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  1. Fivepoundfred

    How do you store your NGC / PCGS coins?

    There is a guy in the UK on Ebay selling them but expensive at £23.00 each, i only have one PCGS standard + two PCGS for larger slabs spare right now.
  2. Fivepoundfred

    How do you store your NGC / PCGS coins?

    I mainly grade with PCGS but also have some NGC so i have both boxes, saves messing about with chisels !! Maybe over time as your collection grows you will end up with enough of both types of graded coins to justify this. The NGC box is slightly longer than the PCGS and you can also buy boxes from both NGC and PCGS that will house the slightly larger slabs for example that hold the Queens beast 2 oz silver coins, although personally i do not like the PCGS version of this box. As a previous post mentioned you do not wan't to scratch or mark your holders if at all possible, not very good on the eye to look at a stunning PF70 coin in a scratched and marked holder.
  3. Fivepoundfred

    Potential eBay scam please help

    One of the problems i have noticed often with Royal Mail special delivery is that the postman does not ask for and enter a full name when items are signed for by the recipient and as a result you never really know who exactly has received the item. It seems a little strange that the buyer was asking you if the item was sent signed for, they could easily track the item themselves to confirm this.
  4. Fivepoundfred

    NGC Grading % of coins on low mintage

    I saw a similar thing with a recent RM release of a Gold proof £5 that went to a US dealer, the first 50 all got a PF70 grade with a special designation, very mysterious bearing in mind i had to send mine back twice before i received one that had any chance of a decent grade ?
  5. Fivepoundfred

    Ebayer Tosser - CMAPCHARTS

    The original address shows up on this webpage with a phone number - http://www.posharp.com/solar-photovoltaic-system-companies-in-the-world-in-alphabetic-order-z_renewable.aspx?ptype=solar_solar-electric_pv-system&ntype=D&xtype=ntype&pg=9 If this person changed their address after you sent the item surely they have no case, plus a card would have been left with an option to collect from the PO sorting office then if not collected the return to sender process kicks in, but this does take around 3 weeks. I would recommend calling Royal mail to check the status. I have had one failed change of address scam attempt, but they asked to send to another address before i posted which of course was refused. On Ebay it shows this buyer as a member in the USA?
  6. Fivepoundfred

    Problems with RM capsules

    Good news RM sent new coin with inserts in case to stop capsule opening, worked very well, bad news 1 cm scratch on coin !! Off we go to the post office again. I am a massive fan of the Royal mint coins, the fantastic designs, the cases, booklets and so on but this is just complete garbage, it really diminishes the desire to collect coins sometimes. Anyone looking for a quality control job ? Just seen Numistackers youtube video of the gold proof QB, you really should not be having to conserve brand new gold proof coins prior to grading !
  7. Fivepoundfred

    Problems with RM capsules

    Last week i received a gold proof £5 from the RM and when i opened the case the coin was loose and out of the capsule and on close inspection had marks as a result. Obviously it was sent straight back and i had a rant at my account manager. This also happened with the previous £5 i purchased from the RM so they were well aware that there was a problem. Not sure about other coins but the £5 have been coming in push fit capsules, not screw fit as with previous issues. When i closed the capsule myself it appeared to fit fairly tightly so i am not sure if they are just not closing the capsules correctly or they are working loose in transit. This is really not good at all, these are very expensive premium low mintage coins, i really do not know what the mint are playing at. The replacement is en route and to say that i will be examining this coin extremely closely is understatement of the year. If this happens again i will not buy from them and look for dated versions that i can get in better condition.
  8. Fivepoundfred

    Pandas Scam on ebay- Paypal protection ?

    Yes the old " can you post to a different address" trick is a typical Ebay scam method. If you sell in the future put a note on your add saying that you will only post to confirmed Paypal address and no other. I have had someone attempt this once and clocked it straight away. On investigation i found that this person was a ex employee of a company with a grudge and had hacked their Ebay / Paypal accounts to buy and pay for the coin and asked for it to be sent to an address 200 miles from the company. Also i had a girl buy a coin who had a UK address on Paypal but had since moved to another European country and asked me to post there. I told her to change her address with Paypal then i will send, she did, i sent and all was ok, but even this could have been a scam attempt at the outset ?
  9. Fivepoundfred

    CGS to NGC crossover - bad idea :(

    The NGC website says that it will only crossover PCGS coins and will not accept crossovers from other grading companies and they will only crossover at the same grade or lower. I know the graders inspect the coin in the holder then only remove it if it can be crossed at the customers grade request, if not they return it in the original holder, If you send for example a coin graded in a CGS holder i presume they would remove it from the holder and grade it in the same way as a raw coin. In reality it may be better to remove the coin from the holder yourself and submit it as a raw coin, thus removing any possible implications of grading company rivalry. I have only crossed the other way NGC to PCGS twice and both held the PR70 grade.
  10. Fivepoundfred


    I do not like " sourced " coins, i like to pay my money and take the coin. There seems to be one or two dealers appearing that use a " sourcing " method and there have been problems with people actually not getting what they have ordered because the company could not find stock anywhere to "source" and i am not quite sure how RM "sourcing" works and what quality you are guaranteed for example with a ten year old " sourced" proof coin ?
  11. Fivepoundfred

    for sale 2008 gold proof one ounce krugerrand - PR69DCAM

  12. Fivepoundfred

    Royal Mint return process waiting time..is this normal?

    I think the number of returns they receive has increased dramatically in recent times. I can't remember the last time i got a problem free proof coin at the first attempt, but have always received a good one second time after a rant. From my experience there seems to be delays processing the returns when they initially arrive back at the mint maybe owing to volume.
  13. Fivepoundfred

    5 dollars The Earth and Beyond serie 2018 Australia

    Yes this coin is the first of a series of three.
  14. Fivepoundfred

    for sale 2008 gold proof one ounce krugerrand - PR69DCAM

    £1095 PP F+F or transfer, free posting UK.
  15. Fivepoundfred

    5 dollars The Earth and Beyond serie 2018 Australia

    Very Nice coin, extremely unique. I believe the Royal Australian mint have made this coin for the first time with the colour on the convex side which is opposite to the Southern / Northern sky series and they normally have a limited mintage of 5000.