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  1. From experience i will only buy coins from auction that i can view prior to bidding. Seen so many poor quality modern proofs that have often been described as " FDC" by the auction house, a term that i do not like !
  2. PCGS will only remove the coin from the NGC holder when they have inspected the coin and deem it suitable to crossover at the same grade, if not they will just return it to you in the NGC holder, but you must request when submitting that you want the coin to hold it's current grade. The last time i crossed NGC to PCGS the coin was designated by NGC as one of first fifty struck and when i got the coin back PCGS had designated it " first strike " I did not make a request for this and not really sure if this is PCGS standard practise. PCGS currently quote their successful crossover rate is 40% in the last 30 days and 38% in the last 12 months.
  3. Found one or two very good UK deals on gold proof collectables in the last few weeks, i think many potential buyers are maybe keeping their money for a rainy no deal Brexit day so sellers having to drop prices to move them on in some cases.
  4. I had a 2016 and that was 500 so maybe this is the norm in recent years.
  5. I think a good policy when buying coins on Ebay auction or at auction houses is do thorough research and decide the maximum price that you are willing to pay - and stick to it. This reduces the risk of getting ripped off with Shilling, although if shilling is going on there is still a chance that you could pay more than you would have done with " fair" bidding. I have seen so many buyers get carried away in auctions, then regretted it afterwards !
  6. Fivepoundfred

    Import charges

    Yes UPS are excellent when buying USA to UK. I recently purchased a coin from the US and the seller charged me $40 tracked and signed with UPS and it took 3 days door to door and they are very good dealing with the customs side of things. The same coin was for sale with another seller using GSP and they were asking for $200 in shipping and import duties
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    Import charges

    Yes with GSP you will get nailed with import taxes which do not apply in many cases. I have raised this with Ebay several times and the reply is always the same - ask the seller to ship using conventional shipping, then you will only pay what is actually due, if anything. Pitney Bowes who sort this element of GSP just apply a blanket charge to everything that comes to the UK with GSP, so if buying gold coins that are stated VAT exempt on UK HMRC notice 701 /21A do not use GSP. Silver Numismatic collectable coins have a reduced VAT tariff, but again if using GSP you will get nailed with the full amount.
  8. I would start with the 2002 or 2005 which will probably cost you the least.. None of these sovereigns are rare, you see plenty for sale but of course it would be good to get them in nice condition. You may get lucky and pick up a bargain but unusually low prices can indicate condition issues.
  9. Quarter and Tenth ounce sold, half ounce still for sale.
  10. 2011 gold proof Britannia three coin set for sale at a fairly low premium. This set has a low mintage of 250 sets and contains the half, quarter and tenth ounce coins all graded PCGS PR69 DCAM The unmarked box, case, c of a number 015 and capsules all included if sold as set. £999 PP F+ F or BT plus £10.00 UK posting RM SD. May consider selling separately Half £610 Quarter £305 tenth £129 all plus postage of your choice.
  11. Yes still for sale, i will consider a reasonable offer for these coins.
  12. https://www.assetsure.com/ I have used them several times, they specialise is coins and valuables. But i guess you never know how good an insurance company is until you make a claim.
  13. Price reduced, £149 each or £290 for the pair - free UK posting.
  14. Still for sale, prices now include posting to UK.