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SovTracker

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    SovTracker got a reaction from westminstrel in New series of Piedfort Sovereigns   
    I don't think Prince Charles would be described as a "Plain Edge"?

    Any suggestions - maybe have a " Prickly Edge"?

    Or change the Obverse initials to PC?
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    SovTracker got a reaction from ChardLizzie in Newb Question - Old Sovs Vs New Sovs   
    Agreed - take it from an older stacker - older Sovs have.....

    Beauty - you can buy a really nice coin at close to spot.
    Rarity - you might pick up a rarer coin by chance rather than a "new" multi mintage coin.
    History - 2017 compared to say 1887 - no contest on that one.
    Delight - receiving older coins always puts a smile on my face - new coins stay in their boxes!
    Feelability - you can handle an old coin but dare not touch a new one!

    I could think of a few more but I will leave you to decide.....

    Good luck, whatever you do!!
  3. Haha
    SovTracker got a reaction from westminstrel in New series of Piedfort Sovereigns   
    I don't think Prince Charles would be described as a "Plain Edge"?

    Any suggestions - maybe have a " Prickly Edge"?

    Or change the Obverse initials to PC?
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    SovTracker got a reaction from augur in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    To be fair, many of the Mints collectors are pre internet and rely on Mint contact either by post of phone.

    So Numi does a YouTube video that goes viral amongst us techno Smartphone types and between us we buy the lot via Internet orders.

    Is that fair on the loyal Mint customers of 25+ years who still buy either by post or phone?

    We have to live in a society where the older generations get a look in - its only fair.

    I'm 60+ but can use a Smartphone but still have a phone contact at the Mint.

    If all the "deals" were done online, like ticket tour's, 65% would go there and be sold at a "premium" to us mortal collectors.

    For me, I'm glad the Mint are a little behind the times!
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    SovTracker got a reaction from augur in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    To be fair, many of the Mints collectors are pre internet and rely on Mint contact either by post of phone.

    So Numi does a YouTube video that goes viral amongst us techno Smartphone types and between us we buy the lot via Internet orders.

    Is that fair on the loyal Mint customers of 25+ years who still buy either by post or phone?

    We have to live in a society where the older generations get a look in - its only fair.

    I'm 60+ but can use a Smartphone but still have a phone contact at the Mint.

    If all the "deals" were done online, like ticket tour's, 65% would go there and be sold at a "premium" to us mortal collectors.

    For me, I'm glad the Mint are a little behind the times!
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    SovTracker got a reaction from augur in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    To be fair, many of the Mints collectors are pre internet and rely on Mint contact either by post of phone.

    So Numi does a YouTube video that goes viral amongst us techno Smartphone types and between us we buy the lot via Internet orders.

    Is that fair on the loyal Mint customers of 25+ years who still buy either by post or phone?

    We have to live in a society where the older generations get a look in - its only fair.

    I'm 60+ but can use a Smartphone but still have a phone contact at the Mint.

    If all the "deals" were done online, like ticket tour's, 65% would go there and be sold at a "premium" to us mortal collectors.

    For me, I'm glad the Mint are a little behind the times!
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    SovTracker reacted to Numistacker in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    Whatever you do with it do not ever sell it for less than £500.... the only reason to lose money is if you choose to lose it through desperation)) also don’t be too greedy with price either.

    It’s already an expensive coin with a large premium. The value in this coin will be maintained if you keep it in your collection long term.
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    SovTracker got a reaction from augur in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    I believe the Mint Mark is the same as the 2018 Proof Sovereign.

    The "biggie" on this for me is the Plain Edge which, to my knowledge has only ever been on 1 Brilliant Uncirculated coin before now.
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    SovTracker got a reaction from augur in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    I believe the Mint Mark is the same as the 2018 Proof Sovereign.

    The "biggie" on this for me is the Plain Edge which, to my knowledge has only ever been on 1 Brilliant Uncirculated coin before now.
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    SovTracker got a reaction from augur in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    I believe the Mint Mark is the same as the 2018 Proof Sovereign.

