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mr1030

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    mr1030 got a reaction from Zhorro in Today I Received.....   
    Received 2019 Piedfort Proof Set from the Royal Mint today.  Beautiful set.  Unfortunately, I'll be sending it back as the D-Day and Wedgewood 2 pound coins have serious flaws.  The D-Day has a a major scratch that must be almost a centimeter long, and the Wedgewood has a ring of blemishes along the circumference of the silver near the transition to gold plating.  Especially with the scratch on the D-Day, it boggles the mind how such a flaw could get past any quality assurance checking and actually be sold.  I'm certainly not a nitpicker that expects every coin to be an unblemished perfect 70, but these two are just bad, and shame on the Royal Mint for trying to sell such lousy quality.  I'm going to give some thought in the next couple days about whether to return for exchange or return and cancel, as now I'm worried what might get sent in exchange.  I wish they would let you just return the defectives, as I really do like the Holmes, and the 5 pound is a nice hefty chunk of silver beauty.




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    mr1030 got a reaction from StackSellRepeat in Today I Received.....   
    Received 2019 Piedfort Proof Set from the Royal Mint today.  Beautiful set.  Unfortunately, I'll be sending it back as the D-Day and Wedgewood 2 pound coins have serious flaws.  The D-Day has a a major scratch that must be almost a centimeter long, and the Wedgewood has a ring of blemishes along the circumference of the silver near the transition to gold plating.  Especially with the scratch on the D-Day, it boggles the mind how such a flaw could get past any quality assurance checking and actually be sold.  I'm certainly not a nitpicker that expects every coin to be an unblemished perfect 70, but these two are just bad, and shame on the Royal Mint for trying to sell such lousy quality.  I'm going to give some thought in the next couple days about whether to return for exchange or return and cancel, as now I'm worried what might get sent in exchange.  I wish they would let you just return the defectives, as I really do like the Holmes, and the 5 pound is a nice hefty chunk of silver beauty.




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    mr1030 got a reaction from CadmiumGreen in Today I Received.....   
    Received 2019 Piedfort Proof Set from the Royal Mint today.  Beautiful set.  Unfortunately, I'll be sending it back as the D-Day and Wedgewood 2 pound coins have serious flaws.  The D-Day has a a major scratch that must be almost a centimeter long, and the Wedgewood has a ring of blemishes along the circumference of the silver near the transition to gold plating.  Especially with the scratch on the D-Day, it boggles the mind how such a flaw could get past any quality assurance checking and actually be sold.  I'm certainly not a nitpicker that expects every coin to be an unblemished perfect 70, but these two are just bad, and shame on the Royal Mint for trying to sell such lousy quality.  I'm going to give some thought in the next couple days about whether to return for exchange or return and cancel, as now I'm worried what might get sent in exchange.  I wish they would let you just return the defectives, as I really do like the Holmes, and the 5 pound is a nice hefty chunk of silver beauty.




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    mr1030 got a reaction from augur in Today I Received.....   
    Received 2019 Piedfort Proof Set from the Royal Mint today.  Beautiful set.  Unfortunately, I'll be sending it back as the D-Day and Wedgewood 2 pound coins have serious flaws.  The D-Day has a a major scratch that must be almost a centimeter long, and the Wedgewood has a ring of blemishes along the circumference of the silver near the transition to gold plating.  Especially with the scratch on the D-Day, it boggles the mind how such a flaw could get past any quality assurance checking and actually be sold.  I'm certainly not a nitpicker that expects every coin to be an unblemished perfect 70, but these two are just bad, and shame on the Royal Mint for trying to sell such lousy quality.  I'm going to give some thought in the next couple days about whether to return for exchange or return and cancel, as now I'm worried what might get sent in exchange.  I wish they would let you just return the defectives, as I really do like the Holmes, and the 5 pound is a nice hefty chunk of silver beauty.




