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daz

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    daz got a reaction from Wolves in Britannia Photo Thread...   
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    daz reacted to Pete in The ridiculousness of doing business in the UK on eBay   
    Obviously suits sellers but as a buyer the GSP charges are horrendous and I refuse to use this service, so sellers are not getting my business for sure.
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    daz reacted to Gildeon in Lunar UK collection gilded   
    For sale is everyone's favorite Lunar series! A series so ugly and becoming worse every year, it's almost sure to receive a cult status and great appreciation (since few will be collecting it...). 😁
    Let alone in a gilded version, I doubt there are many more sick people out there! So you have a unique chance to join this limited (to one...?) club of Luna(r)tics. 🤪
    I prefer to sell as a set and it's priced really competitively at 150€. All coins are in mint condition (didn't care to touch them much tbh...). Will be put on an auction from next week (there must also be weird people outside this forum), so you have to make your move fast. I will even discuss an exchange for bullion stuff.





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    daz reacted to Ozzyguy in World coins & medals   
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    daz got a reaction from sovereignsteve in Why are new 50p pieces so popular?   
    Personally I think the arse will fall out of the 50p and 2 quid coin market , I used to collect them but have given up as the royal mint is pushing out too many designs , some of which are admitidly very nice , (raf ones etc) but the majority of them will never see the light of day in circulation so to me they are just a collectors issue coin.  I think the general public will get bored of keep shelling out for these multiple releases as the price of even the bu's released every year adds up to quite a bit.
     
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    daz got a reaction from Scuzzle in Why are new 50p pieces so popular?   
    Personally I think the arse will fall out of the 50p and 2 quid coin market , I used to collect them but have given up as the royal mint is pushing out too many designs , some of which are admitidly very nice , (raf ones etc) but the majority of them will never see the light of day in circulation so to me they are just a collectors issue coin.  I think the general public will get bored of keep shelling out for these multiple releases as the price of even the bu's released every year adds up to quite a bit.
     
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    daz got a reaction from Zhorro in Why are new 50p pieces so popular?   
    Personally I think the arse will fall out of the 50p and 2 quid coin market , I used to collect them but have given up as the royal mint is pushing out too many designs , some of which are admitidly very nice , (raf ones etc) but the majority of them will never see the light of day in circulation so to me they are just a collectors issue coin.  I think the general public will get bored of keep shelling out for these multiple releases as the price of even the bu's released every year adds up to quite a bit.
     
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    daz reacted to AppleZippoandMetronome in Why are new 50p pieces so popular?   
    I think its the press. The 50p coins have been hyped for so long with examples like the original Kew Gardens constantly being written about. There are also sets like the various olympic ones. The more something is talked about and imprinted on people the more likely it is people will take interest.

    There is also the element that everyone wants to be in on the next big thing. There have been several 50p coins that have done well and again these are widely publicized.
    Other releases just don't have the same kind of buzz created (rightly or wrongly) from history and publicity.
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    daz reacted to StackSellRepeat in FREE LUCKY DIP OF COINS/INGOT   
    GET THEM WHILE THEIR HOT!!
     
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    daz reacted to Gildeon in Anguilla 1967 counterstamps   
    Either you have heard about these coins or not, here is an interesting (and fun) article:
    https://scvhistory.com/scvhistory/lw2422.htm
    Below my first two coins, came back from grading recently.
     

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    daz got a reaction from dicker in ULEZ - Ultra Low Emission Zone   
    People shouldn't be poisoned by the air they breathe but where does the money from this tax go ? Does it go to local health or environment projects ? Does it feck
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    daz reacted to Frost in New 2019 Cameroon Cheetah   
    25.000 Mintage. Would you add it to your stack?
    https://findcoinonline.com/compare-prices/1-oz-2019-cameroon-cheetah-proof-like-silver-bullion-coin-999