    The "biggie" on this for me is the Plain Edge which, to my knowledge has only ever been on 1 Brilliant Uncirculated coin before now.
  11. Haha
    SovTracker got a reaction from Oldun in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    Its interesting that so far today Numistacker's "Alert Video" has had 470 views.

    Now let's say the Mint sold say 250 yesterday to their "loyal customers" and say 50 went to Dealers that just leaves 350 today to sell.

    I bet a few like me bought a couple because of the "Plain Edge". It's interesting to note that my so called "Account Manager" at the Mint didn't bother to phone me on this one.

    I think there was accelerated buying throughout the day and I honestly believe his video tipped this one over the edge several days early.

    Well done to all those who got in.
  12. Haha
    SovTracker got a reaction from Oldun in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    Its interesting that so far today Numistacker's "Alert Video" has had 470 views.

    Now let's say the Mint sold say 250 yesterday to their "loyal customers" and say 50 went to Dealers that just leaves 350 today to sell.

    I bet a few like me bought a couple because of the "Plain Edge". It's interesting to note that my so called "Account Manager" at the Mint didn't bother to phone me on this one.

    I think there was accelerated buying throughout the day and I honestly believe his video tipped this one over the edge several days early.

    Well done to all those who got in.
  13. Haha
    SovTracker got a reaction from Oldun in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    Its interesting that so far today Numistacker's "Alert Video" has had 470 views.

    Now let's say the Mint sold say 250 yesterday to their "loyal customers" and say 50 went to Dealers that just leaves 350 today to sell.

    I bet a few like me bought a couple because of the "Plain Edge". It's interesting to note that my so called "Account Manager" at the Mint didn't bother to phone me on this one.

    I think there was accelerated buying throughout the day and I honestly believe his video tipped this one over the edge several days early.

    Well done to all those who got in.
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    SovTracker reacted to BackyardBullion in Today I Received   
    I also received a special package from a sand casting expert in - MSagan75
    I hope to be able to organise a group order from him at some point as he does Stella work in silver casting!
    So, I got an awesome 1 oz monkey and a 2.2 gram Bowie knife!

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    SovTracker got a reaction from Numistacker in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    Thanks for the video Numi because I missed the Plain Edge right at the bottom of the description.

    I read the blah, blah, blah, blah initial "bullet points" and they are the same as the 2018 Proof.

    The Mint hid the "Plain Edge" at the bottom of the description - silly billy's.

    I'm making this my "tip" of 2018, so I bought a couple.
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    SovTracker reacted to JunkBond in Today I Received   
    Finally tracked down a 1904 Half Sov to complete my Edward, London Mint date run.
    It's the lowest mintage of the lot and has proved the most difficult to find at a reasonable price.
     



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    SovTracker got a reaction from arcglide in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    Mmmmm. I collect all Sovereigns but I think I will give this a miss.

    If you look back at all the Strike on the Day Sovereigns where there is no difference to the Normal Issue Sovereign the price has not moved.

    Why pay £500 for a Brilliant Uncirculated Sovereign?

    Now if it had some distinguishing mark that made it unique, then fair enough.

    I will bring this up again with the Royal Mint.
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    SovTracker got a reaction from arcglide in THE 65TH ANN. OF THE CORONATION OF HM QUEEN 2018 STRUCK ON THE DAY FULL GOLD SOVEREIGN   
    Mmmmm. I collect all Sovereigns but I think I will give this a miss.

    If you look back at all the Strike on the Day Sovereigns where there is no difference to the Normal Issue Sovereign the price has not moved.

    Why pay £500 for a Brilliant Uncirculated Sovereign?

    Now if it had some distinguishing mark that made it unique, then fair enough.

    I will bring this up again with the Royal Mint.
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    SovTracker got a reaction from Platinumskies in Today I Received   
    You are finding some nice rarities in great condition!!

    This is the infamous and very rare OMG "Open Mouth", Squeezed Cheeks, Long Legs Variety.

    I wouldn't be holding it like that though as fingermarks might cause a downgrade.

