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  1. 52 points
    Lr103

    Today I Received.....

    This is a belated "today I received", because after a very public hallmarking failure at the Edinburgh Assay Office due to silver contamination, this BYB gold bar was hesitant to leave the pouch However, it eventually mustered the courage to emerge, with the help of these gold eagles which it turns out are 3% silver. The bar began to realize there is other gold bullion in the world that contains even more silver, but is still widely accepted. Now well adjusted, and comfortable with its silver content, the bar has joined the stack and exists in harmony with bullion of all shapes, sizes, and metal content. A huge thank you to @BackyardBullion for doing on awesome job with this bar, as usual!!
  2. 45 points
    Mr Fedex has just delivered this from Greece. Thanks SvCollector
  3. 41 points
    h103efa

    Today I Received.....

    Been a bit excited for the last few weeks, but today I finally received this 30 g golden beauty! Hugest of thanks to @Marc Long story short, i'm a bit of a fan of The Phoenix (sentimental place from my uni+ days), hence my collecting of most things Phoenix such as the dragon and phoenix coins here! https://thesilverforum.com/topic/11158-today-i-received/?do=findComment&comment=247324 During my many discussions with @Marc i told him about my affinity for Phoenix coins and he showed me one he had. From that moment i wanted it. Just loved the super design with the Phoenix and obviously the gold! I've got to learn more about the history behind it too. I think he was very reluctant to let it go, but i'm chuffed he did! Here its is, A 30 g (¥100,000) gold proof (PF70) coin commemorating The Enthronement of Emperor Akihito (Heisei). This emperor recently abdicated, the first time an emperor has done so in over 200 years. They are not rare coins, about 100,000 of them in proof, but they are very scarce outside of Japan. Now that the emperor has abdicated they probably hold a bit more historical significance! There's quite a story about the Japanese 20 g gold coin from this era, but maybe @Marc can tell that story in another post!
  4. 38 points
    sg86

    Today I Received.....

    1886-M, 1887-M - The two rarest of all Shieldback sovereigns. Finally have the pair 😍👌
  5. 38 points
    mr1030

    Today I Received.....

    My latest purchase arrived from Heads or Tales, the 30 oz Minotaur. I actually purchased this 55 oz Bastet XL a few months ago, but realized I never posted pics back when I received it. And a pic of the Bastet XL with the 45 oz Anubis XL. 100 oz of silver between the two. I'm a big fan of the silver statues made by Heads or Tales. I've purchased 7 or 8 of them so far. They are pricey on a per oz silver basis, but if you can appreciate them for the artwork rather then the silver bullion value, they are fantastic, and I highly recommend them.
  6. 38 points
    CadmiumGreen

    Today I Received.....

    Finally got some time to get latest received photographed... Huge “Thanks!!” To @silverroller for a magnificent 2008 Gold Sovereign Proof to add to the modern sovereign proof collection. Also “a case of beer” from me for my first ever crypto purchase with @silverroller...a great help in working through the nuances of crypto wallets! Additionally, @silverroller included some surprise silver coins which I didn’t have in my collection...a 1944 Silver Mercury dime, an 1887 Shilling and an 1889 Florin! Top bloke @silverroller!! Adding to the Backyard Bullion collection, a couple 2019 1oz TSF bars and the No. 01, 2019 100g silver BYB Bar! Thank you @BackyardBullion and Mrs. @BackyardBullion for fantastic silver hand pours and top-notch packaging! Also, @BleyerBullion sent me the latest 2019 2 oz Silver Bleyer Poured Owl Bar in partnership with @BackyardBullion and supporting a great cause with The Barn Owl Trust! Lastly, added the latest Royal Mint 2019 A Celebration of Sherlock Holmes 50p Silver Proof Piedfort.
  7. 36 points
    Kookaburracollector

    Today I Received.....

    After what seems to have been a very long wait...my first ever sovereign has arrived.and I like it..a lot !
  8. 35 points
    augur

    Today I Received.....

    A prussian double crown in a rather impressive grade. 1888 is also the three emperor year with Wilhelm I marking the first Emperor to reign this remarkable year.
  9. 35 points
    Frenchie

    Today I Received.....

