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SilverTanner

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    SilverTanner reacted to Gildeon in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    The last two arrived back and now my 1967 Maundy set is complete. 😎

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    SilverTanner got a reaction from goldmember44 in Silver Monitoring Thread £ (GBP) only.   
    Unfortunately when there are only one or two examples of a coin you are after you have to get it when it appears so the exchange rate is killing me as I pretty much buy all my coins in Europe or the US - haven't bought an 'old' coin from a UK auction in years! At the moment I am concentrating on the minor denominations as they are cheaper (actually much more difficult to find anyway) than the crowns or gold although I am seriously considering having to stop buying things completely due to the exchange rate  Hopefully when Brexit goes through the £ will rise again due to the 'uncertainty' disappearing.
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    SilverTanner reacted to richatthecroft in Today I Received.....   
    Satisfying my appetite for Libertads further, and doing my spreadsheet no favours at all, I managed to pick these little beauties up.  
    The 1992 & ‘94 sets are toning nicely in true ‘treasure coin’ fashion.
    It’s going to be an effort getting off my backside to do any jobs my wife has left me to do this afternoon- even the potential wrath of an angry women might not prevent me squandering the remainder of the afternoon ogling them. 







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    SilverTanner got a reaction from Numistacker in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    In addition to what @Numistacker has said I expect the recent change at NGC to include 'surface hairlines' in the 'cleaned' designation may be the culprit. Most of the world would not class a few 'surface hairlines' as 'cleaned' as this is often just from contact with pockets/purses or from normal wiping at the mint in the case of proof sets etc. The old NGC designation of 'excessive surface hairlines' is different and almost everyone would have classed this as deliberately 'cleaned' and as such Michael's grades would have been the usual non-NGC grading use of the terms. (I obviously have not seen the coins in person but I have also bought much from Michael particularly when I lived in London as his shop was walking distance!).
    I have what I consider to be the best available (according to the databases and search engines etc) example of a certain date Spanish 8 reales for which there are no graded examples at all at NGC or PCGS but I think there are a few surface hairlines on one part of the obverse and I haven't therefore sent it to NGC - I am still considering PCGS though. I may wait until I have completed the rest of the date-run because a 'details' grade wouldn't matter then.😀
    I did e-mail NGC on this point when they made the change, and the particular impact on European dealers, auction houses and collectors, but they never replied.😐
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    SilverTanner got a reaction from Jester in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    In addition to what @Numistacker has said I expect the recent change at NGC to include 'surface hairlines' in the 'cleaned' designation may be the culprit. Most of the world would not class a few 'surface hairlines' as 'cleaned' as this is often just from contact with pockets/purses or from normal wiping at the mint in the case of proof sets etc. The old NGC designation of 'excessive surface hairlines' is different and almost everyone would have classed this as deliberately 'cleaned' and as such Michael's grades would have been the usual non-NGC grading use of the terms. (I obviously have not seen the coins in person but I have also bought much from Michael particularly when I lived in London as his shop was walking distance!).
    I have what I consider to be the best available (according to the databases and search engines etc) example of a certain date Spanish 8 reales for which there are no graded examples at all at NGC or PCGS but I think there are a few surface hairlines on one part of the obverse and I haven't therefore sent it to NGC - I am still considering PCGS though. I may wait until I have completed the rest of the date-run because a 'details' grade wouldn't matter then.😀
    I did e-mail NGC on this point when they made the change, and the particular impact on European dealers, auction houses and collectors, but they never replied.😐
