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MickB

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    MickB got a reaction from RisinSun in Sovereigns........old vs new.   
    Hatton Garden Metals charge for delivery whereas Sharp Pixley post for free, which works out cheaper overall. If you're visiting London then Hatton Gardens would be cheaper if buying over the counter but Sharps Pixley also price match.
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    MickB reacted to CosmikDebris in Today I Received   
    Recent acquisitions from Baird & Co and Hatton Garden Metals. 

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    MickB reacted to Lindeman in Today I Received   
    As a Fathers Day gift today: Marsh “The Gold Sovereign” 😊
    what a great book - don’t know how I have survived so long without Marsh...Now i dont have to Google up the branch mintages! 

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    MickB reacted to Lindeman in Today I Received   
    I admit - I succumbed to the collector gene: a 2018 proof Rwanda Nautical ounce, HMS Endeavour.  
    Nice coin though! 


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    MickB reacted to silversurf in Today I Received   
    Something big and shiny arrived this morning. It's not something I normally collect but I think the design is one of the prettiest around so I couldn't resist when I saw this. 

     
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    MickB reacted to SILVERFINGER in Worst-looking 1oz gold coins   
    wtf is this one, it looks like a boiled cows haemmoroid, I thought it was Les Dawson in drag.
     

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    MickB got a reaction from kimchi in Fake silver eagle from eBay.   
    Well if it helps new collectors who are new to the forum be more wary then it's worth posting. There are sharks out there who hope they can get away with ripping people off and they probably hope no one mentions what they're doing.
    Give it a few more years when silver goes higher and someone wants to sell their coins for the higher price, only to find it's all worthless. I bet they'd wish they had an idea what to look out for earlier.
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    MickB got a reaction from kimchi in Fake silver eagle from eBay.   
    I couldn't leave any negative feedback as I opened a dispute and then eBay withdrew the coin from my purchases list. eBay protecting his and their reputation but he'll carry on because of this.
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    MickB reacted to SILVERFINGER in Fake silver eagle from eBay.   
    I wonder how many collectors (who have been collecting a long time) have been ripped off, past and present, and are just to proud or embarrased to come out and tell their story like you have, I read parts of this forum over and over before joining and buying my first silver purchase and it helped me immensely and stopped me buying something wrong, I have bought many a wrong item of militaria especially when first collecting, even now I have been close to being fooled sometimes after 30 odd years of collecting, often I am looking for the harder to fake things that I can miss the obvious, always remember what man can make, man can fake.
    I will never call anyone brave enough to come out and share their mistakes or bad experiences, we can all learn from them or at least get a refresher course.
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    MickB got a reaction from RisinSun in Sovereigns........old vs new.   
    Hatton Garden Metals charge for delivery whereas Sharp Pixley post for free, which works out cheaper overall. If you're visiting London then Hatton Gardens would be cheaper if buying over the counter but Sharps Pixley also price match.
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    MickB reacted to JunkBond in Today I bought.....   
    Done the deal on an 1852 half sov this morning. It did not sell on ebay so did some negotiating.
     The seller is local and will deliver monday.
    Not the best but cheap as early YHs go.
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    MickB got a reaction from augur in Today I bought.....   
    Just bought a George V sovereign from Sharps Pixley and 3 x silver Bitcoin rounds from Arshi.
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    MickB reacted to shawy2510 in Today I bought.....   
    Just ordered a 2005 Half Sovereign NGC PF70
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    MickB got a reaction from augur in Today I bought.....   
    Just bought a George V sovereign from Sharps Pixley and 3 x silver Bitcoin rounds from Arshi.
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    MickB got a reaction from augur in Today I bought.....   
    Just bought a George V sovereign from Sharps Pixley and 3 x silver Bitcoin rounds from Arshi.
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    MickB reacted to KevinJam in Today I Received   
    A few coins arrived today. This is one I bought from Atlas Numismatics in the US (first time I have purchased from them). It's the 1911 proof 1/2 sovereign, 66CAM. Lovely coin. 



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    MickB reacted to FoolzGold in Why no love for Landmarks of Britain?   
    Personally I think the cloud backgrounds make these a mess. Against a plain or frosted background they might have worked.
    As mentioned above they look more like tokens sold in some London tourist tat shop for 50p.
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    MickB got a reaction from kimchi in Why no love for Landmarks of Britain?   
    If the Royal Mint had a better detailed design then collectors might like them more.
    Here's a 1oz silver bar from Sharps Pixley with Tower Bridge. Comparing this to the coin I know which one I would choose.

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    MickB got a reaction from kimchi in Why no love for Landmarks of Britain?   
    If the Royal Mint had a better detailed design then collectors might like them more.
    Here's a 1oz silver bar from Sharps Pixley with Tower Bridge. Comparing this to the coin I know which one I would choose.

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    MickB reacted to Paul in Why no love for Landmarks of Britain?   
    London-centric series, there is so much more to the UK than London
    Stonehenge, Wiltshire
    The Needles, Isle of Wight
    Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
    Angel of the North, Gateshead
    Millenium Bridge/Tyne Bridge, Newcastle
    White Cliffs of Dover, Kent
    Ben Nevis/Snowdon, Scotland/Wales
    Forth Bridge, Scotland
    Clifton Suspension Bridge, Bristol
    Mr. Ali's Traditional Turkish Barbers/Heroin & Money Laundering, Bognor High Street
    to name but a few
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    MickB got a reaction from kimchi in Why no love for Landmarks of Britain?   
    If the Royal Mint had a better detailed design then collectors might like them more.
    Here's a 1oz silver bar from Sharps Pixley with Tower Bridge. Comparing this to the coin I know which one I would choose.

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    MickB got a reaction from PansPurse in Why no love for Landmarks of Britain?   
    They're not that great a design, more like a souvenir shop product.
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    MickB reacted to kimchi in Why no love for Landmarks of Britain?   
    I dunno, Queen Vic's knickers went for over £12 000. Assuming they weigh - at most - 300 grams and the current cotton spot price is 92 cents for a pound that is an absolutely incredible return.
    I imagine the Queen's Bras will be a series that does very well indeed. I wonder if the Palace is taking pre-orders?

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    MickB reacted to PansPurse in Why no love for Landmarks of Britain?   
    🤦 my autocorrect is a dark and troubling place...
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    MickB got a reaction from PansPurse in Why no love for Landmarks of Britain?   
    They're not that great a design, more like a souvenir shop product.