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    daz got a reaction from Nick1368 in let's talk Football   
    The draw has also been made for the semis , the winners of the juve and city games WILL meet each other in the semis
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    daz got a reaction from EdNug in Conspiracy theorists are more likely to be criminals and to approve of other forms of anti-social behaviour   
    The daily mail comes no where near Central , it's the most bigotted steaming pile of fear mongering shete you can buy outside of a edl rally.
    I don't know if the op was being sarcastic but no one  that wasn't wearing a ss uniform has ever thought of the daily mail as being socialist and Marxist.
    They used to employ Katie Hopkins as a columnist ffs 
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    daz got a reaction from richatthecroft in Question on cleaning- before I get the wire wool and soap out...   
    Nice set , if it's only the grease you want removed what about a bath in a ultra sonic cleaner with water and a dash of washing up liquid ? It won't remove toning or tarnish but will remove the grease
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    daz reacted to richatthecroft in Question on cleaning- before I get the wire wool and soap out...   
    I recently purchased at a local auction house this 1937 Specimen Set of coins.  Prior to purchase I viewed the set and decided I would have a go at it on the big day. I viewed 2 days prior to the sale.  Although my short term memory is bound to be impaired, I'm the wrong side of 50 years of age, but it is pretty clear having inspected them post purchase, that these coins were handled by other prospective punters, as there are obvious signs, and clearly some people didn't take much care as they fondled them- I would particularly like to thank the man by throttling him,  who clearly decided to have a closer look at the set following his greasy Hot Dog snack he enjoyed in the sale rooms in-house cafe.  Oh the joys of buying at auction.  
    I would like to have this set restored/ conserved. I acknowledge its not a rare set or it have masses of value, but it is a set I would like to cherish for years to come- I will, at some point in the future- and I speak with optimism here- eventually be the proud owner of a 1937 Sovereign set- so this will be a nice companion set.    
    Now many would say, leave them as they are- I'm a great believer in not cleaning coins and in fact in my opinion, there's nothing better than seeing a nicely toned old coin and some coins with nice toning have value added both monetary and aesthetically when a coin presents with a nice patina- but greasy fingerprint residue can in time, cause long lasting damage to a coin that might well be unsightly.
    Now, I could always send to NGC- but I don't wish to grade them and its an expensive option, or I'm sure I could find somewhere in the UK who will do the work or I'm sure there will be a reasonably local coin dealer who will undertake this work.  I'm also more than capable of searching the internet and following instructions so I could have a bash at it myself- the Acetone bath tub has been suggested here before, to clean proof coins up.   
    I'm wondering what Forum members suggest? 
    Or better still- perhaps a Forum member feels confident enough and has experience in restoring coins and would like to undertake this job?  
    I look forward to hearing some suggestions and until such time, I shall put the wire wool and soap away.  Thanks in advance.  


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    daz reacted to BackyardBullion in **MARCH 2019** Group Order from The European Mint   
    UPDATE TIME
    Ever fancied owning a silver depiction of a pox ridden goat like creature with rotating boar tusks?
    Today is your lucky day, because The European Mint has just taken physical delivery of their stock and that means we can included them in this (what will no doubt be) a pretty intensive group order. 
    For the avoidance of doubt....
    It's Yale time!!

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    daz got a reaction from argentmajor in **MARCH 2019** Group Order from The European Mint   
    One thing is sure about 11pm 29th march , it's that I will be very pissed and very sweaty after just having watched the specials live in cologne 😀
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    daz reacted to sovereignsteve in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    Well, as I am the only person who liked the post in question, you are obviously referring to me.
    If you want to criticise me for my opinions, do it directly, without hiding behind replies to other posts or taking cheap shots from the safety of your sales threads.
    My beef is not against genuine sellers who want to run a business, I have done it myself and I understand all that it entails.
    My main criticism is reserved for the RM who sell these hyped up special editions with increasing regularity. They create mass hysteria, jam up their own website and fuel ebay profits. They know they will sell out each edition very quickly so why do they need to supply these coins to the dealers lucky enough to be on some preferred dealer list?
    It is farcical that some of these dealers are selling them at inflated, gouged prices even before the RM has sold out!
    Traditionally, dealers sell aftermarket coins at the market rate; it's a time honoured way of making a profit. They also sell new products at retail price. If they want to give up some of their dealer margin and offer these coins at a small discount, then fair enough.
    However, to use their privileged position as some kind of preferred dealer to gouge prices and make extortionate profits is wrong IMO and the RM shouldn't allow it.
    In many industries, the manufacturer exerts extensive control over their retailers to prevent this sort of profiteering and also to prevent heavy discounting.
    The Royal Mint should do the same.
     
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    daz reacted to KDave in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    Using the forum as the platform for the old hype and gouge.
    "Look I have some coins left, only 100 quid more than they sold at mint if you are quick!". 
    You say it's just business. Fair enough, at long as people know what's going on should they chose to pay such prices. Banning people for pointing out these practices doesn't do you or the forum any favours. Arguably neither does the practice.
    We used to tell people to wait for things to die down and pick one up later at a discount, especially these mint offerings. 
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    daz reacted to Tn21 in Help from German members .   
    Always looks like a crazy atmosphere when Dortmund play, their fans are always up for it
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    daz got a reaction from MickD in **MARCH 2019** Group Order from The European Mint   
    One thing is sure about 11pm 29th march , it's that I will be very pissed and very sweaty after just having watched the specials live in cologne 😀
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    daz got a reaction from BackyardBullion in **MARCH 2019** Group Order from The European Mint   
    One thing is sure about 11pm 29th march , it's that I will be very pissed and very sweaty after just having watched the specials live in cologne 😀
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    daz reacted to KDave in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    They minted it in copper? What are the other two, one silver one cupro nickle?