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Sal

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    Sal got a reaction from Abyss in Britannia Photo Thread...   
    Some miscellaneous Britannia sets. All bought on eBay. 
    $189 USD for two sets of the 2012 four coin proof sets.
    $175 USD for the 25th Anniversary Silver Portrait  eight coin set.
    $370 for the first strike silver portrait nine coin proof set. 













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    Sal got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in World coins & medals   
    Just back from NGC grading.


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    Sal got a reaction from Wolves in World coins & medals   
    2019 Royal Austrian Mint Bottlenose Dolphin 
    Beautiful coins in hand










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    Sal got a reaction from Wolves in World coins & medals   
    Nice looking coin in hand. I like the fact the coin is 39 mm in diameter. Just one mm less than the Rwanda lunar series.



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    Sal got a reaction from Lindeman in Libertad Photo Thread...   
    2018 Reverse proof 1/2 ounce




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    Sal got a reaction from TheBeast in World coins & medals   
    Sold out pretty much everywhere as well as the donut. Time will tell if the coin maintains a premium. eBay has a few for sale but few if any at issue price. Probably a US market primarily as I don't think many foreigners watched or still watch the Simpsons. 
     
     
     
     
     
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    Sal got a reaction from Wackattak924 in World coins & medals   
    2019 Royal Austrian Mint Bottlenose Dolphin 
    Beautiful coins in hand










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    Sal got a reaction from Wackattak924 in World coins & medals   
    Nice looking coin in hand. I like the fact the coin is 39 mm in diameter. Just one mm less than the Rwanda lunar series.



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    Sal reacted to morezone in 2018 gold 1/2 ounce Libertad reverse proof   
    Removed unsolicited post.  As always, if one is interested in an item and feel the price is too high there is nothing stopping you from contacting the seller to negotiate.
    However, please do not comment on sales threads unless you are interested in making a purchase or offer.
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    Sal reacted to GoodAsGold in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    The Brexit coin may or may not happen, H.  Let's take a vote on it. Then another. And another. 😂
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    Sal got a reaction from Marc in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    So they didn’t get the coins at a discount from the Royal Mint you are saying? Of course they did and they had a profit at the mint list price I am sure. They just wanted MORE profit.
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    Sal reacted to BackyardBullion in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    This is what the do for Wimbledon each year (big match tickets anyway). Works very well, feels very special when you get a centre court finals day ticket!
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    Sal reacted to kimchi in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    This sounds horrendous! I have known @shortstack68 for years on here, have not always agreed with him (far from it, we had clashed, and often had very different opinions, though I sometimes was persuaded, quite rightfully I think, to defer to his more comprehensive knowledge and experience). I posted on that thread in his support as a knowledgeable and provocative (in a good way - he made me think rather than follow the herd) member, but I had no idea it descended into such madness and a rampage of hatred before it was locked and he was banned
    My goodness I do hope his 'merry minions' have also been properly dealt with, it all starts to sound very sinister now that you explain it like that.
     
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    Sal reacted to Serendipity in Ste Hawking 50p   
    You’ve got the whole point of the coin which is to get past a guy in a wheelchair and honour a great scientist’s contribution to science. Stephen Hawking would have given you full marks for your brilliant summary of his contribution to science. Well done! I think it’s a great coin!
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    Sal reacted to kimchi in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    I can see both sides here really. I've praised Coin Connection on here in the past, but did criticise them on their incremental price hiking on the Snowman on the day of that release. It didn't look great imho. But really, what are they to do? They seem to have learned a little bit and were more upfront with their pricing this time. They are dealing with a rapidly changing marketplace and have to react to the Mint's tactics (which I think many would argue have been increasingly underhand, purely aiming at hype and creating a frenzy rather than anything else - that is certainly my view!). Unlike flippers, CC are running a business with many overheads. I think one thing to look at with Coin Connection (as this company has been singled out, unfairly imho) is their stock - they carry hundreds if not thousands of coins, all of which they QC (where the Mint doesn't, or so often seems to fail to) many of which may make them very little or may even not ever sell, but they carry the stock for their customers. I don't see the flippers doing the same!
    They are the 'good guys' in this as far as I'm concerned, they really do look after their customers. Compare that to the likes of BNT or Harrington & Byrne, off the top of my head. The former froze my bank account for days by taking payment for coins they promised they would alert me about when stock became available to fulfill my order. Well they didn't, and they put a charge on my bank out of nowhere weeks later, no email notification, nothing - just suddenly my bank account was frozen. When I phoned them to sort it out they denied any knowledge but said they would investigate and let me know, and then finally the money was released back to me (which my bank say could only have been done at BNT end). When I didn't hear anything from them despite their promises I called. They suddenly insisted that I had to provide proof to them that they had left me unable to access cash for three days due to their mistake.
    Harrington & Byrne I bought 3 bullion Sovs from, they then phoned me and kept me on the phone for an hour telling me basically how stupid I was for buying bullion and that I should be buying proofs from them, and that e.g. if I bought a Paddington at £1200 I could double my money. A complete 42 QEII coin issue proof Sov set at £27k I could split up and sell for £40k profit 🤣
    I digress. Tldr; the Mint are playing silly beggars and leading to most of the ill-will, particularly among numismatists who are scratching their heads at some of these hyped coins, but also among the general public. And yes companies raise their prices, but I don't think £900 is too bad from Coin Connection who carry huge stock of all coins from BUNC 50ps upwards and really care about their customers, when you can go to a company like BNT or H&B and pay double that for a proof if you like!
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    Sal reacted to sovereignsteve in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    Here you go again; constantly digging up the past.
    Is this all you do, other than sell coins on here? Occasionally dipping into threads and harping on about Shortstack and having a go at myself and others who don't share your opinions?
    Well, seeing as you brought it up; the incident you’re referring to was in fact started by you, in an attempt to put me down. You left a sarcastic comment to one of my posts then proceeded to attempt to belittle my reply with something like “a pathetic attempt at an intelligent reply”.
    In the process of doing so, you exhibited some errors by misunderstanding the meaning of some words and your use of grammar. I merely pointed this out; if you live in a glass house, don’t throw stones.
    As you clearly don’t respond well to criticism in any form, you then reported me for bullying and posting “ha ha” emoticons in your sales threads, which I did, once!
     
