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Murph

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    Murph got a reaction from ShaolinStacker in How to clean Gold   
    Afaik the somalia 1 oz gold coin is only available in BU so how could they label it as proof?
    I find it hard to believe they sometimes grade bu coins as proofs considering proofs are usually what is often referred to as cameo now.  It's not like older coins where there was less difference between proof and normal strikes.  Mints usually don't strike proofs and proof like coins in the same issue and weight.
    Of course perhaps graders don't pay as much attention to modern coins and the US graders can be quite poor when it comes to non US coins misidentifying coins more often than you'd expect for a service you're paying for.
     
    Cleaning and polishing coins doesn't work in general because even though you could use a power tool and a polishing powder down to say 30k diamond paste you can never polish the whole surface to the same standard so there will be differences when looked at under magnification.  In between or close to letters for example compared to the main field.
    As previously stated the pelican example is a labelling error and is listed as mint state on the database page itself.  Anyone looking it up to see how many there are or wondering why this seems to be an otherwise unknown issue will see it is a MS coin and I'd think they would relabel it for free since they made the error.
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    Murph got a reaction from Notafront4adragon in Does it bother you in the U.K. that the queen is on coins?   
    I take it all the bold text is your interpretation and the actual quote is the short normal text that doesn’t say anything like you have elaborated?
    Strange that you have decided to embolden your own words and not the actual bible quotations.  I’d have thought you’d do the opposite as it seems a little prideful to do the opposite to me.
     
    Not that I could care less since there are so many contradictions, as shown above, and immoral things in the bible that even if I thought it true I wouldn’t agree with it.
     
    As for the lion and not buying a coin with it on because it symbolises the antichrist what about Genesis 49:9 where Judah is referred to as a lion or revelation 5 where the Lion of Judah is again mentioned but in reference to Jesus supposedly when conquering and opening the seals?
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    Murph got a reaction from goldmember44 in Does it bother you in the U.K. that the queen is on coins?   
    I don’t think many have ever cared about the royals in Scotland tbh.  When my mother first came here from Australia and heard the royal yacht was docking for the queen to transfer to a train to balmoral she sped down to the nearby docks.  Stopping to ask a few people where they were docking.  Most looked at her in bewilderment and not one could answer, even a harbour board employee.  None of them cared.
     
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    Murph got a reaction from Shep in Does it bother you in the U.K. that the queen is on coins?   
    I take it all the bold text is your interpretation and the actual quote is the short normal text that doesn’t say anything like you have elaborated?
    Strange that you have decided to embolden your own words and not the actual bible quotations.  I’d have thought you’d do the opposite as it seems a little prideful to do the opposite to me.
     
    Not that I could care less since there are so many contradictions, as shown above, and immoral things in the bible that even if I thought it true I wouldn’t agree with it.
     
    As for the lion and not buying a coin with it on because it symbolises the antichrist what about Genesis 49:9 where Judah is referred to as a lion or revelation 5 where the Lion of Judah is again mentioned but in reference to Jesus supposedly when conquering and opening the seals?
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    Murph got a reaction from goldmember44 in 2020 Una and the Lion   
    Of course the coin was almost 100 years old in 1938 already and you are comparing a newly minted coin.
    I think the young head victoria is much nicer as well.
    Weren't there variations in the victorian one as well dirige, dirigit, plain edge and others?
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    Murph got a reaction from Bullionaire in Children as young as SIX are to be given compulsory self-touching lessons   
    Funny how the OP is always harping on about everything the media tells us being lies and yet swallows this hook, line and sinker with no skepticism at all.
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    Murph got a reaction from Derv in Are the Banks in TROUBLE!! or just damn GREEDY!?   
    They used to teach arithmetic in schools and you learned basics about interest rates, how much a loan would cost you etc,   Nothing very complex but at least it would help those people who just seem to ignore interest rates completely.  Of course you weren't allowed a calculator but were given log tables.
    When did they stop teaching this in schools?  Don't children learn this in maths classes now?
     
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    Murph got a reaction from Notafront4adragon in Viking-Saxon gold 'Stolen'   
    I don't see any blindspot.  I see your creative editing making it look as though I have contradicted myself either through not reading, comprehending or dishonesty.  I said in science nothing  is known 100% unlike creationists/religion where people say what they believe is 100% known because it is handed down from a perfect creator who can make no mistakes.
    I'm not going to reply again because discourse with people who believe almost every conspiracy theory they are introduced to is a complete waste of time, especially if they make up things you haven't said to argue against.
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    Murph got a reaction from Notafront4adragon in Viking-Saxon gold 'Stolen'   
    Evolution is far from a hypothesis and show me where people in the field say there 'must' be dark matter.  It's a placeholder name for something  that is used because of observed effects.  No physicist would say there 'must' be anything and that's certainly not the way it was taught at university when I was there.  Nothing is a must be or known for sure.  Unlike creationism or religion everything is tentative and based on probabilities with fine tuning and changes happening constantly.
    Dark matter isn't theorised purely from mathematical models.  Gravitational lensing has been observed which appears to be due to what is called dark matter.  The motion of galaxies appear to suggest there is dark matter.  This isn't something I've studied but I believe there are a number of other observations which point to dark matter (or unobservable mass).
    https://www.nasa.gov/home/hqnews/2006/aug/HQ_06297_CHANDRA_Dark_Matter.html
     
    It could be our ideas about gravity are incomplete and this would explain dark matter but until someone comes up with a new theory of gravity that explains this without introducing even more problems or that can be tested, I'm sure people will just continue working to discover what exactly dark matter is.
     
