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  1. sovereignsteve

    Today I Received

    Nice, you should get that one graded
  2. sovereignsteve

    1874 Shield - Die 35 (Myth coin)

    no but i might try a touch of acetone, maybe a dab with a cotton bud.
  3. sovereignsteve

    1874 Shield - Die 35 (Myth coin)

    It's rare then?
  4. sovereignsteve

    Silver Monitoring Thread £ only.

    Yes it's called the Laffer curve. a little controversial and theoretical but IIRC we were supposed to be at the peak of the curve when Brown was in office. I believe taxes are higher now than even during the height of the Labour era. The next step to try and persuade the public to pay even more taxes and not evade is to sell the idea of a NHS tax, who could refuse to pay that?
  5. sovereignsteve

    Today I Received

    mintage of 167k so there will have been several dies (pairs) used. Also the Ansell gold was supposed to be less malleable than usual so I would guess the dies wouldn't last as long as for normal years. I'm not sure how many coins would usually be struck per die pair but I'm sure I've read somewhere that the mint were disappointed that dies sent to Australia were only lasting for 8k coins.
  6. sovereignsteve

    expression of interest Britannia 2018 All variety's

    PMs sent
  7. sovereignsteve

    2018 South Africa 1 oz Silver Krugerrand (BU)

    It's a basic bullion coin, they don't pretend otherwise.
  8. sovereignsteve

    NGC Graded “Gem Proof”

    I doubt it because I don't think they are a popular collectable set and I can't see that changing anytime. The 10th oz coins are about as small as I personally can see and appreciate so I'm assuming most others will agree. What is the point in collecting something you can barely see? The jump up in price from 1/20th to 1/10th isn't that much so I don't think affordability will influence people's choices that much. Also, the proof Brits tend to be a quality coin so PR65 - 66 isn't going to cut it; PR68 - 70 should be readily achievable.
  9. sovereignsteve

    NGC Graded “Gem Proof”

    The question is whether some of these coins could be a higher grade but were lumped in with the rest in order to satisfy the fast turnaround request.
  10. sovereignsteve

    2018 South Africa 1 oz Silver Krugerrand (BU)

    I think I've seen 10 million mentioned somewhere edit. here
  11. sovereignsteve

    What is an Arabic 1?

    What coin are you talking about? In most cases, the Arabic 1 is the standard variant and the Roman is the anomaly. Not always though, some are about 10:1 or less, although in many cases the relative distribution is unclear. PCGS just label it as Arabic 1 to differentiate from the Roman. They do this mainly with coins where there is a roughly even distribution between the 2 variants.
  12. sovereignsteve

    What is an Arabic 1?

    The Arabic "1" looks just like that. A Roman I is actually like a capital i with a serif on all 4 corners. The variation on quite a few Victorian coins is an Arabic 1on top of an inverted Arabic 1which looks a lot like a Roman I
  13. sovereignsteve

    Tax on importing silver from US to UK

    It depends what kind of coin you're thinking of buying. Cheap standard bullion coins aren't worth it but those with a slightly larger premium can be worthwhile. You need to find someone in the US to buy for you and send them over.
  14. sovereignsteve

    Grading sovereign.s

    Grading is becoming more popular these days due to increased concerns about authenticity in older coins and the modern MS/PR70 fetish in modern coins.
  15. sovereignsteve

    wanted 1870,s Melbourne sovereign

    shield or G&D? I assume the latter, if so I have a few spare years.