    I am really fond of South-East Asia culture and architecture. This year the Tiffany Art Serie has highligted Angkor Wat and the Khmer style. I didn't know this serie before and I decided to order this release. This is a real shock as I have never seen such a beautiful coin, way way way above everything I have seen. Thanks to the the "Smartminting" technologie, we are able to get this incredible level of details and reliefs. I have tried my best to highlight the coin and the details, but it was really chalenging as it was not with a macro lens ; I had to shoot in low light to get what I wanted. With this low light, I need a large aperture (that softened the details, and narrowed the depth of field), and higher iso to get a decent speed but creates noise... I have managed to get some macros with my phone and a special macro lens, the pictures are not good, but you can see the incredible level of details, all in a 5 cm diameter. I am hooked by this piece of art and I am pleased to share it with you. I will definitely not flip it ! Grab it at the "low price" while you can if you are interested ...it really worths it Ok, this is not a forum about photography technics so enjoy ☺️
  10. 34 points
    shawy2510

    Today I Received.....

    These 2 arrived today to add to my collection
  11. 33 points
    Jamesd

    Today I Received.....

    Well happy fathers day for all those dads. Wife has been sneaky and between herself and @BackyardBullion Sorted this cool chunk of silver for me😁 Amazing work as always. Thanks buddy👍
  12. 33 points
    richatthecroft

    Today I Received.....

    Late finish at work- but always nice to see the spoils of the last lot of overtime I worked. Thanks @arshimo2012 for the Dragons and @Lea79 for the 2012 Half. More eBay Silver £1 Proof pickups The collection is growing! And two deliveries from the Royal Mint including the fabled Victoria Celebration Sovereign. The Sherlock 50p Silver Proof and the Nations of the Crown £1 Proof (Discount code for 50% off the £1 Proof: DSC182) And the very nice SOTD Sovereign And in my change at the chippy on my way home from work
  13. 32 points
    Tn21

    Today I Received.....

    10oz Scottsdale - from Mrscottsdale (first of a kind for me, such a cool item) 2017 Sov - from onlyroadtoheaven (fantastic price, could have priced it a lot higher so really good of him) Thank you to you both,
  14. 32 points
    CadmiumGreen

    Today I Received.....

    Kind of went on a gold bender, thankfully before the price of gold went up... Huge “Thank you!” to @Pampfan for this beautiful 1987 Gold Sovereign Proof! This completes my minimal date run of 1980-1990 Gold Sovereign Proofs. Also a surprise gift was included...A Franklin Mint, Flags of the United Nations, United Kingdom Sterling Silver Bar. Now for more gold...Received The Royal Mint 2019 Strike on the Day Queen Victoria Celebration Sovereign (with the distinctive mark below the dragon’s head, as seen on others). There is one more arriving from another order placed with @TheCoinConnection! More Sovs!...An 1885-M Young Head Victoria Gold Sovereign. A couple of Gold Half Sovs!...A lovely 1980 Gold Half Sovereign. And an extremely nice 1913 Gold Half Sovereign. Also received some US minted gold...A 1908 $5 Indian Gold Half Eagle. And lastly a stunning beautiful $2.50 Liberty Gold Quarter Eagle! Just love the color toning on this one!
  15. 31 points
    Oldun

    Today I Received.....

    20 x 1/10 Krugerrands plus £75 as part of an exchange for some graded stuff.
  16. 31 points
    Rat

    Today I Received.....

    The postman delivered these beauties to me this morning courtesy of Mr & Mrs @BackyardBullion. A wonderful hand poured earth globe which is just awesome in the hand - the pics do not do it justice. My EU mint group order items including the lovely 2019 valiant and of course the 1oz silver forum bars.
  17. 30 points
    JosephM

    Today I Received.....

    Got today. Thanks @MickD for panda. @morezone for caps. @ChrisSIlver & @BackyardBullion for the prize win. And Bitcoin for the gold
  18. 30 points
    augur

    Today I Received.....

    Some addition to my 0.900 bullion bag
  19. 30 points
    Xander

    Today I Received.....

    Received this lot today.
  20. 29 points
    Oldun

    Today I Received.....

    Bonus pic...busted out of their cages and released into the wild.....
  21. 29 points
    AuricGoldfinger

    Today I Received.....

    Finally joined the H&B crew! What a bargain £672 for 3 😬
  22. 29 points
    JosephM

    Today I Received.....

    Wanted this since 16 years old finally got it.
  23. 29 points
    sixgun

    Today I Received.....

    Picked these up over the weekend from @Heisenberg - really pleased
  24. 28 points
    CoinStruck

    Today I Received.....

    Just received the 1996, 1997 and 1998 proof sovereigns. Bought these from an Australian auction. They look great!
  25. 28 points
    BeeCee

    Today I Received.....

    Managed to get an up to date set of the silver proof Queens Beasts series. The bullion are pretty, but these are absolutely stunning! Thanks to @Lr103 and @TheCoinConnection
  26. 28 points
    Two arrivals today both will of course be graded... 1831 HalfPenny 1821 Sixpence
  27. 28 points
    rob6

    Today I Received.....

