bad, possibly can be removed. If it's mechanical it should be obvious. If it's the latter, it's so prominent, the coin is really not worth much more than bullion.
    However, there looks to be signs of wear on the reverse high points in the last picture, and possibly slight scratches above the top hoof.
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Oldun in Former builder 20, quit his job and now makes up to £70,000-a-year selling rare COINS on eBay   
    No.
    It's turnover that's £70k not profit. A big difference.
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from fehk2001 in sovereign 2016 proof   
    By sight really, unless you fancy gently rubbing it with something very soft (not advised!).
    If it looks like a smear or smudge then it's not too bad, possibly can be removed. If it's mechanical it should be obvious. If it's the latter, it's so prominent, the coin is really not worth much more than bullion.
    However, there looks to be signs of wear on the reverse high points in the last picture, and possibly slight scratches above the top hoof.
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from silverin in 1957 or 1958 Gold Sovereign   
    Serious question. Are you confident about your ability to grade these coins using a few photos? What happens if they are not to your liking when you receive the coin?
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Silvergun in Sovereign Photo Thread...   
    Thought it would be fun to see a selection of proof sovereigns from over the years.
    Took 4 as it's difficult to get the lighting even over all of them at once, and somehow managed to get 2 1997s in there Must have thought it was a 1987, eyes getting old

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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Silvergun in Sovereign Photo Thread...   
    My only example of the William sovereign; a bit worn but they still go for good money in this grade.

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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Silvergun in Sovereign Photo Thread...   
    1884M in UNC grade

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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Silvergun in Sovereign Photo Thread...   
    And the big one, the 5 pounds.

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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Kman in Are privy marks overdone?   
    Never were desirable in my opinion, a blatant marketing gimmick or a way to circumvent mintage limits.
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Numistacker in Today I Received   
    "Impaired"! It looks like it's spent a few years in circulation. Why on earth would a £5 be treated like this?
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Numistacker in Today I Received   
    "Impaired"! It looks like it's spent a few years in circulation. Why on earth would a £5 be treated like this?
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    sovereignsteve reacted to sixgun in What will happen to gold if we go digital   
    One of the characteristics of money is it is worth the same today as it was last week and will be next week. The current cryptos are all over the place. Today you have enough BTC to buy the shopping but will you have enough by the time you have reached the checkout? This makes them impractical as money at the moment.