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  1. sg86

    Sovereign Errors, Overdates and Varieties

    Nice new error, there was an example in the Bentley collection with an A/V and Roman I but this just has the Roman I Also to note this variety has the number Zero (0) for O in date which is also the scarcer variation in my experience 1860 - Roman I for 1 in date
  2. I'll see if I can get a clean outline type of St George then and see what it looks like!
  3. No I don't, hadn't considered it but will collect them going forward and do that for those who utilise the census database
  4. Weird question I know but i'm looking for some inspiration for an icon related to a Sovereign. Any suggestions on the first thing that would pop into your head? Of course the shield in the royal coat of arms is a great one, but a little too details for my needs! Think Favicon size
  5. Everyone is welcome to shout at me, but I only purchase slabbed coins so that I know 90% of the time I'll be getting the grade or one either side (to improve on what I already have). I then break the slab and put into my collection I have too many coins to store them in slabs, this is one of the primary reasons for doing the above. I keep very valuable coins (5-10k+) in their slabs if bought in one.
  6. sg86

    Today I Received.....

    1887-M shield, as anyone who has tried to find one knows they are very rare! If anyone has an 1886-M they would want to trade PM me
  7. sg86

    Sovereign Errors, Overdates and Varieties

    Yes I've got most and 100s of others not recorded but my point was really that it's down to whoever recorded it and what they assumed it was There has been quite a few examples of errors recorded as something that were later proved to be something else, or recorded as something (like this one) just because there was no other fit for it. I would have to record this as A/V for lack of anything else, but if this isn't the same error as someone else recorded then it gets a bit messy! This coin is nothing like the A/V that's in the Bentley collection for example.
  8. sg86

    Sovereign Errors, Overdates and Varieties

    The problem with some of the recorded coins is there aren't any examples around so this may well be what Marsh recorded as an A/V but it's an awful correction if so!
  9. Hi, just wondering if anyone has a reasonably recent edition of this they wanted to move on?
  10. sg86

    Sovereign Errors, Overdates and Varieties

    So what about this one?! 🤔 I literally can't even hazard a guess with this, never seen anything like it before. The coin is an 1853 shield.
  11. When I said poor scales I meant they must be way out of calibration but seems not too far off. Final results are: Real - 8.01g, 0.47 in water and 17.042 SG Fake - 8.04g, 0.48 in water and 16.75 SG I did the test with a. 999 1oz britannia and it came back 19.11 SG I weighed 20+ sovs on the scales and they ranged from. 7.93 to 8.05, the britannia was also 31.35 End result is that its likely 20ct, so not far off, anyone think this could be majorly wrong or I'm missing something?
  12. So I need new scales, they should be arriving today! but current findings are: Real Sov: Weight - 8.1g Weight in water - 0.4g SG - 20.25 Fake Sov: Weight - 8.2g Weight in water - 0.5g SG - 16.4 Based on the table below and my dodgy scales I'd say it could be 18ct, will only have a much better idea when I can get 0.01 weights and accurate!
  13. Useful thanks, I think it's silver so will do the test tonight and report back
  14. Yea i have no doubt they exist, I've had a few that were 22ct confirmed by HGM some time ago However the XRF machine he mentioned I got a quote for as i say at 12k so no good, is specific gravity accurate enough in that will it reveal what metal is it?
  15. Take a look at the pictures of two 1920-P sovereigns, one fake and one genuine, an ok copy. From what I've read a lot of the better copies actually have a high gold content, almost 22ct. Is there anyway I can test this at home? The dims are fine and the weight 😲 Looking at some of the amazing copies on @drakesterling 's website it makes me want to check more closely in future!