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    mr1030 got a reaction from richatthecroft in Today I Received.....   
    Received 2019 Piedfort Proof Set from the Royal Mint today.  Beautiful set.  Unfortunately, I'll be sending it back as the D-Day and Wedgewood 2 pound coins have serious flaws.  The D-Day has a a major scratch that must be almost a centimeter long, and the Wedgewood has a ring of blemishes along the circumference of the silver near the transition to gold plating.  Especially with the scratch on the D-Day, it boggles the mind how such a flaw could get past any quality assurance checking and actually be sold.  I'm certainly not a nitpicker that expects every coin to be an unblemished perfect 70, but these two are just bad, and shame on the Royal Mint for trying to sell such lousy quality.  I'm going to give some thought in the next couple days about whether to return for exchange or return and cancel, as now I'm worried what might get sent in exchange.  I wish they would let you just return the defectives, as I really do like the Holmes, and the 5 pound is a nice hefty chunk of silver beauty.




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    mr1030 got a reaction from terakris in Today I Received.....   
    Received 2019 Piedfort Proof Set from the Royal Mint today.  Beautiful set.  Unfortunately, I'll be sending it back as the D-Day and Wedgewood 2 pound coins have serious flaws.  The D-Day has a a major scratch that must be almost a centimeter long, and the Wedgewood has a ring of blemishes along the circumference of the silver near the transition to gold plating.  Especially with the scratch on the D-Day, it boggles the mind how such a flaw could get past any quality assurance checking and actually be sold.  I'm certainly not a nitpicker that expects every coin to be an unblemished perfect 70, but these two are just bad, and shame on the Royal Mint for trying to sell such lousy quality.  I'm going to give some thought in the next couple days about whether to return for exchange or return and cancel, as now I'm worried what might get sent in exchange.  I wish they would let you just return the defectives, as I really do like the Holmes, and the 5 pound is a nice hefty chunk of silver beauty.




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    mr1030 got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Today I Received.....   
    Received 2019 Piedfort Proof Set from the Royal Mint today.  Beautiful set.  Unfortunately, I'll be sending it back as the D-Day and Wedgewood 2 pound coins have serious flaws.  The D-Day has a a major scratch that must be almost a centimeter long, and the Wedgewood has a ring of blemishes along the circumference of the silver near the transition to gold plating.  Especially with the scratch on the D-Day, it boggles the mind how such a flaw could get past any quality assurance checking and actually be sold.  I'm certainly not a nitpicker that expects every coin to be an unblemished perfect 70, but these two are just bad, and shame on the Royal Mint for trying to sell such lousy quality.  I'm going to give some thought in the next couple days about whether to return for exchange or return and cancel, as now I'm worried what might get sent in exchange.  I wish they would let you just return the defectives, as I really do like the Holmes, and the 5 pound is a nice hefty chunk of silver beauty.




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    mr1030 got a reaction from Abyss in Today I Received.....   
    Received 2019 Piedfort Proof Set from the Royal Mint today.  Beautiful set.  Unfortunately, I'll be sending it back as the D-Day and Wedgewood 2 pound coins have serious flaws.  The D-Day has a a major scratch that must be almost a centimeter long, and the Wedgewood has a ring of blemishes along the circumference of the silver near the transition to gold plating.  Especially with the scratch on the D-Day, it boggles the mind how such a flaw could get past any quality assurance checking and actually be sold.  I'm certainly not a nitpicker that expects every coin to be an unblemished perfect 70, but these two are just bad, and shame on the Royal Mint for trying to sell such lousy quality.  I'm going to give some thought in the next couple days about whether to return for exchange or return and cancel, as now I'm worried what might get sent in exchange.  I wish they would let you just return the defectives, as I really do like the Holmes, and the 5 pound is a nice hefty chunk of silver beauty.




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    mr1030 reacted to Stu66 in Today I Received.....   
    I thought the little 1g fella was lonely so I got his bigger brother, care of @SilverTrader, first purchase from him and was really good service.

