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  1. 53 points
    sg86

    Today I Received.....

    What a coin.... 🤗😍 1853 Proof, nothing much more to say but wow! I suspect many don't even know this rarity even exists, very very few in existence now. Pictures (especially from phone) don't do it any justice, so I will do a 4k video at some point so others can enjoy it
  2. 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!!
  3. 45 points
    Mr Fedex has just delivered this from Greece. Thanks SvCollector
  4. 44 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!
  5. 41 points
    MikeG1978

    Today I Received.....

    Had these lovely sets of proof libertads turn up today 😍 possibly start of an addiction they are stunning
  6. 41 points
    Abyss

    Full Stack / Full Collection Photos

    Recently come back from India and emptied a safety deposit box in India while I was there (no longer required). Managed to bring back into UK fair amount of gold without being questioned by customs. Visited Saint James in Manchester today to deposit some items and took opportunity photograph the family entire gold stack: A lot gold held in the form of Indian jewellery I have no idea how many oz gold is in jewellery form and 18 to 22 carat gold with some items having real diamonds. Best part of the gold stack Queens Beast bullion coins. Six months stacking fortunate picked up most of the stack when spot prices much lower. Most of the jewellery purchased by my late dad when gold spot prices $250 oz. Hand poured silver by BYB adding Tetris and Puzzle set to this collection 10 oz coins have 50 of them Proof Sets Coins in capsules Rwanda Series Miscellaneous 2 oz Queens Beast Gold stack 60 oz unknown quantity gold jewellery. Silver stack 1,400 oz.
  7. 39 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received.....

    1oz Reverse Proof Buffalo thanks @morezone 2002 back from grading thanks @Numistacker
  8. 39 points
    Goldmick

    Today I Received.....

    My dream coin has just come. Ive wanted this for ages its a nice coin. I love it cost a bit but its a keeper for a few years. My best sovereign so far i think. Could have bought 10 sovereign.s for the price but ive done it now. So just pure bullion for a while lol.
  9. 38 points
    sg86

    Today I Received.....

    1886-M, 1887-M - The two rarest of all Shieldback sovereigns. Finally have the pair 😍👌
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 37 points
    FrozenMojito

    Today I Received.....

    Today (well, yesterday) I received two boxes of silver building blocks. There are six 1oz blocks in each tobacco-tin style box. They are branded Monarch Precious Metals- I have seen them mentioned on this site before. As a lifelong fan of Lego, I was slightly disappointed to discover that the silver blocks are a bit smaller than a classic 2x4 studs Lego brick, so they can't interlock with Lego, but they are fun to stack with anyway (they interlock with each other just fine) and I am sure I will never run out of ways to stack them: two 2x4 Lego bricks can be connected together in 24 ways; with three bricks there are 1060 ways; with six bricks there are 915,103,765 ways and the number of combinations of 12 bricks is (currently) incalculable. Here are a few pictures of the bricks and their discovery by Benny's Space Squad (characters from the recent Lego Movie 2) and their attempt to make off with the bricks before being caught- a tense moment ensues before everyone decides to make friends and that everything is awesome...
  13. 37 points
    richatthecroft

    Today I Received.....

    Is it possible that collecting gets any better than this? Thanks @Marc. And thank you @Tonyb959 for the Britannia set and @MikeSol for the Libs, Dimes, Dollar & Guinea
  14. 36 points
    SovTracker

    Today I Received.....

    Not all "Received Today" but seen for the first time together today... now on the way back to the Bank. Apologies for the quality of the pictures (taken by hand with my Mobile) that don't do the coins justice. Any marks you think you might see are on the plastic cases as the coins are 100%. I've also got all the Boxes and Certificates for all of these coins. If anyone has either a 1979 Proof or 1996 Proof Full Sovereign that they no longer need that they feel would Grade as a perfect 70 (or if you have one already graded 70) please get in touch as that would help me complete my 1979 to 2019 date run all in Proof 70 Grade. All of my set are PCGS except for 2 which I will get Crossed Over to PCGS.
  15. 36 points
    *tada*

    Today I Received.....

    Finally got a chance to buy this set from the bay... sending to PCGS for grading shortly. So excited!
  16. 36 points
    Tn21

    Today I Received.....

    Gold standard coin from richatthecroft Thank you
  17. 36 points
    silversurf

    Today I Received.....

    Freshly back from the graders, the jewels in my 2005 collection. 3 x 70 and consecutive grading numbers. Chances of it happening again, slim to say the least. Thanks @Numistacker. 😁😁😁
  18. 36 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
  19. 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 !
  20. 36 points
    StackSellRepeat

    Today I Received.....

    Ding Dong, Say hello to my comrades, Who have come all the way from Mother Russia 👏👏👏👏
  21. 36 points
    My gruffalos arrived too..They seem to be attracting the attention of another Gruffalo type creature..(My daughters African Pygmy Hedgehog)! Cheeky looking chap..
  22. 35 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received.....

    2017 5 coin proof set
  23. 35 points
    MoralHazard

    Today I Received.....

    Received my proof Libertad set from year 2006 that I bought from estate sale for melt value.
  24. 35 points
    augur

    Today I Received.....

