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Silvergun

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    Silvergun got a reaction from MikeSol in Proof Rwanda 1oz Nautical Santa Maria   
    @649tom , i have purchased through backyardbllion , bought off Madstacks , LewisRichards , renah , barney , mondy41 , arshimo2012 , Numistacker , morezone , shinus73 , Helpinghands ,Paul . Carpe Diem . oliversw5 , Stu73 , Lubi29 , sovereignsteve , DrDime , and motorbikez , i am sure someone will be willing to vouch for me .
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    Silvergun reacted to arshimo2012 in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    Thanks for Grading the Brits well chuffed 😀
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    Silvergun reacted to Kman in 2018 Sovereigns?   
    2013 sovereign issue price £390 selling on Ebay £350 - fees
    2014 sovereign issue price £390 selling on Ebay £365 - fees
    2015 sovereign issue price £360 selling on Ebay for the same, but - fees 
    etc
    Since they're all the standard design, nothing very interesting, I can't see why they will go on to have any meaningful premium in the next 50 years either
    If it's a unique design like the 1989, 2002, 2005, 2012, 2017 they're well worth getting, or it has some other kind of unique quality like the SOTD's this year then sure, might be worth getting 
     
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    Silvergun reacted to sgcoins in Today I received.....   
    Received this great looking swan today from Platinumskies 

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    Silvergun reacted to Jester in Today I bought.....   
    Ladies and Gents...I'm super excited to share with you my most recent acquisition and easily one of the rarest coins in my young collection...the 1866 Sydney Half Sovereign.

    TLDR: I got a rare coin cheap.
    Per the updated Marsh Sovereign guide, this coin is rated R2 - Very Rare.  I was initially put off by the grade but additional research revealed that there are around 1,000 specimens of this coin surviving and it is most often found below VF.  Downies, an Australian dealer, has one in aUNC and they're asking £7650 and one in VF asking £590.  Drake Sterling has a specimen in PCGS F15 condition asking £265.  The best part is I picked this one up for £243.
    Here's a bit more information I found while researching the coin...
    "Royal Mint reports indicate that no half sovereigns were minted in 1866 but 62,000 were minted in 1867 and a further 154,000 in 1869. As it is known that there are no 1867 or 1869 dated coins, it is presumed that they were struck with 1866 dies, indicating a total mintage of 216,000* which would seem consistent with the relative survival rate of the date. The date is one of the easier pieces to source with an estimated survival rate just shy of 1,000 and examples do turn up around XF from time to time, though finding examples at AU and beyond can be quite a challenge. The date is often found with a bold obverse rim paired with an undetailed central reverse strike. These examples came off the recycled proof dies of the year as during the year the Sydney mint struck two proof half sovereigns for the Inter-colonial Exhibition in 1866 and the International Exposition in 1867 as products of New South Wales."
    *The Marsh Sovereign guide places the total original mintage around 154,000.  
    The pieces of information I didn't find that I'd be very interested in learning is, if over 150,000 were minted, how are there only around 1,000 surviving today?  Were they melted down (this appears to be the case..."as the gold coins became worn, they were withdrawn and melted down")?  And why is the avg condition of the coin so low (was it truly a circulation coin)?  A census search of both NGC and PCGS has just 28 coins in better condition with AU58 and MS64 being the best examples between NGC and PCGS respectively.
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    Silvergun reacted to Sovereign in Today I bought.....   
    1827 full sov 



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    Silvergun reacted to Cointreau in Today I bought.....   
    Two sovereigns from HGM.
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    Silvergun reacted to Jester in Today I bought.....   
    A few recent pick-ups.  I'm only needing the 1918 Sov from Melbourne and Perth to complete the 1918 set...