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    Murph got a reaction from kimchi in Viking-Saxon gold 'Stolen'   
    Even if they took every penny I owned I wouldn't want or expect them to be sentenced to many years in prison and they wouldn't be.
    Funny how when someone actually breaks into poor Mrs X's house and takes a considerable amount of her property they often get off without a prison sentence yet if they take something from an aristocrat or rich person that they didn't even know they had they get such a harsh sentence.
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    Murph reacted to KDave in Viking-Saxon gold 'Stolen'   
    I love museums, numismatic displays especially, yet I find the sentence here disgusting. The courts are saying its less of a problem to kill people or touch kids than to take something that no one knew was there in the first place. We each have a different hierarchy when it comes to morality I think and will just have to disagree. My main take away from this is a reaffirmation that the UK justice system is broken and perhaps that it is a reflection of society. 
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    Murph got a reaction from RoslandGold in How do I get this coin graded, is it worth it?   
    Yes, since that is the coin the op posted asking about.  I wouldn’t comment on brand new coins when afaik they asked about a 10 dollar Indian head.
    obviously when it comes to new coins you can usually purchase them untouched, although there is no guarantee of that with bullion.
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    Murph got a reaction from dicker in How do I get this coin graded, is it worth it?   
    I wouldn't worry too much about touching it with your fingers as I doubt you'll ever see one that has never been handled.  Maybe if you're very lucky/rich or find a proof that has never been touched.
    You might find an uncirculated one that hasn't had much handling as someone put it away instead of handing in their gold
    I guess it's down to personal choice as some people will pay more for a graded coin.  I wouldn't and it's not a rare coin but it might make some people more confident about buying it.
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    Murph got a reaction from MetalMandible in How do I get this coin graded, is it worth it?   
    I wouldn't worry too much about touching it with your fingers as I doubt you'll ever see one that has never been handled.  Maybe if you're very lucky/rich or find a proof that has never been touched.
    You might find an uncirculated one that hasn't had much handling as someone put it away instead of handing in their gold
    I guess it's down to personal choice as some people will pay more for a graded coin.  I wouldn't and it's not a rare coin but it might make some people more confident about buying it.
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    Murph got a reaction from RoslandGold in How do I get this coin graded, is it worth it?   
    I wouldn't worry too much about touching it with your fingers as I doubt you'll ever see one that has never been handled.  Maybe if you're very lucky/rich or find a proof that has never been touched.
    You might find an uncirculated one that hasn't had much handling as someone put it away instead of handing in their gold
    I guess it's down to personal choice as some people will pay more for a graded coin.  I wouldn't and it's not a rare coin but it might make some people more confident about buying it.
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    Murph got a reaction from Fastnick in Silver after brexit   
    Hang on a minute, Lads.
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    Murph got a reaction from RacerCool in Silver after brexit   
    Hang on a minute, Lads.
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    Murph got a reaction from TonyS in Silver after brexit   
    People would pay for that sort of thing.
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    Murph got a reaction from Argentknight in Gold below melt   
    I prebid on some ottoman gold coins the other night but someone grabbed them just below spot when the auction was live by outbidding me by one bid.
    I did intend to watch the live auction so I could bid again if needed but missed them.  
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    Murph got a reaction from Pipers in GOLD DEALS - (UK & Europe) See a deal, post it here   
    When I was a lad...
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    Murph got a reaction from Derv in GOLD DEALS - (UK & Europe) See a deal, post it here   
    When I was a lad...
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    Murph got a reaction from Stu66 in Buying from the US in the UK   
    Yes, you'll be hit with charges to cover VAT through GSP even though there isn't any VAT due.  You could try contacting them but I haven't had any luck getting a reply or heard of anyone getting the charges dropped.
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    Murph got a reaction from MikeG1978 in Morgan Dollars   
    Lol, I saw boards and I was asking myself what on earth is a board of dollars. 
     
    I like the Barber coins and the seated liberty coins but good luck finding them in good condition and at a reasonable price.  So many of them seem very badly worn.
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    Murph got a reaction from SILVERFINGER in Iranian silver coin identification?   
    That's what makes it even better, the fact you just speak to thin air and the phone converts it to text.  Some people still give you strange looks in this day and age.  
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    Murph reacted to sixgun in New European Mint Group Orders - OPEN NOW!!!   
    Trade deals and VAT on silver are unrelated. However fantastic the trade deal, HMRC will still apply VAT.