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  1. xthomasx

    Grading?

    To begin with: 1925 is not a very popular coin among Sovereign collectors. It was struck in a high mintage back then. Then a lot were withdrawn and melted down, so everyone was happy to own a (relatively) rare piece. Then, in what is afaik the only major Sovereign restrike, it was minted again under George VI in the 1940s, with the head of George V and the 1925 date. Owners of the original mintage were not amused, obviously. With a lot of experience it is possible to tell the two mintages apart (the depth of the edge has been frequently mentioned as an indicator). If you want this, get it graded. If you hope to achieve a higher price with a grade than without, don't grade it. Most likely it won't work out.
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    Royal Mint's first ever live auction

    Saw it on Sixbid these days. Quite a number of interesting lots in this auction. But one would need to win the lottery beforehand
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    Perth mint pig 2019 design.

    The second ear makes it look like a rhinoceros ☺️
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    Queen’s beasts Falcon gold proof should be out soon

    Design doesn't fit into the series somehow. Seems I'll stick to my previous selection: quarter gold bullion, 2 oz bullion and 1 oz proof silver, and the sheet metal piece. By the way, any experiences to share about the platinum beasts?
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    1 tallar gold coin

    Looks a bit like this one, doesn't it? Not too much value, I guess. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Vintage-1853-One-Tallar-Coin-Ring-9-Carat-Yellow-Gold-Birmingham-1973-HM-5-5g-/252049620255
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    Book

    Otherwise you might find it here: https://deutschermuenzexpress.de/fachliteratur/733/2017-bullion-buch-silbermuenzen-zum-sammeln-und-anlegen Postage within the EU is 18€, more than the book itself Apparently they don't ship to places outside the EU, so hurry up a bit... His English website is here: https://coinosseur.com/ Maybe you can arrange for more reasonable postage...
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    1oz Australian Emu Gold coin 2018

    Never heard about this guy before... Did some youtubing last night. So hilarious! On another note: Do UK dealers have this coin? Here in Germany it is seemingly all on pre-order.
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    Today I Received

    Yesterday I received: 1) The Piedfort Sovereign 2018 2) Two Israeli gold coins from an auction (KM 73 and 41) I was tempted to touch the Piedfort to enjoy the double thickness, but, of course, I didn't do it :)
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    Sovereigns or other gold.....

    All 11 were uncirculated 2009 ???
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    2018 Piedfort Sovereign Design

    I pre-ordered one (in time, I hope) but did not hear anything from them ever since. Once SotDs are struck, they were shipped very fast in the past two years. Just wondered about the delay this time...
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    2018 Piedfort Sovereign Design

    Just bought one. I know it's not the same thing as the 2017 Pie(d)fort but missing the latter, I thought I'll get one of the 2018. By the way: Any news about the George 5th birthday SotD?
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    Sotd Prince George

    Ok, tomorrow is the big day. Will they actually go and strike those coins tomorrow, on a Sunday?
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    Grading sovereign.s

    A fetish, indeed. I got carried away and gave my 2018 bullion sov to a local dealer who is a PCGS member. It got a MS69 which is not too bad but probably not worth the grading costs.
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    WTF, ISIS to bring out gold and silver coins

    They did issue something. There are (or were) clips on Youtube. Alas, I have never heard or seen it appearing in the West for checks. So, in the end, it may have been just brass and what not.
  15. No, it doesn't. To the contrary, you can remove patina using hydrochloric acid. But who would want this, unless it is not homogenous.