    ... a 1975 soviet Chervonetz (Червонец) or red gold from @Quicksand005 which allows me to create a little triplet or mini date run. I now must wonder if my 1977 was one of the first struck as it has no discernible lustre or is mimicking the modern bullion sovereign look.
  25. 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.
  26. 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 ☺️
  27. 35 points
    ilovesilverireallydo

    Today I Received.....

    Got my massive 2110gm (67.8 oz) delivery of @StackerQueen hand poured Marvel and DC Characters. I love how raw they are. All hallmarked too
  28. 35 points
    ZatStackz

    Today I Received.....

    Got the latest 10 oz Queens Beast recently and added it to my box. I'm halfway through!
  29. 35 points
    h103efa

    Today I Received.....

    Added to the Yale to my beast 1/4 oz bullion collection.
  30. 34 points
    CadmiumGreen

    Today I Received.....

    And back from more work travel with the latest received. Primary theme here is old gold...went with some Numismatic varieties given the rise in gold prices. A great pick up from @gold. He is an excellent seller of this, I would go as far to say, almost EF 1818 George III Gold Half Sovereign, at a very reasonable price. Also, a VF 1793 George III Gold Spade Guinea. This is my first Guinea and I am really enjoying these old milled coins. Coming back to the twentieth century, a beautiful lucky dip 1979 Gold Sovereign BU. And we also received a gorgeous 1997 1/4 oz Gold Britannia Proof. Lastly, picked up five of the latest 2019 China 1 oz Silver Long-Whiskered Dragon Dollar Restrike (PU)...one of which is already spoken for by @kewlbeenz!
  31. 34 points
    shawy2510

    Today I Received.....

    These 2 arrived today to add to my collection
  32. 34 points
    CadmiumGreen

    Today I Received.....

    Speechless...
  33. 33 points
    Goldfever

    Today I Received.....

    Isn't it fun when a bunch of your purchases arrive at the same time Big thanks to @BackyardBullion @SilverTrader @arshimo2012 & @Sparrowlegs4
  34. 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👍
  35. 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
  36. 33 points
    Frenchie

    Today I Received.....

    I received today the long awaited "Hephaestus" , third coin in the "Gods" serie from mint of Poland
  37. 33 points
    Numistacker

    Today I Received.....

    A bumper day today with some amazing items. I have been buying less but more if you see what I mean. Not a massive weight of gold but what value for the future..
  38. 33 points
    SVcollector

    Today I Received.....

    1841 Victoria gold sovereign legendary coin i always wanted this coin as a sovereign collector and i think i found a nice one. only 125.000 were minted.
  39. 33 points
    h103efa

    Today I Received.....

    Received all seven of my graded coins from @Numistacker, thank you very much for all your help and advice with that process. I'm pretty chuffed with all the grades i achieved. Cant even complain about my undated 20p, at least its genuine! Here they are with a few other graded coins I already had in hand. Still absolutely loving my Gold Dragon & Phoenix! I think thats it for my coin purchases until......... tomorrow! - One more stunning beauty to collect!
  40. 33 points
    silversurf

    Today I Received.....

    Just lovely, my first Double Sovereign...
  41. 32 points
    Received these little gems today, not a bad grading result from the same set! Would consider a straight trade for an Aston Martin...
  42. 32 points
    sg86

    Today I Received.....

    1839 Proof Shield - PR63 DCAM This is a lovely coin, and I believe the rarer alignment from the una set.
  43. 32 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
  44. 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,
  45. 32 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received.....

    5oz pamp silver bar to join the collection.. building up nicely 👍
  46. 32 points
    BackyardBullion

    Hand Poured 999 Gold is a go!

    So, this week I have been subtly sharing some black and white photos of a very pretty bar. That is because the colour is not your usual white metal! Courtesy of @Lr103 I have been experimenting with pouring gold! A video of the whole experience will be out tomorrow and I will share it with you all here. Here is the very first attempt.... Not so good, so I chopped it up and tried again! And here is the bar fresh from the furnace.... My leaf stamp compliments the ripples perfectly! 2.24 oz of 999+ gold! We have sent it up to the Edinburgh Assay Office for hallmarking (likely done by laser!) And here is a companion bar made to be the same size....but because it is silver it is about half the weight! Thank you to @Lr103 for putting your faith (and money!) in my skills, I am truly humbled! I also have the gold pouring bug....so watch this space..... If only gold wasn't so damn expensive!
  47. 32 points
    Pampfan

    Today I Received.....

    Today I received an amazing 250 gram pamp Rosa bar.
  48. 32 points
    Skelator88

    Today I Received.....

    Made a five piece today PF70
  49. 32 points
    richatthecroft

    Today I Received.....

    Yankee Doodle Doo...Amigo. Thanks to @Quicksand005 for the Bullion $5. A trip to my local coin shop this afternoon led to two more of these little $5 Dollar Gold gems coming home with me, along with their Silver (and Cupronickel) Brothers and gatecrashing is the long lost Mexican Uncle.
  50. 32 points
    StackSellRepeat

    Today I Received.....

    Finally it arrived today RM didn't disappoint, happy customer here 👍 Pictures don’t do justice, Might need another 5 oz 😋