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    mr1030 reacted to Rugbyplayer in Today I Received.....   
    My first Umicore Bar! 
    As well as another old faithful bar too! 
    Both stunning bars courtesy of @Sovereign 👍🏻
    Cast bars for the win 😁



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    mr1030 reacted to TheBeast in Today I Received.....   
    The 2oz silver Queens Beasts Falcon of the plantagenets gilded black ruthenium. Up to date now.


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    mr1030 reacted to JosephM in Today I Received.....   
    Sooo heavyyy @Bullionbilly

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    mr1030 reacted to ChrisSIlver in Today I Received.....   
    Thank you @BackyardBullion  


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    mr1030 reacted to Jamesd in Today I Received.....   
    Today my daughter had her delivery from Bleyer. another piece of silver art from @BackyardBullion


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    mr1030 reacted to Oldun in Today I Received.....   
    6 sovs
     




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    mr1030 reacted to Abyss in Today I Received.....   
    Delivery from @SilverStan as always very well packaged (thank you) includes last round from Intaglio Mint allowed me to finished my collection, 2x 5oz Aztec Rounds and 10x Golden Ring Series bullion plated in 24k Gold and Ruthenium mintage maximum 500 per coin https://thesilverforum.com/topic/21102-pre-order-golden-ring-series-new/?tab=comments#comment-252839
    1st Panda, Kookaburra Koala coins purchased and have in my stack.

     
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    mr1030 reacted to terakris in Today I Received.....   
    Picked up this 1977 Gold Proof Cyprus £50 coin at a reasonable price. Its in great condition, some very very light surface scratches perhaps where someone wiped it with a cloth but overall very good. Prob a PF67-68 after conservation I would hope.



     
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    mr1030 reacted to Stu66 in Today I Received.....   
    Think I may have stumbled across an early @SilverStan original, very nice little 1oz 'bread loaf'



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    mr1030 reacted to augur in 20 Francs Advice Please   
    The different colours gold can display...
    This is indeed an interesting topic and more prevalent in LMU or UML coins than e.g. sovereign or bullion gold. 
    Sometimes it has to do with the pickling: all coins below are 0.900 fine gold alloyed with silver

    Left Chervonetz ("red coin"), middle and right 20 Mark; during the pickling the superficial copper is dissolved from the planchets using a strong acid (e.g. H2SO4). Depending on duration and strength of the acid the result can vary as seen above. And while it looks as if there were no UML coins on the picture, the 20 Mark are most likely made from French Francs (reparations from the Franco-Prussian War 1870). 
     
    The other options is to alter the gold tone more yellow is to use silver in the alloy as in the 1887 Jubilee Sovereigns. In the few years the Mint in Caracas was operating, Venezuela did exactly this with its gold coins.

    the two left coins were minted in Paris and Bruxelles respectively and show the effect of pickling nicely while the two right Ines were minted in Caracas with gold from Guyana, the traces of arsenic in the gold give the greenish tint. 
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    mr1030 reacted to Silvergun in Today I Received.....   
    Received these from Ashi . thanks .

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    mr1030 reacted to Wackattak924 in Today I Received.....   
    Mostly ASE's today.
    X20 from group order thank you @BackyardBullion.
    X2 from @StackSellRepeat thanks mate 👍

    Also had a 2019 Congo silverback

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    mr1030 reacted to Shinus73 in Today I Received.....   
    An eBay bargain, I think. A 1 oz high relief Koala Proof. Chunky monkey, about the same thickness as a 2 oz beast.


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    mr1030 reacted to MickB in Today I Received.....   
    Today I received my 100gm Metalor silver bar from @Sovereign to go with 5 ASE's that I got elsewhere. Also my 1oz swan from @arshimo2012, which arrived last week and a 2002 sovereign that I picked up from my local bullion dealer in the high street today for a good price.

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    mr1030 reacted to JunkBond in Today I Received.....   
    1993 Half Sovereign. This has the lowest mintage of the 3rd portrait series at 2910.
     


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    mr1030 reacted to TonyS in Today I Received.....   
    Really pleased with these.