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  1. Sadbuttrue2

    Anyone use metalmarket.eu?

    Ordered off these guys once! The full process was flawless - great coins, really well packed with free CD, Pen & fast delivery:)
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    It’s that time of the year again – the popular Chinese Panda coin has debuted in proof and bullion coin form. In production since 1982, the range has become a staple of the bullion coin market in particular, although rising mintages has seen premiums fall from previously lofty highs. As before, each variant of the coin, and there are twelve of them at present, carries the same design, so choice is down to budget and desire, we guess. Depicting an adult holding a cub, it’s a decent design and exactly what you would expect from this quite conservative range. The obverse face carries on with the ubiquitous Temple of Heaven design, and we’d have expected nothing less. The range remains unchanged from recent years. Gold bullion versions come in 1g, 3g, 8g, 15g and 30g weights. Gold proof in 50g, 100g, 150g and 1000g (1kg) weights. The silver bullion coin is available in the 30g size only, with 150g and 1kg weights being struck only in the limited proof format. Mintages also remain static, with the notable exception of the 30g gold bullion coin. This variant has seen a rise to one-million units, so it looks like China at least, is expecting demand to be healthy this year. Struck by the Shenzhen Guobao Mint, the Shenyang Mint, and the Shanghai Mint, the bullion coins should be available from 30 October, the proof will debut from 10 December. Those wanting to jump in right now would do well to head on over to LPM, who already have many of the bullion coins up for order. DENOMINATION COMPOSITION WEIGHT DIAMETER FINISH MINTAGE BOX / COA 10 YUAN 0.999 SILVER 30.0 g 40.0 mm BULLION 10,000,000 NO / NO 50 YUAN 0.999 SILVER 150.0 g 70.0 mm PROOF 60,000 YES / YES 300 YUAN 0.999 SILVER 1000 g 100.0 mm PROOF 20,000 YES / Yes MINTS DESCRIPTION The People’s Bank of China is scheduled to issue a set of 12 editions of the Panda Gold and Silver Commemorative Coin of 2019 on October 30, 2018, including 6 Panda Gold and Silver Commemorative Coins (issued on October 30, 2018), and Panda refined gold and silver. Six commemorative coins (issued on December 10, 2018) are the legal currency of the People’s Republic of China. REVERSE: Panda mother and son, and published amount, weight and fineness. OBVERSE: Beijing Temple of Heaven prayer hall, and published country name, year.
  3. What does everyone think about this coin? £23 The 2018 Cameroon Imperial Dragon 1oz Silver Coin is the first coin in the anticipated program partnered with Cameroon featuring dynastic Chinese imagery. This coin emulates a production of the official Jiajing Emperor workshops of the Chinese Ming Dynasty and features a fine detailed depiction of the imperial dragon. The dragon is seen holding the Chinese character 'sheng', which means 'divine' or 'imperial majesty', and the characters above signify 'to add' or 'to support.' The obverse features the coat of arms of the Republic of Cameroon, along with the weight and fineness of the coin. Each coin weighs 1 Troy Ounce and is 999.0 Fine Silver. Manufactured by Scottsdale Mint, USA. Struck to a Proof-like finish. Diameter: 38.16mm. Thickness: 3.20mm. Each coin is supplied in a protective capsule. Coins are NEW. Other Information These coins are limited to a mintage of only 25,000.
  4. Sadbuttrue2

    Coin Database

    Backyardbullion did a Excel database for people to download! Basic but it was a start if you didn't have any thoughts on making one:)
  5. Sadbuttrue2

    2oz QB Capsules

    https://www.coingallery.co.uk/deep-coin-capsule-for-2oz-ounce-silver-beasts-bullion-fits-silver-beast-5819-p.asp 60 capsules £23.99 Different Quantity in stock
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    Has the price of The Queens Beasts increassed?

    Greed! I remember the days buying things direct from manufacturers saved you money:(
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    2019 PM year of the pig

    I like the Royal Australian Mint proof version of the 2019 year of the pig!
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    Coin mag (sovereign info)

