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Everything posted by UraaniBarbaari

  1. It's actually new to me they offer insured shipping for metals these days. Been a while since I last posted outside Finland and then it was mentioned in their terms, if I remember correctly, that sending metals is not allowed. I just sent registered mail knowing I will take a beating if something goes wrong. Can imagine the 'new' insured service being expensive since these guys take something like 20-25€ for insured delivery within Finland, so perhaps 2-3 times that. I think DHL did not insure metals last time I checked. I will also be interested to hear what the Posti guys say and what the price is so please keep us updated.
  2. 1959 You can say a lot about mexicans but they sure know how to make awesome coins ?
  3. Various pickups have been popping up lately. Really like the britannia set. That cal fractional is tiniest thing I´ve ever seen. Pretty cool but probably not for me so might pass that on. 1887 half sov Russian st george 1oz silver
  4. Good Day. thanks @Numistacker + an auction pickup 1987 1/10 Oz
  5. Bought this set to grade the panda and sell the rest but it would be actually quite nice to leave it like it is. Nice display
  6. Absolutely, gold is better in many ways imo. But why you rarely see spotting on Perth Mint coins? Something in their process obviously that produces better quality.
  7. ok, interesting. Would asetone dissolve the silver chloride?
  8. I saw few particles with Fe, Cr, Ni and Cu ( so stainless steel from the press) but didn´t record the assays and don´t remember if they had any Cd. I think Cd was present in small amounts only in one assay. It seems to give false peaks close to silver peaks so an artifact in those EDS images? If the white hazing is just oxidized Ag then how would you be able to "deoxidize" it?
  9. Thank You Pete! It´s pretty cool what you are able to see just after few hours of research. There would be much more to see and say about this, but I´ll likely have very little time to take this much further. What I will do at least is that I´ll get a neat Perth Mint coin to have some data to compare. Also if I get a chance I will produce some "element maps" to show the distribution of different elements. If it works it should show the textures pretty nicely. lol, thanks Steve!
  10. Hello, Spent few hours yesterday evening after work looking at the white spotting in more detail. Please have a look if you are interested - I think it´s pretty cool. I´m no chemist and don´t quite understand the process so perhaps there is someone here who can comment more in depth. There should be link to the full PowerPoint at the end of this post. The ppt is pretty quickly put together. Milk_spots.pptx
  11. yeah the pictures are always tuff- looks perfect in hand
  12. I don`t think there is anything to be concerned about @Cornishfarmer
  13. Few More for slabbing.too bad the half ozer has got some hairlines on the back. Overpaid but will still grade it. 2003 looks flawless.
  14. I really like AUG. Ticks all the boxes for me. Huge drilling campaing for this year with goldcorp backing up. Wish it would come down but seems to be holding on well. GQC is also one with good exploration potential + solid deposit with PFS. Good value right now imo, lower than agnico Eagles entry price.