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    SilverTanner got a reaction from augur in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    In addition to what @Numistacker has said I expect the recent change at NGC to include 'surface hairlines' in the 'cleaned' designation may be the culprit. Most of the world would not class a few 'surface hairlines' as 'cleaned' as this is often just from contact with pockets/purses or from normal wiping at the mint in the case of proof sets etc. The old NGC designation of 'excessive surface hairlines' is different and almost everyone would have classed this as deliberately 'cleaned' and as such Michael's grades would have been the usual non-NGC grading use of the terms. (I obviously have not seen the coins in person but I have also bought much from Michael particularly when I lived in London as his shop was walking distance!).
    I have what I consider to be the best available (according to the databases and search engines etc) example of a certain date Spanish 8 reales for which there are no graded examples at all at NGC or PCGS but I think there are a few surface hairlines on one part of the obverse and I haven't therefore sent it to NGC - I am still considering PCGS though. I may wait until I have completed the rest of the date-run because a 'details' grade wouldn't matter then.😀
    I did e-mail NGC on this point when they made the change, and the particular impact on European dealers, auction houses and collectors, but they never replied.😐
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    SilverTanner got a reaction from augur in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    Great results - particularly the 'old' stuff😁
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    SilverTanner got a reaction from Numistacker in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    Great results - particularly the 'old' stuff😁
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    SilverTanner got a reaction from HighlandTiger in Property investment   
    I am still investing with Property Partner, albeit at a lower level (need funds for coins to complete some sets - now that the lots for the September auctions are coming out I will probably also have to start selling stuff).
    PP has a mix of mortgaged (usually max of 50% LTV and for high value properties which they all seem to be now) and mortgage free properties (lower overall value and often properties from the early years), they have also moved into 'loans' as these can go in an ISA but are restricted to high-net-worth individuals [I would like to tick that box someday but it will need a lottery win]. There does seem to always be buyers but they may be at a lower price point than you would like  - no different to the stock market really although the pool of potential buyers is considerably smaller! Personally I view PP as an 'income stream' and would only sell if forced - PP sold one of the properties recently and although the capital gain was nice I would have kept it.
    There were a couple of issues, resulting from the terms of the purchase, with some of the student residences recently - my impression was that PP dealt with these issues quickly and efficiently which is more than I can say for some of the other property crowd funding sites.
    Not being able to afford a single rental property, even up here in the North, I will stick with PP given the reduced risk that the diversification offers (whole UK, residential, commercial and student) and I have little or nothing to do which is great.
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    SilverTanner got a reaction from MancunianStacker in Property investment   
    I am still investing with Property Partner, albeit at a lower level (need funds for coins to complete some sets - now that the lots for the September auctions are coming out I will probably also have to start selling stuff).
    PP has a mix of mortgaged (usually max of 50% LTV and for high value properties which they all seem to be now) and mortgage free properties (lower overall value and often properties from the early years), they have also moved into 'loans' as these can go in an ISA but are restricted to high-net-worth individuals [I would like to tick that box someday but it will need a lottery win]. There does seem to always be buyers but they may be at a lower price point than you would like  - no different to the stock market really although the pool of potential buyers is considerably smaller! Personally I view PP as an 'income stream' and would only sell if forced - PP sold one of the properties recently and although the capital gain was nice I would have kept it.
    There were a couple of issues, resulting from the terms of the purchase, with some of the student residences recently - my impression was that PP dealt with these issues quickly and efficiently which is more than I can say for some of the other property crowd funding sites.
    Not being able to afford a single rental property, even up here in the North, I will stick with PP given the reduced risk that the diversification offers (whole UK, residential, commercial and student) and I have little or nothing to do which is great.
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    SilverTanner reacted to Bullionbill01 in Today I Received.....   
    An array of yellow stuff

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    SilverTanner reacted to Numistacker in NGC Grading Submissions Open   
    And another



