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shortstack68

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    shortstack68 got a reaction from kimchi in Has anyone ever bought from coin portfolio   
    It's not down to luck, it's down to knowing these Krugs have problems and going through them with a fine toothcomb. Proofs should be flawless, if you're accepting anything less then you'll eventually have problems later, these coins have spotted and as with the RM proofs people were also sending these back in abundance, the Krugs should be no different to any other mint coin, the only appeal that's sucking people in is the fact it's the 1st silver Krug made, but I don't want to accept something that is flawed no matter what it is
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from kimchi in Has anyone ever bought from coin portfolio   
    9 returned and 9 replaced, out of those replacements, all are heading back again and these won't be replaced as there's too many problems with them.
    The more of these that are found to be problematic I think the less they'll become sought after and the price will eventually fall.
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from kimchi in Has anyone ever bought from coin portfolio   
    A 69 has been selling for $699
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from 999magnum in Libertad Photo Thread...   
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from GrahamDiamond in Sovereign Photo Thread...   
    1914C MS63 graded

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    shortstack68 got a reaction from kimchi in How much does it cost to self submit to NGC?   
    Proof Krugs had problems from the beginning, graders and the TPGs aren't silly, they keep in the loop about coins as much as we do, so they'll be looking at the coins with a much keener eye.
    The rooster had no reported problems but we're still difficult to get 70s on, I got 2 from 8. I think both companies look at each other's pop reports and see what they have graded in certain grades.
    The first few sent in will ALWAYS get more favorable grades, it's a lucky dip after that.
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from Goldhooked in Thoughts on Bitcoin, PMs, Bubbles and fundamentals   
    People read and listen to the opinions of 1 or 2 members registered here with youtube accounts when a new coin appears and do exactly what people do in crypto, follow like sheep, no one here can't say they don't want to make a fast buck on the first release of coin, or try and hype it, or else no one would be buying multiples of the coin that has just been released, greed is alive and well in all quarters, not just in crypto.
    Live and let live, all investments can drop like a stone and sink without a trace, crypto is just at lightning pace, both up and down
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from Mariner1961 in Thoughts on Bitcoin, PMs, Bubbles and fundamentals   
    I believe payment goes through another party at time of payment, this could be converted in FIAT within seconds, but thats just my theory, you'd have to ask dealers or online merchants how it all works
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from Mariner1961 in Thoughts on Bitcoin, PMs, Bubbles and fundamentals   
    I believe payment goes through another party at time of payment, this could be converted in FIAT within seconds, but thats just my theory, you'd have to ask dealers or online merchants how it all works
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from Roy in Digital 'Currencies' Are ALL A Scam   
    Lol........Isn't it always doom and gloom when people don't understand something 
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from JCRJM in Digital 'Currencies' Are ALL A Scam   
    The reason that bitcoin and others exist is to remain anonymous and also so the banks don't get to rip people off like they did do in 2008. Cutting out the banks is a poke in the eye to their Ponzi schemes. If you remember about 2 months ago, a Brussels directive stated that banks don't have to give you any money back should the terrible hit the fan, do they know something we don't?
    You buy metals to keep the banks hands off your money, no different in the digital world, except, the greater the risk, the greater the reward, just ask the owner of this forum which direction he's took 
     
    Oh, and do please bear in mind how many banks the Rothchilds own, including the BoE, tell me thats not a Ponzi scheme, i think the last i heard it was around 120 banks worldwide
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from metallica73 in My Chards Experience   
    @ChardLizzie in fairness to the OP if a coin states UNC (Uncirculated) then that's what i'd be looking for as a coin collector, collectors do go by grade, but you have stated the "finish" is UNC which i don't really get either, UNC would be a grade of a coin and not the type of finish, for example, a Matt coin would be the finish and not the grade, Matt proof isn't a grade either, just the type of strike, a Matt proof with a UNC grade is what collectors would be looking at
    So in essence, where it states "finish UNC" on your website looks a little misleading for a coin collector but not a bullion buyer, maybe just stating it's bullion would just be easier
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from kimchi in My Chards Experience   
    My post was about a given grade and not customer service, my opinion is that it was misleading for the buyer but Lizzie is sorting the buyer’ problem, so that to me is good customer service and maybe a learning curve that Chards May take on board in their descriptive texts
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from metallica73 in My Chards Experience   
    @ChardLizzie in fairness to the OP if a coin states UNC (Uncirculated) then that's what i'd be looking for as a coin collector, collectors do go by grade, but you have stated the "finish" is UNC which i don't really get either, UNC would be a grade of a coin and not the type of finish, for example, a Matt coin would be the finish and not the grade, Matt proof isn't a grade either, just the type of strike, a Matt proof with a UNC grade is what collectors would be looking at
    So in essence, where it states "finish UNC" on your website looks a little misleading for a coin collector but not a bullion buyer, maybe just stating it's bullion would just be easier
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from CarlosSilver in Celebrity Numismatists?   
    Crimewatch? 
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from utoh123 in Bitcoin vs Silver/Precious Metals   
    I'm a metals guy, so i won't be selling to buy crypto but i have put a few €s into the rollercoaster and waiting to see how low the metal price goes
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from augur in PCGS Video on details grading (damage)   
    I found this video interesting, particularly around 1min where the presenter starts to describe what they'd consider a damaged coin, he states "attempts to remove spots"
    Now, my question is, when you send your coins into NGC or PCGS for "conservation" shouldn't that be considered damage, because they are just basically doing what can be done to some coins yourself at home, because they are a grading company it then gets called conservation.......
    Thoughts......
     
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from augur in PCGS Video on details grading (damage)   
    I found this video interesting, particularly around 1min where the presenter starts to describe what they'd consider a damaged coin, he states "attempts to remove spots"
    Now, my question is, when you send your coins into NGC or PCGS for "conservation" shouldn't that be considered damage, because they are just basically doing what can be done to some coins yourself at home, because they are a grading company it then gets called conservation.......
    Thoughts......
     
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from augur in what is your best silver bargain   
    A 1905 Halfcrown, bought for €1250, sold for £2500, the 1860 Halfpenny i bought was a better bargain, but that's copper and not silver
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from tbone in Today I bought.....   
    Today i bought

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    shortstack68 got a reaction from sovereignsteve in what is your best silver bargain   
    It would depend on the rarity and if the rarity was known by the seller, in my instance regarding the halfpenny, the rarity of the coin wasn’t seen by PCGS or the seller, graded as the finest known and less than 100 known it was milked to full effect
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from sovereignsteve in what is your best silver bargain   
    It would depend on the rarity and if the rarity was known by the seller, in my instance regarding the halfpenny, the rarity of the coin wasn’t seen by PCGS or the seller, graded as the finest known and less than 100 known it was milked to full effect
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from augur in what is your best silver bargain   
    A 1905 Halfcrown, bought for €1250, sold for £2500, the 1860 Halfpenny i bought was a better bargain, but that's copper and not silver
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from augur in what is your best silver bargain   
    A 1905 Halfcrown, bought for €1250, sold for £2500, the 1860 Halfpenny i bought was a better bargain, but that's copper and not silver
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    shortstack68 got a reaction from tbone in Today I bought.....   
    Today i bought