    Arrived today. 1st ever coin sent for grading, and what a result! Thanks Numi
  28. 28 points
    Numistacker

    Today I Received.....

    Two arrivals for me which makes a change A lovely 1853 Shield Sovereign and the 200th Anniversary SOTD
  29. 28 points
    USMarine101

    Today I Received.....

    Today I received...two of the 10oz QB Lions. I literally had to sift through hundreds of sold out websites until I found one that had one in stock, after contacting the company and asking if they could send me pictures of the one they had in stock (checking for milk spots), they found they had another one! Bad inventory management turned into a lucky day for me! Excited to add these to my collection.
  30. 28 points
    StackSellRepeat

    Today I Received.....

    Ding Dong 🔥🔥🔥 Been trying to get my hands on one of these for years, finally got it 🙌🙌🙌
  31. 28 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received.....

    Few PAMP silver bars 1kg , 250g and 5oz
  32. 28 points
    Fathallazf

    Today I Received.....

    Finally, received it today!
  33. 27 points
    Goldmick

    Today I Received.....

    Big thanks to @Sovereign love it my first libertad very nice coin.
  34. 27 points
    JunkBond

    Today I Received.....

    1991 half sovereign, third portrait date run now complete. 👍
  35. 27 points
    augur

    Today I Received.....

    Many thanks to @Lr103 who was absolutely amazing in helping me acquire and receive some georgeous coins. This is just a little selection to give you all a little flavour for the London Coin Show, where there will be more than just sovereigns...
  36. 27 points
    JosephM

    Today I Received.....

    Sooo heavyyy @Bullionbilly
  37. 26 points
    USMarine101

    Today I Received.....

    So after a few random ASE's from JM Bullion....I caught the bug and decided to go on a little quest to collect all the dates, so now I have a nice set of BU Silver Eagles from 1986 to present
  38. 26 points
    -My first Netherland Ducat thanks @Quicksand005 -2008 1/4oz proof brit
  39. 26 points
    JosephM

    Today I Received.....

    Back from grading today thanks @Numistacker 😁😁😁
  40. 26 points
    Nick1368

    Today I Received.....

    Today I received this stunning $10 Indian head, it’s such a beautiful coin that I can’t stop looking at it, thank you so much @Cornishfarmer
  41. 26 points
    silenceissilver

    Today I Received.....

    1817 Half Sovereign from @Sovereign. My oldest gold coin now and the only pre-Victorian one. Very pleased with the deal
  42. 26 points
    Bullionbill01

    Today I Received.....

    Couple of 200 year old crowns
  43. 26 points
    FFkook

    Today I Received.....

    I love the way you British people are proud of your country and buy Sovereigns and Britannia's and love them like your dearest. In that same way I am starting my Dutch collection, and after the Lion Dollar Restrikes and a lot of Dutch junk silver, I'm continuing with this beautiful FDC .900 gold 5 and 10 guilders from 1912 and 1897! Wow, I have been saving up a lot the last months, and finally decided to buy these, they are awesome!!!
  44. 25 points
    richatthecroft

    Today I Received.....

    1985 Half- eBay pickup
  45. 25 points
    ilovesilverireallydo

    Today I Received.....

    Picked up two amazing fractionals today. 1/10 penny black( yep is a black colour gold coin) mintage 2015 (needs a bit of a clean) 1/10 2009 Isle of Man Angel Proof Piedfort. Interestingly it’s NOT a 1/10 but 1/5 being twice the weight and thickness of a 1/10. The mint decided to retain the 1/10 denomination, which is really odd lol. Mintage circa 499
  46. 25 points
    mr1030

    Today I Received.....

    Delivered yesterday, 2019 Premium Sovereign Proof Set. Also bought a couple of coins from the LCS. An 1853 $1 Liberty Type 1, and an 1861 $1 Type 3 Indian. I'm only missing the $1 Type 2 and the $3 Indian Princess to complete my U.S. gold type set. And if anyone hasn't examined a $1 gold coins in hand, here is a pic of them next to the tip of a pen for scale to show how small they are. How people back then could have transacted with these without losing them is beyond me.
  47. 25 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received.....

    2000 and 2001 proof sovs 2016 1/4oz proof libertad
  48. 24 points
    Rugbyplayer

    Today I Received.....

    Received this today courtesy of @MrScottsdale The second one of these stunning bars to get added to my ever growing stack!
  49. 24 points
    sg86

    Today I Received.....

    1883-M, not many of these around either and very few in this grade.
  50. 24 points
    NeutronJack

    Today I Received.....

    Mixed date silver Morgan Dollars (AU+) for the years 1888, 1890, 1896-1898, 1900-1902, 1904 and 1921 ... NeutronJack