     
    Submission #4734864
    Status: Finalized / Imaged / Shipped
    Line Item   Coin Description   Grade   001 1902 G.BRITAIN 1S MS 61 @Jester 002 1902 G.BRITAIN 2S MS 64 @Jester 003 1902 G.BRITAIN 1/2C MS 63 @Jester 004 1902 G.BRITAIN CROWN UNC DETAILS - CLEANED @Jester 005 1902 G.BRITAIN 6P MS 62 @Jester 006 1902 G.BRITAIN 6P PF 62 MATTE 007 1902 G.BRITAIN 1P MAUNDY PROOF DETAILS - CLEANED @Jester 008 1902 G.BRITAIN 2P MAUNDY PF 61 MATTE @Jester 009 1902 G.BRITAIN 3P MAUNDY PROOF DETAILS - CLEANED @Jester 010 1902 G.BRITAIN 4P MAUNDY PROOF DETAILS - CLEANED @Jester 011 1825 G.BRITAIN 6P MS 64   012 1776K SK-PD HUNGARY TALER DAV-1133 AU DETAILS - SPOT REMOVALS   013 (1354-5) ENGLAND 2P S-1576 EDWARD III LON/DON CIVI/TOR AU 53 @jackwilliamson56
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    SilverTanner reacted to Lr103 in Today I Received.....   
    A Holland Dubbele Wapenstuiver.  Thank you very much to @FFkook for this coin, as well as for some of the history behind it! 🇳🇱
    This coin is from 1780 is made of 0.583 silver, and the 2 S stands for two Stuivers.  Back then the Netherlands were a republic of seven provinces, and each provence made their own double stuiver with the shield of the province (similar to the lion dollars).  This one is from Holland, which was the largest and wealthiest province.
     


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    SilverTanner got a reaction from Mark43 in Today I Received.....   
    Very nice! I sold mine
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    SilverTanner got a reaction from Jester in Today I Received.....   
    Very nice! I sold mine
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    SilverTanner reacted to shawy2510 in Today I Received.....   
    I think you need another. MS63 to be exact..... I have1 for sale 😂
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    SilverTanner got a reaction from goldmember44 in Today I Received.....   
    Very nice! I sold mine
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    SilverTanner reacted to shawy2510 in Today I Received.....   
    Upgrade on my 1817 1/2 Sovereign arrived today



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    SilverTanner reacted to Sovereign in Today I Received.....   
    1825 George lV Sovereign Bare head NGC AU53 
    1821 George lV Sovereign Laurel head 






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    SilverTanner reacted to CadmiumGreen in Today I Received.....   
    And back from more work travel with the latest received. Primary theme here is old gold...went with some Numismatic varieties given the rise in gold prices.
    A great pick up from @gold. He is an excellent seller of this, I would go as far to say, almost EF 1818 George III Gold Half Sovereign, at a very reasonable price.

    Also, a VF 1793 George III Gold Spade Guinea. This is my first Guinea and I am really enjoying these old milled coins.

    Coming back to the twentieth century, a beautiful lucky dip 1979 Gold Sovereign BU. 

    And we also received a gorgeous 1997 1/4 oz Gold Britannia Proof. 

    Lastly, picked up five of the latest 2019 China 1 oz Silver Long-Whiskered Dragon Dollar Restrike (PU)...one of which is already spoken for by @kewlbeenz! 



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    SilverTanner reacted to Goldfever in Today I Received.....   
    Big thanks to @ilovesilverireallydo for these lovely 5 Florins, top man!


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    SilverTanner reacted to shawy2510 in Today I Received.....   
    Another new masterpiece for my collection
     


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    SilverTanner reacted to StackSellRepeat in Today I Received.....   
    DING DONG,
     
    GUYS IF YOU SAY THERE’S NO DEALS TO BE HAD ON EBAY, YOUR NOT LOOKING 😉
     
    NEW PURCHASE VINTAGE ITALIAN BEAUTIFUL CAST MEDAL .925 SILVER TESTED, WEIGHT 190G PRICE PAID - £10 PLUS £4.55 P&P 
     
    BARGIN 😋




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    SilverTanner reacted to ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received.....   
    Well this is the type of junk silver I love. Nearly uncirculated quality 50% florins. A kilo of them! 




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    SilverTanner reacted to AndrewSL76 in Today I Received.....   
    It’s been a while since I commented in this section because it’s been so busy for me. However today I received a number of beautiful coins and wanted to share the love.
    1562 milled Elizabeth sixpence
    1605 hammered James sixpence
    1684 Charles II sixpence
    1703 Vigo Anne sixpence
    1921 Peace Dollar (it completes my collection but will probably be swapped for a better version when the opportunity arises!)
    My sixpence collection is now more or less done. I will be looking for higher grades in the cases where I’m not content. My attention is now going back to the stack and filling some tubes.