    There you go again; constantly referring to Shortstack and his minions. He really has got under your skin hasn’t he?
    He’s gone now so forget him.
    You will also find that he didn’t have any minions. He merely had a number of people who respected his knowledge of numismatics and freely shared it on this forum. Something you clearly will never understand.
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    Sal reacted to Marc in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    How do you know that? Once again another shortstack going on about how others mark up prices. If you do not agree just ignore them rather than belittle them for wanting to make a profit. Pardon me for wanting to run a business. It is telling who likes your post.
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    Sal reacted to Marc in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    This is absolutely correct, why is it that people want to inflict negativity on others just because they want to turn a margin? You have the option of just not buying from them rather than bitching about it. This is what got that idiot Shortstacks banned since he was full of hate against many and went on a rampage (supported by a few of his merry minions) against people he did not agree with. If you do not like the price people are selling things for or if you do not like people offering services for financial gain, just ignore them rather than going on a hate campaign against them.
     
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    Sal reacted to sovereignsteve in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    Well, as I am the only person who liked the post in question, you are obviously referring to me.
    If you want to criticise me for my opinions, do it directly, without hiding behind replies to other posts or taking cheap shots from the safety of your sales threads.
    My beef is not against genuine sellers who want to run a business, I have done it myself and I understand all that it entails.
    My main criticism is reserved for the RM who sell these hyped up special editions with increasing regularity. They create mass hysteria, jam up their own website and fuel ebay profits. They know they will sell out each edition very quickly so why do they need to supply these coins to the dealers lucky enough to be on some preferred dealer list?
    It is farcical that some of these dealers are selling them at inflated, gouged prices even before the RM has sold out!
    Traditionally, dealers sell aftermarket coins at the market rate; it's a time honoured way of making a profit. They also sell new products at retail price. If they want to give up some of their dealer margin and offer these coins at a small discount, then fair enough.
    However, to use their privileged position as some kind of preferred dealer to gouge prices and make extortionate profits is wrong IMO and the RM shouldn't allow it.
    In many industries, the manufacturer exerts extensive control over their retailers to prevent this sort of profiteering and also to prevent heavy discounting.
    The Royal Mint should do the same.
     
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    Sal got a reaction from Wackattak924 in USA & Canadian Coins Thread   
    One of first coins I collected over 30 years ago.


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    Sal got a reaction from Wackattak924 in USA & Canadian Coins Thread   
    2017 kilo  Canadian Timber Wolf proof mintage 400



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    Sal got a reaction from Marc in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    I am looking forward to someone like AOC to win the next presidential election. The debt will soar, jobs lost and my massive stockpile of PM's will skyrocket. Hail the "New Green Deal". 
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    Sal reacted to Tn21 in Hard or soft Brexit and the betting odds   
    Great call
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    Sal got a reaction from kimchi in Stephen Hawking 50p   
    I am looking forward to someone like AOC to win the next presidential election. The debt will soar, jobs lost and my massive stockpile of PM's will skyrocket. Hail the "New Green Deal". 
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    Sal reacted to JosephM in Sky Bet Money Back Cheltenham Offer   
    My first days £20 free bet.