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sovereignsteve

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    sovereignsteve reacted to dicker in Jo Brand   
    It we take a “star” like.....family man Gary Lineker as an example - he earns 1.75 million a year. 
    That would pay for around 11,600 TV licenses for the elderly. 
    Pay like that does not pass the reasonability test for me when viewed through that “lens”
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    sovereignsteve reacted to Oldun in Jo Brand   
    Let's face it, a monkey and his cousins could do what Lineker and his crew spout (just reading what others have written) and it is the same terrible every week...and the monkeys would do a better job.
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    sovereignsteve reacted to dicker in Jo Brand   
    Whatever your political persuasion, using this language is dangerous, and irresponsible.  
    We have seen politicians like Jo Cox and Pim Fortuyn murdered.
    Labour MP’s having to have bodyguards to their own conference because they are Jewish. 
    What we really don’t need is morons like Brand stirring things up. 
    By the way, what do you think she will do for work when she loses her looks?
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    sovereignsteve reacted to 999magnum in Coming to the UK in August with goodies 😁   
    If you need tips and info on how to become a mule, shoot @fehk2001 a message. He's been swallowing and pooping silver bars for a decade now. 
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from ilovesilverireallydo in Hatton Garden Metals - So what happened?   
    well if you're habitually selling better than bullion sovereigns to HGM at their bullion price, perhaps you'd be better selling elsewhere, contact me for example😉
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    sovereignsteve reacted to sixgun in Hatton Garden Metals - So what happened?   
    Well get into the habit of giving the poor buggers here first shout.
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Roy in Hatton Garden Metals - So what happened?   
    well if you're habitually selling better than bullion sovereigns to HGM at their bullion price, perhaps you'd be better selling elsewhere, contact me for example😉
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Serendipity in Hatton Garden Metals - So what happened?   
    well if you're habitually selling better than bullion sovereigns to HGM at their bullion price, perhaps you'd be better selling elsewhere, contact me for example😉
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Serendipity in Hatton Garden Metals - So what happened?   
    They simply got wise.
    It didn't take much doing, all they did was notice which coins sold instantly and kept bumping up the prices.
    Shields still sell at whatever ridiculous premium they now charge but hang around longer.
    I'm not sure if they sell any of the named monarchs/dates at the increased premiums, some seem to hang around for ever but we don't know the turnover.
    The bread and butter "best value" sovereigns still sell in huge numbers; someone posted in another thread how many.
    They have always dealt with the odd rare coin they get differently. these are not sold via the website but offered to certain customers they know would be interested or sent to auction.
    The one thing they are still doing wrong is lumping together the half shields; YH and JH. These tend to sit on the website for ages now as the JHs are vasty overpriced.
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    sovereignsteve reacted to Elements in 1993 Proof Sovereign PCGS PR70DCAM   
    A lot of people use spink numbers. Here’s a freedom of information request. Some numbers differ a bit
    https://www.whatdotheyknow.com/request/royal_mint_gold_and_silver_coin#incoming-962570
     
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    sovereignsteve reacted to shawy2510 in Today I Received.....   
    Mr Fedex has just delivered this from Greece. Thanks SvCollector
     



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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Sovereign in 1989 proof half sovereign PCGS PR70   
    cheers
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from JosephM in 1989 proof half sovereign PCGS PR70   
    how much please?
    if would be very helpful if people didn't remove asking prices from sold listings 😉
    been out all day and missed it
    thanks
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    sovereignsteve reacted to HighlandTiger in Sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    Well cover me in feathers and call me Shirley. PT Barnum is proved right yet again.  
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from HighlandTiger in Sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    at this sort of price? 😂

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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from goldmember44 in Sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    at this sort of price? 😂

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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Lindeman in Copper spots on Libertad gold   
    You still have those small ones near the edge, which I suspect could be copper, or maybe deeper silver impurity.
    The smudges near the centre I would guess would be silver toning. I can't believe there would be that much copper on the surface of the coin whereas it is easier to believe in silver surface contamination, in a mint such as the Mexican.
    All silver polish/dips are acidic in nature to varying degrees and I can't remember off the top of my head how soluble copper is in various acids.
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Roy in The Declining Use of Cash in the UK   
    Wasn't talking about the studying. However, I'm the same with Brummies, can't understand a word and my wife's from that neck of the woods!
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    sovereignsteve reacted to ST1986 in Sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    I'm still wondering why they cancelled my last order?

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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from sixgun in The Declining Use of Cash in the UK   
    I clearly remember my 1st visit to the union bar in 1974
    bitter at 12p / pint and a packet of fags 25p
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Derv in The Declining Use of Cash in the UK   
    I wouldn't feel dressed without having some cash on me, certainly wouldn't be able to leave the house.
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    sovereignsteve reacted to Stuntman in Question for numismatics   
    It's a pity about the scratches in the obverse field, and it may have been slightly polished (hard to tell from the photos) but in UK Grading terms I'd say it's about EF for wear.  In NGC grading terms, I'd put it somewhere around AU55 to AU58.  
    Just my opinion, obviously 😊
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    sovereignsteve got a reaction from Derv in Sovereigns from Harrington & Byrne.   
    Strange, two different links working but the one I copied from earlier in this thread to my favourites doesn't exist anymore. They clearly have lost control of their website to have so many links to the same coin but are trying to take them down so it seems.
    Its good of them to honour the 224 price as they have tried to put the price up recently.