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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. 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!
  4. 41 points
    MikeG1978

    Today I Received.....

    Had these lovely sets of proof libertads turn up today 😍 possibly start of an addiction they are stunning
  5. 39 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received.....

    1oz Reverse Proof Buffalo thanks @morezone 2002 back from grading thanks @Numistacker
  6. 38 points
    sg86

    Today I Received.....

    1886-M, 1887-M - The two rarest of all Shieldback sovereigns. Finally have the pair 😍👌
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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!
  11. 36 points
    Tn21

    Today I Received.....

    Gold standard coin from richatthecroft Thank you
  12. 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. 😁😁😁
  13. 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
  14. 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 !
  15. 35 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received.....

    2017 5 coin proof set
  16. 35 points
    MoralHazard

    Today I Received.....

    Received my proof Libertad set from year 2006 that I bought from estate sale for melt value.
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  19. 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 ☺️
  20. 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
  21. 35 points
    ZatStackz

    Today I Received.....

    Got the latest 10 oz Queens Beast recently and added it to my box. I'm halfway through!
  22. 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!
  23. 34 points
    shawy2510

    Today I Received.....

    These 2 arrived today to add to my collection
  24. 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
  25. 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👍
  26. 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
  27. 32 points
    vand

    Pep talk: don't sell your PM now

    A plea to you all: sit on your hands. We stand on the breakout of what will very likely be one of the greatest bull markets of our lifetime. Think about what has happened over the last 10 years: unprecedented level of stimulus into a monetary system that is no longer fit for purpose. This is much worse than the abuse of the system that drove the prior PM bull markets of 1971-1980 and 1999-2011. The fallout from this crazy experiment will drive the price of gold by similar factors over the next decade, just as it did during the previous bull markets. Bull markets always run longer and further than nearly all their early adopters think is possible. PMs will be valued many multiples higher in the years to come. Scoot on over to a "mainstream" investment site like MrMoneyMustache or MoneysavingExpert and gold doesn't even figure on the radar. They are ALL about passive index funds and chasing the stock market. They worship VTSAX. If you are lucky you might find someone holding 20% bonds. They won't even look at gold until it has at least doubled from current levels, and even then they will be some of the earlier adopters. There will come a time to sell your PMs and buy something that is better value, but that time is still years away. It will be when everyone thinks it is a good time to be overweight on gold, when Dow/Gold is somewhere between a half to a quarter of its current level.
  28. 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...
  29. 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.
  30. 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
  31. 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,
  32. 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!
  33. 31 points
    firestacker

    Today I Received.....

    Today I received the lovely 1oz gold queen's beast lion coin from @Goldmick I included the 2oz silver and 1oz platinum queen's beast for size comparison.
  34. 31 points
    richatthecroft

    Today I Received.....

    Satisfying my appetite for Libertads further, and doing my spreadsheet no favours at all, I managed to pick these little beauties up. The 1992 & ‘94 sets are toning nicely in true ‘treasure coin’ fashion. It’s going to be an effort getting off my backside to do any jobs my wife has left me to do this afternoon- even the potential wrath of an angry women might not prevent me squandering the remainder of the afternoon ogling them.
  35. 31 points
    Coolsmp

    Today I Received.....

    Recieved today. Some awesome ten ozer's and a few little one ozers. The stack keeps growing!
  36. 31 points
    CoinStruck

    Today I Received.....

    Just received the 1996, 1997 and 1998 proof sovereigns. Bought these from an Australian auction. They look great!
  37. 31 points
    Oldun

    Today I Received.....

    20 x 1/10 Krugerrands plus £75 as part of an exchange for some graded stuff.
  38. 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.
  39. 31 points
    Nick1368

    Today I Received.....

    Today I received this beautiful Iranian 2000 Rials coin courtesy of @Marc which means a lot more than just a gold coin to me. absolutly in love.
  40. 30 points
    Sovereign

    Today I Received.....

    1911 proof sovereign NGC PF65+ UC hard to find in UC or DCAM Grade only 6 graded by NGC
  41. 30 points
    ilovesilverireallydo

    Today I Received.....

    Not been shirking my silver duties... Added this kilo fortuna with a low “C” today. Monster beauty 💖
  42. 30 points
    ilovesilverireallydo

    Today I Received.....

    I know it feels I have been ignoring Silver, but it ain’t true. Just not been posting much of it. Here is a recent stack of bars, such an interesting mix. Top line is a range of 100gm bars. And a shot of the bars case full enough so dropped it off at the safety box
  43. 30 points
    augur

    Today I Received.....

    Some addition to my 0.900 bullion bag
  44. 30 points
    Xander

    Today I Received.....

    Received this lot today.
  45. 30 points
    richatthecroft

    Today I Received.....

    I waited with all the impatience of an expectant father for these fantastic Libertads to arrive from Belgium- and only had to wait a short while! Thanks to@PolarPanda for sending them safely and securely. I now have knocking on 90oz of Silver Libertads from the 2017 year date.
  46. 29 points
    AgD

    Today I Received.....

    Home from work to open this cracking 1874 die number 50 half sovereign from @MikeSol
  47. 29 points
    Oldun

    Today I Received.....

    Bonus pic...busted out of their cages and released into the wild.....
  48. 29 points
    JosephM

    Today I Received.....

    Wanted this since 16 years old finally got it.
  49. 29 points
    sixgun

    Today I Received.....

    Picked these up over the weekend from @Heisenberg - really pleased
  50. 29 points
    Went a fair bit overboard First gold QB for me, and a stack of shields, LMUs, 1/10krug and a 10 korona