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  1. I think I prefer the non-antiqued version more but as I'm mulling it over while on Provident's site, the vile words keeping creeping up in my mind...milking...spotting... Maybe that's not an issue with these rounds but if there is a chance, the antiquing would certainly help to mask those imperfections that could pop up later?
  2. No, you weren't mistaken. Good catch buddy. I was looking at the slabbed/graded options they have that have been individually edge numbered: U001-U500. So I guess, it's in essence the same round that's been graded and edge numbered...not sure that distinguishes it enough from the raw version to justify the additional premium. Although I guess grading the rounds is fair game if government-issued medals can be and are graded.
  3. I think you hit the nail on the head. Beautiful works of art. The raw coins go for around $60 each. So not astronomical premiums ($30/ounce) but certainly nowhere near spot. Only 500 rounds were minted in each format (they have an antiqued and non-antiqued option). The first two have appreciated some but these won't be your homeruns. Beautiful additions to a collection no doubt.
  4. Agreed. I thought the same thing regarding Elemetal. Happy to hear Sunshine has picked it up. I do think it is just the pic that makes it look different than the other two. With Cleopatra and Anubis, you're looking at images of the actual coin. Not sure they've minted any of Sobek yet.
  5. You wouldn't be able to get that label if you submitted the raw coin to NGC although it does make for s great looking presentation.
  6. I think to get the dramatic high relief these rounds have, they'll probably stay with 2 oz. As of now, I haven't heard any mention of a 1 oz version.
  7. OK, that's it...I'm going to have to pick all three of these 2 oz .999 Silver Ultra High Relief rounds now. They sat forever with only Cleopatra and Anubis available but Provident just announced they're finally releasing the third round in the Egyptian God series and it looks hawt. Damn fine minting for a round. Provident shared that Sunshine Minting will be taking over for the remainder of the series. Here are all three with Sobek yet to be released (expected early to mid-December). Cleopatra Anubis Annnd...Sobek!
  8. Saw these available for pre-order on Govmint.com Nice looking bullion as always...
  9. Did I say don't mention a grade? If the TPG graded it UNC Details then selling it as an uncirculated coin is in no way dishonest. Take good pictures and be willing to answer questions and you've done your part. If you're going to buy a coin from eBay and not bother to ask the seller probing questions then that's on you. If someone does ask probing questions, which again you should be doing, and you're misleading then that falls squarely into dishonest selling practices. I'm currently selling a beautiful 1910 6P in its slab that came back UNC Details - Surface Hairlines (that was purchased raw from a very reputable British dealer who was selling it as an UNC 1910 6P) so I was just providing another data point. Good luck with your sales.
  10. If you decide you no longer want it because of the grade/condition assigned by the TPG AND you want to be able to live with yourself as an honorable, trustworthy person (we all should be striving for that), break it out of the slab and sell it only referencing the overall grade tier. So if it was graded as UNC Details, you could truthfully sell it as an uncirculated coin.
  11. No need to apologize...it seems when you weigh in on my coin sales they're gobbled up shortly thereafter
  12. That's just pure speculation. If that happens, I'd totally agree with that position. Until then, it's apples to apples.
  13. How do you figure that? The Rwanda Lunar series has a 1 oz Gold Proof, a 1 oz Silver Proof and the 1 oz Silver BU. The Perth Mint Swan series has a 1 oz Gold BU, a 1 oz Silver Proof and the 1 oz Silver BU. How is that any different?