    What holder will NGC use?
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    SovTracker reacted to sg86 in My new toy - USB Microscope   
    So I need to archive coins and picture them in a consistent way, this is very difficult with a camera, at least I found it so.
    Introducing the new toy, a Dino-lite AM7115MZT, this is a serious bit of kit!
    I've so far only had half hour with it on, as I run Linux and it doesn't play nicely, I've had to fork a Python script to control the LEDs, and I'm having to rewrite most of it as it doesn't suit my usage.
    This sample image is around 25% of what I hope to achieve in the end, focus isn't quite there, auto exposure and me dimming and switching the 8 LEDs are fighting each other, and I've got a polorizer and ring cap (diffuser) to mess with, and the LED under light, but you can see the intention I think
     


     
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    SovTracker reacted to KevinG in Today I Received   
    A little bit of Gold nothing to fancy






  22. Like
    SovTracker got a reaction from Platinumskies in Today I Received   
    You are finding some nice rarities in great condition!!

    This is the infamous and very rare OMG "Open Mouth", Squeezed Cheeks, Long Legs Variety.

    I wouldn't be holding it like that though as fingermarks might cause a downgrade.

    What holder will NGC use?
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    SovTracker reacted to sixgun in What does it cost to dump the gold price $20?   
    Here we have a typical example of zombie financial journalism. SA is Seekingalpha.com
    When speaking of gold the US centric mind oscillates between GLD and gold futures. All paper. Then the writer ascribes the falling price of gold futures to the spike in US Treasury yields. That because the 10 year Treasury yield went through 3%, investors raced in the Treasuries and sold gold futures. We know this is not true. We know there was a massive sell order placed dumping a massive number of contracts on the market at market - so they sold at any price. This is not a commercial trade this is market manipulation.
    Then the zombie posts
    Yes - a massive sell order was placed. The banks know where all the orders and stops are. They know there are lots of stops under the 200 day moving average, so they need to hammer price down through that to trigger stops and take price lower. They are painting the chart and creating negative sentiment. Remember how recently the calls from the same zombies were bullish and price was going to the Moon.
    So here we are - things are "significantly bearish.." - these people are useless mouthpieces with no insight.
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    SovTracker reacted to sixgun in What does it cost to dump the gold price $20?   
    Today the 10 year US Treasury yield spiked through 3%. We saw the USD strengthen against other currencies and precious metals get hit. For anyone who denies both gold and silver are money, that they are currencies, why would we see such significant movements when bond yields and currencies are moving?
    A short position is where a GC (100 oz gold) contract is sold. The buyer goes long. If the short seller buys the contract back they have covered their position and are out of the market. The number of open short and long contracts always match exactly.
    If the margin of this sort of futures trade is 20% then the seller must have at least 20% of the selling price in their account. So $1.75 billion x 0.2 = $350 million. Much small margins are likely to be operating which is why banks get so over leveraged and when trades go wrong it spells catastrophe.
    This is central banking/US Treasury Department directed price management (manipulation) - we have seen this many times before. If these short contracts are bought back at lower prices there is profit in the move. The issue arises when longs stand for delivery. This is the cost, not a paper cost. The Fed with the US Treasury can push buttons and create $trillions. The problem comes when the longs don't want paper currency and they don't want to roll the contract into the next cycle. The problem comes when they want gold and even more so when they want silver (there isn't as much silver about). Longs standing for delivery has been happening more and more which is why the EFP trade has exploded.
    These antics bring forward the reset. Drop the price and the physical buyers step in. More gold and silver will be heading to Russia and Asia. This is the cost. It is another crack in the US dollar system and a step nearer its collapse.
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    SovTracker reacted to terakris in Today I Received   
    Ok so a huge box arrived and amongst all the packing was this

    Which contained some of these randoms:
    Rising Mermaid

    Giraffe (gift for my daughter)

    Coloured Dog (gift for my Son and TBH a LOT nicer than i thought it was going to be)

    Box of dragons

    Rum Runner

    Stack of 2018 Kooks

    Stack of 2018 Maples

    Stack of Kangeroos

    Stack of double dragons (new ones... these are REALLY nice!)

     
    Some are for me, some are for friends who asked for stuff, some will be for sale when I get a chance.
    Now the fun is over, back to the day job