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7 minutes ago, sg86 said:

Young head and jubilee sovereigns, the game is to guess how many, winner gets nothing, sorry! :P

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I am so jealous, this year I am working on filling a tube of Sovereigns... I wont achieve it due to me needing to max out my Lifetime ISA but I manage 1-2 per month only... I guess 150.

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2 minutes ago, JunkBond said:

You just get your sovs out every couple of weeks and take another picture...  please tell me I am right. :P

Nope unfortunately not!

5 minutes ago, augur said:

210

Closest so far but higher, it is a round number (to 10s). Same person can't guess twice!

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5 hours ago, sg86 said:

Do you pay much over spot for graded coins? I find it very difficult deciding which coins are "best of the bunch" and wonder if it's even worth the effort!

For rare coins/high grades yes! 

It’s for people like myself who can afford one coin at the time lol 

Might be worth it to grade some of your best shield sovs .. 

MS grade will add a nice value to it ! 

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1 hour ago, augur said:

1898 South Africa 1 Pond (almost last coinage before entry in WW I in 1914 but the coins from 1899 will be out of reach of most on this forum) 

https://coinweek.com/world-coins/the-1898-single-9-pond-south-africas-rarest-gold-coin/

If it wasn't for the dies from Berlin, it would be the same as any South African Sovereign

 

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Great coin, I have just sold one of these. Unfortunately a high grade slabbed set of all the ZAR coins is way out of reach😞 They are very impressive at MS64 and above.

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Do you pay much over spot for graded coins? I find it very difficult deciding which coins are "best of the bunch" and wonder if it's even worth the effort!

The 1887 Jubilee Head Small Spread J.E.B. pictured is a rarer coin so would cost quite a bit over Spot I would think.

 

Grading a coin costs about $40 £30 per coin for earlier coins pre 1975 and $20 £17 for modern coins.

 

So if you can buy for just over Spot plus the Grading cost then you gave done well.

 

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