    And I couldn't pass up picking up the 1917 Ottawa Sov with a mintage of 58,875

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    Silvergun reacted to sg86 in Today I received.....   
    Five (Quintuple) Sovereigns, 1902 + 1887 !
    excuse the pictures, handheld macro and bit blurry



     
     
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    Silvergun got a reaction from Agpanda in Today I received.....   
    2 x Bullion Victoria Veil Head Half sovereigns




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    Silvergun got a reaction from MikeSol in Proof Rwanda 1oz Nautical Santa Maria   
    @649tom , i have purchased through backyardbllion , bought off Madstacks , LewisRichards , renah , barney , mondy41 , arshimo2012 , Numistacker , morezone , shinus73 , Helpinghands ,Paul . Carpe Diem . oliversw5 , Stu73 , Lubi29 , sovereignsteve , DrDime , and motorbikez , i am sure someone will be willing to vouch for me .
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    Silvergun got a reaction from MikeSol in Proof Rwanda 1oz Nautical Santa Maria   
    @649tom , i have purchased through backyardbllion , bought off Madstacks , LewisRichards , renah , barney , mondy41 , arshimo2012 , Numistacker , morezone , shinus73 , Helpinghands ,Paul . Carpe Diem . oliversw5 , Stu73 , Lubi29 , sovereignsteve , DrDime , and motorbikez , i am sure someone will be willing to vouch for me .
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    Silvergun got a reaction from MikeSol in Proof Rwanda 1oz Nautical Santa Maria   
    @649tom , i have purchased through backyardbllion , bought off Madstacks , LewisRichards , renah , barney , mondy41 , arshimo2012 , Numistacker , morezone , shinus73 , Helpinghands ,Paul . Carpe Diem . oliversw5 , Stu73 , Lubi29 , sovereignsteve , DrDime , and motorbikez , i am sure someone will be willing to vouch for me .
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    Silvergun got a reaction from MikeSol in Proof Rwanda 1oz Nautical Santa Maria   
    @649tom , i have purchased through backyardbllion , bought off Madstacks , LewisRichards , renah , barney , mondy41 , arshimo2012 , Numistacker , morezone , shinus73 , Helpinghands ,Paul . Carpe Diem . oliversw5 , Stu73 , Lubi29 , sovereignsteve , DrDime , and motorbikez , i am sure someone will be willing to vouch for me .
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    Silvergun got a reaction from MikeSol in Proof Rwanda 1oz Nautical Santa Maria   
    @649tom , i have purchased through backyardbllion , bought off Madstacks , LewisRichards , renah , barney , mondy41 , arshimo2012 , Numistacker , morezone , shinus73 , Helpinghands ,Paul . Carpe Diem . oliversw5 , Stu73 , Lubi29 , sovereignsteve , DrDime , and motorbikez , i am sure someone will be willing to vouch for me .
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    Silvergun got a reaction from MikeSol in Proof Rwanda 1oz Nautical Santa Maria   
    @649tom , i have purchased through backyardbllion , bought off Madstacks , LewisRichards , renah , barney , mondy41 , arshimo2012 , Numistacker , morezone , shinus73 , Helpinghands ,Paul . Carpe Diem . oliversw5 , Stu73 , Lubi29 , sovereignsteve , DrDime , and motorbikez , i am sure someone will be willing to vouch for me .
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    Silvergun got a reaction from 649tom in Proof Rwanda 1oz Nautical Santa Maria   
    As shortstack68 said all deals on the Forum are done on trust
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    Silvergun got a reaction from Agpanda in Today I received.....   
    2 x Bullion Victoria Veil Head Half sovereigns




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    Silvergun got a reaction from Agpanda in Today I received.....   
    2 x Bullion Victoria Veil Head Half sovereigns




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    Silvergun got a reaction from Agpanda in Today I received.....   
    2 x Bullion Victoria Veil Head Half sovereigns




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    Silvergun got a reaction from Agpanda in Today I received.....   
    2 x Bullion Victoria Veil Head Half sovereigns




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    Silvergun got a reaction from Agpanda in Today I received.....   
    2 x Bullion Victoria Veil Head Half sovereigns




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    Silvergun got a reaction from Agpanda in Today I received.....   
    2 x Bullion Victoria Veil Head Half sovereigns




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    Silvergun reacted to Sovereign in Today I received.....   
    1827 full sov 
    like this one 
    @Numistacker can we fit it in before the dead line  



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    Silvergun reacted to muenzdachs in Wooden Boxes for Queen's Beast Series   
    Hi,
    wooden boxes for the Queen's Beast Series are available now
    1/4 oz Gold
    1 oz Gold
    2 oz Silver
    Boxes coming with 10 capsules for the 10 coins in the series