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  1. Frenchie

    GOLD DEALS - See a deal, post here :)

    GS.BE offers one Rwanda dog gold for 1677€. Cheapest price I have ever seen so far. Also one gold BU Libertad 2017 1/4 oz for 408€
  2. Frenchie

    Fake 2003 Panda mirrored bamboo ?

    Thank you Seasider, your comments are greatly appreciated and confort myself in the idea of a legit Panda. I have seen one from reputable Chinese dealer, without these plastic wrapper so it seems that the Shenyang Mint had different capsules.
  3. Someone bought these ? I feel that interest has greatly decreased with these chinese medals
  4. Frenchie

    New temple of heaven panda

    Topic moved
  5. Frenchie

    Fake 2003 Panda mirrored bamboo ?

    After more researches, it would seem to be a geniune Panda from the Shenyang Mint : I have found another one from a respectable chinese dealer with a similar blister and capsule (without the 3 little plastic holders), though I have only found pictures of Pandas with a mirrored and shiny end of nose and no informations about my partially mirrored nose. Maybe I have found a new variant ? So I will take the risk to keep and grade it and send back the 2000 which I found too heavy
  6. Frenchie

    Fake 2003 Panda mirrored bamboo ?

    Hello AgPanda, Maybe it is not easy with the pictures, but on hand I confirm you that the coin on the right is a mirrored bamboo. here is another one with a different angle and light
  7. Frenchie

    Fake 2003 Panda mirrored bamboo ?

    I have bought a 2000 Panda and a 2003 Mirrored from a seller and was really disapointed by the 2000 thinking it is a fake As you see, the weight seems wrong to me and moreover, I have dished the coin in hot fairy liquid (was dirty and without at genuine capsule) and I got that brownish stain on the left The other Panda, a 2003 mirrored bamboo is in a good shape, and really seems geniune (compared to the fakes I have seen elsewhere) . But I am suspicious about the blister (I have seen 4 differents blisters for the Mirrored Bamboo : http://china-mint.info/forum/index.php?topic=3723.15 ), suspicious about the capsule without the 3 little plastic holders inside to avoid rattling, (though it feels geniune in the hand). Now, for the coin itself, compared to others Frosted or Mirrored Pandas, I noticed that the end of the nose is not really mirrored except nostrils (but I have maybe found a new variant ) The contrast is good but the tone is different compared with my other frosted Panda The thickness and diameter seem ok but difficult to see exactly through the blister. Here are some pictures and also some ones with a Frosted bamboo Panda (Geniune) on the right. Maybe knowledgeable forumers could give me their takes on this ? Thank you !
  8. Frenchie

    Silver Deals.....

    For those interested by the third low 2oz Lunar mintage, Goldsilver has a really good price today at 49,85 euros for the Lunar Monkey 2oz
  9. Frenchie

    Today I Received

    For information Goldsilver.be has really good prices : 49,85 Euros
  10. Frenchie

    Ebay France

    @AgPanda, pm sent
  11. Frenchie

    Pandas Scam on ebay- Paypal protection ?

    I have not paid and I have put a claim to ebay in order to cancel the order, and warning them about this seller as other potential victims are still bidding. Ebay told me that even if I have paid via Paypal, I would not have been covered (from them) as I would have proceed outside ebay (remember that the seller did not originally proposed this option and this is only when I won the auction that he gave me his direct paypal address. I still have to ask to Paypal if, nethertheless, for theiir side they would have covered me (not F&F payment , with ebay reference of course) So lesson learned, it is better to pay with paypal within Ebay procedure.
  12. Hello, Here is my today's experience with ebay and I have discovered a scam from a "french" seller selling very rare slabbed ms69 gold Pandas. The starting price (auction) was 600€ and the auction lasted only 3 days (!). There was only one bid and a few hours remaining. It seemed suspicious, as this seller had only 21 positive feedback (as a buyer for things such as phone accessories, probably cheap but no history buying or selling coins), but was registered on ebay since 2008. At the same time, he proposed the payment via Paypal and a 14 days return, so I felt more confident thinking I would have the buyer protection. I was blindly thinking to myself that he was maybe not used to sell on ebay, and these coins could come from an heritage. Moreover, they were slabbed and checking the NGC certification numbers confirmed they were geniune...So, even if the feeling was not quite right and some red lights were flashing, the temptation was high and I decided to bid (a complete set of 1982 gold Pandas from 1 to 1/10 oz) . I bid and won the auction, for...2000€ (this set sells for around 9/10000€ ). Although I had won, I felt it was too good to be true. the seller's messages were far from being in perfect French, and trying to see what could be wrong I found that he would ship worldwide except China and US. It sounded odd to me, I could understand that Nigeria would be an understandable exception, but US... And then using the advanced search Ebay engine, ...bingo...I have found "my" coins (as other rare Pandas he also sold at the same time) proposed by a reputable Chinese seller with a "slightly" and higher price (10500€ BIN) The moral is that greed may have made me blind, but one must try to remain vigilant by listening to our intuition. I still don't know where I could have been scammed with the paypal protection (even if I would have received an empty box). So it would be interesting to know where is the "talon d'achille" of this protection and how this story would have ended at a total loss for me. Tomorrow, I will call ebay and Paypal and see what they say about this and of course stop these auctions
  13. Frenchie

    Rwanda - New Series "Nautical Ounce"

    Same story for me, I also ordered from Dios a few Endeavour proof coins and never got them, though the track status said "delivered" . But here I have no clue about a neighbour who could have got it, and I am pretty sure it has been stolen at my local postal distribution center. I have of course put a claim to my local post office (the package was "lost" locally), but there is no result. First time I have this bad experience, and I receive a lot of packages. It's surprising how many of us have the same problem with shipment from Dios. I don't say they are dishonest, but maybe something wrong with the way they prepare the packages, they are maybe not too discreet and there could be temptation. I have a good communication with Andres from Dios and he is responsive and helpful, so I hope everything will end nicely as the shipment is insured correctly. Happily, they did not have the gold Endeavour anymore when I ordered,, so it could have been worse for me, but I think about others in this situation, having way bigger orders than mine
  14. Frenchie

    Britannia proof COA without number

    No there is no COA stamped on the coin (but I don't think that the Royal mint use to do that) I really think that everything is geniune (outside and inside boxes, book, the COA with the hologram, and of course the coin and capsule) I have bought the coin on ebay and already asked the seller if he knows the original buyer's name. Without this information, I imagine that the RM will not be able to do anything more
  15. Frenchie

    Britannia proof COA without number

    My COA back and the hologram look good and geniune as yours