    They need to check some of there details on the 50p section - £1005 Unc Kew - 2017 potters 97 million minted & another 96 million
  9. 2018 China 1 Oz Silver Kiangnan Dragon Dollar 2018 Restrike BU Mintage: 5,000 pieces worldwide 24,90 € aurinum.de New 8 coin series, China's Most Valuable Vintage Coin Series. A classic is reborn. The Kiangnan 7 Mace 2 Candareens coin is one of the most sought after vintage Chinese coins and has been brought back to life in the form of a 1oz silver coin. In 1897, the Heaton Mint in Birmingham developed the original dies of a series of silver denominations for the Kiangnan Mint. The Obverse features the iconic image of a Chinese dragon coiled in a wide retrograde ?S? shape with a fireball from his mouth, staring intensely out at the observer. The reverse features 4 Chinese and 4 Manchu characters, all reading as ?Kuang Hsu Yuan Pao?, within a chain pattern of tiny capital ?S? figures. For the first time ever, a Chinese mint will laser etch the year, weight and purity on the rim of the coin. Limited mintage of 5,000 coins of each design, the reborn classic will be a striking addition to any collection! Coin Highlight: Original Denomination: 7 Mace 2 Candareens (ancient Chinese currency) Special features: -- Motive: Kiangnan Dragon Dollar Silvercoin: Kiangnan Dragon Dollar Country of origin: China Mint: -- Quality: BU Issue: 2018 Weight: 31,1 g Fineness: Ag 999,9 Diameter: Ø 40,00 mm Border: -- Edition: 5,000
  10. 2 $ Dollar Coca Cola Bottle Cap Shaped Fiji 1 Oz Silver Proof 2018 Mintage: 5,000 Why Make This GEM 2018 Fiji Coca-Cola Bottle Cap Silver Proof in Original Packaging the Next Addition to Your Collection? The perfect next addition to your collection, or gift for a Coca-Cola fan in your life, this 2018 Coca-Cola bottle cap-shaped coin is truly a statement piece. This unique coin was struck using 31,1 g of .999 fine silver. Classic Coca-Cola Design The obverse of this coin is the inside of the cap. Here, the national emblem of Fiji can be seen. This side is inscribed with the coin's weight, face value and the date. The reverse looks like a classic Coca-Cola cap. It has been colorized to match the red and white color scheme that Coca-Cola is known for. GEM Proof in Original Packaging This legal tender coin arrives in GEM Proof condition. It has not been graded or encapsulated by a third-party service. It is still protected by its original packaging. In this case, that includes a box with a Coca-Cola design and a bottle cap-shaped tin. Order while you have the chance, this GEM 2018 Fiji Coca-Cola Bottle Cap 31,1 g silver proof in original packaging could be a part of your collection. Special features: Bottle Cap Shaped Motive: Coca Cola Bottle Cap Shaped Fiji Silvercoin: Coca Cola Bottle Cap Shaped Fiji Country of origin: Fiji Nominal value: 2 Dollar Mint: Scottsdale Mint Quality: Proof Issue: 2018 Weight: 31,1 g Fineness: Ag 999 Diameter: Ø 50,00 mm Border: -- Edition: 5,000
  11. 2018 Barbados 1 oz Silver Caribbean Silver Seahorse BU Product Details This new bullion Silver coin issued by the country of Barbados features one of the most unique fishes in the ocean, the Seahorse. This APMEXclusive® has a limited mintage of 10,000 coins. Coin Highlights: Mintage of 10,000. Contains 1 oz of .999 fine Silver. Coin comes in protective packaging. Obverse: Displays the Barbados coat of arms along with the face value and purity. The Golden Shield of the Arms carries two Pride of Barbados flowers (the National Flower) and the Bearded Fig Tree (ficus Citrifolia). On either side of the shield are the supporters-on the right is a dolphin symbolic of the fishing industry and on the left is a Pelican, after Pelican Island, a small outcrop later incorporated into the Deep Water Harbour development. Above the shield is a helmet and mantling and on a wreath is the arm and hand of a Bajan holding two crossed pieces of sugar cane symbolic of the sugar industry. The Coat of Arms carries the motto "Pride and Industry." Reverse: Features a Seahorse with graphic images of ocean life in the background. The name of the coin, purity and year of issue is also on the reverse.
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    2018 Restrike Coin of st. Helena

    This is the information on Silver Trader site : I hope Martin doesn't Mind 2018 St Helena Trade Dollar Restrike 1 oz Silver Bullion Coin Manufacturer: ApmexDimensions: 38.6 mm x 2.3mmWeight (grams): 31.1Fineness: 999
  13. Australian wildlife coins are nothing new, particularly silver ones, but there’s always room for something well done and a little different. We think Downies latest issue fits that bill perfectly. Australia has a quite extraordinary range of species found nowhere elese on Earth, perhaps none more so than the strange platypus. Hardly a rare subject on coins from the region, this one is easily one of the best to date. Finished in black proof, much like several recent CIT issues, the coin depicts a silver platypus in an aquatic black proof background. The design is quite beautiful and does a great job of showing the platypus in its natural habitat. There are inscriptions present, but they’re kept off the main artwork and placed near the rim in negative space. The obverse mirrors the look of the reverse face with regards to finish. The effigy of Queen Elizabeth is also kept in clean silver, with the rest of the coin finished as black proof. The coin is struck from one-ounce of fine silver and is issued for Niue. Packaging looks very nice with a coloured outer shipper holding a gloss-black coin box that seems quite appropriate for the subject. A certificate of authenticity is included for each of the 1,000 being minted. Available from Downies Australia and selling for $169 AUD, this looks to be a fine example of the genre, if not a particularly cheap one. It looks like it’s the first in a series, so one worth keeping an eye on if this first coin is an indicator of the quality on offer. Available to order now from Downies and others like our sponsor Powercoin. SPECIFICATION DENOMINATION $1 Australia $2 Australia COMPOSITION 0.9999 silver 0.9999 silver WEIGHT 31.107 grams 62.213 grams DIMENSIONS 40.6 mm 40.5 mm FINISH Bullion Bullion MODIFICATIONS None High-relief MINTAGE 50,000 1,500 BOX / COA No / No Yes / Yes
  14. The Royal Mint is increasing its presence in the international gold and silver bullion coin markets with yet more new issues. Uncharacteristically for the mint, the last couple of years has seen a much bigger range of choice from the usual Britannia and Sovereigns that have served them well for many decades. Neither of these new issues is particularly unexpected or ground-breaking, but both are decent designs and very welcome. The first of the two new issues is a gold version of the recently released Two Dragons bullion coin. Making its first appearance barely two months ago, the silver version was a very cool mix of Welsh and Chinese dragons – a clever amalgamation of the Royal Mints location and the intended market. The gold variant is copy of the same design and also weighs an ounce. No other sizes are available at present and the mintage on this one is capped at just 5,000 units. The Landmarks of Britain coin is the third in the series and depicts Trafalgar Square. It follows the earlier Big Ben and Tower Bridge issues. These are bullion copies of a proof set released in mid-2014, so expect the last of the four to depict Buckingham Palace. Again, just a single format up for grabs and it’s the classic one-ounce silver and with a mintage of 50,000 pieces. Like the Two Dragons coin, this one has the guilloche finish to the obverse that looks pretty good. Available to order now from Royal Mint Bullion directly or from dealers worldwide like LPM and APMEX.